Paintings and hand-pulled serigraphs by Missoula artist Kathy Bonnema Leslie and ceramic sculptures by Kalispell artist Betsey Hurd. On display through January. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 549-3596.
Art Museum of Missoula
29th Annual Art Auction Exhibition, a show of more than 80 works by artists from Missoula and throughout the Northwest, to be put up for auction at the museum’s annual fundraiser. Opening reception Friday, Jan. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. On view in the Second Floor Galleries through Friday, Feb. 2, when a closing reception will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Gala and auction Saturday, Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. in UM’s University Center Ballroom. Also, Helen McAuslan, a show of work by the Montana modernist painter. On display in the Main Gallery through March 10. At 335 N. Pattee. Call 728-0447.
Carved wood masks, furniture, jewelry and other original works by January’s featured artist Brian Thorp. Opening reception Friday, Jan. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through January. At 190 S. Third W. Call 728-1358.
Buffalo Jump Gallery
Cowboy Cadillac, new print by Jim Thomason. Also featuring work in a variety of media by Mary Gilmere, Jerry Johnson, Shirley Bugli, Nancy Glazier, Larry Zabel, G. Harvey, and Tim Cox. At 3946 Hwy. 93 in Stevensville. Call 777-2066.
Nature photographs by Rod Israel. On display through January. At 232 N. Higgins. Call 728-8780.
Abstract landscape photography by Darren Guyaz. On display through January. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 542-1337.
Counting Coup Gallery
Ongoing displays of Native American contemporary and traditional arts. At 135 E. Main. Call 728-4722.
Fine art glass work by artist and proprietor Mark Capel. At 123 W. Main. Call 721-2333.
Doc’s Gourmet Sandwich Express
Thought Without Words, Polaroid image series by Texas photographer Michael Roche. On display though February. At 214 N. Higgins. Call 542-7414.
Hockaday Museum of Art
Now on display: Paintings and Prints, a retrospective of Western art by Montana artist and Charlie Russell protégé Ace Powell. Also, The Montana Gathering of Artists, a display of work by four Gathering members. Plus, Flathead Clay, a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Charlie Bray Foundation, currently exhibiting the work of clay artist Charles Davis. Next, Equine Illustrations, recently discovered illustrations by Eleanor Iselin Wade. Also, Wildlife Photographs by Mark Hulslander, as well as prints, paintings and objets d’art by Featured Flathead artist Julie Wulf. All shows on view through Jan. 27. Finally, A Montana Treasure: The Poindexter Collection of the Montana Historical Society, an exhibit of abstract expressionist works, including paintings by Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock. On view through June 2. At 302 Second St. in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.
Isis Studio Gallery
Opening exhibition of work by artist/proprietors Crystal Kingston and Piere Pahl. At the old Dixon Store on Hwy. 200 in Dixon. Call 246-2787.
Raymond Meeks, a display of recent work by the Montana-based fine art photographer. At 217 Main St. in Hamilton. Call 363-4567.
Monte Dolack Gallery
Greenough Park, a new limited edition print by Monte Dolack, in addition to a variety of other works. At 139 W. Front. Call 549-3248.
Paris Gibson Square Museum of Art
An exhibition of fantasy/surreal paintings by Missoula artist Edgar Smith. On display through Feb. 1. At 1400 First Ave. N. in Great Falls. Call 727-8255.
Ponderosa Art Gallery
Work by American and Canadian painters and sculptors, including Jim Reynolds, Bill Anton, Sherry Sander, Robert Bateman, Bob Kuhn, Terri Mimnaugh, Tim Shinabarger and Scott Christensen. At 944 Springhill Road in Hamilton. Call 375-1212.
Remedies Day Spa
Hand-made serigraphs by Rob Stern. On display through Jan. 26. On the road to Big Mountain in Whitefish. Call 863-9493.
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
In the Middle, black-and-white documentary photographs of Hillside Middle School in Salt Lake City, by photographer and educator Lynn Hoffman-Brouse. On display through February. At 210 N. Higgins, Suite 101. Call 543-0171.
Hallways to History: A Photographic Walk Through Missoula’s Past, featuring 90 historic photos on display throughout the mall’s three main hallways. Call 721-5140.