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2024 Archives

2024 image galleries are available on each exhibit’s page.

Mining Mending, Rachel Breen

Reassemble

EXHIBIT Jan 22 - Mar 23 (updated). In taking apart and making anew, Breen addresses ...
 

 

2023 Archives

2023 image galleries are available on each exhibit’s page.

Birch Trees - Kent Estey

Endanakiiyaan – “Where I am on Earth”

RECEPTION Dec 9, 2-4pm. EXHIBIT Nov 18 - Feb 9, 2023. Land, sky, and water ...
Lake Itasca in Honor of Monet

Lake Itasca: True Source of my Inspiration

RECEPTION Friday December 1, 5 - 7pm. EXHIBIT Dec 1 – Feb 24, 2024. Bedford ...
"Opo-Sannoo", Vessel, Brad-Bachmeier

It’s Only Clay 2023

RECEPTION Nov 3, 5 - 7pm. AWARDS at 6pm. EXHIBIT Nov 3 - Dec 23." ...
Rabbit, Masako Morishima

The Heart of Design

EXHIBIT Extended through Dec 2023. The most successful works of art utilize design elements to ...
a-rainbow-bridge -detail, Amber Jensen

Illuminated Terrains, Amber Jensen, Textile Artist

EXHIBIT Sept 8 - Nov 25. Reception TBD. Jensen is a painter, textile artist, and ...
2022 Serenity, Joyce Arndt

Ninanda-minwaajim – “I seek to tell a good story”

RECEPTION Sep 15. EXHIBIT Sep 9 - Nov11. Joyce Arndt was cut off from her ...
Gerry's Dream - Hanggi

An Abstract Conversation with E. Lindell and R.A Hanggi, Jr.

ARTISTS TALK SEP 26 AT 6:30. EXHIBIT Aug 11 - Oct 21. Mixed Media artists ...
Water on the Rocks - ME Fuller

Out of My Hands – M.E. Fuller

RECEPTION: May 12 5-7pm. EXHIBIT: May 12 - August 26. M. E. Fuller Is a ...
Clans Gather by Chholing Taha

Clans Gather with Chholing Taha

EXHIBIT May 26 - Sep 2, 2023. "Clans Gather" was created as an acknowledgement that ...
A Lesson from the Trees tapestry by Blair Treuer

“Becoming” with Blair Treuer – Textile Artist

EXHIBIT June 9 - July 29. BOOK SIGNING June 10, 10 - 4pm. This body ...
snake-2023 middle school show

2023 Middle School Show

OPEN HOUSE May 5, 4 - 7pm. EXHIBIT May 5 - May 25. Enjoy artwork ...
She Said What

Aanikoosijigaade – It is Linked

RECEPTION March 18. EXHIBIT March 6-May 20. Aanikoosijigaade - It is Linked. Converging across generations, ...
Jakie McElroy (American, b.1942)

A Celebration of Women Artists

EXHIBIT Feb 3 - May 12 (updated). This show celebrates the women artists in the ...
In and Out of the Thicket, Diamond Knispel

Wild Whimsy of the Northwoods

RECEPTION Feb 10. Exhibit Feb 10 - April 28.The lively, whimsical paintings explore the stories ...
2023 High School Show promo photo

2023 High School Show

OPEN HOUSE 11am - 3pm on Saturday, April 1. EXHIBIT April 1 - 28. Enjoy ...
David with Sheep and Grandpa, Pastoral Study, 2020 - R.J. Kern

The Unchosen Ones: Portraits of an American Pastoral – R.J. Kern

RECEPTION & Book Launch Jan 20. EXHIBIT Jan 13 - Mar 25. Four years after ...

 

2022 Archive

2022 image galleries are available on each exhibit’s page.

Cedar Bark Mat weaving

Gaa-miinigoowiziyang – What We were Given

RECEPTION Jan 14, 2 - 4pm. EXHIBIT December 8- extended to February 25, 2023. The ...
Trumpeter Swans - Denny Carlson

Portrait of a Lake

RECEPTION Nov 11. EXHIBIT Nov 11- Jan 27, 2022. Community residents created this 50 photo ...
Jacob Iten (American, b.), Vase, Earthenware, 2011

Art as Mirror

EXHIBIT Oct 3 – Jan 20. Artists hold up a mirror to society asking us ...
bottles-Delores Fortuna

It’s Only Clay 2022

RECEPTION Nov. 4, 5 - 7pm. EXHIBIT Nov 4 - Dec 23. 17th Annual It’s ...
Modern-Times-Jonathan Thunder

