Fine Arts Gallery
The University of Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery is committed to fostering creativity, inspiring artistic exploration, and enriching our community through the exhibition and celebration of diverse artistic expressions.
Open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Located on the south end first floor of Main Hall with convenient parking options. Click here to view the gallery on UMW’s interactive 3D map.
The Corr Gallery was named after Jim Corr in honor of his many years teaching in the Fine arts program at Montana Western. The Corr Gallery is the host to our visiting contemporary artist and student shows.
Named after Chuck and Genevieve Walton, in honor of their significant generosity in the formation of the Permanent collection. The Walton Gallery will show a rotating sample of the works from the University of Montana Western permanent collection.
Current Gallery Exhibition
Gallery Dates: 10/27/2023 – 12/08/2023
The work in this show is the result of a culmination of recent events and a lifetime of hard work and perseverance. The most recent inspiration for this show was work made while co-leading a watercolor plein air painting trip down the Yellowstone River. These works intend to encapsulate the wildness and freedom of movement while traveling down and camping along the river. The magic of the water is reflecting the sky and the sky the water, creating worlds upon worlds, surrounded by a cornucopia of nature. Throughout the past several decades, Riddle has been pushing the boundaries of form and scale within the genre of plein-air painting, creating a cohesive style and body of work as represented in this show. Motivated by the land, water and wind that is inescapable in Montana, she hopes her art will reflects the essence of this place, reminding people of its power, beauty, and integrity.
Upcoming Gallery Exhibitions:
Holiday Art Show and Sale
December 13-16, 2023
The Montana Western Fine Arts Gallery, in partnership with the Glass Club, are proud to present this year’s Holiday Art Show and Sale opening Wednesday, December 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and running through December 16.
Join us to celebrate the holiday season with a variety of one-of-a-kind works of art made by UMW students, faculty, and staff. Items on display and for sale will include photography, paintings, drawings, textiles, glass artwork, crafts, and more. All proceeds will go directly to the artists. Payments will be accepted by cash or check only.
The gallery will be accepting submissions from UMW students, staff, and faculty on December 11 and 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Artists are invited to submit up to five distinct works in the medium(s) of their choice and drop them off in person to the Fine Arts Gallery in Main Hall.
Fine Arts Gallery
Jennifer Boysen | Coordinator, Fine Arts Gallery and Adjunct Art Instructor