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.
CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH 2020.
We hope to see you again in 2021!
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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February – April 2020
The Zoot Gallery is pleased to present “Contemporary Landscapes” a joint exhibition by artists Brian Maly and Samantha Hinckley.
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30th, 5:30-7:30 pm
Like people, individual landscapes have distinctive personalities. Continually interacting with one another, weather, geological features, and plant and animal life are fascinating and powerful aspects of a place’s special character and spirit. This body of art work intends to give a voice to surrounding environments and engage listeners in appreciation of “place,” as well as promoting realization of the inherent, mutually formative relationship between humans and nature. In another instance of reciprocal duality, I use only hand drawing and painting in my serigraphic process to create short run, aesthetically unique print editions that celebrate the play between paper and ink.
My primary focus in painting is to create contemporary landscapes or impressions of whatever happens to catch my attention in the physical world. My intent is to combine color and composition into extraordinary paintings that invite review and inspection from both the occasional viewer and prospective collectors.