University Relations and Communications

Annual student art exhibit opens this weekend

March 17, 2010



Grace Frankforter, Northcutt Steele Gallery, 657-2324
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


Free public reception set for Friday from 5-7 p.m.


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — The Northcutt Steele Gallery and Montana State University Billings Department of Art presents the university’s annual Juried Students’ Exhibition, showcasing the talents of MSU Billings students in a show on display from March 19 to April 16.


My Happy Self sculpture by Aaron Andersen

Cash prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, Independent Award, and three honorable mentions.


There will be a public reception with refreshments for this show on Friday March 19th from 5 to 7 p.m., and an awards presentation will be made at 6 p.m., in the Northcutt Steele Gallery, on the first floor of the MSU-Billings Liberal Arts Building.


This year’s exhibition will be Juried by Tana Patterson.


An alumni and a former adjunct instructor at MSU Billings, Patterson is a potter, sculptor, children’s author/ illustrator and a teacher on hiatus. Her most recent work is a handmade children’s book titled “Ryan’s Reform: A Laughing Look at Enlightenment, Alliteration and if read aloud, Elocution.”


She has another book project under way at her home studio. Because of the number and detail of illustrations, Patterson expects to have “The Potter Elf,” completed in 2011.


The juried art exhibit at Northcutt Steele Gallery is located at the ground level of the Liberal Arts Building at the MSU Billings main campus. It is open daily during regular school hours.


MSU Billings students David Omen and William Crandall will also be displaying their senior shows during the opening reception.

For more information, contact the Department of Art at 657-2324.


PHOTO ABOVE: “My Happy Self” by Aaron Andersen is one of the many artworks to be displayed In MSU Billings Juried Students’ Exhibition. The exhibit will be up at the Northcutt Steele Gallery until April 16.