Hello Friends,

Without question the past 16 months have been challenging. Just when we thought that things were shifting back to the "new normal" the Emerson was struck by lightening - literally and figuratively! 

Literally, on June 24th - either the building or the grounds were struck by lightning causing all sorts of mayhem for this 103 year old building. Thankfully, everyone was ok and all of the damage was limited to electronic equipment which is replaceable! 

Figuratively, for years we have wanted to expand our adult education programming but we just didn't have the right space. When one of our long term tenants decided to move on we knew that this was the "strike aka. classroom space" that we needed to change up our programs. Our new classroom will allow us to offer expanded 2D and 3D classes in a variety of media - on the same night of the week. The new classroom will also be perfect for multi day workshops featuring local and national artists. If that wasn't enough to get you charged up, our current 2D classroom will be converted to a metals studio (yes, you read that correctly AND we are EXCITED)! 

Thank you Bozeman for all that you do to support the ARTS in Bozeman and the Emerson! We look forward to seeing you soon.

With gratitude,
Susan Denson-Guy
Executive Director
Monica Gilles-BringsYellow
Art Walk
Friday, July 9, 2021 | 4–8pm
Join us for the opening of three new exhibits:

Jessie Wilber Gallery
Where Do I End and You Begin? by Mya Cluff

Emerson Lobby
Promises by Monica Gilles-BringsYellow

Weaver Room
We Are Still Here And This Is Our Story: Revisited
Group Show featuring Monica Gilles-BringsYellow, Nayana LaFond, Susan Stewart, Salisha Old Bull, Olive Rose Williamson
Art Walk in Galleria Hall & Tenant Studios
Artists Gallery | Galleria Hall #106
Featured Artist:
Jess Tode An electrical engineer by trade and an incredible wood turner and woodworker by hobby, Jess began woodworking in the late 80s. He was a member of the Woodworkers Guild and enjoyed learning and teaching from others of all different ages. We can still catch a glimpse of his latest techniques, such as adding color to his wood creations. He will be greatly missed in our community and art gallery as he was a critical member of our Bozeman co-op for 8 years. He spent countless hours in our gallery devoting his skills as an electrical engineer to improve lighting and structural appearances as well as his guidance as past chairperson, troubleshooter and friend. Not a dog in the Emerson building or guest dogs were ever denied a milk bone treat because of his love for 4-legged customers!  A quote from Jess, “I’ve discovered the people in this area tend to get quite attached to their trees. When one needs to be taken down, what better way to remember it then with a bowl, vessel or turned utensil? It is very exciting to find what is hidden in a log. I admit, my results sometimes end up on the firewood pile, but some of my most beautiful pieces started out as a log on someone else’s firewood pile.” 

Many have his hand carved treasures around our homes and now these beautiful creations seem much more near and dear in remembrance of our Jess.  Some see the beauty of the bowl and the exquisite heart of a tree, the lucky ones also see the hidden memories of a dear friend. He will be missed dearly. Our artist community here at the Emerson mourns this loss and treasures his memory. Jess Tode passed on June 27th, 2021. There will be a memorial for Jess in the near future. For more information, visit the Artists’ Gallery in the Emerson or visit for up dates.
LeeAnn Ramey Art | Galleria Hall #110
Featured Artists:
LeeAnn Ramey – vibrant contemporary paintings and prints
Shari Chandler paintings that capture a peaceful stillness that takes the viewer into a quiet moment with nature.
Beth Aimée – Pop-up jewelry shop by Livingston metalsmith

Refreshments will be served.
TRIPP Studio | Galleria Hall #111
Featuring original oils by artist Kara Tripp and jewelry, ceramics and gifts by local artists.

Open 5-9pm for Art Walk. 
Rod Zullo Fine Art | Galleria Hall #107A
Stop in during Art walk to congratulate Rod Zullo for being invited to show at the National Museum of Wildlife's "Western Visions" annual exhibition once again. "The Lost Pony" will be on display starting Sept. 15th in Jackson Hole WY.
Caroline Price and Roger Lang | Studio 205
Open studio showcasing Roger's oil painting portraits & landscapes, and Caroline's watercolor trout and fly fishing flies. New pack trout prints and note cards will be available for purchase
Waterhorse Bronze – Elaine Hansard| Studio 214
Showing Elaine Hansard's award-winning bronze work expressing her deep love of nature, mythology, and the healing arts. Elaine is featured in the current June/July issue of Southwest Art.

20% off all bronze belt buckles purchased during Art Walk.

Light refreshments will be served. 
Heirloom (What is passed Down)
Ceramic, paint, gilding
Where Do I End and You Begin?
by Mya Cluff
July 9 – August 6, 2021

“Where do I end, and you begin?” As a mother and an artist, Mya Cluff asks this question through a collection of ceramic sculptures; searching for the beginnings and endings of self-hood as she navigates her relationship with herself, her children, her family, and society within a maternal context.

