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”  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.


Residents are responsible for all other materials needed to complete prints. 



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

Instruction

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.




Reuse, recycle, reclaim, reduce, reimagine

Goal // To help bring awareness to material overuse, especially single use plastics.

Artists are invited to create 2D or 3D artworks primarily using non-compostable, clean, non hazardous items that would normally end up in the landfill negatively effecting our parks, lakes, rivers, etc.

Rules

ALL ENTRIES ACCEPTED (no admission fee)!

Artists may sign up as individuals or a group.

Artists are invited to submit 1 - 3 pieces.

Submissions can be any size.

Please add press quality image/s of your work through this site as soon as the work/s are completed. Pictures will be used for promotional materials and our online gallery. 

*Please let us know if you are having difficulties getting high quality images of your work, we’re here to help!

(any phone made after 2020 will take an adequate picture for press)

All work will sell at the ZACC gallery's standard rate of 60% to the artist and 40% to the ZACC gallery. 

Please be mindful of the waste created while making your piece.

Important dates to add to your calendar

Submissions Deadline // September 15, 2022

Artwork Due // October 15, 2022 // drop off work to ZACC during open hrs

Opening Reception // First Friday November 4, 2022

Exhibition Dates // November 4-27, 2022

Pick up unsold work November 28-December 1, 2022 // during ZACC open hrs

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.


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.

Zootown Arts Community Center