Inside Art Crossing

Inside Art Crossing

Mission Statement:

To place public art that enhances the cultural experience for Bozeman area residents and visitors to the Gallatin Valley.

Vision:

The Gallatin Art Crossing (G.A.C.) exhibit hosts a variety of artwork introducing viewers to many artistic approaches. The main focus of the organization is to select and place sculptures throughout the Bozeman area. All sculptures, unless noted on their plaque, are available for purchase during their tenure in the program An additional goal of the program is to add at least one piece to our permanent public collection each year. The community assists in this process by voting for their favorite sculptures online which helps the board select the People’s Choice Award winner. The winning piece, along with two to three other pieces are then voted on by the G.A.C. board for possible purchase and permanent placement.

Founding Partners:

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Board of Directors:

JIM ZIMPEL
President

Jim Zimpel is currently the Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Architecture and an Associate Professor of Sculpture + Extended Media. He attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago for his undergraduate degree and eventually traveled to New York for a graduate degree from The Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts (Bard College). For approximately ten years, Zimpel taught courses at Columbia College Chicago and managed the Art + Design Department’s Fabrication Facilities. In 2013, he accepted a tenure track appointment at Montana State University in Bozeman MT.

JADE LOWDER

JADE LOWDER
Vice-President

Jade Lowder was born on a reservation in Montana. He received his BFA in painting from Montana State University in 2012 and his MFA in painting from Washington State University in 2015. While attending both programs, Lowder connected with many of his fellow classmates creating collaborative efforts that have gone on to host gallery shows, experimental shows(such as a Drive-Thru Art Gallery and 24 hour exhibition), living room shows and figure drawing groups. His latest solo exhibition, Make Sense, was an exploration of space, pop-culture and identity. Currently, Jade resides in Bozeman, MT where he teaches Drawing and Painting at Montana State University and continues to make work and seek out new and exciting exhibition opportunities.

KATY HELGESON

KATY HELGESON
Interim Treasurer

Katy has a background in design and interactive programming and currently works for herself as a freelance designer in Bozeman, Montana. She believes that technology is wonderful but also believes it is important to remember that we live in an amazing place and there is no comparison to seeing and experiencing art first-hand. This is the driving force behind why she is involved with Gallatin Art Crossing and why she looks forward to using her skills to help increase the community’s awareness and support for the great things the Gallatin Art Crossing is doing in the Bozeman area.

SUSAN GREGORY

SUSAN GREGORY

Susan Gregory moved to Bozeman from Norman, Oklahoma, in 2011 to become the Director of the extraordinary Bozeman Public Library. She received her graduate degree in Library & Information Science from the University of Oklahoma and has worked in public library administration for more than twenty years. Susan has worked with various non-profit arts organizations in Oklahoma and believes in the power of creating partnerships between the public library, arts organizations and the community. The Bozeman Public Library grounds have been enhanced with art works from both the Bozeman Sculpture Park and the Gallatin Art Crossing since the Library opened on East Main Street in 2006. Susan works closely with the Bozeman Public Library Foundation to promote the growth of art both within and outside the Library building. With monthly Library visitors averaging 30,000 a month, the Library has become one of Bozeman’s premier gallery spaces for fine art.

DARYL PAULSON

DARYL PAULSON

The president and chief executive officer of BioScience Laboratories Inc., a medical research facility in Bozeman which he found in 1991, Paulson is also the author of many books and articles in several fields. He is also a decorated Vietnam veteran. As a release from the stresses of daily life, Paulson molds and welds things that have caught his attention, employing wood, stone, and steel to create his effects. By rusting the patina of the steel, he makes the “new” appear “old.” The Robert and Gennie DeWeese Gallery at Bozeman High School and Capelli’s Salon, Gallery, and Boutique are among the numerous places he has shown his work.