Zoot Art Gallery Major Sponsor of Heart of the West Art Show

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Inaugural event is a natural partnership, features emerging new artists, high-end gallery works

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Top notch venues, such as Zoot and Heart of the West, that are professionally promoted are an excellent tool for artists to sustain their businesses.

Zoot, a global provider of advanced origination, acquisition and decision management solutions, today announced the company's art gallery is sponsoring the inaugural Heart of the West Art Show in Bozeman.

"It was a natural fit for us to partner with Heart of the West. We share the same mission to support artists by giving them opportunities to share their work without a prohibitive investment," said Darcy Barry, marketing operations manager and art gallery coordinator for Zoot Enterprises. "We're always looking for new talent to exhibit in our commission-free gallery and this event helps us become better known within the art community."

The Heart of the West Art Show & Auction will be held at the Best Western Plus Grantree Inn in Bozeman, MT August 11-13, 2016. More than 60 juried artists and galleries will exhibit their newest body of work in convention room booths.

"We're pleased to be working with Zoot to bring in new, talented artists who might not have the resources to exhibit at a big show," said Morgan Cawdrey, president and show director for Heart of the West. "This format gives collectors and artists a unique opportunity to form connections and friendships while surrounded by other art aficionados."

A live auction in Bozeman the afternoon of Saturday, August 13 will offer approximately 100 lots of contemporary and consigned artwork. A portion of the proceeds from pieces created and sold onsite during Quick Finish artists’ demonstrations will benefit The Museum of the Rockies.

“The Heart of the West show provides a wonderful opportunity for the art community to promote our work to a broad audience. We’re fortunate to have this event come to Bozeman,” said Wendy Marquis, artist and painter of "rural romance." “I’ve had my paintings on display in the Zoot Art Gallery as well. These outlets are an enormous support to local artists. Selling art is so much about exposure. Top notch venues, such as Zoot and Heart of the West, that are professionally promoted are an excellent tool for artists to sustain their businesses.”

The show kicks off at 10:00am on Thursday, August 11, followed by an opening reception at 6:00pm. A full schedule of events is available on the Heart of the West website.

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About Zoot
Bozeman, Mont.-based Zoot Enterprises, Inc. is a global provider of advanced origination, acquisition, and decision management solutions. For 25 years the company’s innovative tools and services model has enabled Zoot clients to meet their exact business objectives and adapt quickly to seize market opportunities. Zoot’s multinational processing environment has the capacity to deliver billions of realtime decisions annually. One of the company’s core values is community involvement—support of the arts is one method of fulfilling that mission. The corporate headquarters houses a museum quality gallery that provides a venue for local artists to display and sell their work commission-free. To learn more, visit Zoot Art Gallery.

About Heart of the West Art Show
After establishing success as art show event coordinators during the annual Western Art Week in Great Falls, MT from 2010-2014, Western Masters moved on to organizing new shows at different venues in Montana and Idaho. The Heart of the West Art Show http://heartofthewestart.com/ and Auction has established a new date and venue at the Best Western Plus Grantree Inn in Bozeman, MT August 11-13 and returns to the Coeur d’Alene Resort in Idaho Sept. 1-4. Join more than 100 contemporary and Western artists for demonstrations, educational presentations, live auctions and a chance to discover new artwork to fall in love with.

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