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Student Olivia Bain won HPR’s Best Student Visual Artist award

Posted on June 16, 2015

MSUM student Olivia Bain won the Best Student Visual Artist award in The High Plains Reader’s Best of the Best 2015 awards.

Best Student Visual Artist: Olivia Bain

Olivia Bain is the very first winner of HPR’s Best Student Visual Artist award. The new category was added to increase awareness of young talented artists. Bain is a ceramics major at Minnesota State University Moorhead and also works at the Plains Art Museum. She’s an incredible sculpture artist, who’s crafted everything from a 16-foot hippo snake to a 4-foot lobster claw made of metal rods.

Second: Hillary Ehlen • Third: Chase Body

MSUM archaeologist retires after 40 years in the trenches

Posted on May 18, 2015

INFORUM, By Tu-Uyen Tran

MOORHEAD—When Mike Michlovic arrived at Minnesota State University Moorhead to start a field anthropology program, he said he was told to not bother digging in the Red River Valley because there’s nothing here.

MikeMForty years and a dozen archaeological sites later, he and his students have discovered much about the life of the ancient American Indians who lived here thousands of years ago.

As Michlovic tells it, that was all by necessity. Read the rest of this entry →

Ceramics and Printmaking Sale today

Posted on May 05, 2015

May 5, the MSUM Ceramic Guild and the Works on Paper Guild will hold their annual sale in the Great White Hall located in the Center for Arts, just outside of the Rolland DIlle Gallery. The sale will run from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This is a perfect opportunity to pick up something special for Mother’s Day, or something handmade for yourself!

Retiring MSUM art professor auctioning works to benefit students today

Posted on April 29, 2015

Fourteen works of art by artist and art professor Carl Oltvedt will sell during a silent auction intended to raise money for the Carl Oltvedt Juried Student Award Endowment. Oltvedt is retiring from MSUM after 32 years of service. Read the rest of this entry →

Alumnus Linnea Fitterer promoted to public art manager for Cincinnati-based organization, Artworks

Posted on April 27, 2015

Linnea Fitterer, who earned a BA from the School of Visual Arts with an emphasis in Art History in 2014, has just been promoted to the position of Public Art Manager for the Cincinnati based organization called ArtWorks. In this role, Fitterer will oversee a variety of new and existing public art projects from conception to completion. Read the rest of this entry →

Grace Clark awarded summer internship at George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film

Posted on April 22, 2015

Photography student Grace Clark was selected to participate this summer in an undergraduate internship at the renowned George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, N.Y.

For the past year, Clark, a BFA student in studio art and photography with a minor in art history, has worked to establish an archive management role working with the MSUM art collection. Clark has organized, cataloged, and established provenance for over 100 pieces of artwork acquired by the university over that last 50 years. Read the rest of this entry →

Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Up North” chosen for Idaho Falls, 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition

Posted on April 15, 2015

Brad Bachmeier’s ceramic work “Up North” chosen for Idaho Falls, 7th Annual National Juried Exhibition. This annual juried exhibition is organized by the Idaho Falls Arts Council (IFAC) and exhibited at the Willard Arts Center in Idaho Falls, ID. The exhibit runs through May 31, 2015. Artists working in all mediums throughout the United States were eligible.

Artists chosen for Rourke “Red” Exhibit all MSUM alums

Posted on April 14, 2015

An exhibit on display at the Rourke Art Museum (521 Main Ave., Moorhead) features five emerging artists in the region who all happen to be graduates of MSUM. The exhibit, titled “Raised on the Red,” opened Friday and runs through May 31. Read the rest of this entry →

Annual Student Juried Exhibition opens March 30

Posted on March 31, 2015

March 30-April 16 | Center for the Arts Gallery (Room 155)
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 9, 4 to 6 p.m. | Awards: 5 p.m.

The School of Visual Arts invites the public to the annual Student Juried Exhibition in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155).  The exhibit runs through April 16. Gallery Hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read the rest of this entry →

Carl Oltvedt exhibiting “A Delicate Balance” at the Groveland Annex

Posted on March 27, 2015

Carl Oltvedt, faculty in the School of Visual Arts, is currently exhibiting “A Delicate Balance” at the Groveland Annex in Minneapolis. His work was recently covered in the Star-Tribune.  Read the rest of this entry →

Drop by CA 168 March 11 to view new ceramic pieces

Posted on March 10, 2015

Associate Professor Kelli Sinner will be hosting a lunch hour open studio to share artwork that has been created with new equipment purchased with the support of a Lake Region Art Council Career Development Grant. Drop by Center for the Arts 168 on Wednesday March 11, from 11:30-1:30pm to view the new ceramic pieces. The event is free and open to the public.

“What lies beneath: Painter portrays our hidden identities”

Posted on March 03, 2015

Art alumnus (’12) credits his approach to painting instructors at MSUM.

The people you see in Micah Koosmann’s paintings are not people as you see them in everyday life.

Instead, Koosmann’s dark, richly stylized paintings portray the personalities that lie under those everyday perceptions, laying bare their complex psychologies and sides of them that are rarely acknowledged.

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BFA Student Exhibition No. 2 reception this Thursday

Posted on March 02, 2015

The School of Visual Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to the reception for the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Exhibition No. 2 on Thursday, March 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155). Artwork created by senior BFA candidates Chris Alveshere, Kassy Arntson, Sasha Bitzer, Alisha Hagen, Angelee Hale, Kyla Heidinger, Caroline Juel, Allison Krieger, John Wander, and Lacie Weisz will be on display from Monday, March 2 to Thursday, March 12. Read the rest of this entry →

World Renowned Architectural Photographer Hélène Binet comes to MSUM tomorrow

Posted on February 24, 2015

The School of Media Arts & Design invites you to join us in welcoming world renowned architectural photographer Hélène Binet on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.

Binet has become one of the leading photographers in her field, known for her ability to express the pure essence of the buildings she captures through striking use of light and shadow, contrast and form. Read the rest of this entry →

Brad Bachmeier will be presenting “Inside an Art Career” tomorrow

Posted on February 24, 2015

Associate Professor Brad Bachmeier will be presenting a lecture on “Inside an Art Career” on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 6 p.m. in King Hall 110. The lecture is free and open to the public.

“Inside an Art Career” lecture to be given Feb. 25

Posted on February 17, 2015

Associate Professor Brad Bachmeier will present an open to the public lecture, “Inside an Art Career” on Wednesday February 25, 2015 at 6pm. The lecture is part of the School of Visual Arts Colloquium Series, and will take place in King Hall 110.

BFA Student Exhibition No. 1 this Thursday

Posted on February 16, 2015

The School of Visual Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to the reception for the Spring Bachelor of Fine Arts Student Exhibition No. 1 on Thursday, February 19 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery (CA 155). Read the rest of this entry →

Spring Bachelor of Arts Student Exhibition this Thursday, February 5

Posted on February 03, 2015

The School of Visual Arts at Minnesota State University Moorhead invites the public to the reception for the Spring Bachelor of Arts Student Exhibition on Thursday, February 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Roland Dille Center for Arts Gallery (CA 155). Read the rest of this entry →

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 →

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