It’s Only Clay
October 4 – December 21
Opening reception & award presentations: October 4 | 5pm-7pm
Watermark Art Center’s 15th annual “It’s Only Clay National Juried Ceramics Exhibit & Competition” (IOC) will open to the public on Friday October 4 with a reception from 5 to 7pm. “It’s Only Clay” submissions are required to be functional clay vessels. Work is judged on function, form, aesthetic, craftsmanship and surface design. The award recipients will be announced at 6pm along with a brief introduction by this year’s juror, ceramic artist Marion Angelica.
IOC 2019 is made possible by collaboration between Watermark Art Center and BSU Department of Technology, Art & Design and BSU Foundation, and special sponsor First National Bank Bemidji. Admission to Watermark Art Center is free and open to the public.
Bring Her Home: Stolen Daughter of Turtle Island
October 11 – November 30
Opening reception: October 11 | 5pm-7pm
Featuring original work by 20 Indigenous artists from across the United States and many tribal nations, Bring Her Home highlights the ongoing epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women. In light of the local movement to stop sexual exploitation and the international #MMIW awareness campaign, Bring Her Home shares visual stories of the impacted women through paintings, digital work, sculpture, and photography.
Bring Her Home is a project organized by All My Relations Gallery, an initiative of Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI), in partnership with the Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center, and American Indian Community Housing Organization. The exhibition is curated by Angela Two Stars and assistant curator Moira Villard.
November 1 – January 31, 2020
Opening Reception November 1 | 5 – 7pm
When I moved from Germany to northern Minnesota about ten years ago, I knew that the winters would be long and very cold. Well, they are. I now know what cabin fever is. But I also found beauty and mystery in the northern winter. The world around me puts on a monochrome blanket, forests become transparent and graphical. Sparse colors seem even more vibrant, a snow-laden sky can appear darker than the snow-covered ground, snowdrifts reshape the landscape, and noises are muted.
I walked through several blizzards with my camera, even if that is a challenge. I love being out on a frozen lake in thick snowfall, when everything dissolves into the stillness of a whiteout. All senses sharpen.
Growing up in Germany, Monika Lawrence began her career as a foreign language teacher, (more…)
BSU Harlow|Kleven Gallery
– Japanese and Western Prints and Ceramics
October 7, 2019 through January 24, 2020
The work on display is a combination of Japanese and Western prints and ceramics. There are common threads between some of the works because artists have learned from one another (more…)
Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts for their support of our exhibit programming!