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Water World By Cherlyn Wilcox

Opening Reception:  Friday, March 11th 5-8pm

Bozeman artist Cherlyn Wilcox takes a playful approach to a new series of silkscreened, painted and collaged works with a charmingly childlike simplicity.  An abstract painter raised in Hawaii and Montana, Wilcox continues to draw her inspiration from nature but takes a more figurative route in this series of ocean inspired images.  Blending the nostalgic and domestic with the watery world of the sea, Wilcox’s jellyfish, seashells, coral and other sealife float in an ocean of decorative fabrics and wallpapers. 

A portion of the proceeds from this show will be donated to Haven, supporting survivors of domestic violence.

The show will be on display through April 7th, 2011.

 

Sip Before the Symphony Wine Tasting

Saturday, March 5th 2011 5:30-7pm 

The Emerson Galleria’s series of wine tastings preceding Saturday performances of the Bozeman Symphony looks to the Old World in March.  As before, this tasting is inspired by the ensemble’s program, titled “Les Preludes.”  Participants will sample a collection of wines from Europe, specially selected by Vino per Tutti.  Fans of Old World wines will delight in this special selection of fine wines.   While sampling wines, you may also enjoy light appetizers and browse a wide variety of art by regional artists in the Emerson’s galleries.  Tickets $10 with symphony tickets, $15 general admission.  Reservations are encouraged, but tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Call us at 582-0416 for tickets and more information.   For Bozeman Symphony  tickets, visit www.bozemansymphony.org or call 585-9774.  Attendees must be 21 or older to sample wine.  Symphony attendance not required for participation in wine tastings.  Final Sip Before the Symphony date: April 2nd 2011.

 

Spatial Reasonings 

Encaustic Landscapes By Stacey Herries 

Opening Reception Friday, February 11th 2011 5-8pm 

Bozeman artist Stacey Herries presents a series of landscape and nature inspired abstracts in her show “Spatial Reasonings”.  Encaustic paintings are created by a process of mixing melted beeswax, pigments, and resin, then fixing each layer with heat.  They are known for their luminosity, as layers under layers glimmer and catch the eye.  Herries adds photographs, drawings and found objects to the wax to create richly layered and textured landscapes.  20% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Bozeman Mental Health Center’s Open Arms Drop In Center.  The show will be on display until March 10th, 2011.

The opening reception will coincide with tart’s 4th birthday and will feature a photo booth with Jessie Moore Photography, a tart tasting, tarttoo booth, giveaways, and more.  Tarty party apparel is highly encouraged.

 

Sip Before the Symphony Wine Tasting

Saturday, February 5th 2010 5:30-7pm 

The Emerson Galleria’s series of wine tastings preceding Saturday performances of the Bozeman Symphony enters the New Year with a twist.  February’s tasting is inspired by the ensemble’s program, titled “A Symphonic Surprise.”  Sample a collection of wines that surprise, specially selected by Vino per Tutti.  The wines selected may surprise with flavor, relative unknowness, effervescence… or whatever Vino per Tutti deems surprising!   While sampling wines, you may also enjoy light appetizers and browse a wide variety of art by regional artists in the Emerson’s galleries.  Tickets $10 with symphony tickets, $15 general admission.  Reservations are encouraged, but tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Call 582-0416 for tickets and more information.   The Emerson Galleria is located in the Emerson Center for the Arts at 111 S. Grand Ave. in Bozeman.  For Bozeman Symphony  tickets, visit www.bozemansymphony.org or call 585-9774.  Attendees must be 21 or older to sample wine. Symphony attendance not required for participation in wine tastings.  Future Sip Before the Symphony dates: March 5th and April 2nd 2011.

 

Winter Farmer’s Market

Saturday, January 22nd  9am-12pm

Shop for locally grown produce, meat, eggs and more in the ballroom, then come visit us!  We’ll be open at 9am.

 

Winter Farmer’s Market

Saturday, January 8th  9am-12pm

Shop for locally grown produce, meat, eggs and more in the ballroom, then come visit us!  We’ll be open at 9am.

