The members of BEE-CLECTICS explore and create fabric art for the fun and joy of it in a spirit of friendship. Their fabric designs will be on display in the Atrium Gallery at the Library January 1 through February 28, 2018. The Library Foundation will host an artist's reception on Friday, January 5, from 6-7:30 pm, which is free and open to the public.
BEE-CLECTICS started informally in 2016 as a weekly activity group focusing on fabric, threads, and mixed media. Presently, there are 18 members.
The name, BEE-CLECTICS, comes from the historical concept of the quilting bee, a community gathering where quilts were made by a group of women in a social setting. In the BEE-CLECTICS group, members work on individual projects while exploring an eclectic source of materials and techniques to enhance their fabric, thread, and mixed media artwork. The group meets weekly at members’ homes or community locations, such as coffee shops. The goal is to experience learning and experimenting in an atmosphere of friendship.
The diverse members have shown their work at local, regional, and national shows, have published work in various magazines, and have taught art and quilting techniques. Some members sell their work or accept commissions and others produce art for the purpose of inspiring and pleasing themselves and others.
Call For Artists
The Bozeman Public Library Foundation is seeking submissions for its 2019 Atrium Gallery Exhibition Series. The Atrium Gallery located in the Library lobby will showcase both traditional and innovative contemporary art forms, as well as the work of both established and emerging artists of our region.
The Library’s primary objective is to feature exhibitions that will expand public appreciation of art and reflect the diversity of the community. Selections will be made by the Library Art Committee, which is made up of local artists, community members, Library Foundation, and Library staff. Each exhibit will run for one to three months, determined by the committee.
The Bozeman Public Library is committed to promoting the visual and aesthetic enhancement of the Bozeman community through this ongoing presentation of rotating exhibits of public art in the Library. Proposals must be received by April 30, 2018. For complete description of the program and guidelines, visit Art Exhibit Proposal Guidelines below.
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Art Exhibit Proposal Guidelines