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.


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


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. 

The new ZACC at 216 W Main street in Downtown Missoula will have a small consignment shop representing a uniquely curated sample of local and regional artists and crafters. We are looking for 15 to 20 artists to consign their work in our little shop that will be within Missoula's thriving community art center receiving thousands of visitors per month. The shop will be opening for business in mid- October 2019.

Artists who are interested in consigning their work should fill out the consignment application form and upload 3 to 5 photos representing your 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. 


NEEDED:  Artists looking to collaborate with Missoula’s Kindergartners on original Monster Art
Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) and the Missoula County Public Schools Fine Arts Department team up to showcase the Seventh Annual Missoula Monster Project! Originally conceived by nine year-old Asa Smetanka, this show is a collaboration between children and adult artists working together to create “monster art” based on monsters dreamed up by the children. Kindergarten classes from Rattlesnake, Lewis and Clark, and Hawthorne schools have created original monster drawings for artists to reimagine.

This project’s purpose is to bring more art to Missoula youth! In an effort to foster that, 100% of the earnings from this show will go towards ZACC's youth education programs. We are asking that all artists who sign up donate 100% of the proceeds of their artwork.

If you want to make a monster, please submit before August 1st. This show tends to fill up fast, so maybe don't wait that long. Once you apply, ZACC staff will send you an e-mail with a j-peg of a participating child’s monster and their attributes for you to interpret. Artists use their own unique style and medium to recreate the child's piece. The results will be displayed in a October 1st art exhibition, featuring both the original child-drawn monsters and the artists’.


SIZE: Your piece can be 8" by 8" (or smaller). This INCLUDES the frame, hanging system and (if needed) shelf. NO EXCEPTIONS. Your piece will be disqualified or altered if it is too large. There will be over 400 monster interpretations in the show so this is super important.

READY TO HANG: Your piece must be ready to hang. Hanging system should be tested so monsters can live on a wall or shelf for many years to come. If your monster is 3D you must provide a shelf that can attach to the wall and bear the weight of your piece. 

MATERIALS: All material welcome except, hot glue, tape and perishable food items.

DEADLINE: Please drop your piece off to the ZACC between Sept. 1st and Sept. 15th.

COMMIT: Remember that the child who drew the monster you are making a rendition of is very excited to see your piece. By signing up you have committed to this project.

PLEASE BE PATIENT: It takes us several days to email out monsters to artists. We do this one at a time. But if you haven't received your monster yet in 3 weeks, check your spam first and then email us. Thank you!
Important Dates

Submission Deadline: Aug 1st

Drop Off Dates: September 1st through September 15th

MMP Opening: First Friday October 1st 5:00 - 8:00pm

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