As part of the upcoming “Last Best Print Fest” the ZACC Printshop is hosting it’s eighth annual portfolio exchange. All printmakers are invited to submit an edition of 12 prints based on the theme "Lost and Found". 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 Community Art Gallery, April 13th through May 4th, as part of LBPF exhibition/silent auction (a fundraiser for the ZACC Printshop). The last will be retained as part of a complete set for the ZACC Printshop Archive. 
 
For this exchange we invite you to interpret the theme "Lost and Found" as narrowly or broadly as you want and submit your strongest and most compelling print. 
 
 
Specifications:
The exchange is open to all printmakers. Editions should consist of twelve impressions numbered 1/12 to 12/12, using any archival material. If you cannot make it to the ZACC to pick up your portfolio in person, include a self addressed stamped envelope, big enough for ten 11 x 14 inch prints.
 
Paper size: 11” x 14” - prints can be full bleed
 
Edition size: 12; numbered 1/12 to 12/12 (no proofs or editions larger than 12)
 
Media: All forms of printmaking are accepted.
 
Labeling: In pencil, clearly print artist’s name, title, and media on the back of each print.
 
Prints must be the original artwork of the submitting artist, and must be dry at the time of submission. The portfolio organizers reserve the right to refuse entry of any submission that fails to conform to the portfolio guidelines.
 
 
Registration:
 
To participate in the Portfolio Exchange we require that you register through Submittable by March 26th  2018. 
 
 
Due Date:
Portfolios will be due by March 26th 2018. They can be submitted to The Zootown Arts Community Center, 235 North 1st. Missoula, MT. 59801.
 

Collated portfolios can be picked up on April 13th after 5:30 during our,  2nd Friday, Art Opening. Portfolios will be held at the ZACC for 1 month. All work that is not picked up in 1 month will be donated to the ZACC Print Shop.

Schedule: 

April 13th -  Opening/Silent Auction  

Print Demo's at the ZACC times TBA

For more information contact Patricia Thornton at  patricia@zootownarts.org

The ZACC Gallery hosts a new artist each month, with an opening reception occurring each second Friday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

We have two gallery spaces optimal for artists.  

Our Main Gallery has a beautiful combination of a high ceilings, three crisp white walls, and a gorgeous brick wall with several windows that look out onto the railroad tracks. The 1500 square foot room has just the right ambiance for works of art and special events and has hosted many emerging and established artists over the years. Our Main Gallery doubles as our classroom space throughout the month, offering an array of viewers.

Our Hallway Gallery offers 2 crisp white walls and high ceilings. Our Hallway Gallery is one of the arterial pathways of the ZACC leading to our popular Paint Your Own Pottery studio as well as our Glass Fusing Studio.  Throughout the month works in the Hallway Gallery receive an eye-full by patrons, schools, and fellow artists.

Both galleries are uncurated, offering artists the chance to express themselves fully by choosing how to display their own work. We love artists who think outside the traditional and challenge the space to be used in different ways. We have had a graffiti artist spray paint our walls for an exhibition, a plexiglass installation, youth exhibitions as well as punk rock bands accompanying a traditional painter's work. We love group shows too. Our second Friday openings are always lively, vivid, and fun.

After Submitting you will receive an acceptance or a decline notification via email within one month of your submission date.  Depending on our existing shows and jury we may choose for you to showcase your work ether in the Hallway or the Main Gallery. 

Community Engagement - All artists are expected to present a gallery talk (or slide presentation) during the opening, or teach a two hr class in the discipling you are displaying the following Sat. Artist may do both. Artists supply all snacks and beverages.

The ZACC is now accepting submissions for our annual, group, "Festival of The Dead" Art Show. The theme for 2017 is "Heredity: Gifts From The Dead" 
 The submissions must be:

2nd Friday Exhibition - Oct 13th
1) Any medium or size
2) Submit up to three pieces
3) Deadline for submissions is Wednesday September 27th
4) All chosen works must be dropped off or mailed to the ZACC to arrive no later than Monday October 9th.
5) Chosen works will be shown in the opening at the ZACC on October 13th and hang until November 4th.
6) All works must be picked up by November 11th.
Ends on July 31, 2018
The ZACC is always expanding our adult-ed offerings. If you have an idea for a class for our community art program and the skills to teach, please submit a proposal outlining your curriculum. We accept proposals for both evening and weekend workshops, and 5 week intensives. The ZACC is interested in workshops in a variety of disciplines including, visual, ceramic, sculpture, media, music, creative-writing, and drama. 

To provide leadership, governance, and oversight to the Zootown Arts Community Center (ZACC) in order to assure that the public’s interest are met and the mission fulfilled.

 

The ZACC is looking for creative, passionate, and strong community leaders to serve as volunteer board members. You must be willing to devote your time and energy to this dynamic and growing organization to help further our mission to deliver all ages arts education, foster sustainable community development, and promote accessible, life-enriching art experiences. We’re especially looking for individuals with financial experience, communications/marketing background, donor development, or previous board experience. 

The Festival of the Dead Committee welcomes Proposals for Performances to participate in the Pre- and Post-Procession events on November 2, 2017.  Please fill out the information below and submit to ZACC by October 7, 2017.  All decisions will be made by the Festival of the Dead Performance Committee.  Performers are expected to be self-sufficient, professional, respectful, and pick up all materials/debris after their performance.  

The Festival of the Dead committee asks that you provide the following information, to the best of your ability, to help us provide accurate information to our grantors and funders, supporting public value of the work done in our community.  Festival of the Dead, an annual, all-inclusive multicultural event that honors life and death through community involvement in the arts, is a program of the Zootown Arts Community Center.