Art Museum of Missoula
An Argument for Drawing, a new exhibition on the current state of the all-but-forgotten art of drawing, ranging from the traditional to the conceptual. Includes the work of regional artists like Kristi Hagar, Catherine Courtneye and Sandra Del Pogetto, and an interactive drawing station that lets you try your own hand at the craft. Opens Friday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Runs through Jan. 28. Call 728-0447.
UM’s Gallery of Visual Arts
Opening this week, two MFA thesis exhibitions by painters Anthony Lott and Terrel Jones. Both shows open Thursday, Dec. 2 with an opening reception Friday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. They will be on display through Dec. 17. At UM’s Social Science Building. Call 243-2813.
University Center Gallery
A House a Year, an exhibition of ceramic wall hangings by Heath Bultman which explores the relationships between people and their living spaces. Runs through Dec. 10. On the second floor at the University Center. Call 243-4991.
UC Conference Rooms
Waterscapes, photography from around the world by Darren D. Guyaz, in rooms 215 and 216. Also, Fresh Works, mixed media pieces by Jayne R. Piazza, in room 207. And Fire Lake Monoprints by Martha Elizabeth, in room 222. All shows on display through Dec. 15. Call 243-4991.
UC North Lounge
Into the Wild, mixed media on canvas by Greg O’Toole. Also, clay sculpture by Andrea Tuinstra, and mixed media sculpture by Daniel Kraus. All shows on display through Dec. 15. Call 243-4991.
Henry Meloy Gallery
1999 Winter Juried Art Exhibition, group show of work by student artists. All pieces will be on sale. Opens Dec. 7 with a reception Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Runs through Dec. 14. In the PARTV Building. Runs through Dec. 1. Call 243-2019.
Paxson Corridor Gallery
Drawings and Painted Constructions by Mary Ann Bonjorni. On view through Jan. 3. In the PARTV Building. Call 243-2019.
UM Art Annex
15th Annual Christmas Sale and Juried Show, sponsored by the Starving Sculpture and Ceramics Students of the University of Montana. Exhibition held in the Art Annex galleries, sale held in the ceramics studio. Show includes prints, paintings, photos and drawings, too. Show opens Thursday, Dec. 9 with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. Runs through Dec. 15. Sale runs Dec. 9 through Saturday, Dec. 11. Call 243-6476.
Rocky Mountain School of Photography
Reunion Exhibit, a collection of photographs by the Rocky Mountain School of Photography staff. Opens Friday, Dec. 3 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through December. At 210 North Higgins. Call 543-0171.
Paintings by Missoula artist Jayne Piazza and pottery by Butte artist Kirk Belding. Both shows open Friday, Dec. 3 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through January. At 111 North Higgins. Call 549-3596.
Handmade crafts by local artists for the holidays, plus a tree full of handmade ornaments, a show of work by the Missoula Calligraphy Guild and pieces by former co-op members. Opens Friday, Dec. 3 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On display through December. At 306 N. Higgins. Call 721-5848. Bernice’s Bakery
The artist of the month is photographer Alexandra Jones, presenting black-and-white prints. On display through December with an opening reception the evening of Friday, Dec. 3. Time TBA. At 190 S. 3rd W. Call 728-1358.
Watercolors of local scenes, florals and landscapes by Elaine Conder. Archetypes 2000 Collection, miniatures in porcelain by Georgia Mann. On display through December. At 111 N. Higgins. Call 542-1337.
Wire sculpture by Brent Ruby and black-and-white photography by Hal Gage. Opens Friday, Dec. 3 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through December. At 123 West Broadway. Call 721-3154.
Food For Thought
The Grand Landscape, landscape photography by Tom Till. On display through December. At 540 Daly Ave. Call 721-6033.
Hockaday Museum of Art
Images of an Idyllic Past, photographs of North American Indian life by Edward S. Curtis. Also, Rhythms with Nature, an exhibition of landscape paintings by Barbara Candelaria, the Hockaday’s latest Flathead Valley Featured Artist. Both shows run through Feb. 12, 2000. At 302 Second Street in Kalispell. Call 755-5268.
Kalispell Art Walk
Tour 14 studios and galleries around Kalispell. Friday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. Call the Hockaday Museum of Art at 755-5268. Monte Dolack Gallery
Showcase of work by Monte Dolack and Mary Beth Percival, along with jewelry by Marlene Dolack and Aspen, Colo., artist Mimi Dabrowski. Opens Friday, Dec. 3 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. At 139 W. Front. Call 549-3248.
New Crystal Theatre
Third Annual Affordable Art Sale, featuring work by local artists, most available for under $100. Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4. Times TBA. 515 S. Higgins. Call 728-5748.
The Merry Millennium Christmas Art Show, large group show featuring work by local and out-of-town artists. Sale proceeds benefit the Dineh/Navajo of Big Mountain, Ariz. Opens Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. Call 829-8188.
Group show of work by members of the Rocky Mountain Photo Club. Opens Friday, Dec. 3 with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. On view through December. Call 549-2790.
New, three-year exhibition, Hallways to History: A Photographic Walk Through Missoula’s Past, featuring 90 historic photos on display throughout the mall’s three main hallways. Call 721-5140.
A Year of Painting Montana, an exhibition of work by Marsha Davis, Karen Leigh and Corinne Lundgren. Now on display, with an opening reception Friday, Dec. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Runs through December. At 121 West Broadway. Call 721-5460.