 

Sip Before the Symphony Wine Tasting

Saturday, December 11th 2010 5:30-7pm 

The Emerson Galleria’s series of wine tastings preceding Saturday performances of the Bozeman Symphony continues.  December’s tasting borrows from the ensemble’s program, titled “The Many Moods of the Holidays.”  Sample a collection of holiday wines, specially selected by Vino per Tutti, nibble light appetizers and browse a wide variety of art and gifts by regional artists in the Emerson’s galleries.  Tickets $10 with symphony tickets, $15 general admission.  Reservations are encouraged, but tickets may also be purchased at the door.  Call 582-0416 for tickets and more information.    For Bozeman Symphony  tickets, visit www.bozemansymphony.org or call 585-9774.  Attendees must be 21 or older to sample wine. Symphony attendance not required for participation in wine tastings.  Future Sip Before the Symphony dates: February 5th, March 5th and April 2nd 2011.

 

New Work by Vicki Fish 

Opening reception on Friday, December 10th from 5-8p.m

Bozeman artist Vicki Fish is known for her sometimes serious, sometimes whimsical mixed media constructions that tell stories, reflect on the human condition, and relay the ironies of life’s situations.  Her work is influenced by myths, humor, personal journeys, human nature, and great stuff.  A new series of pieces utilize vintage family portraits irreverently modified by the artist.  A percentage of the proceeds from this show will be donated to the Friends of the Bozeman Public Library.  Exhibit will be on display through February 9th, 2011.

The opening reception will also feature a photo booth with Jessie Moore Photography.  Get your festive holiday photo taken with fun props!

Think Outside the Box(store) Black Friday Sale

Friday November 26th 9am-6pm

We’ll be offering discounts throughout the store, so you can get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping while saving money and supporting Montana tartists.  It doesn’t get better than that!

 

Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 25th  Closed


Winter Farmer’s Market

Saturday, November 20th  9am-12pm

The farmers return to the Emerson!  Shop for locally grown produce, meat, eggs and more in the ballroom, then come visit us!  We’ll be open at 9am.

 

Broad Comedy

Thursday Nov. 18th, Friday Nov. 19th and Saturday Nov. 20th  8pm

Those saucy broads are back, with an all- new show!  Get your tickets now, as they always sell out.  They’re available at Cactus Records or www.broadcomedy.com.  We’ll be open until the show starts and at intermission each night, serving refreshments and whooping it up!  Come visit!

 

Grand Opening of tart’s new gallery ‘tartoo’ with opening reception for "Bird Brains" Drawings by Courtney Blazon

Friday, November 12th, 2010 5-8pm 

 We are delighted to announce the grand opening of our new gallery space, tartoo!  We’ve been busy tearing down walls and painting to create a bigger and better tart!  The new space, affectionately called ‘tartoo’, will be an adjoining gallery dedicated to emerging contemporary Montana artists.  Paintings, ceramics, sculpture and mixed media will share wall space, with one wall dedicated to a featured ‘tartist of the month’.  In an effort to give back to the community that has been so amazingly supportive, tartoo will also feature one non-profit a month to donate a portion of the proceeds to their efforts in the community.

 The first featured tartist in the new tartoo will be Missoula illustrator Courtney Blazon, with a series of drawings mounted on slate.  Titled “Bird Brains” the show features black and white pen illustrations of birds, rendered in Blazon’s characteristically off kilter, charmingly odd way.  The artist and tart will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sales of the drawings to the Montana Raptor Conservation Center.  The MRCC is a non-profit dedicated to caring for sick or injured birds to be re-released into the wild.  A representative for the MRCC will be on hand during the opening reception to answer questions about the center.

Event will take place in the old tart and the new tartoo.  Call us at 406-582-0416 for more information.  The show will be on display through December 8th, 2010.

 

Trick or Treating in the Emerson

Friday, October 29th  3-6pm

Stay warm, dry and safe while trick or treating at the businesses in the Emerson.  We'll have a photo booth with Jessie Moore Photography so you can capture the glamour... or creepiness... or whatever.

