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Spring 2015 Gallery Exhibitions

Posted on January 14, 2015

The Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery invites the public to attend six exciting exhibitions this semester including: Regional High School Exhibition, Student BA Exhibition, Student BFA Exhibition no. 1, Student BFA Exhibition no. 2, Student Juried Exhibition, and Certificate Student Exhibition. Read the rest of this entry →

North Dakota capitol shows work of MSUM art alum

Posted on January 08, 2015

The artwork of North Dakota artist Michael Dunn will be exhibited in the governor’s and first lady’s offices as well as in other locations in the Capitol Building in Bismarck, N.D., through March of this year. Read the rest of this entry →

Request for Qualifications for MSUM’s Library; ‘Percent for Art’ is open

Posted on January 06, 2015

The Request for Qualifications for the Minnesota State University Moorhead Livingston Lord Library Percent for Art Installation is open with a February 6 deadline for the qualifications documents. Read the rest of this entry →

Commencement is today at 1 p.m.

Posted on December 18, 2014

Can’t attend commencement? Watch the ceremony live.

Minnesota State University Moorhead will award degrees to 362 students during its fall commencement program Thursday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. in the university’s Nemzek Fieldhouse. Read the rest of this entry →

#curatedlife: exhibition by MSUM Photography students at ecce gallery now through December 17, 2014

Posted on December 09, 2014

Head down to ecce art gallery in downtown Fargo December 9-17, 2014 and see if you made the wall. MSUM Photography students share their views of social media in the exhibition #curatedlife. A semester collecting and curating images from various social media platforms including instagram, facebook, snapchat, and twitter is laid out for your viewing pleasure in the gallery’s long hall. Read the rest of this entry →

Give the gift of original art this holiday season

Posted on December 08, 2014

Be an original! Give the gift of original art this holiday season, and support MSU Moorhead art students at the same time! Come to the MSU Moorhead Art Sale at Moorhead Center Mall (Herberger’s wing) on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You’ll find beautiful, interesting, affordable art in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, prints and handmade gifts, all created by MSUM students. Read the rest of this entry →

Holiday Art Sale Dec. 8 and 9

Posted on December 05, 2014

MSUM Ceramic Guild and MSUM Works on Paper Guild will hold their annual holiday art sale on Monday December 8, and Tuesday December 9, from 8am-4pm, in the Great While Hall in the Center for Arts. Come purchase handmade gifts and support student artists!

SHIFTS, a visiting artist exhibition

Posted on November 25, 2014

Monday, November 24 – Thursday December 18
Reception: Thursday, December 4 from 4 to 6pm, Artist talk at 5pm

SHIFTS, an exhibition by visiting artists David Emitt Adams & Ellie Richards is currently on view at the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery. Read the rest of this entry →

Call for Artwork

Posted on November 11, 2014

Student, Staff, & Faculty Exhibition Project – System Office

Student, staff, and faculty artwork is invited to fill public spaces of varying sizes (small to large) at the system office in downtown St. Paul. The purpose of the displays is to showcase campus work selected by the system office to enhance the décor and contribute to a pleasing and inviting ambiance in the areas of the offices typically visited by the public. The displays are not intended to constitute an art gallery or a public forum. Items will be displayed for approximately one year, not permanently. Read the rest of this entry →

Alumna Michelle Sailer, art teacher at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary, named Minnesota’s 2014 Elementary Art Educator of the Year

Posted on November 04, 2014

Michelle Sailer, art teacher at S.G. Reinertsen Elementary, has been named Minnesota’s 2014 Elementary Art Educator of the Year by the Art Educators of Minnesota. Sailer has been recognized by her professional association for her outstanding achievement and contributions to Reinertsen and Minnesota. She will be honored at an Art Educators of Minnesota awards luncheon on November 7. Sailer is a 1989 graduate of MSUM with degrees in Elementary Education and Art & Design.

Brad Bachmeier to present at Art Educators of Minnesota Annual State Conference

Posted on November 04, 2014

Prof. Brad Bachmeier to present at Art Educators of Minnesota Annual State Conference, Nov. 7th/8th in Rochester, MN. Bachmeier will present sessions on two topics: Careers in Visual Arts and Business and Marketing Practices for Artists.

