CALL IS CLOSED. EXHIBIT OPENS SEPT 12. Watermark Art Center announces the call for photography for their exhibit entitled “Patient Nature” in memory of area artist and photographer Joyce Kleven and featuring the “2019 – 2020 Audubon Traveling Awards Exhibition”.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: June 5 – July 31, 2020. “Invisible Valley” presents a selection from the hundreds of photos John Pearson gathered as he explored the Red River Valley area of North Dakota and Minnesota in June of 2016. The resulting photos reveal his persistent fascination with how people establish their place in the environment.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: June 12 – August 23, 2020. This year’s show features a variety of mediums: from paintings and photography to textiles, wood, and more! Members submit pieces of their own work or from their collections to be juried in for this annual exhibit.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Instagram Live Event AVAILABLE. One isn’t born a winner or loser, but a chooser. This theme is explored in this series. As we look at them, they look back, allowing us to think about how we choose winners and the repercussions for the ones not chosen.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> This Education Studio exhibit by Schoolcraft Learning Community was influenced by the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Oil & Chalk Pastel
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE>> Show MOVED to independent home High Schools.
This year’s annual High School show features work by students from: Bemidji High School, Trek North High School, LaPorte High School, and Cass Lake High School.
CANCELLED: Shop 505’s Featured Artist, Patty Lovegreen, will demonstrate wrap weaving. You are invited to bring your own supplies and learn the technique with her.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: March 6 – extended to July 31, 2020.
Thomas comes from a family of “Makers” and his art honors the traditional designs and knowledge that have been gifted to him by his elders. However, as a true artist, he has been pushing the designs into new compositions and colors that keep the visual language fresh and contemporary.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: February 7 – May 8, 2020
Closing Reception: CANCELLED. The paintings and prints on display reflect her research into new media, which she introduced into the art curriculum at BSU to enhance her students’ scope in the painting and graphics disciplines.
“Other Dimensions” is Natalia Himmirska’s retrospective exhibition, representing works executed during her “Minnesota Period” at Bemidji State University beginning in 2003 until this spring, when she will retire as a full professor.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: February 7 – April 25, 2020 (extended). “Artwork is a process of inspiration, meditation, investigation, creation, interpretation and intuition. Mystery is essential to art and to life, it is what keeps us questioning and questing.”
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: January 10 – March 28, 2020 “I am a storyteller who paints with fabric and draws with thread.” –
An image comes to me first. I feel inspiration channeling through me faster than my fingers can move. When the piece is finished, I ask myself…What does this mean? What was this meant to communicate to me? The decisions I make are not what will the image be, I feel like that is instead decided for me. So the decisions I make are on how to best recreate the image in my head. It’s not until the end that I ask myself, now what does this mean?
Shop 505 January Featured Artist. Painting in the style of “plein air,” Bedford leaves the studio behind in exchange for natural light where she can experience transitions found in the outside world.
Watermark Art Center presents three weekends of December shopping, classes, and Artist Showcases. On Saturdays December 7 & 14 we’ll have our Shop 505 artists stationed throughout the center demonstrating and/or talking about their work and offering new work from 10:30 to 2:30pm. If you miss these special meet-n-greet days, Shop 505 will be open…
November Shop 505 Featured Artist “One thing that always seemed important to me was that the ‘item’ that I was making would have a use or purpose. Basket weaving makes a great deal of sense to me as it gives me the opportunity to create something not only beautiful but that can be used.”…