 

Winter Farmer’s Market

Saturday, October 23rd  9am-12pm

The farmers return to the Emerson!  Shop for locally grown produce, meat, eggs and more in the ballroom, then come visit us!  We’ll be open at 9am.

 

Red Ants Pants Party

Friday, October 22nd 7-9pm

There's a party in our pants, and you're invited!
The bad-ass ladies from Red Ants Pants will be in tart with a pile o' pants. We'll have beer provided by Big Sky Brewing, tarty snacks and games. This is an excellent opportunity to try on the dozens of different fits that Red Ants Pants provide, to find the perfect pair for you, and to learn more about this woman owned, made in the USA company that creates tough, comfortable workwear for women (and men).
Wear your Red Ants Pants to the party or purchase a pair while there, and receive 15% off all your purchases in tart.

 

Sip Before the Symphony:  Wine tastings in Galleria Hall

Saturday, October 16th 5:30-7:30pm

The Emerson Galleria presents an exciting new series of wine tastings preceding Saturday performances of the Bozeman Symphony.  This October’s tasting borrows from the ensemble’s program, titled “Made in the USA.”  Taste and explore a diverse array of fine American wines, specially selected by Vino per Tutti and the Emerson Grill, nibble light appetizers and browse art by regional artists in the Emerson’s galleries.  Tickets $10 with symphony tickets, $15 general admission.  Reservations are encouraged, but tickets may also be purchased at the door.  For Bozeman Symphony  tickets, visit www.bozemansymphony.org or call 585-9774.  Attendees must be 21 or older to sample wine. Symphony attendance not required for participation in wine tastings.  Future Sip Before the Symphony dates: December 11th, February 5th, and April 2nd.

 

Winter Farmer’s Market

Saturday, October 9th 9am-12pm

The farmers return to the Emerson!  Shop for locally grown produce, meat, eggs and more in the ballroom, then come visit us!  We’ll be open at 9am.

 

"A Natural Affinity" Oil Paintings by Nick Mask

Opening reception Friday, October 8th, 2010 5-8pm 

Bozeman artist Nick Mask explores the relationship between water and rock, animal and habitat in a series of new oil paintings opening in tart.  Blurring the line (sometimes literally) between landscape and abstract, Mask creates gestural, evocative paintings of creeks, rivers, and wildlife.   Call 582-0416 for more information.  The show will be on display October 8th through November 11th.

 

Sip Before the Symphony

Saturday, September 25th 2010 5:30-7pm

Future Sip Dates:  October 16th, December 11th, February 5th, and April 2nd

The Emerson Galleria presents an exciting new series of wine tastings preceding Saturday performances of the Bozeman Symphony.  The first tasting aptly complements the ensemble’s program, “Nostrovia.” a Russian toast that evokes merriment, cheer and good luck.  Taste and explore a diverse array of fine European wines, specially selected by Vino per Tutti and the Emerson Grill, nibble light appetizers and browse art by regional artists in the Emerson’s galleries.  Tickets $10 with symphony tickets, $15 general admission.  Reservations are encouraged, but tickets may also be purchased at the door.  Call 582-0416 for tickets and more information.   The Emerson Galleria is located in the Emerson Center for the Arts at 111 S. Grand Ave. in Bozeman.  For Bozeman Symphony  tickets, visit www.bozemansymphony.org or call 585-9774.  Attendees must be 21 or older to sample wine. Symphony attendance not required for participation in wine tastings.

 

"Tickled and Pickled" By Allie Gato Buck

Opening reception Friday, September 10, 2010 5-8pm

Allie Buck has recruited an all star team of her favorite characters- mermaids, winged women, and pickles - in a collection of line drawings, paintings, and coloring books. Allie’s playful work tickles the imagination and invites the viewer to become part of the artwork through interactive elements and coloring books for children and adults.  The evening will also feature a fun house photo booth with photographer Jessie Moore, a mustache giveaway and a pickle tasting extravaganza.