The next generation of artists, from college to career

Posted on October 29, 2014
Art School 3.0: An Artful Happy Hour
Free and open to the public
On Nov. 4 at 6 p.m., Plains Art Museum’s CEO Colleen Sheehy will host a lively and candid conversation on what it takes to pursue art as a major with three leaders of the art departments at NDSU, MSUM, and Concordia College—Michael Strand, Kelli Sinner, and Peter Schultz.  The group will share insights about the state of college art departments, locally and around the country, as well as trends shaping the future. Read the rest of this entry →

New hands-on art class available for non-art majors

Posted on October 22, 2014

Students and advisors,
There is a new hands-on art class for non-art majors spring semester 2015!
Art 311 Pottery fulfills humanities LASC goal #6.
This course will cover hand building techniques and using the potters wheel.

BA & BFA Exhibition no. 1 Thursday

Posted on October 15, 2014

The School of Visual Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to the reception for the Fall Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition no. 1 on Thursday, October 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). Read the rest of this entry →

Internships and Impressions

Posted on October 09, 2014

Student involvement leads to jobs post-graduation
By Danielle Rebel | Marketing Intern

Many graduates and students agree classroom learning can only take you so far. In order to get the job of your dreams after graduation, it takes more than dedication to your studies. It takes the motivation to seek real-world experience through internships and campus involvement.

“There’s only so much you can learn in the classroom, and the skills employers really want you to have you learn in jobs and real-world opportunities,” said Theresa Boyle,  a 2014 graphic design and music industry graduate. “The sooner you get involved and start doing these things, the sooner you know what you are interested in.”

Boyle knows firsthand the importance of getting involved early. She recently accepted a position as director of creative and marketing with Bass/Schuler Entertainment, a college-booking agency in Chicago. Read the rest of this entry →

Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show opens Oct. 9 at Plains Art Museum

Posted on October 03, 2014

Plains Art Museum spotlights the 24 full-time studio art instructors at Concordia College, Minnesota State University Moorhead, and North Dakota State University in Art Boom: The Tri-College Art Faculty Show. Each artist is displaying a group of works, and the show covers an array of styles and media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, ceramics, mixed-media, photography, and installation art.

Art Boom recognizes the contributions of these higher ed institutions in establishing the foundation for the visual arts in Fargo-Moorhead and acknowledges the current faculty’s continued influence on the arts community,” said Becky Dunham, the Museum’s curator. Read the rest of this entry →

Sheets receives design award

Posted on October 01, 2014

Allen Sheets, Graphic Design, received an American Graphic Design Award for The Spirit Room catalog titled: In the Spirit of Crow: A Gathering of Art Poetry from the Great Winter Crow Shots, 2004-2012. Certificates of Excellence were awarded to 15% of 8,000 entries. The competition was sponsored by Graphic Design USA. The catalog was edited by Thom Tammaro, English.

Art historian James Elkins presents a lecture on using your eyes Oct. 6

Posted on September 29, 2014

Artist, critic and art historian James Elkins presents a lecture titled, “How to Use Your Eyes and How Some Animals Use Them” Monday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. in King Hall Auditorium on the MSUM campus. Elkins’ lecture is part of The School of Visual Arts colloquium lecture series.

Elkins teaches in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After obtaining his graduate degree in painting, Elkins completed his PhD in Art History in 1989 at the University of Chicago. His writing focuses on the history and theory of images in art, science, and nature. Some of his books are exclusively on fine art (What Painting Is, Why Are Our Pictures Puzzles?). Read the rest of this entry →

Arnar organized panel and delivered paper at SHARP conference in Belgium

Posted on September 29, 2014

Anna Sigrídur Arnar, School of Visual Art, organized a conference panel and delivered a paper for SHARP (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) held in Antwerp, Belgium, September 17-21. The title of the panel was “A Modern Secular Cult: Artists’ Books and Explorations of the Self, Nationhood, and Civic Rites.” Arnar delivered a paper titled “The Public and Private Dimensions of the Secular Book: The Library as Work of Art in the Work of Christine Hill and Shooshie Sulaiman,” based on her summer research for a new book project called Social Spaces of the Book, “Reading” Books at Documenta and the Venice Biennale.

Zhimin Guan, School of Visual Art, opens exhibit at U of M Crookston Sept. 24

Posted on September 16, 2014

A solo exhibit  of paintings by Zhimin Guan, School of Visual Art, opens Sept. 24 and runs until Oct. 2  at the University of Minnesota Crookston campus. The show is organized by the  Confucius Institute at University of Minnesota. The exhibit is titled “Mountain Spirits & Water Images.”  Zhimin Guan will also conduct a Chinese painting workshop at 4:30 p.m. in Owens Hall 118, followed by a free buffet supper and slide lecture and a question and answer session(6:20-7:30pm) in the Bede Ballroom. Read the rest of this entry →

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