August: Don Wattenhofer is a woodturning master, is known for highlighting the natural imperfections and bark edges of his wooden hand-turned sculptures. The character of the wood grain glows when light passes through the impossibly thin walls of some of Don’s masterpieces, and he uses resinous inlays made from turquoise, pipestone, and azurite mineral powders on the more sturdy pieces.
Mixed Messages Acrylic Paintings by Lonnie Knutson. Aug 9 – October 25. Opening reception: Aug 9 | 5 – 7 p.m.
Psychedelic themes by painter Tawnee Corning. August 9 – October 25. Opening reception: Aug. 9 | 5 – 7 p.m.
There’s always something in the works. Check back soon. We list our classes as events on Facebook, too!
Don’t miss the 14th annual It’s Only Clay (IOC) national juried ceramics exhibit & competition, held November 2 – December 22, 2018 at Watermark Art Center. This exhibit focuses on functional ceramics, with each submission judged in the following areas: function, form/aesthetic, craftsmanship, and surface design. Each piece accepted into the exhibit will be eligible…
A group show featuring artists living within the Mississippi Watershed, Great Lakes or Red River of the North. July 11 – September 22. Opening reception: July 11, 5 – 7 p.m.
Call for clay! We are now accepting submissions for for the 15th annual “It’s Only Clay National Juried Ceramics Exhibit & Competition.” Each accepted piece will be eligible for prize money and purchase awards. Submission deadline: August 10.
August 16, 2019 10am to 5pm
The workshop will be in Anishinaabemowin and led by Howard Kimewon (Manitoulin Island Wiikwemikong First Nations Ontario) and Zac Earley (White Earth Band of Ojibwe).
All supplies are included. The first 10 people who show up can make a basket.
Community creative writing event in association with the “Nibikaang – From the Water” exhibit. Wednesday, July 31 from 5 – 8 p.m.
Creating from Nature: Inspiration from the Landscape
Take an “art break” during your lunch hour and enjoy beautiful music in an inspiring setting! July 26 at 12:30 p.m.
The 2019 Art in the Park, presented by Watermark Art Center and Paul Bunyan Communications, will be held July 20 (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.) and July 21 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) in Library Park, downtown Bemidji.
July 25, 20195:00 – 7:00 p.m.$5/family Families are welcome to join Sasha, a local artist from Red Lake Nation, in creating small leather pouches. Pouches can be used for carrying special items of your choice, some use them for carrying traditional personal items. Pouches can be embellished with paint, ink, or beading…it’s your choice! Sasha will…
August 31:00 – 3:00 p.m.$5/family Join us at Watermark’s “Dragon’s Den” (in the Ed Room at Watermark) to create your own dragon egg during the Dragon Boat Festival! We will use special paints, including metallic and pearlized, to paint the eggs, then add gems and embellishments to make them fantastical! Stop in by 2:30 to ensure…
July 10 at 8 p.m. at Red Stu Breakfast Bar. Prize money for top three finishers!