 

“Pull String Clouds and Pinhole Stars”  Constructions by Gabriel Kulka

Opening Reception:  Friday, August 13th 5-8pm

tart presents a show of new work by Gabriel Kulka.  Known for his haunting, sometimes achingly evocative sculptural work, Kulka presents a series of petite work for this exhibit.  Figures crafted from scraps of hardwood, string, nails, metal, and other “junk” cause the view to stop, to think, to find something new upon each viewing.

 “Whether the pieces are two feet tall or two inches high, Kulka’s sculptural perspective reverberates with isolation and what it means to be ensnared in the human form.  Much of Kulka’s work invites the viewer to participate – to twist a string, move a leg, turn or remove a part of a sculpture – to be whimsical, mindful, fully in the world.  But it is only a tease, because in the end we still feel like a visitor.”  Michele Corriel

The show will be on display through September 8th.

 

Crazy Days Sale!  

Friday July 23rd, Saturday July 24th and (maybe) Sunday July 25th  9am-6pm

tart and Beacoup Framing will be set up downtown in front of the Rialto on Main St.  We'll be offering super sales on jewelry, art, prints, cards, clothing, picture frames and more.  It's gonna get crazy!  We'll also be donating 5% of the proceeds from our Crazy Days sales to the Bozeman Film Festival, to help bring more crazy films to Bozeman.  

 

Hula Hoopin' at Lunch on the Lawn

Wednesdays July 7th, July 14th, July 21st, July 28th, August 4th, August 11th and August 18th.  11:30am-1:30pm on the Emerson's West Lawn.

Join us to try out Hoopla Hula Hoops' snazzy collapsible hula hoops, listen to local bands, and enjoy food provided by Sola Cafe, Desert Rose Catering, and Frozone Ice Cream, with treats for dogs provided by Dee-Oh-Gee.  Schedule of bands is:  July 7th-Textbook Blues, July 14th-Dupli-Kates, July 21st-Casual Tease. July 28th-The Get-Outs, August 4th-The Hooligans, August 11th-Longhorns, August 18th-Finnegan Ridge

 

“The Bird’s the Word”  Illustrations by Annie Bailey

Opening Reception:  Friday, July 9th 5-8pm

tart presents a series of new work by Annie Bailey.  Bailey returns to her favorite subject matter and medium in a series of  bird illustrations.   Using ink and watercolor pencil she creates finely detailed but still loosely gestural portraits of various avian species.  Not quite Audobon in detail, but not a typical soft watercolor, these sweet little birds charm and engage.

“Birds, to me, are the eternal optimists.  They work hard and earn their living.  Even so, they play and chat with each other like they have no cares in the world.  Their endless energy and beauty bring me joy.  I chose them for this show purely based on my need to study them.  They are a true example of design at its best.  While being perfectly designed for flight, they are also perfectly designed to entertain.  Having grown up on a ranch here in Montana, many an evening was spent watching them dive-bomb each other, land and leave the trees, and swoop the ponds and streams for food.  They are a great example of how to live life:  Work hard and do what you ought to, but after that be sure to be a little daring, always take time to chat with your friends, and have fun!”

                                                                                                   - Annie Bailey

 The show will be on display through August 11th, 2010.

 

Vanity Portraits:  Identity Series by Jennifer Pulchinski 

Opening Reception Friday, June 11th 5-8pm

Bozeman artist Jennifer Pulchinski displays large format pastels that meld portraits of models taken from the pages of fashion magazines with broken baby doll bodies.  Titled with phrases taken from advertisements, Pulchinski creates a biting commentary on the fashion and beauty industries.  These haunting pieces both amuse and disturb, in classic Pulchinksi form.   The show will be on display from June 11th through July 8th, 2010.

 

Melissa Mencini:  Ceramics

Opening reception Friday, May 14th 5-8pm

Helena artist Melissa Mencini crafts sleek ceramic cups, mugs, jugs and teapots then adorns them with tongue in cheek graphics.  Pistols, trikes, and delicate blue florals share space on what might become your favorite cup.

The show will be on display from May 14th through June 9th, 2010.

