Gallery of Visual Arts


BFA Exhibition

Spring 2017
Gallery of Visual Arts and Visiting Artist Schedule

 1/31-2/23  Selections from the Archie Bray Foundation Current Long-Term Artists in Residence, Opening Reception, Thu. 2/2, 5-7 pm

 3/2-16        MFA I Thesis Exhibitions by Sarah Moore, Karl Schwiesow, and Reanna Schultz, Opening Reception, Thu. 3/2, 5-7 pm

 3/30-4/13    MFA II Thesis Exhibitions by Evan Hauser, Sarah Justice, and Amy Petit, Opening Reception, Thu. 3/30, 5-7 pm

 4/17-5/12    University Center Gallery presents the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Opening Reception, Thu. 4/20, 4-6 pm

 4/20-5/12    Gallery of Visual Arts presents the BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition, Opening Reception, Thu. 4/20, 5-7 pm

WIDE OPEN: MEA-MFT Educator's Conference Exhibition. October 18-20 2017

Wide Open Flier

This exhbition is open to all art teachers and High School students in Montana.  Opening reception will be held during the MEA-MFT conference October 18th on the University of Motnana campus.

Exhibition guidelines

Due May 22nd: Intent to participate formThis simple form just let's us know to expect you. You do not have to indicate which artwork(s) you will include.

Contact information

Gallery Director: Cathryn Mallory | | 406-243-2813

Social Sciences Building, first floor


T-F, 11-5, M by appointment. The Gallery of Visual Arts is open during the academic year and observes all UM holidays and semester breaks (spring break 2017 March 20-24).

About the GVA

Gallery of Visual Arts fac showThe School of Art's Gallery of Visual Arts presents professional contemporary exhibitions that serve the School, University at large, and the surrounding community with its interdisciplinary offerings. It is considered a teaching and professional research laboratory, and is one of the School of Art’s most visible forms of outreach. The exhibitions and presentations feature regional, national, and international artists, exhibitions of all B.F.A. senior thesis projects, all M.A. and M.F.A. thesis projects, an art faculty exhibition, and one juried art student exhibition annually.
Exhibition tours for public and private schools, as well as other departments on campus, can be scheduled by calling the gallery. Opportunities for students through supervised internships and work-study positions are available.
The gallery is 2200 square feet and is split into three adjoining exhibition spaces. Exhibits generally rotate on a monthly basis from September through May. All exhibitions and artist lectures are free and open to the public, and the gallery is wheelchair accessible.
The Gallery of Visual Arts invites artists, arts organizations, and independent curators to submit exhibit proposals for review. Proposals should be sent to Cathryn Mallory,  Director, Gallery of Visual Arts, School of Art, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT 59812 or electronically to The gallery also welcomes proposals for curatorial and/or programming collaborations with university departments.
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