“Wide Open” photo collection features eastern Montana will be shown at Glendive gallery


  Photographer Amanda Breitbach Ragsdale will be the featured artist at Dawson County Arts Unlimited/The Gallery in August.

An opening reception will be held Sunday, Aug. 1, from 1-3 p.m., where visitors will have the opportunity to meet and visit with the artist. 
Refreshments will be served.
Breitbach Ragsdale's latest collection of photographs, "Wide Open," showcases images from in and around eastern Montana that truly capture the region's landscape and character.
A native of the area, Breitbach Ragsdale was born in Circle, Mont. and raised on a family farm and ranch north of town. After graduating from Circle High School, she went to Montana State University in Bozeman, where she studied photography and French, finishing with dual bachelor's degrees in 2004. Breitbach Ragsdale served two years with the Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa before returning to eastern Montana. She now works for the Miles City Star as a photographer and reporter.
Her work has been exhibited in solo shows at the Loft Gallery in Miles City and Gallery 126 at Dawson Community College, as well as at DCAU/The Gallery. Photographs by Breitbach Ragsdale have been selected for the 2009 and 2010 Southeastern Montana Juried Exhibits at the Custer County Art and Heritage Center, with images chosen each year for the traveling exhibition that visits galleries all over eastern Montana. She will also take part in the Custer County Art and Heritage Center's upcoming art auction on Sept. 25.
Recent publications include stories and photographs in "Zone 4" magazine, as well as photographs in "Magic City" magazine and a cover photograph for "Apostrophe."
For examples of Breitbach Ragsdale's work, visit her online shop at www.etsy.com/shop/amandarosy.
Dawson County Arts Unlimited/The Gallery is located at 109 N. Merrill Ave. in downtown Glendive. Hours are 12-4 p.m., Monday through Friday or special hours by appointment. Admission is free. For more information call (406) 377-6508.

Published July 28, 2010

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