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.
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.
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.
The Zoot Gallery is pleased to present artist Gary Cunningham’s “Fish and Cows,” and photographer Jake Mosher’s “Big Sky Nights”.
Opening Reception: February 15th, 5:30-7:30pm
“Fish and Cows”
Cunningham’s exhibit features paintings of fish and cattle, animals that are an important part of our economy and that represent Montana in the minds of many. His purposefully simplified and stylized art allows him to play with the basic shapes and colors, presenting them in a more whimsical way.
“Big Sky Nights”
Mosher’s “Big Sky Nights,” exhibit features photographs of Montana between sunrise and sunset. From a tent beneath the Milky Way, to sweeping panoramas of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness under our galaxy in the middle of the night, to star trails spinning above prairie homesteads, these pictures show the beauty of an often-unseen time of day. By using a camera’s sensor to capture the stars, often over hours of exposure, colors of the stars impossible to see with our naked eyes are revealed.
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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: