Student Art Exhibition Opens at UM Nov. 12

October 29, 2015

MISSOULA – The 21st Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition will be on display Nov. 12 through Dec. 10 in the Gallery of Visual Arts at the University of Montana. An opening reception for the exhibit will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, with award presentation at 6 p.m.

The exhibition, presented and organized by the UM School of Art Gallery of Visual Arts and the student-run UM Artist Collective, features a diverse array of media and style by graduate and undergraduate students of all levels. For many students, the annual exhibition is the first opportunity to exhibit work in a professional gallery.

The students invite an art professional not associated with the University to serve as the juror who selects the works to be exhibited and designate awards. This year’s juror is Missoula artist Stephanie Frostad. She received her Master in Fine Arts degree from UM in 1994 and has exhibited her work throughout the United States and abroad in Canada, China, Italy and New Zealand. Frostad’s work is held in numerous private and public collections, and she received several public art commissions, including Missoula’s Montana Natural History Center.

The Gallery of Visual Arts is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment on Mondays. During the exhibit, the gallery will be closed Nov. 25-27 for Thanksgiving Break. The gallery is located on the first floor of the UM Social Science Building. All events and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

More information about the UM School of Art and Gallery of Visual Arts is online at


Contact: Cathryn Mallory, director, UM Gallery of Visual Arts, 406-243-2813,