Inaabandam – He Dreams in a Certain Way

EXHIBIT Aug 26 - Nov 26. RECEPTION Sep 10 with Jonathan Thunder, multi-media artist ...
Three Horses, Falcon Gott

Bi-dibaajimowag – The Eagles Come Telling Stories

EXHIBIT Aug 5 - Oct 28. STUDENT RECEPTION Aug 26, 4 -6pm. Falcon Gott, Photographer ...
The Dancing Umbrella of Unity

Umbrellas of Unity

ONLINE AUCTION OCT 3 - 12. EXHIBIT Aug 19 - Oct 22. Visitors are invited ...
Mervin Jules, 1977

Inspiration from a Flower

EXHIBIT June 1 - Sept 23. Artists are drawn to the evocative qualities of flowers ...
Spring-Dances-in-the-North

Aabijijiwan – It Flows Continuously

EXHIBIT MAY 13 - AUGUST 17. RECEPTION MAY 15 - This exhibit is the culmination ...
artwork by Joachim Berthold

The Human Journey: Works by Joachim Berthold

RECEPTION MAY 6. EXHIBIT MAY 6 - AUGUST 13. The Human Journey reflects artist Joachim ...
Members Show logo

2022 Bi-Annual Members Show

Held every other year, member artists submit pieces of their own work to be juried ...
SteveBoyyi- Villiard

Rights of the Child

EXHIBIT MARCH 5 - MAY 6. This series of digitally illustrated posters and surreal paintings ...
Pepper-print--Sunset-with-Tree--work by Bemidji Middle School Student

2022 Middle School Show

Opening Reception April 1. Exhibit April 1 - 29th. The exhibit showcases work by students ...
John Ross

The Art of the Process

Exhibit: February 1 - May 13, 2022. Selected prints and ceramics from BSU's Harlow-Kleven teaching ...
PAINTING Winner - Magnolia Mascia

2022 High School Show

Opening Reception April 1. Exhibit April 1 - 29th. The exhibit showcases artworks of local ...
Quilt detail

A Quilter’s Perspective – 1915 to Present Day

Exhibit Discussion March 24. Exhibit Feb 5 - March 26. Open house Feb 5, 2 ...
Marley Kaul painting

Remembering Marley Kaul

Open House: Nov 12, 5 to 7pm. Exhibit Nov 12 - Jan 29. Curated but ...

 

2021 Archive

2021 image galleries are available on each exhibit’s page.

painting by Alice Blessing

Thirteen: Nonconformity – Alice Blessing

Artist's Talk March 26, 2 - 4pm. Exhibit: Extended to March 26. With her newest ...
Three Sisters

Indigenous Expressions – David Ben White

Open House January 8, 2 - 4pm. Exhibit Dec 6 - Feb 25. This collection ...
Marley Kaul painting

Remembering Marley Kaul

Open House: Nov 12, 5 to 7pm. Exhibit Nov 12 - Jan 29. Curated but ...
Party in the Garden

Abstractions x Four – Charles Alberti

Reception: Oct 1, 5-7pm. Exhibit: October 1 – November 27, 2021. This exhibit is the ...
"Bad Spirits Around the House", Jason Clark

Say It with Color

Exhibit: October 1, 2021 to January 21, 2022. Prints and ceramics selected for the exhibit ...
Quilt - "Swallow"

Dakobijige “She Ties Things Together” – Maggie Thompson

Exhibit extended to November 30, 2021. Maggie Thompson derives her inspiration from the history of ...
SDA 2021 Earth Matters logo

Earth Matters

Online Reception for "Earth Matters" Sept 23. Exhibit September 3–October 30, 2021. Watermark Art Center ...
Best Seat in the House -Lowell Wolff

Reflections of Northern Minnesota – Lowell Wolff

Presentation September 16 6pm. Exhibit July 2 - Sep 25, 2021: The word “reflection” can ...
Takimori

A Degree of Connectedness

June 2 - September 17, 2021. A Degree of Connectedness invites you to explore the ...
Pat Shough

Here, There, and Everywhere -Artists of Studio 10

Exhibit & Online Gallery. May 7 - August 21, 2021 (extended). A journey across the ...
Quanah Creek

BURY THE HATCHET: Prayer for My P’ah-Be, John Hitchcock

Exhibit & Video: May 5 - July 24, 2021. Working from the theme of the ...
2021 middle school promo 2

2021 Bemidji Middle School Exhibit

Exhibit: June 4 - June 25, 2021 - The Annual Middle School Show will showcase ...
BHS-RAVEN

2021 High School Invitational

Exhibit May 7 - May 24, 2021. The exhibit will showcase work by students from ...
Noon, 1999 by Stefan Markov

