Gallery

The Historic Clark Chateau features a gallery space on it’s second floor, featuring contemporary works from both regional and international artists.  Originally the home’s kitchen, the gallery hosts three, two month exhibitions each year.

To inquire about showing work at the Chateau, please send an email to clarkchateau@gmail.com ATTN: Michelle Louis.


2017 Upcoming Exhibitions

May & June: 100 Years, a Butte Community Exhibition- More info on this exhibition, including submission information below.

July & August: Glassblowing Exhibition- Works from the inaugural class in Butte’s first hot shop; curated by River Newman

September & October: Voncommon- Group exhibition by Missoula art collective, Voncommon.


 

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2017 marks a 100 year anniversary of the Granite Mountain Mine Disaster, the labor unrest that led to Frank Little’s hanging, and the height of the mining boom.

This exhibition honors the past century of life in Butte and looks ahead to the next. Through understanding what brought, brings, and keeps us here, we can pay homage to what’s most important to us.

Artists are invited to explore and draw inspiration from their individual connections to the Mining City.


Submitting Work

ACCEPTED WORKS: Visual art; all media accepted, with size not to exceed 48″ in any direction. Limit of two submissions per artist.  Large 3D works may have to be assessed for space and entryway limitations. 2D pieces must be “ready to hang” and top of work identified. Limit of two submissions per artist.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Print & fill out a submission card found below. Works must be delivered to the Chateau.

Submissions will be accepted April 6-8 & 13-15 from noon to 4pm*.

You will be notified by email of work selection.  See important dates below.

*Note: If you are unable to physically deliver work during the submission window, require specific or complicated installation, or have questions about your submission, please send an email to clarkchateau@gmail.com; ATTN: Michelle.


 

Important Dates

 

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED: APRIL 6-8 & 13-15, 12PM-4PM

JURYING PROCESS: APRIL 17-21

NOTIFICATION OF SELECTION: APRIL 22

UNSELECTED WORK PICKUP: APRIL 27-29, 12PM-4PM

EXHIBITION OPENING: MAY 5, 5PM-9PM

EXHIBITION CLOSING: JUNE 25

FINAL WORK PICKUP: JUNE 29-JULY 2, 12PM-4PM

The Clark Chateau is not responsible for unclaimed work.

 


 

About our Juror

 

Jennifer duToit-Barrett (b. Butte, Montana) is an artist, writer, and researcher whose work focuses on the vast interpretations of house and home.  Jennifer holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in printmaking from the University of Montana, Missoula (2013) and a dual minor in art history and criticism.  As an artist, she explores the home as a refuge and private space; the home and its relationships: conversations, friendships, familial, and romantic; and the home as memory: sensorial, history of place, and nostalgia.  She has exhibited her work at spaces throughout Montana, including The Phoenix GalleryFrontierSpace Missoula, The Mainstope Gallery, and Real Good.  She has also shown work throughout the nation at The University of Alaska (Anchorage, AK), The Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA), and most recently at the (former) Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, OR.  Jennifer completed her masters at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Critical Theory & Creative Research in August 2016.  Her thesis surveys various methods and mechanisms of surveillance present within the domestic sphere.

She now resides in Helena, Montana, and continues the build-out of an online home goods shop, Barrett Goods, in partnership with her husband, Levi.  As a recent recipient of her program’s Arché Award, she is also devoting the next year to developing and publishing The Butte City Reader, a juried publication for writers with connection to the historic city of Butte, Montana.

Speaking of the Mining City, duToit’s Butte City Reader is open for entries until January 31.

The Butte City Reader is a juried writing publication. Its main objective is to create a platform for new conversations to emerge about the city, allowing writers and readers to explore dilemmas of community, intimacy, consumption, and the local care of Butte.

“From the (Under)ground up” serves as the first issue of this new, annual publication open to writers who call themselves natives, residents, and lovers of the mining city. Butte is home to a number of talented writers, young and old, each with the potential to offer a unique voice, ode, perspective, story, or homage to Butte City.

More info is available at The Butte City Reader Website.


 

Submission Card

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Download and print the submission card HERE.

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