Jessie Wilber Gallery
Celebration of the Arts Exhibit – Auction Preview
From oils to watercolors, from ceramics to metalwork, our First Annual Celebration of the Arts Exhibit is a juried collection of original art donated by local and regional artists in support of the Emerson. This inaugural exhibit allows us for the first time to honor and highlight artists who over the years have contributed their works to the Emerson’s most important fundraiser, Celebration of the Arts. Step inside the Jessie Wilber Gallery to capture the artistic vitality of Southwest Montana and appreciate the deep level of commitment to the Emerson reflected in the skill and creativity of our exhibitors.
These artists support the Emerson by donating art works which are auctioned off during the event to raise money for the Emerson’s exhibits, education and restoration programs. This year, we are showcasing a few of the original works submitted to give recognition to the artists who contribute. These artists are:
Sarah Angst, Joanne Berghold, Michael Blessing, Kathy Burk, Troy Collins, Todd Conner, Roger Cruwys, Jim Dick, Josh DeWeese, Thomas English, Tom Gilleon, Kevin Heaney, Craig Hergert, JROD, Duncan Kippen, Ryan Mitchell, Mark Noyes, Richard Parrish, Scott Scherer, Marci Suratt, Kara Tripp and Ella Watson.
The show will hang from December 4, 2015 – January 31, 2016 with an opening reception on December 11 from 5 – 8 PM. These works will be available for early silent auction bidding. The Celebration of the Arts event is on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7 PM. If you’d like to help the Emerson further its mission, please consider joining us for this exciting evening, accented with a Chinese New Year theme. Tickets are available at our front office or online starting January 4, 2016.
Opening Reception & Art Walk:
December 11, 2015, 5:00 – 8:00 PM