A Different Way to Look at It – Harlow | Kleven Gallery

Exhibit & Online Image Gallery: February 5 - May 21, 2021: From Bemidji State University's ...
Chanterelles

Restorative Loops – Kristen Anderson, Visual Fiber Artist

Exhibit & Online Image Gallery February 17 - May 1, 2021: Years of witnessing plants ...
The Sacred Truth of Clouds at Sunset, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 30"

Unutterable Spaces- Landscapes of Northern Minnesota – Mark Granlund

Exhibit & Online Image Gallery: February 5 - May 1, 2021. Granlund's regular visits to ...
Revolution by Ne-dah-ness Rose Greene

“Mashkawiziiwag” – Ne-Dah-Ness Rose Greene, Photographer

Exhibit, Slideshow & Online Gallery: January 13 - April 24, 2021. Ne-Dah-Ness is a well-known ...
 

2020 Archive

2020 VIRTUAL EXHIBITS GALLERY >>

Dehline Face

Show Me a Story – Harlow | Kleven Collection

Exhibit & Virtual Exhibit: November 2, 2020 – January 22, 2021. These selected works from ...
Bill Gossman portrait by Gregory Harp

2020 It’s Only Clay

Exhibit & Online Slideshow: November 7 - December 23, 2020. The 2020 exhibit is dedicated ...
Bird Land and the Man with Enormous Wings - Karlyn Atkinson Berg

Nature Envisioned and The Real Transformed – Karlyn Atkinson Berg

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE>> Exhibit through November 20, 2020. This collage series was inspired by the ...
Sigh Duck - Decker

Train of Thought – Quinton Decker

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE>> Exhibit extended to mid November, 2020. “Train of Thought” draws from expressionism, ...
Young Artist Monarch Butterfly

Monarch Butterflies – Young Artists

October, 2020. Kaul Gallery. In conjunction with the exhibit “Patient Nature”, Watermark Art Center has ...
Richard Hook - Pelican Eyes

Patient Nature & Traveling Audubon Photography Awards Exhibit

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit runs September 12 – October 31, 2020. “Patient Nature” is ...
Pharis Jar

From Line to Form – Harlow | Kleven Collection

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE>> Exhibit through October 15. On display are selected works from the Harlow/Kleven ...
Big Bins - John Pearson

Invisible Valley – John Pearson, Photographer & Printmaker

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: June 5 - July 31, 2020. “Invisible Valley” presents a ...
Kathy Gustafson "Peek-a-boo" Watercolor/mixed-media

2020 Members Show

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: June 12 - August 23, 2020. This year’s show features ...
Thomas Stillday Bead work

“Wezhichigewaad” – Thomas Stillday, Master Bead Artist

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: March 6 - extended to July 31, 2020. Thomas comes ...
Water Rose - Chloe S.

2020 Bemidji Middle School Exhibit

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Bemidji Middle School Exhibit May 2020. Grades 6, 7, 8: 1st ...
Kenzi and Hootie, Anoka County Fair, Minnesota, 2016

The Unchosen Ones – R.J. Kern, Photographer

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Instagram Live Event AVAILABLE. One isn’t born a winner or loser, ...
2020 Schoolcraft Portraits with oil and pastel

Schoolcraft Learning Community – Grades 4 & 5

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> This Education Studio exhibit by Schoolcraft Learning Community was influenced by ...
"The Student" -William Carver, 2019, Trek North

Annual High School Invitational 2020

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE>> Show MOVED to independent home High Schools. This year’s annual High School ...
Natalia

Other Dimensions – Natalia Himmirska, Painter & Print Maker

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: February 7 - May 8, 2020 Closing Reception: CANCELLED. The ...
First Snow

Looking for America – Paula Swenson, Painter

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: February 7 – April 25, 2020 (extended). "Artwork is a ...
Blair Treuer Self Portrait

Portraits – Blair Treuer, Textile Artist

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: January 10 - March 28, 2020 "I am a storyteller ...
 

2019 Archive

 

Can't Miss Them

Beyond Whiteness – Monika Lawrence

November 1 - January 31, 2020. The world puts on a monochrome blanket, forests become ...
Terri O’Connor - My Spirit is Still Here

Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughters of Turtle Island

October 11 - November 30, 2019. "Bring Her Home" addresses the epidemic of violence against ...
Japanese Print

Looking East – Japanese and Western Prints and Ceramics

October 7 - January 24, 2020. "Looking East" is a combination of Japanese and Western ...
2019 First Place Award Nathanial, Lidded Beast with Spoon by Molly Uravitch

2019 It’s Only Clay National Juried Exhibit & Competition

"It's Only Clay", October 4 - December 21, is a National Juried Ceramics Exhibit & ...
“Stretching Influence” by Alison Price

Nibikaang – From the Water

A group show featuring artists living within the Mississippi Watershed, Great Lakes or Red River ...
Bag It

Mixed Messages: Acrylic Paintings by Lonnie Knutson

Mixed Messages Acrylic Paintings by Lonnie Knutson. Aug 9 - October 25. Opening reception: Aug ...
Existential Psychoanalysis (What is Life?)

