October, 2020. Kaul Gallery. In conjunction with the exhibit “Patient Nature”, Watermark Art Center has on display “Monarch Butterflies” painted by area young artists.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE >> Exhibit runs September 12 – October 31, 2020. “Patient Nature” is a group exhibit created in memory of area artist and photographer Joyce Kleven (2019). Photographers were asked to submit work depicting birdlife in any form to the categories of Professional, Amateur, Youth or a special fourth category “Birds, Bees & Butterflies – Bemidji” reserved for images of native pollinators interacting with plants native to our area. In addition to submissions, also featured is the “2019 – 2020 Traveling Audubon Photography Awards Exhibit”
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE>> Exhibit extended to late November, 2020. This collage series was inspired by the literary genre of magical realism. The goal was to explore the spirit of nature visually and evoke the emotions and mystery humans find there and present another way of seeing nature.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE>> Exhibit extended to mid November, 2020. “Train of Thought” draws from expressionism, graffiti, and diverse characters of all genres. This, combined with the nostalgia of collecting memorobilia as a child and the idea of evolution, captivated Decker and inspired this body of work.
Exhibit: November 2, 2020 – January 22, 2021. These selected works from the Harlow/Kleven Collections showcase a collection of ceramic and print work from the BSU collections that focuses on art that “tell“ a story. The objects in the show may illustrate or imply a story that the artist wants the viewer to consider.
VIRTUAL EXHIBIT AVAILABLE>> Exhibit through October 15. On display are selected works from the Harlow/Kleven Collections that showcase the ability of line and form to evoke emotion and develop emphasis through variations and distortions.
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
Event Cancelled and will be re-scheduled, TBD. Thomas Stillday will demonstrate beadwork techniques and answer your questions regarding his process, patterns, bead preferences, and his exhibit, “Wezhichigewaad.”
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 – 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.”
POSTPONED. New time and date to be determined. Inspired by the #5WomenArtists social media movement and challenge put forth by the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Watermark Art Center will host a public networking session and panel discussion regarding women artists in rural Midwest communities.