Zoot Art Gallery


April 4 – May 8, 2017


MSU Graphic Design Senior Portfolio Show

Friends and Family reception

May 5th 5:00 – 7:00 PM

This show highlights the creative work of 38 Montana State University seniors who are graduating from the Graphic Design program in 2017. For this exhibition hosted by the Zoot Art Gallery, each individual student selected a signature piece from his or her senior portfolio to present. Around the mezzanine level you will see a wide range of artwork that encompasses advertising, branding and marketing.

 Looking closer at each project you can see the elements of design that include typography, illustration and photography. Strategically combining these elements, students have applied them to websites, mobile apps, publications, apparel, logos, packaging and much more. In addition to the 30 x 30 inch canvas prints, the student’s actual portfolios will be on public display for professionals on Tuesday, April 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm and for friends and family on Friday, May 5th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm. The Graphic Design Program at MSU is pleased to celebrate the talented work of our Senior Graphic Design Students.

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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