Zoot Art Gallery


June 30 – August 8, 2017

Auction Preview
Heart of the West

Heart of the West Auction Preview

Exclusive Auction Preview Party: August 8th 5:00 – 7:00 PM

The Zoot Art Gallery is proudly hosting the Heart of the West Art Show Auction Preview of over 100 lots of original fine art. Absentee bidding available online or in the gallery with the live auction August 12th at 4:00 PM at the Grantree Inn.  Join us for an exclusive VIP preview party at the Zoot Art Gallery with live music, complimentary small bites and a cash bar.

About Heart of the West Art Show and Auction

Heart of the West Art Show & Auction will return to the Best Western Plus Grantree Inn in Bozeman, MT August 10-12, 2017 with over 60 premier artists of the American West exhibiting in person.

After establishing success as art show event coordinators during the annual Western Art Week in Great Falls, MT from 2010-2014, Western Masters moved on to organizing a new show at a different venue and time of year: the Heart of the West Show in Bozeman.

Over 60 juried artists and galleries, including many previous Western Masters participants, exhibited their work in booths throughout the venue convention space, creating a studio setting. This format gives collectors and artists a unique opportunity to form connections and friendships while surrounded by other art aficionados. A live auction in the afternoon on Saturday, Aug. 13 offered over 125 lots of contemporary and consigned artwork, kicked off by a Quick Draw artists’ demonstration to benefit a local cause.

The Heart of the West Show gives Western art lovers a unique opportunity to meet and talk to their favorite artists while enjoying food, drinks, demonstrations and educational presentations. Attendees inevitably connect and bond over a shared love of fine art while supporting local, regional and national artists.

The exhibitors’ booths are open all day in Bozeman at the Grantree Inn from Thursday afternoon through Saturday evening. Several special events are scheduled, including a live auction, two Quick Draw events, and fun activities for all ages.

To learn more about the Heart of the West Art Show and Auction, visit heartofthewestart.com.

About The Gallery

  • Art spurs creativity in the work place and we wanted to have that environment here. It’s also important to provide local artists with a venue to display their works.

    Chris Nelson Zoot Founder & CEO
  • I’ve been fortunate to exhibit in the Zoot Art Gallery. It was an honor for me to display my artwork in such a well designed space and among such a friendly and generous group of people. This is a fabulous community resource for artists. The gallery is well worth a visit if you haven’t had the opportunity to do so.

    Carol Hartman Artist

The Zoot Art Gallery in Bozeman, Montana features a rotating schedule of works by Montana artists in a corporate exhibition space for the enjoyment of employees and the community alike.

When Zoot founder and CEO Chris Nelson planned Zoot’s headquarters he required an unusual design element: space for a dedicated, first-rate art gallery. “Art spurs creativity in the work place and we wanted to have that environment here. It’s also important to provide local artists with a venue to display their works,” says Nelson.

The museum quality gallery boasts 108 linear feet of wall hanging space and large floor areas for sculpture. All work sold through the gallery is commission-free. The exhibits of Montana-only artists rotate approximately every three months, and are selected by the Zoot Committee for the Arts.

The Zoot Art Gallery is open to the public from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
Gallery hours are extended for artist’s opening receptions, generally held from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.


Not only is the physical space of Zoot’s gallery impressive, so is the range of artists who exhibit their work here. Each show is completely different from the one before. This allows the diversity of Montana’s artists to be seen and regular attendees to experience many artistic styles.

The artists who have shown at Zoot are also featured at top galleries and juried shows nationally and internationally. More important than their credentials, however, is the passion and technique they bring to their work. These are artists whose paintings explode with color in landscapes or abstracts, or whose collages blend multimedia images to transform the mundane into story.

Zoot’s art committee has selected work from plein air painters, chain-saw sculptors, stained glass environmentalists, and more. Receptions are lively with large turnouts to enjoy the music and food.


If you have questions regarding the Zoot Art Gallery, please contact the gallery coordinator:

Darcy Barry
(406) 556-8930 or (406) 586-5050

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