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.
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 , 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.
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.
ALL ENTRIES ACCEPTED (no admission fee)! 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 Friends & Family 2020 Holiday Show. Artists are invited to submit 1-3 pieces.
The opening reception will be First Friday, December 3rd, and the show will be up in the ZACC Main & Online Gallery through the month of December.
Press quality images of your work are not required but appreciated. Pictures will be used for promotional materials and our online gallery. 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.
Thank you for being part of the ZACC Family!
Important dates to add to your calendar:
Deadline to sign up - Sunday, November 21, 2021
Drop off artwork by - Sunday, November 28, 2021 (at 216 W. Main St.)
Opening Reception - First Friday, December 3, 2021 from 5-8 PM - ZACC Main
Unsold artwork pick-up - January 3-9, 2022
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.