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Meet previous and current

Artist Residents


Learn about who’s involved or has been involved in the Silver Streak Residency in various ways.  We are always looking to expand our reach and make more and more connections and shared experiences.

Jim Zimpel
artist, curator and founder

Jim Zimpel

Assistant Professor of Sculpture + Extended Media, Montana State University

MFA – Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts (Bard College) and BFA – University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

In October of 2014, I began the Silver Streak Residency project to bring renowned  artists, writers, filmmakers, and other creative individuals and their work to our community that would otherwise be impossible given our location. This project brings contemporary artists and art work from major art centers to Bozeman. The ongoing work/project serves both as a living sculpture as well as a curatorial and social practice piece.

The Silver Streak Residency utilizes the scenic and romantic aspects of our region and the freedom for artists to select a specific space as a means to seduce and encourage artists to take the trip here from locales unlike their own. (Most applicants and accepted residents thus far are from urban centers).

This residency is an important part of my personal practice as it is similar to various other social art practice offerings I have conducted in the past. These include but are not limited to, “You Bring the Coffee and I’ll Bring the Bait”, an ongoing project in which I brought New Yorkers, and other inexperienced, typically urban individuals fishing for the first time in either a boat, on a dock, or on the ice. The project is documented simply by photographing participant’s first catch and a brief narrative is collected. Another example of how this work ties into my personal practice is Angle, a major exhibition I had at the Chicago Cultural Center in which the public was able to interact directly with an aquaponic system fed sculpture, gallery, chef, restaurant, and the Chicago River as a means to discuss sustainability, first fishing experiences, ethics regarding food, and various other topics. The Silver Streak project allows me a return to curatorial and social practice aspects of my practice and will introduce students at Montana State University to the validity of this type of work.

In my personal and less socially engaged work I construct factual and imaginary entry points and rituals-they are the means to process, explore and understand things that are actually, or perceived as, inaccessible. A meaningful fishing experience, a trip to a natural wonder, a project built together in the garage shop behind the house. My practice is an attempt to attend to actual and desired familial bonds. It is location, object, or activity. A fire ring, a broken engine, a hug, the forced proximity between two men dictated by the hull of a 14’ fishing boat. It is recollection and recognition, an interpretation of traditions, fiction and history; an exploration of the terms of patrilineal relationships as I understand them.

Please visit my website ( or consult my curriculum vitae for more information about me and my exhibition history.

Raychael Lynn Stine

Raychael Lynn Stine

Assistant Professor, Painting & Drawing

Raychael Stine holds a BA from The University of Texas at Dallas and an MFA from The University of Illinois at Chicago.

Stine’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, including, Art Palace Gallery, Marty Walker Gallery, Road Agent Gallery, and Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas TX; Eugene Binder Gallery in Marfa TX; D Berman Gallery in Austin TX; Common People in Brooklyn NY, Denise Bibro Gallery in New York NY; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Gallery 400, Leviton A + D Gallery, and Jekyll and Hyde Gallery in Chicago, Illinois, and others. Stine was selected for the New Insight Exhibition at Art Chicago, New American Paintings Issues 120 and 78 where she was awarded Juror’s Pick, and her work was exhibited in the Texas Biennial.

She is a recipient of the Dallas Museum of Art Degoylier Grant, the Stone Award Scholarship at UIC, and the Gendler Fellowship as artist in residence at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art.

Raychael is currently Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of New Mexico.

Dean Adams
generous host and artist

Associate Professor of Foundations, Montana State University

MA & MFA – University of Iowa

Dean Adams exhibits nationally and internationally and has participated in many artists’ residencies, including The Archie Bray Foundation, The Banff Centre, and Watershed Center for Ceramics. Currently Dean is Vice-President of Programming for Integrative Teaching International, and is a member of Foundations Art Theory, Education (FATE). Dean is a co-founder and co-director of the International Wild Clay Research Project at MSU as well as a founding board member for the LH Project in Oregon.

Erin Castellan


Erin E. Castellan creates colorful, painterly collages using hand-embroidery, knitting, beads, and various found and painted fabrics. She fully embraces thread and other textile materials as her “paint” and enjoys the expressive range these tactile materials can offer. In a society that is becoming increasingly hurried and divorced from the physical world, Erin’s artwork responds with images, materials, and processes that promote slow viewing experiences and intimate, tactile engagements.


Erin received a BFA in Textile Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Painting from Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. She was a 2012-2013 Artist-in-Residence at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Currently, Erin lives in Western North Carolina where she maintains a studio art practice, runs a small business, erineleanor, specializing in hand-loomed knitwear, and works at Warren Wilson College.

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