Jessie Wilber Gallery
Gallery Hours M –F
10am – 5pm
Star Quilt
Mixed Media- ink, resin, alcohol marker on cradled wood
by Monica Gilles-BringsYellow
July 9 – September 3, 2021

The mixed-media works of Monica Gilles-BringsYellow celebrates the resiliency, ingenuity, and survival of Native Americans. She blends historic images of Indigenous Women with vivid inks to explore the history and effects of promises made, and broken through the treaties and agreements made between the U.S. Government and Federally Recognized Tribes in the United States.

Emerson Lobby
Naala's Tears by Susan Stewart
Mixed Media Painting
We Are Still Here And This Is Our Story: Revisited
Group Show with works by Monica Gilles-BringsYellow, Nayana LaFond, Susan Stewart, Salisha Old Bull, Olive Rose Williamson
July 9 – September 3, 2021

The fight for recognition and support continues. Selected works from We are Still Here and This is Our Story are back for a final viewing before this impactful exhibit goes on tour to bring awareness to our nation’s Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) crisis. This MMIP crisis is prevalent and widespread in North America yet its significance has been diminished for far too long. Montana currently has the highest rate of missing and murdered Indigenous people in the United States.

We invite you to visit these works, learn more about how MMIP, and support the efforts to raise awareness in your local community and worldwide.

Artists participating in the exhibit, but not on display: Della Big Hair Stump, Cedar Bulltail, Grace Bulltail, Wozek Chandler, Rebekah Jarvey, and Carrie Moran McCleary. Please Join us Friday, August 13 for a pop-up show featuring the works of these artists during Art Walk.

Weaver Room
Adult art education classes will be back again this fall! Our ceramics studio will reopen, our beautiful new classroom will debut, AND by spring we should have a brand new METALS studio ready to cast, solder, enamel, and SO much more! Yes, you heard that right a METALS studio! Start dreaming now about all of the new classes that you want to sigh up for!

Our fall schedule will be available in September! It is time to get EXCITED! If there is a special class that you would like for us to consider please give us a call or send an email.
Fond Farewell
Every July we welcome a new group for creative tenants to the building as other tenants move on to other opportunities. This year we would like to wish continued success and best wishes to departing tenants and recognize those who have been a part of the Emerson for well over a decade.
  • Dana Aaberg (1993)
  • Artsplot (1995)
  • Mike Finkel (1997)
  • Rhythm Drums (1997)
  • The Dance Center (2006)

Thank you for filling your spaces with magic and enriching our community over the years.

Please help us welcome these creative business and artists to the building:
  • Josephine's Joy LLC – Painter | #5
  • Studio Mobius: SB Jackson Mixed Media – Artist | #10
  • Bozeman Life Magazine – Publication | #206
  • Montana Dreamweaver's Studio – Weaving | #210
  • Breneman Creative Goods – Graphic Design, Art and Photography | #215
  • L. Knox Art/Illustration | #230
  • Alyssa Henry Photography | #250
  • Bozeman Arts-Live! – Video Editing | #211/212
  • Robert Ryan West – Writer | #220A
  • Dream Farm Collective – Photographer | #222B
Penny Jamarack
Art and Jewelry
July Hours | 10am – 4pm or
by appointment (512)05-4435
The Jewel Box Gallery is micro gallery space in Galleria Hall offering selected artists an opportunity to rent retail space for one month. Individual artists of all medias and experience levels are encouraged to apply. Find full details and application online.
Bozeman Arts Live | Studio 221A
Stay tuned to see what's happening in Bozeman Art – Live's new space.
Facebook: @bozemanartslive
Instagram: @bozemanarts_live
Sidewall Pizza | # 109
Summer is in full swing at Sidewall Pizza! Stop by to see the weekly ice cream flavor and Pizza Specials!
Sidewall will be doing music on the Patio from 6-8 on Wednesdays for the remainder of the summer. We will be posting our lineup through August next week on our social media pages (Instagram and Facebook)
Summer Happy Hour:
Our summer happy hour is from 3-5 daily. We are offering $3 drafts and $5 glasses of Sangiovese and Rose
Sidewall Pizza is Hiring!:
Sidewall Pizza Company is currently hiring for kitchen staff in all positions. If you are interested in working in a fun, safe and fast paced work environment please reach out to Eric at
World Language Initiative| Studio 202
WLI-MT will be offering a variety of Small Group Language Programs in Mandarin, French, Spanish, English, German, and Arabic for youth & adults beginning in October. 
Enrollment opens August for 8 week programs beginning the first week of October. All classes are held in the World Language Learning Center in The Emerson, Room 202.

For more information, a full schedule, and to sign up, visit or email 
Be A Part of the Emerson
Whether you're joining as a new member or renewing a past membership, being a part of the Emerson is a great way help arts & culture grow! As a member, you help make new exhibits and art education programs available to our community. Members, also receive special pricing on art education classes and discounts & offers from participating Member Partner tenant galleries and studios.

Individual: $40  |  Household: $75
Premier: $150 (Includes a second membership to give as a gift)
More Information online: