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, background, and stage of career development.
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.
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.
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.
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, class 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
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” Bedplate
Conrad Press 16” x 32” Bedplate
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.
Residents are responsible for all other materials needed to complete prints.
This call is open to all past and present SKC Fine Art Faculty & Instructors.
Artists are invited to submit 1 - 3 pieces. Most size artwork and any medium are welcome. If you have very large works please contact gallery staff to determine eligibility.
1. Press quality images of your work are not required but appreciated. Pictures will be used for promotional materials.
3. By applying through Submittable artists agree to indemnify and hold ZACC and its employees, agents, and volunteers, including the town of Missoula, harmless from any loss, theft, or damage to the artwork.
All artwork must be and ready to hang with hanging hardware appropriate for the piece. Please let us know if you need a shelf or a pedestal in advance.
Important dates to add to your calendar:
Exhibition Dates // June 2 - 30 // 2023
Opening Reception // June 2 // 5 - 8 pm
Deadline to sign up - Sunday, April 30, 2023
Drop off artwork by - Sunday, May 14, 2023 (at 216 W. Main St.)
Unsold artwork pick-up - July 1 - 15, 2023
ART PICKUP DATE
Unless previous arrangements have been made with Gallery Staff, all unsold artwork must be picked up no later than two (2) weeks after the show is uninstalled. Please note all work left at the ZACC for more than 5 days after the pickup date (end of 2-week window) becomes the property of the ZACC.
1. Exhibiting artists will price their own work.
2. ZACC will retain a 40% commission on all sales.
3. Exhibiting artists will receive a 60% commission on all sales via check within 14 business days of the show closing date.
4. Unsold Artwork notifications will go out on July 1st
4. All artwork must be for sale.
YAY! We can't wait to see what you submit!
ZACC Print Shop Contract – Intern
Agreement Details: Term of Internship – 2 Month Minimum
The ZACC offers Interns free access during open hours in exchange for 8 hours of work a week in the ZACC Print Shop and/or Gallery.
Interns are required to assist with one or more of the following duties per week:
Screen printing at First Friday events
Wednesday evening and/or Saturday office hour coverage
Printmaking birthday parties
Print Shop upkeep and maintenance
Summer camp help
After school art camps
Adult instruction assistance
Gallery prep & hanging
Gallery storage organization
Print Shop Access:
Interns agree to accessing the ZACC Public Print Shop, and associated wash-out room, during regular hours of operation, Monday through Friday 10 AM-6 PM, Wednesday 6-8 PM and Sunday from 12-4 PM.
*Supplies provided for your use (included w/ access): Paper baths, clean paper area, spatulas, inking table, felts, Squeegees, brayers, carving tools, rags, oil for cleanup, drying racks, ferric chloride bath, clean towels, emulsion screen coater, donated materials and screen cleaner.
Supplies you should bring (not included w/ access):
Photo emulsion, ink, substrates to carve (silk screens, wood blocks, linoleum, plastic, aluminum, or copper) and paper or other substrates to print on.
Care of the Space:
Interns agree to thoroughly clean up after themselves following each use of the Print Shop &/or the wash-out room. It is the expectation that the space be returned to its original state (before use) so other patrons may use the space without fear of damaging personal supplies or artworks. Print Shop users agree to treat the ZACC Print Shop with the same respect they would treat their own home or studio. They agree to follow signs posted throughout the print shop, and use the check-out list as a guideline while cleaning.
Care of the Equipment:
Print Shop Interns agree to follow all guidelines and safety instructions, provided both written and verbally, when working with ZACC Print Shop equipment. In the event that a Print Shop Intern discovers an issue with any piece of Print Shop equipment, they agree to immediately report the damage to ZACC staff (Print Shop Manager, Director of Operations, or Front Desk Associate). If the damage is not reported to staff, and damage is found after Print Shop use, Print Shop Interns understand and agree that their privileges will be revoked, and they may be held financially responsible for the damage.
Collection of Completed Work:
Print Shop Interns are required to collect any work left in the drying racks within 48 hours of their Print Shop session. Unless previous arrangements have been made, any items left behind for more than 48 hours after their Print Shop use will be subject to disposal at the discretion of the ZACC.
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drug Policy
The ZACC Print Shop is alcohol, tobacco, and drug free, and absolutely no illegal substances or unpermitted alcohol are allowed anywhere on ZACC property. Cigarette smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas outside. Smokers must keep at least 10 feet away from entrances. All cigarette butts must disposed of in trash receptacles.
The Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) has a consignment shop representing a uniquely curated sample of local and regional artists and crafters. We are always looking for artists to consign their work in our shop, which is located in the heart of Missoula at 216 W Main Street and receives thousands of visitors annually.
Artists who are interested in consigning their work should fill out the consignment application form and upload 3 to 5 photos representing the work.
Submitted work will be screened for quality, originality, and compatibility with the ZACC's space and other items in the shop.
We are looking for fun and interesting artistic creations of all kinds including but not limited to ceramics, jewelry, art, cards, T-shirts, bags, trinkets, etc.
The shop will operate on a standard consignment commission rate of 60/40. Artists will be paid 60% while the ZACC will retain 40%.
Accepted artists will need to sign and abide by the consignment contract.
Artists will be paid monthly for any items sold and will be responsible for bringing in new items and keeping the ZACC shop well stocked.
Gallery Opening on First Friday, July 7, 5-8 PM, & exhibiting through July 31
Featured Artist // David Miles Lusk
Theme // Liminal Spaces & Thresholds
About Last Best Print Fest:
Last Best Print Fest is an annual month-long event devoted entirely to the wonderful world of printmaking, and is a fundraiser for the ZACC’s Public Print Shop. Each LBPF we feature a local print artist, host a portfolio exchange and print auction, and provide free print demos.
About LBPF Gallery Event & Portfolio Exchange:
As part of the upcoming 2023 Last Best Print Fest, the ZACC Print Shop is hosting its 12th Annual Portfolio Exchange. All printmakers are invited to submit an edition of 12 prints based on the theme 'Liminal Spaces & Thresholds'. Of the edition of twelve, ten of the prints will be redistributed to other participants in a random selection process. One print will be on display in the ZACC Main Gallery, as part of the LBPF exhibition/silent auction. The last will be retained as part of a complete set for the ZACC Print shop Archive.
How to submit/participate:
To participate in the Portfolio Exchange we require that you register through Submittable.
Requirements for Prints:
· This exchange is open to all printmakers and all forms of printmaking.
· Each printmaker will make one (1) edition of twelve (12) prints.
· Editions must contain twelve prints numbered 1/12 to 12/12.
· Prints must be printed on archival material.
· Prints must be 11 in. (wide) by 14 in. (high) or smaller.
· Each print must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, title, date and media.
· Prints must be dry upon delivery to the ZACC.
. Slip-sheet between each print with interleaving, glassine, or newsprint
. Wrap entire portfolio in paper
The portfolio organizers reserve the right to refuse entry of any submission that fails to conform to the portfolio guidelines.
Important Dates & Deadlines:
· Submittable registration deadline // May 31, 2023
· Portfolio drop off deadline // June 25, 2023
· Opening Reception // First Friday, July 7, 2023 from 5-8 PM
· Closing Date // July 31, 2023
. Portfolio pickup // July 7 after 5 PM – July 31, 2023
*Portfolios not picked up by this date become property of the ZACC.
If you would like your image to be used for virtual and printed promotional materials, please submit press quality images with your Submittable application.
How to Drop Off Print Portfolios:
Portfolio's can be dropped off at the ZACC Monday through Friday 10 AM-6 PM or Sunday 12-4 PM.
Portfolio's can also be shipped to this address:
Zootown Arts Community Center, 216 W. Main St. Missoula, MT 59802
If you would like your collated portfolio shipped please include a self addressed stamped-envelope, big enough for ten 11 x 14 inch prints.
For Additional Information:
Please contact Print Shop Manager Patricia Thornton at email@example.com with any additional questions.
Established in 2010, the ZACC houses four community art galleries. All four 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, The Blackfoot Communications Gallery and Youth Galleries are available for monthly solo or group shows.
The Phantom Gallery is reserved for Laura Grace Barrett Resident Artists and Pop Up events.
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. Exhibition submissions should not include work/s that have previously been shown at the ZACC.