The ecce gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by local talent, Andrew Stark, professor in the Department of Art & Design at MSUM. The artist’s style draws broadly from the history of painting, with strong connections being made from the renaissance, Rubens, as well as contemporary influences such as Gerhard Richter. Andrew’s recent large-scale work contains dense compositions that achieve both a richness and an electricity. The collection conveys elements of old master figure painting, and seeks to create and explore interactions between figure painting and abstract mark-making. Read the rest of this entry →
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The Works on Paper Guild, Ceramics Guild and Painting Guild are partnering for this year’s Christmas Art Sale! Visit them in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts, in the Great White Hall (in front of the gallery) on Monday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 10. There will be amazing deals on art prints, ceramics, and paintings completed by the very talented art students right here on campus.
Sale begins at 8:30 in the morning and goes until 4:30 in the afternoon. Credit cards will be accepted.
We hope to see you there!
MSUM photography student, Brittany Cossette, is among 59 artists selected for inclusion in an international juried show, Faces, juried by Elizabeth Avedon and presented by Darkroom Gallery in Essex Junction, Vermont. At over 800 entries, the show received a record number of submissions. Cossette’s piece, titled “Something I Need,” will be on display beginning Dec. 12, with an artist reception Jan. 5.
You can find Cossette’s image, as well as the other selected entries, on the exhibition website: www.darkroomgallery.com/exhibits/next
The Department of Art and Design invites the public to the reception for the Fall Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #2 on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). Artwork created by senior BFA candidates Mikky Daub, Renae Hansen, Courtney Johnson, Keri Klegstad, and Ashley Strazzinski will be on display Nov. 18 – Dec. 18. Students are working toward fulfillment of requirements for the BFA in Art and Design.
Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The third Women’s and Gender Studies Colloquium speaker for fall 2013 will be Sherry Lee Short. She will talk about solo backpacking from a personal and feminist perspective. Short is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art & Design and is the Director of Women’s and Gender Studies. BR 154, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Friday, Nov. 22.
Courtney Johnson, senior majoring in art/photography, recently had two photographs accepted in to the national juried exhibition, Reflections of Autumn, at the Starkweather Arts Center in Romeo, Michigan. She also took second place in the competition for her image, Red Sweep. The exhibition was juried by Barbara Miner, Associate Professor and Associate Chair in the Department of Art at the University of Toledo, Ohio. Her work was on display Sept. 27- Nov. 1.
The ecce gallery in downtown Fargo hosts its 2nd annual NEWVEMBER group show. Featuring fresh work from familiar faces of ecce gallery’s artist stable including MSUM faculty members Meghan Duda, Zhimin Guan, Leila Rastegar, and Andrew Stark, alumni Amber Fletschock, Sarah Hultin, and Nathan Cote, as well as work from the late Timothy Ray.
Opening Reception: Friday, November 8, 7 – 9 p.m.
Exhibit Runs: Nov. 8 – Dec. 2 Read the rest of this entry →
Loretta Cantieri, Art & Design, was awarded a $300 merit prize for her photograph, “Dead Rabbit in a Box,” which is part of an exhibit titled “Geometry in Nature” at the Silverwood Park Gallery in St. Anthony, Minn. Only one work was selected to receive the award. The juror noted that the photograph was selected for its technical and conceptual achievement.
The exhibit is on display through November. For more information or gallery hours, call 763.694.2078.
The annual display of ceramic installation works by students in the Department of Art & Design is now on view in the Great White Hall in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. This year, thirteen students participated. The display will be on view until March. The Great White Hall is entered from the main doors on the North Side of the Roland Dille Center for the Arts.
BFA Exhibition Reception Thursday, Oct. 24.
The Department of Art and Design invites the public to the reception for the Fall Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition #1 on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 105). Artwork Created by senior BFA candidates Danielle Holzschuh, Kayla Duffney, Claire Ea Fiedler, Caleb Fugleberg, Eric Odermann, and Ashley Marie Wegh will be on display Oct. 21- Nov. 15. Read the rest of this entry →
By: Danielle Rebel, MSUM Marketing and Communications Intern
Art and Design graduate earns national recognition
Catie Miller has been honing her skills as a ceramic artist since graduating from MSUM in May. She holds degrees in art education and fine arts, emphasis in ceramics.
Miller was recently featured in Ceramics Monthly Magazine’s “Undergraduate Showcase.” Usually, 10 students from across the country are selected for the showcase. This year, only five were featured in the magazine, making Miller’s selection even more prestigious.
“It’s always very exciting and humbling to see that you’re being recognized nationally for your work,” Miller said.
The magazine’s editors said the following of featured students: “Inquisitive research, creative solutions, an interest in craftsmanship and technique – the works by the students chosen for this year’s showcase demonstrate all of these traits. Pretty impressive, not to mention way beyond the work many of us here on the staff of Ceramics Monthly were making as an undergraduate student.”
Hoarding inspired Miller’s work in Ceramics Monthly. The television show, “Hoarders,” and personal experiences in Miller’s life gave her insight on the topic.
“I thought Catie’s work was very ambitious, smart and kind of brave,” said art and design professor Kelli Sinner. “She wasn’t afraid to talk about things that made people uncomfortable.”
The exhibit on hoarding featured six tumbler glasses, as well as a large platter, all, as Sinner says are “beautiful covered with uncomfortable.” This juxtaposition is what intrigues both women as artists.
