Zoot Art Gallery
About The Gallery
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.
Chris D’Ardenne Photography
June – August 2019
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.
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.
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JUNE – AUGUST 2019
The Zoot Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of photography by Chris D’Ardenne, featuring large scale photography from local to international scenes in a thematically and harmoniously coordinated display.
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6th, 5:30-7:30 pm
About Chris D'Ardenne
As a physician and photographer, art and science have long been intertwined in Chris’ life. This unique combination of careers is synergistic and makes him both a better doctor and artist. Ever since being handed his first SLR camera on a family trip to London, his passion for photography has continued to flourish. As a self-trained photographer, his main interests are landscape, travel and opportunistic wildlife photography. The majority of his photos are from mountain regions (both domestic and abroad), the desert southwest and the coast.
Chris has always called mountains home and recently moved from the Colorado Rockies to the Big Sky country of Bozeman, Montana. Here he joined a local pediatric practice and is excited to explore the vast mountains of his new home state.
Chris has been featured in renowned galleries in Denver and has been published by National Geographic Calendar, Backpacker Magazine, Digital Photography Magazine, among others. His work was selected as a semi-finalist in multiple contests, including the prestigious American Landscape Photographer of the Year and the Windland Rice Photography awards.
All of his photographs are available for purchase in a variety of sizes and formats, including traditional framed prints, gallery mounted, acrylic, and aluminum.
You can see samples of Chris’ work on his website: https://dardennephotography.com/.