Existential Psychoanalysis (What is Life?)

Psychedelic themes by painter Tawnee Corning. August 9 - October 25. Opening reception: Aug. 9 ...
WAC Members Show 2019

WAC Members Show 2019

Exhibit June 7 to July 27, 2019 ...
Creating from Nature: Inspiration from the Landscape

Creating from Nature: Inspiration from the Landscape

Creating from Nature: Inspiration from the Landscape ...
Middle School Exhibit

Middle School Exhibit

Middle School Art Show ...
5th Grade Invitational

5th Grade Invitational

May 4 - May 25. Opening reception: May 4 | 12 - 3 p.m ...
Minogwaasowag – They Stitch Well

Minogwaasowag – They Stitch Well

Featuring bead work by Nancy Kingbird and blankets by Rick Kagigebi. April 5th – June ...
Annual High School Spring Exhibit

Annual High School Spring Exhibit

Annual High School Spring Exhibit. April 6 - April 27 | Opening Reception: April 6, ...
Madwewe - It Is Heard

Madwewe – It Is Heard

Multi-media exhibit. January 11 - March 30. Opening Reception: Jan 11, from 5 - 7 ...
A Work In Process

A Work In Process

The Artwork of Joachim Berthold. Jan 4 - March 24. Reception: Jan 4, from 5-7 ...
On Native Land

On Native Land

Group photography exhibit. Jan. 7 - Mar. 24. Artist Reception: Feb. 1, from 5 - ...
Creatures of Common Place
BSU Harlow|Kleven Gallery

 

2018 Archive

Spirit of Ukambani

Spirit of Ukambani

Fiber art and photography exhibit by Mary Therese and Monika Lawrence. Oct. 12 - Dec ...
Mazinigwaaso

Mazinigwaaso

Three award-winning bead and quill work artists. Nov. 9 - Dec. 22. Artist Reception: Nov ...
First Place. Large Bottle with Bird & Fence. David Swenson

2018 It’s Only Clay Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2018 It's Only Clay award winners! ...
Gidibaajimomin - We Tell Stories

Gidibaajimomin – We Tell Stories

Print & Mixed Media exhibit by Gordon Coons & Anna Johnson. Sept. 4 - Nov ...
Paintings by Thomas Paquette.

America’s River Re-Explored

Paintings by Thomas Paquette. Sept. 7 – Oct. 28, 2018 ...
Bagakaande - It is Brightly Colored

Bagakaande – It is Brightly Colored

Paintings by Sarah McRae and DG House. Artist Reception: July 26, 5-7 p.m. Exhibit runs ...
The Way I See It

The Way I See It

Multi-media exhibit featuring The Artists of Studio 10. Aug. 6 - Sept. 29. Artist Reception: ...
Elements of Nature

Elements of Nature

Sculpture by Bud Burger and photography by John & Marilyn Walsh. Exhibit runs through August ...
The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible

The Internal Affairs of Mr. Invincible

Drawings by Lou Ferreri. Exhibit runs through July 28 ...
"Indanishinaabekwew – I am an Anishinaabe Woman" by Hillary Kempenich

“Indanishinaabekwew – I am an Anishinaabe Woman” by Hillary Kempenich

Exhibit runs May 4 - June 23. Artist reception: May 10, 5-7 p.m ...
2018 5th Grade Invitational

2018 5th Grade Invitational

Exhibit runs May 4-19. Opening reception: May 4, 4-6 p.m ...
Spring High School Exhibit

Spring High School Exhibit

April 6 - 28, 2018 Reception: Friday, April 6 • 4-6 p.m.     Enjoy artwork ...
Biitoosinoon - There Are Layers

Biitoosinoon – There Are Layers

Opening Date: March 9, 2018 Closing Reception and Artist Meet & Greet: April 28, 2018, ...
Salvaged Time 1970 - 2018 by Don Knudson

Salvaged Time 1970 – 2018 by Don Knudson

Join Watermark for the opening reception of Salvaged Time 1970-2018, works by Don Knudson. Meet the artist during ...
Ojibwe Star Knowledge Events

Ojibwe Star Knowledge Events

Traveling art exhibit, plus a painting workshop and storytelling sessions presented by the Northwest Indian ...

