The Board of the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists has chosen Brad Bachmeier as their 2018 Member of the Year to celebrate his long career as a professional ceramic artist and to honor his advocacy of public art and his work as an Arts Educator.

Brad is program coordinator and professor of art education at Minnesota State University Moorhead, and he’s a sought-after workshop presenter and artist in residence.

He has served on the board of directors for The Plains Center for Creativity, The Rourke Art Museum and The Arts Partnership, and he is currently Vice-Chair of the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

He has an extensive resume of solo, two-person, and group exhibitions all over the country, and his list of awards, grants, and honors includes the 2009 North Dakota Governor’s Award in Art Education and a nomination for the Carnegie Foundation’s U.S. Professor of the Year in 2017. ¬†Particularly impressive honors include having a piece of work in former First Lady Michelle Obama’s personal collection, being one of only 19 brick sculptors in the United States, and receiving the 2007 National NICHE Award in wheel-thrown ceramics.

The FMVA thanks Brad for his valuable service to the arts community, his friendship and especially for choosing to work in education to inspire the next generation of great art teachers!

A link to the full Member of the Year Announcement can be found at

See the announcement.