Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Gallery Hours

Monday-Friday: noon-5pm

Saturdays: noon-3pm (starting 9/19)


EMERGENCE: One Decade of University of Montana Residencies at The Clay Studio of Missoula

September 4-26, 2020

opening reception: Friday, September 4, 6-9pm

Gallery hours during exhibition: 12-5pm M-F. Additional Saturday hours (12-3pm) starting 9/19

Works will be available online starting September 9

The University of Montana residency was established in 2011 at the Clay Studio of Missoula as a means of awarding one student per summer the gift of time and space to sustain their studio endeavors. Since 2011, residencies have been awarded to ten individual post baccalaureate and undergraduate students at University of Montana, supporting emerging talent in the ceramics field.


Many past UM residents continue to pursue their careers in the arts, ranging from participating in residencies across the country, attending graduate programs to further their studies, developing professional studio practices, and teaching in the arts.

We will be hosting a socially distanced outdoor reception on Friday, September 4 in our parking lot and garden. Please bring your own refreshments, we request that masks be worn inside our facility and in instances where it is not possible to socially distance. Attendees will be able to view the exhibit and make purchases.  


Emergence Participating Artists:

Kelly Stevenson (2011)

Sean Clute (2012)

Miriam Griffin (2013)

Sasha Barrett (2014)

Samantha Briegel (2015)

Marion Halsell (2016)

Michael McCollough (2017)

Kelly Seitz (2018)

Paris Summers (2019)

Elizabeth Huegelmann (2020)



  • October: Currents: Long Term Residents at the Clay Studio of Missoula

  • November: UM 2020 BFA Exhibit

  • December: Holiday Exhibition and Sale

1106 Hawthorne St.

Missoula, MT 59802


Public Hours: M-F 12-5pm 

By appointment M-F 10am-12pm
(must schedule appt at least 24 hr in advance)

Closed Sept 7 for Labor Day

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