 

Wax Works:  Group Encaustics Show

Opening reception Friday, April 9th 5-8pm

 Wax Works is a group show featuring a diverse group of women exploring encaustic techniques. Cherlyn Wilcox, Janette May, Allie Buck, Stacey Herries, Sue McCauley, Vicki Fish, Shawna Moore and Diana Arnold will display pieces that vary from tiny to large, simple to elaborately complex, whimsical to earnest. Encaustic is an incredibly tactile medium, inviting the senses not only to see, but to touch and smell. 
The show will be on display until May 12th, 2010.

Folk Dog Bites:  Dog Paintings by Abby McMillen 

Benefit Show for Heart of the Valley 

Opening Reception Friday, March 12th  5-8p.m.

The folk dogs have gone bite size!  The ever popular and charming Folk Dogs return in a new smaller, juicier and affordably priced size in this 2nd annual benefit show for Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter.  The opening reception for this show will feature a photo booth for you and your dog with Jessie Moore Photography, adoptable dogs from Heart of the Valley conducting interviews, eco-friendly pet toys from West Paw Design, a raffle and treats for both humans and pups.  The show will be on display through April 6th, 2010.

 

Friday, February 12th, 2010 5-8pm

Opening Reception for The Way Home Paintings in Oil by Cherlyn Wilcox

There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives. -Josephine Hart

The Way Home is a choreography of personal mapping, and a celebration of the West's cartography mixed within a geography of imagination. By exploring emotionally subjective connections to the local environment, Cherlyn invites the viewer to take their own route when viewing the pieces, from the context of their own experiences.  The exhibit will be on display through March 11th, 2010.

Birthday Party!!!!

The opening reception will be held in conjunction with tart’s 3 year birthday party.  The birthday party will include a photo booth with Jessie Moore Photography, hula hooping, prizes, tarttoos, and more.  Tarty apparel is both encouraged and rewarded.  Refreshments in the form of tartinis and tarts will be provided.  

 

Green Holiday Event

at Refuge Sustainable Building Center

Presenting the 2nd Annual GREEN Holiday Event at Refuge, featuring food, fundraising and GREEN & LOCAL Holiday shopping. Local businesses and artisans will be in attendance selling their locally-produced goods featuring natural, recycled, locally-sourced and sustainable materials. Vendors include: Tart, Red Ants Pants, Tuli the Tool Man, Hill Botanicals, and more! Food and spirits provided with generous support from Sola Cafe. We will announce winners of a Raffle to benefit the Bozeman Bike Kitchen at 7:15 on the night of the event; must be present to win. Tickets available before the event at Refuge, Tart, Bangtail, Be the Change Yoga Studio and the Bozeman Bike Kitchen: $1 each, or 6 tickets for $5. Tickets also available at the event.

Thank you to our generous raffle prize donors! Prizes include:

Bike gear! donated by Bangtail
Tartificates! donated by Tart
100 sf of American Clay plaster! donated and applied by New Age Artisans
Yoga packages! donated by Be the Change Yoga Studio
Ski passes! donated by Bohart Ranch
Rafting trip! donated by Montana Whitewater
A green iPod Shuffle! donated by F-ll Photographic Supply
Gift cards! donated by The Community Food Co-op
and more!
Gift certificate! donated by Sage Spa
New Belgium Brewing Patagonia bag! donated by New Belgium Brewing
Bottles of wine! donated by Ten Spoon Winery

For more information, visit: www.refugebuilding.com

Qwerty Love:  A Font Affair

Drawings and Paintings by Annie Bailey

Opening Reception:  Friday, December 11th 5-8pm

Tartist Annie Bailey explores her love of font and text in an exhibit of new work.  Sketches of vintage typewriters (some with customizable messages) share space with drawings of old grain elevators, signs and other Montana classic images, all rendered in Bailey’s clean, modern style.  A Montana native, Bailey grew up on a ranch and draws inspiration from the things that surrounded her in childhood.  Grain elevators, signs from small town businesses long gone, old billboards, and the typewriter she inherited from her grandmother all draw her eye with words rendered into art.  Currently studying architecture at Montana State University, Bailey’s drawings also reference her love of line, form and structure. 

The show will be on display December 11th 2009 through February 11th 2010.

Annie Bailey Typewriter