Artist Talk April 10

  Exhibition Winners Announced


Guest Juror: Jane Waggoner Deschner
Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony
March 27th, 5pm­7pm
Awards Announced at 6pm


MSUB Department of Art¹s 2014 Juried Student Exhibition opens on Thursday, March 27th with a reception from 5pm-7pm. This year¹s juror, Jane Waggoner Deschner, will announce cash awards for outstanding achievement at 6pm. The reception is free and open to the public.
Submissions were received in response to an exhibition call extended to all students currently enrolled at Montana State University Billings and 34 students were chosen for inclusion. The 39 artworks selected testify to the rich talents and diverse visions of MSUB students working across a broad range of media. 

Guest Juror Deschner is a former student of MSUB, where she earned a BA in Art. She earned her MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has been featured on numerous blogs including: hand/eye, American Craft Magazine¹s Why I Make, House of Mirth, Mr X Stitch, Accidental Mysteries and Hand Embroidery Network and she has been awarded residencies or fellowships at Ucross Foundation, Clearmont, WY: The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, AC: Santa Fe Art Institute, Sante Fe, NM, Her work is included in the collections at Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, MN, Missoula Art Museum, and University of Montana, among others.  Deschner has also served as a Governor¹s appointee to the Montana Arts Council since May of 2008. 

"The exhibition is a great professional development opportunity for our student artists, offering them experiences with the process of preparing artwork for gallery display and familiarizing them with the process of a juried exhibitions," according to Gallery Director Leanne Gilbertson. "We are thrilled to have Jane Waggoner Deschner visit and to see the exceptional work of our students, including the work of our gallery assistants who have been involved in all aspects of realizing the exhibition."
The Northcutt Steele Gallery is located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts on the Montana State University Billings campus. The gallery is open Monday ­ Friday from 8:00am ­ 4:00 pm, and by appointment. For more information please visit: or
For media inquiries and more images contact Leanne Gilbertson, Director of Northcutt Steele Gallery,; (406) 657-2903.


Margaret Connors, Process,
Acrylic and Oil Paint on Wood Panel, 24 x 24 in.




Emma Berry, Surreal Landscape,
Digital Collage, 13 x 9 in.



Jesse Harkness, Checkers,
Ceramic Soda Fired, 6 x 6 x 12 in.