The ZACC Four Giant Windows Gallery is welcoming all Missoulians who want to share artwork with our community that inspires people to vote in the upcoming election and take part in democracy. Please do not submit artwork that supports any specific political candidates or parties. Images will be selected on an ongoing basis. Selected works will be displayed in the front windows of the ZACC building at 216 W Main Street. Images will also be shared on all social media sites. Keep your submissions coming. Art can be a powerful tool to help create change.


Medium: Any

Please note that this is a community project, and images that are deemed inappropriate or hateful will not be featured. We appreciate your discretion and thank you for understanding.

Laura Grace Barrett Residency Program

Laura Grace Barrett Printmaking residencies are available from 1 week - 3 months depending on the needs of the artist. The ZACC’s selection committee will choose new residents throughout the year depending on availability. The selections are based on the quality of the work, its artistic merit, and the diversity of the prospective group in terms of work, background, and stage of career development. 

Resident Benefits

Long and Short-term Residents work alongside our Community Artists and receive 24 -hour access to the ZACC Print Shop, semi-private studio space (approximately 125 sq. ft.), a locker, flat file space, plus advice & assistance from printshop manager and printmaking community.

Paid Opportunities

Resident artists are encouraged to teach classes as a way to share their knowledge and experiences, as well as to interact with our local Missoula community. 

More Opportunities

Residents are encouraged to put work up for sale in our sales gallery, and all long-term residents are invited to present a solo exit show near the end of their residency.

Expectations

The ZACC expects that each resident will contribute approximately 5 hours a week in studio and gallery maintenance. This contribution may include such general studio tasks as cleaning and organizing the studio, gallery assistance , assisting with studio improvements, and performing other duties and special projects as needed. Residents are also asked to assist with the production of fundraising events and are often called upon to offer technical or creative advice to studio artists, interns, and students. 

Printmaking Disciplines Supported

screen printing, intaglio, relief, monotype, collagraph, mixed media, and letterpress and experimental practices. 

LGB Printshop Equipement   

Monarch Letterpress

4 color Odyssey 4400 screen printing press

5 portable screen printing presses

Vactor LED Vacuum Exposure Unit w/ digital timer

Eco Dunk Tank

Poly Backlit Washout Sink w/ backlight system

Laguna Etching Press Model 2648   26” x 48” in Bedplate

Conrad Press 16” x 32” Bedplate

And

water baths, tear bar, spatulas, large work tables, inking table, felts, squeegees, brayers, carving tools, rags, oil for cleanup, drying racks, clean towels, screen coater, screen cleaner.






All past and present staff, board members, volunteers, studio holders, instructors, students, ZACC Gallery artists and ZACC collaborators are invited to submit to the ZACC staff and friends show. Artists are invited to submit 1 -3 pieces. The opening reception will be First Friday, December 4th. Everyone who submits is automatically accepted with this invite. Pictures of your work are not required but appreciated. Pictures will be used for promotional materials. When submitting, please add a few sentences about how you are associated with the ZACC and why you love the ZACC. These quotes will be printed below your work. All work will sell at the ZACC gallery's standard rate of 60% to the artist and 40% to the ZACC gallery. We are proud to have you in the ZACC Family. Thank You! 

Important dates to add to your calendar: 

Deadline to sign up - Sunday Nov. 8th.

Drop artwork of by - Sunday Nov. 22nd -  216 W. Main

Opening Reception - First Friday Dec 4th  5:00 - 8:00pm - ZACC Main and Youth Galleries

Unsold artwork pickup - Jan 2nd through 6th



Established in 2010, the ZACC houses three community art galleries. All three galleries provide space for artists to examine new visual narratives and engage deeply with visual arts while exploring the diversity and vitality of the arts in Western Montana and beyond. All media are welcome including: printmaking. installation, music, ceramics, dance, poetry, painting, media arts, sculpture, fiber arts, encaustics, and glass. Gallery exhibitions are accompanied with programming and a reception when applicable. 

What you need: gallery proposal, artist statement, artist bio and press-quality jpegs of your work.

ZACC Main, and Youth Galleries are available for monthly solo or group shows.

The Blackfoot Gallery is available for one or two month blocks. 

Community Engagement Opportunities: Gallery Walks, Gallery Talks, Artist Workshops and or Demonstrations are encouraged. 

Accept or Decline notifications will be sent within one month from submission date. If your proposal is accepted we will arrange a meeting and review a ZACC Gallery Contract and select all meaningful dates for your show.

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