BSS Annual Meeting 2012

One and All: Please attend the BSS Annual Meeting in Great Falls, MT on  Friday night, April 20th at  7pm

At The Heritage Inn, 1700 Fox Farm Road (right off 10th Ave So. where the Barb Close Workshop is being held. you will be able to set up at this time also.)

Dues payment time!

April 1st marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for BSS. Dues are due by March 31.
Thank you all for continuing to support art and our friendships through art.

Wendy Bistodeau
treasurer/secretary Big Sky Scribes

“Early Rising: Contemporary Calligraphy by Amity Parks”

BSS member, Amity Parks will be showing her latest fabulous work at The Artists’ Shop in Missoula through the month of March!
Amity: The title of this show was inspired by the fact that the works you will see in this exhibit were all done in the hours before sunrise. For several years now, I have been motivated by a passion so strong that I anxiously sacrifice the comfort of sleep to start my day in the studio. I wake up alert, with a clear mind and a steady hand at 3am, ready to sit at my drawing board with a pen or brush in hand. I work steadily for three hours, then by the time the dawn break, I’ve moved on to my life as a mother, wife, and full-time business woman.  What, you might ask, could possibly be compelling enough to get up at that unlikely hour? For me the answer is calligraphy …
You are invited to an artists’ reception on First Friday, March 2, from 5-8pm
Location: The Artists’ Shop — 304 N. Higgins, Missoula, Montana 59802
(406) 543-6393

Thank you from Ryniker-Morrison Gallery BSS Exhibit

We received this lovely thank you dated September 23, 2011

Dear Mary Alice and the Big Sky Scribes,

Thank you for a wonderful exhibit of the Big Sky Scribes in the Ryniker-Morrison Gallery. From start to finish it was a dream event. Mary Alice took the reins of organizing, never missed a deadline, kept me informed and up-to-date so there were no surprises. 

The range of work, the quality of the lettering and design techniques, and the extraordinary addition of handmade books made it a show that was “inspiring” according to Mark Moak, Chairman of the Art Department and our calligraphy instructor. The turnout for the reception was good, visitor numbers were steady, the press from the Gazette and the Billings Outpost was excellent, one sale was made, and two members generously gave of their time and visited our calligraphy class. thank you to Edie and Mary Alice for all the preparation and time spent with our students.

It was a fine way to open the gallery in the new school year. Again, my appreciation and deep thanks.  — Sincerely, Sally McIntosh  Ryniker-Morrison Gallery Director


Calligraphy show at Rocky Mountain College

Thank you to those of you who sent pieces for our show at Rocky Mountain College.  We have a nice mix of pieces, including books.

Please plan to stop by and see the show if you are in Billings between August 26 and September 23.  It is in Tech Hall, adjacent to the parking lot east of the football field on the southern side of the campus.

The gallery is open on school days from 9 to 4.


Mary Alice