Being Here

Being Here
BSU Harlow|Kleven Gallery

 

2017 Archive

Miikanan

Aazhoomon Artist Reception & Poetry Reading

Reception will be Friday, January 5 from 5 - 7:30 p.m., reading beginning at 6:30 ...
Marley

Fresh & Faded Memories: Paintings by Marley Kaul

The inaugural exhibit in the Kaul Gallery features the work of the gallery's namesake. "Fresh ...
MPR exhibit

MPR Faces of Minnesota

In celebration of Minnesota Public Radio’s 50th anniversary, MPR presents “Faces of Minnesota,” a travelling exhibit ...
5th Grade Invitational Window Show

5th Grade Invitational

A block-wide window show art walk on Beltrami Ave, May 5 - 20 ...
Waabanjigaade by David Manuel

Waabanjigaade Exhibit at Cabin Coffeehouse

Watermark Art Center presents an off-site photography exhibit at The Cabin Coffeehouse, 214 3rd St NW, ...
 

2016 Archive

_BUCKET_ 2013 Oil on Canvas

Current Exhibit: Multi-media group show

Exhibit on display at Watermark's temporary annex location: 516 Beltrami Ave ...
Through the Lens

Through the Lens

Group photography show. Runs August-October ...
What’s Left: Lives Touched by Suicide

What’s Left: Lives Touched by Suicide

Exhibit runs June 3 - July 21 ...
5th Grade Invitational

5th Grade Invitational

The 5th Grade Invitational will be held May 6-21 ...
Sleeping Giant by Vance Gellert

Sleeping Giant: the Iron Range of Minnesota

Exhibit runs February 5 - March 26 ...
 

2015 Archive

Congratulations 2015 It's Only Clay Award Winners

Congratulations 2015 It’s Only Clay Award Winners

Three placement awards and seven Harlow purchase awards were given this year ...
2015membershow

2015 Members Show

Watermark's annual Members Show runs October 2-24. Opening reception: October 2, 5:00-7:00 p.m ...
Transitions Pat S

Watermark hosts the Artists of Studio 10

The current exhibit at Watermark Art Center interprets what it means to be in a ...
Davidson at Eighty

Davidson at Eighty, A Retrospective

In 1950, a young Marlon Davidson first discovered art through a teacher named Tyne Mike ...
2015 5th Grade Invitational

2015 5th Grade Invitational

Come out to Watermark this weekend! We're featuring the annual 5th Grade Invitational, which will run ...
2015 High School Show

High School Exhibit at Watermark

The 15th annual Bemidji High School Exhibit runs April 3-25 at Watermark. The incredible young ...
Flying in Circles by Mary Therese

Artist Mary Therese coming to Watermark

Watermark is proud to announce Mary Therese as the artist behind our first exhibit of 2015 ...
 

2014 Archive

Clay: Rabbit Casserole by Sean Scott

12th Annual It’s Only Clay Exhibit

In it's 12 year the "It's Only Clay" exhibit features work by artists from around ...
Head in the Clouds - Feet on the Ground

Head in the Clouds – Feet on the Ground

  The Watermark Art Center invites you to join us for the opening reception of ...
joan-cox-insideout

INSIDE AND OUT by Joan Cox

The Watermark Art Center presents work by artist Joan Cox as a part of the ...
2014 5ht Grade INvitational

5th Grade Invitational

The Watermark Art Center presents the 2014 5th Grade Invitational! Join us on May 2nd ...
2014 High School Exhibit

14th Annual Spring High School Exhibit

Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications are proud to present the 14th Annual Bemidji ...
wind-in-his-hair

Asiniig – with Duane Goodwin

February First Friday Art Walk Opening Watermark Art Center (formerly Bemidji Community Art Center) and ...
 

2013 Archive

Clay: Black Foot by Steven Schaeffer

2013 IOC Awards

November 1st was the opening of the 11th Annual It’s Only Clay exhibit, featuring work ...
06-my-hiding-place

Since 1968 at 68 – Charles E. Alberti – Solo Show

Join us on August 9th for the Opening Reception from 5 to 7pm as we ...
4 square

“Child’s Play” by John Lembi

This exhibit took place at Watermark Art Center June and July of 2013. A note ...
picture-by-kali-benson

High School Opening presents varied work – People’s Choice Award!

Over 150 guests enjoyed work by area High School Students at the Annual Spring Show ...
cal-cuba-portrait

Cultures in Change

"All cultures change over time, but they are changing faster in our age of globalization.  ...