Beth Lee Calligraphy

SMArts Meeting- May 21, 2018

President Erin Graf welcomed members and asked them to silence cell phones. She welcomed any visitors:  Nancy Bailey, Michelle Palmer, Mary Vitola, Barb Lease, Lori Kacht, and Donna Moore.  Erin encouraged them to become members for the next year She reminded members they still have time to see the Emil Carlsen and Clyde Aspevig exhibitions at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings until July 8th. …

Carol Guzman prsenta at Southwest Montana Arts

SMArts Meeting – April 16, 2018

President Erin Graf welcomed everyone and reminded us to please silence cell phones. She asked for any visitors to introduce themselves:  Ellen Marshall, Audrey Czaikowski, and Mr. and Mrs. Doug Daniels introduced themselves.  New member Deanna Hash was also introduced. Under announcements, Erin reminded members of  the excellent exhibition featuring Emil Carlsen and Clyde Aspevig at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings going on until…

SMArts Meeting – March 19, 2018

Linda Williams, acting for Erin Graf, called the meeting to order and reminded attendees to silence their cell phones. She made a few announcements telling members not to forget about the excellent exhibition opening on Thursday, March 22nd at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billing, entitled “Emil Carlsen: Conscious Painting.”  The exhibit is touring America, with its first stop being in Billings and is on…

Carl Sheehan Guest Speaker

SMArts Meeting – February 26. 2018

President Erin Graff welcomed members and visitors.  She reminded members that the Charlie Russell event will be in Great Falls from March 15-17.  Also, she said that an exhibition would be opening on Thursday, March 22, at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings entitled “Emil Carlsen: Conscious Painting.”  This is touring America with its first stop in Billings and will be on exhibit until July…

Howard Friedland featured guest at SMArts January meeting

SMArts Meeting – January 22, 2018

Erin Graf called the meeting to order and explained that she would be filling out the term of president this year. She reminded members to check out the exhibit in the atrium at the library. It features the local group the BeeClectics, many of whom are members of SMArts and it will be up through February. Erin welcomed guests and invited them to introduce themselves.…

DG House talked about her art at the Southwest Montana Arts meeting

SMArts Meeting November 20, 2017

Linda Williams called the meeting to order at 9:30 asking for guests or new members.  She reminded everyone that there was to be a free lunch in the meeting room at noon sponsored by the Bozeman Cultural Council, a Bozeman non-profit who is reviving its work and hopes to gauge interest and ideas from artists and community members.  All were welcome to stay for lunch…

Lyn St. Clair featured artist for Southwest Montana Arts, Bozeman MT

SMArts Meeting – October 16, 2017

President Eileen Kenney called the meeting to order at 9:30 by; welcoming all and asking new members and guests to introduce themselves. Two new members and two guests made brief introductions. Eileen reminded members that dues are payable and said that Treasurer Shirley Elliott reports a balance of $4209.22 as of October 16. President Kenney said that she had only gotten 8 responses in the…

Southwest Montana Arts guest speaker John Potter

SMArts Meeting September 2017

President Eileen Kenney called the meeting to order at 9:30 with her expression of gratitude to Suzan Strobel for her past two years as president.  She also recognized the officers: Eileen Kenney, president; Suzan Strobel and Linda Williams, vice presidents; Cheryl Genovese, secretary; and Shirley Elliott, treasurer.  She also reminded members that the $20 dues are due in September and to send them to Shirley…

Smarts Paintout at Axtel Bridge, Bozeman MT

SMArts Paint-out Axtel Bridge August 29, 2017

A small, but fun, group met at Axtel Bridge for the paint-out. Helen, Connie, Karen, Anne & Eileen. Helen was celebrating 50 years of Motherhood and decided not to paint but to just enjoy the company and day. A funny story…Anne got all set up by the river and then realized she had forgotten her brushes! So I’m good humor she decided to finger paint.…