University Relations and Communications

MSU Billings alumna Jane Waggoner Deschner to present artist talk on April 10

April 3, 2014


Thursday, April 10, 5 p.m.
Free and open to public
LI 148 (Lecture Hall next to Northcutt Steele Gallery)
Montana State University Billings


In conjunction with the 2014 Juried Student Exhibition, MSUB Alumna and Billings artist Jane Waggoner Deschner will discuss the evolution of her work with found photographs on Thursday, April 10, at 5 p.m. in Library Room 148.

image created by Jane Waggoner Deschner - Hepburn, NeverDeschner’s artwork is currently on view in the Bent Un/Conscious: A Survey of Regional Surrealism exhibition at Yellowstone Art Museum and she has a solo exhibition opening at Catherine Louisa Gallery in downtown Billings on April 24. In addition to being an artist, Deschner works as an exhibition installer, graphic designer, photographer, instructor and picture framer.
Regarding her work with found photographs, Deschner remarks: “When I interact with a photograph, I connect us by teasing out a common humanity not confined by time, place or circumstance. I explore our shared humanity to better understand my own.”

For more information about the artist visit:

The 2014 Juried Student Exhibition, comprised of nearly 40 student artworks selected by Deschner,  remains on view in the gallery through May 1.

The Northcutt Steele Gallery is located on the first floor of the Liberal Arts Building on the Montana State University Billings campus.  The gallery is open Monday through  Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., and by appointment. For more information visit: or
For media inquiries and additional images contact Leanne Gilbertson, Director of Northcutt Steele Gallery,, (406) 657-2903.

Image Above: Jane Waggoner Deschner, “from the maxim series (Hepburn, Never),” 2012, hand embroidered snapshots, 9.25”h x 11”w ; Below Left:  “from the polka dot series (mother&me),” 2011, digital archival print, 38.125”h x 38.125”w:  Below Right:  “from the garment series (family suit),” 2009, hand embroidered snapshots, 52.5”h x 46”w x  2"d