Bird detail on leather bag-Tom Stillday

“Wezhichigewaad” – Thomas Stillday, Master Bead Artist

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit: March 6 – May 30, 2020.
Artist Demonstration: April 25, 12-3pm.
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

Natalia

Other Dimensions – Natalia Himmirska, Painter & Print Maker

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.

Blair Treuer Self Portrait

Portraits – Blair Treuer, Textile Artist

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?

Iskode (fire)

Akinomaage – Vern Northrup Visual Storyteller

December 6 – February 28, 2020. Using only the camera on his smart phone, Northrup captures the setting of where he grew up, creating a nostalgia for those familiar with the area, and a curiosity for those who aren’t. He uses photography as a tool to educate both himself and the viewer about the rhythm of nature, the preservation of tradition, and the relationship between resilience and sustainability.

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 Native women through paintings, digital work, sculpture, and photography.

The traveling exhibit features original work by 20 Indigenous artists from across the United States and many tribal nations. Through their work, artists tell their own stories and those of the impacted women, families and communities.

Marion Angelica Featured Artist

Meet Marion Angelica Marion Angelica is a biology/art major, arts administrator, academic and returned ceramic artist. Although trained to throw on the wheel, she now exclusively hand-builds her work. She feel that hand-building, and in particular using soft slabs and coils, gives her great flexibility in creating form, using texture and reflecting the luscious nature

Monique Verdin, Photo by Sabree Hill

Nibikaang Exhibit Closing Reception with Monique Verdin

Nibikaang Exhibit Closing Reception & Events will feature guest artist, Monique Verdin (Louisiana’s United Houma Nation)  co-writer/co-producer of the documentary My Louisiana Love. She will share her film regarding her community on the Mississippi Delta on September 21, 3 – 5pm. “My Louisiana Love follows a young Native American woman, Monique Verdin, as she returns