“It’s kind of interesting as a person who makes objects,” Miller said. “I was interested in why people have that connection (to objects).”
Miller was also featured in Ceramics Monthly’s “Ceramic Yearbook,” which outlines art residencies across the country.
Shortly after graduation, Miller moved to Kansas City, Mo., where she was accepted to the internationally known artist residency program at Red Star Studios. As a studio assistant to MSUM ceramics for several years, Miller acquired several skills, including glaze testing, and is now working to create a new glaze pallet for Red Star Studios.
“I’m not surprised she’s doing well, because she’s really talented and works really hard,” Sinner said.
Miller says that her time at MSUM was essential to her development as an artist.
“The quality of the (art) program at MSUM is competitive to those national art programs,” Miller said.
Thanks to weekly peer and faculty critiques, she said students in the program have to defend their work, which pushes work farther than it’s gone before.
Miller went above and beyond during her time at MSUM. For her graduating showcase, Miller needed to show five pieces of work. Instead she showed 65 different pieces.
Inspiration may be different for each new exhibit, but Miller knows exactly what she wants from her work.
“What I always try to do is have a little humor in my work, a little commentary as well; something that people can reflect on.”
To see Miller’s work and learn more about her as an artist, visit catiemiller.wix.com/ceramics.
Miller’s artwork can be purchased online at Etsy.
The Forum talks with Brad Bachmeier.
By: Kris Kerzman, Variety contributor, INFORUM
FARGO – On an early Tuesday afternoon, McCal Johnson serves a table of three eating lunch at the HoDo Lounge.
After handing them their check, she finds a moment to talk about being a server to help support her career as an artist. She likes the flexibility of hours most of all.
“It’s a cliché for a reason,” she says.
The Fargo-Moorhead area boasts plenty of people who consider themselves working or professional artists, but what, exactly, does that entail?
In contrast to the typical 9-to-5 work life and to outward perceptions of their careers, artists grapple with uncertainties similar to those in running a small business. They fill income gaps with related work or teaching if they can, or work day jobs if they can’t.
But artists balance the financial burdens with the joys of mastering a craft and the opportunity to reach an audience and enliven the world. Read the rest of this entry →
NDCA Announces New Board Appointments
The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) announces the addition of Terry Jelsing of Rugby, Dr. Rich Johnson of Devils Lake, Professor Brad Bachmeier of Fargo, and Sarah Snavely of Bowman. They were recently appointed to serve on the NDCA’s board of directors effective August 2013. We would like to welcome Terry, Richard, Brad and Sarah, and give a sincere thank you to our departing members, Karen Anderson, Wayne Beyer, Rex Cook, and Walter Piehl, Jr., for their time and efforts displayed during their appointed terms. Read the rest of this entry →
The Intro to Illustration class from the Department of Art & Design will provide free caricatures in the CMU main lounge on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 4 to 6:50 p.m.
Also chosen for prestigious art internship at Red Door
MSUM Art & Design graduate Catie Miller was one of five students chosen for an undergraduate showcase in Ceramic Monthly Magazine. The showcase is a yearly competition open to all ceramic undergraduate students in universities and colleges in the United States, and features photos of winning students’ work, along with a description of the art and the name of the school the student attends. Read the rest of this entry →
EXHIBITION TITLE: BA/BS Art Exhibition
RECEPTION: 09/26/2013 4-6 p.m.
DESCRIPTION: A group exhibition of photography and graphic design Bachelor of Art and Bachelor of Science in art candidates. The exhibition is the culminating event for each artist’s respective work, and is completed as a partial fulfillment of the students’ B.S. and B.A. requirement. Read the rest of this entry →
Ceramic Artist Brad Bachmeier, professor of Art & Design, displays work at the Bismarck Arts and Galleries Association in the exhibit “Vast & Grounded” with painter Michael Dunn.
The exhibit focuses on the artists intersecting themes, colors and subject matter having to do with the Northern Prairie. Much of Bachmeier’s work was recently created during his time as an artist in residence at Lewis and Clark State Park and highlights the physical and geological properties of both rock and clay as materials. Read the rest of this entry →
Nationally recognized artist T.L. Solien will present a lecture on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. in King Hall 110 as part of the Department of Art & Design Colloquium Series. A Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Solien will talk about his new body of work, “Toward the Setting Sun,” which opens at the Plains Art Museum on Sept. 21. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
EXHIBITION TITLE: New York Times 2013
DURATION: Aug. 26 – Sept. 19
RECEPTION: Sept. 5, 4-6 p.m.
The Roland Dille Center for the Arts gallery presents an exhibition comprised of work created by 29 students and two faculty members who traveled to New York City this past summer with the Department of Art & Design. Photographers, printmakers, drawers and painters lived in Manhattan for a month, the studying art and culture of New York City. They visited museums, galleries, and ventured to artist studios. Read the rest of this entry →
MSUM 1973 Art alum, T. L. Solien, will be in the community in September for a major exhibition at The Plains Art Museum. Several special events are scheduled at the Plains to celebrate Solien’s work. The artist is also coming to MSUM on Sept. 19 for a colloquium sponsored by the Art & Design Department. Solien will talk at 5 p.m. in King Hall about his working methods, which include books, films and music. See the attached press release with complete information about the Plains exhibit and special events.