Now accepting Visual Art submissions to be presented and sold, with a percentage of proceeds to benefit Bare Bait Dance for our 3rd Annual Art Gala event on Thursday March 2nd, 2017 at The Public House in Downtown Missoula. Submitted work will be curated and featured at the Gala in conjunction with live dance and musical performance. New work is encouraged. In addition, pieces will be displayed for the entire month of March in The Public House gallery space.

Submission Deadline: February 10, 2017 (To submit: email photograph of finished work or a work-in-progress to Please include in the email the following information:

  1. Artistic Medium
  2. Size
  3. Estimated value of each submission. (Best range for our event: $50-1000)*
  4. Title and brief description/inspiration for the piece
  5. Any special considerations for presenting work/hanging specifications

*Individual artists will determine percentage of final selling price donated to BBD before date of auction

Completed pieces are to be dropped off at The Public House (130 E Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59802) from 10am-4pm on February 28, 2017. All unsold work must be picked up on March 31, 2017 at The Public House from 10am-4pm. Appointments can be made if these dates and times do not work for the artist. Any work unclaimed by April 5, 2017 will not be held responsible by Bare Bait Dance.

Note from BBD Directors, Joy French and Kelly Bouma: BBD is excited to make this year's Art Gala a celebration of community and the arts in Missoula. The event celebrates both visual and performing arts as they inspire, inform and propel each other to new levels of artistry in our local community and beyond.