Zoot Art Gallery

THE LAST BEST SPACE

August 10 – October 27, 2017

Cindy Betka

“Water, Water, Water”

Opening Reception: August 24th 5:00 – 7:00 PM

We take water for granted to always be there in abundant supply. We expect it to gush forthpristine from our faucets. This precious resource God has blessed us with, is my muse. I find a mesmerizing beauty in the reflections and patterns of waves on a mountain stream or lake. Painting is my language to express my feelings about the moment. As I progress in a work, I check for technical soundness at the same time trying not to lose the inspiration that brought me to create. With my works I want each scene to show it has a vital life of its own with emotions attached. My hope is that we keep these beautiful places in mind each time we use water prompting us to conserve.

About the Artist

An illustrator turned painter of western flavor. After a year of study in Rome, Italy, Cindy attended The Art Center College of Design (Pasadena, CA), majoring in illustration. Her dream of becoming a medical illustrator culminated in a degree from the University of Illinois and certification from The Association of Medical Illustrators. Then after working as a medical illustrator in staff and freelancing positions she decided to make the leap to painting full-time. Her and her husband moved to Montana where they fell passionately for the landscape and the western/ranch way of life. Cindy’s artwork has found homes in both public and private collections, national and international.

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.

Artists

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.

Contact

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

Darcy Barry
darcy.barry@zootweb.com
(406) 556-8930 or (406) 586-5050

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