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Gallery Guide

What's on display in Missoula and Beyond


Art City At 407 West Main St., Hamilton. 363–4764.

Art Fusion 111 N. Higgins. 549-3596.

Art Museum of Missoula A retrospective of work by artist James Todd, an internationally known printmaker and former University of Montana professor, runs through March 30. The exhibit features more than 60 works in a variety of media including paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture between 1941–2002. At 335 N. Pattee. 728–0447.

Bernice’s Bakery At 190 S. Third St. W. 728–1358.

Birnbaum’s Broadway Frame 331 E. Broadway. 721–6026.

Buffalo Jump Gallery New address is 4039 Hwy. 93 in Stevensville. 777–2066.

Butterfly Herbs Featuring black and white photography by Alex Baker. Through March 31. 232 N. Higgins. 728–8780.

The Catalyst A collection of works featuring landscapes, still lifes and depictions of the human body by Missoula artist Rogene McCormick. The exhibit is entitled Caddisflies in the Sprinkler and Other Images. Opening reception will be held First Friday (March 1) from 5 to 7:30. At 111 N. Higgins. 542–1337.

Catlin Galleries Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the International Wildlife Film Festival and support their plans to purchase the Roxy for their headquarter. Two events at the Catlin Galleries (241 West Main): Wildlife Art auction March 2, 7–9 p.m. and Preview Evening March 1, 5–8 p.m. For more info, contact 327-6688 or 728-9380.

Dana Gallery Crossing the Bosporus, a mini-retrospective of work by Missoula artist Patricia Forsberg. At 123 W. Broadway. 721–3154.

Eating Cake At 314 N. First St. W. 721–1416.

Fox Artist Studio & Gallery At 408 Second Ave. North, Hot Springs (behind the Symes Hotel). 741–5503.

The Historic Kalispell Mercantile (KM) Building When Kalispell was founded in 1891 as a railroad town, the mercantile quickly followed. Built in 1892, the Kalispell Mercantile was the largest mercantile in northwestern Montana for decades. Visitors are welcome to browse the halls to see vintage finds and photos on display. 755–1111.

Hockaday Museum of Art Currently exhibiting Ace Powell: Major Works (through March 23). Powell was born in New Mexico and raised on the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. A friend of Charles Russell, this prolific artist worked in oil as well as sculpture. 302 Second St. in Kalispell. 755–5268.

Isis Studio Gallery At the old Dixon Store on Hwy. 200 in Dixon. 246–2787.

Jeannette Rankin Peace Center This month features art from around the world: baskets, pottery, jewelry, tapestries, sculptures, and more, all handcrafted by fairly paid artisans. At 519 S. Higgins Ave. 543-3955.

Laughing Boy At 259 W. Front St. 543-0677.

Marie’s Art–Eries Original art, prints, framing, candles, gifts, and more! For All Things Art. 702 SW Higgins Ave. 542-0046.

Missoula Artists’ Shop Co–Op At 306 N. Higgins. 543–0975.

Miss Zula’s This month: Photographs of the female form by Dax Kuehn. The artist believes that “we, as human beings, all share relatively the same body…there is nothing more beautiful or more intimate than using the body in art.” At 111 N. Higgins. 541–7376.

Monte Dolack Gallery Ongoing displays of prints by Monte Dolack and other artists. At 139 W. Front. 549–3248.

Mystic Mind Emporium Featuring original landscapes by local artist Peter Romanov Kola. At 525 S. Higgins. 829–0402.

The New Black Dog Café Photosynthesis, works by Gabriel A. Schmitt, featuring constructions, xerox and painting. Artist’s reception will be held First Friday (March 1) from 4-6. Through March 15 at 138 W. Broadway. 543-6213.

The New Crystal Theatre At 515 S. Higgins Ave. 728–5748.

Ponderosa Art Gallery At 944 Springhill Road in Hamilton. 375–1212.

Ravalli County Museum 205 Bedford, Hamilton. 363–3338 or 821–3666.

Raven Café At 130 E. Broadway. 327–7407.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography At 210 N. Higgins, Suite 101. 543-0171.

Shakespeare and Co. At 525 N. Higgins. 549-9010.

Southgate Mall Ongoing exhibit called Hallways to History: A Photographic Walk Through Missoula’s Past, features 90 historic photos on display throughout the mall’s three main hallways. 721–5140.

Sutton West Gallery On exhibit from February 27 through April 2: Narratives, featuring the works of Michael deMeng, Nancy Golden, Cathy Weber and Lulu Yee. Artists’ reception will be held First Friday (March 1) from 5 to 8. At 121 W. Broadway. 721–5460.

UC Gallery Recent Paintings by Jay Schmidt, professor of sculpture at MSU-Bozeman. The show features a series of powerful oil paintings and intaglio prints that vividly explore the defects and deformations of species due to pollution and environmental contamination. Artist’s reception will be held First Friday (March 1) from 5 to 8. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Monday–Friday. 243–4991.

UM Gallery of Visual Arts A juried exhibition of works by University of Montana art students will be on display March 1 through March 14. Opening reception will be held First Friday (March 1) from 5 to 7 p.m. with presentation of awards at 6 p.m. In the UM Social Science Building, first floor. 243–2813.

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