Category Archives: Exhibit and Showcase

NWMAC Sponsors Impact of Technology Art Exhibit at NCTC — Watch the Video

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is sponsoring an Impact of Technology Art Exhibit at the NWMAC Art Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. Because of COVID-19, it may not be possible to view this exhibit in person. To experience the exhibit virtually, visit https://youtu.be/Cho2V0f7O-k.

Impact of Technology Exhibit at NCTC

Nothing impacts our daily lives more than technology. It connects us to people across the globe, makes life easier, improves efficiency, and aids communication. But we can’t ignore the negative effects on our society, as well. The following artists are showcasing their digital art. Some use the juxtaposition of diving into the deeper meaning of technology, while still using traditional methods. 

Artists with work in this exhibit include: 

Chris Kirchner of Warren, has created a sculpture series, which includes everyday technological devices that have been modified or contain concealed toy weapons. “These odd juxtapositions and larger than life size scale serves as playful metaphors, drawing attention to the absurdity of our often unfounded and irrational fears.”  

Impact of Technology Exhibit — Works by Chris Kirchner

Andrew Youngblom of Thief River Falls said that many of his pieces “investigates psychological states and exploring the digital frontier and finding one’s identity in the Information Age.” Andrew is the art teacher at Lincoln High School. Some of his students with pieces in the exhibition include: Devan Wagner – Unknown Statu(r)e & The Panoptical Maturation of Young Girls, Jadeann Forsberg – Absent Mind, Avery Highness – Cry About It, Can You?,  & G.I.R.L.  

Artist Andrew Youngblom
Impact of Technology Exhibit — Artist Andrew Youngblom

 Janet Swenson, a teacher from Kittson Central in Hallock, and her Advanced Computer Apps class are showcasing student videos where the objective of the assignment was to choose a poem that demonstrated their feelings about something important to them; to incorporate music, video & background into a short movie.  Her students include: Kaitlin Driscoll – Hometown Forever, Mitchel DockenDeer Hunting Time Is Here Again, Alex Lindegard – The Way Through the Woods, Grace LambersonThe Joy of Cooking, Nick GjerdeWinter’s Coldest Wintery Wind, and Matthew Stewart Christmas Time.  To view a compilation of clips from these videos, visit: https://youtu.be/-J0kkp2-4tE.

The NWMAC Gallery hours are Monday–Friday, 8:30-5:00 P.M. and at other times when events are held at the college. To visit the gallery, enter through Door B near the library. Visitor parking is free in front of the business office. Please check if the college or gallery is open before visiting. For more information about the exhibit or our other exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, call our office at (218)-745-9111 or contact Kelsey at (218) 688-0078 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com

March Madness Juried Art Show reception in Fosston Postponed until further Notice

MARCH MADNESS JURIED ART SHOW RECEPTION

This has been postponed until further notice

THURSDAY, MARCH 26TH from 5PM-7PM

There will be an artists’ reception for the artists who are participating in the March Madness Juried Art Show, currently in the Sorenson Gallery, on Thursday, March 26th from 5PM-7PM.  There is so much talent right here in our region.  Stop by to see the many great pieces of local art, to chat with the artists, and to enjoy refreshments.    

2020 Annual Art Exhibit Will be In Red Lake Falls Mid July

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual Art Exhibit will take place in Red Lake Falls at the Unity Bank North at 210 Main Ave N this July. Please stay tuned for specific dates and times.

Please note that this exhibit was delayed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Adult and student artists from our 7 county service region — Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Rosea,u and Red Lake counties — have entered into this art exhibit and will be competing for $2,300.00 in cash awards.  Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by a qualified juror.  They will be recognized and receive their check at the Artist Reception.

The artist reception and program will be held at the American Legion in Red Lake Falls. Of the Year Award Winners will also be presented during the program. The public is encouraged to attend. The reception and program will be free of charge.

NWMAC Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Hallock — Experience it Virtually

Traveling Art Exhibit Is Currently at Hallock Public Library

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. This year the exhibit includes 10 original pieces of art by regional artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is at the Hallock Public Library until April 28. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 the library is currently closed. We have created a video of the exhibit to all you to view it until the library re-opens. To view the video click here.

The NWMAC Traveling Art Exhibit Visits Hallock

The 2019-2020 Artists and Artwork: 

Mary Magnuson, Red Lake Falls, “Twilight in the Taiga” (Painting)

Amber Lee, Hendrum, “Koi” (Watercolor)

Peggy Branden, Karlstad, “The Beast” (Wood Block Print)

Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy, “The Graduates” (Photograph)

James Blix, Thief River Falls, “Woodland Composition I” (Photograph)

Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “At the Barn” (Photograph)

Christine Foster, Thief River Falls, “Ice House Morning” (Painting)

Jill Levene, Warren, “-42.22C,” (Mixed Media)

Ying Sriyota, Badger, “The Champion” (Painting)

Elliot Chapman, Crookston, “Grain Elevator” (Photograph) 

The 2019-2020 Traveling Exhibit Schedule*:

May 10–June 28, 2019 Godel Memorial Library, Warren
June 29–August 31, 2019 East Grand Forks Campbell Library
September 1–Nov 2, 2019 Ada Public Library
Nov 3–Jan 4, 2020 Red Lake Falls Public Library
Jan 5– March 1, 2020 Roseau Public Library
March 4–April 28, 2020 Hallock Public Library

*The start and end dates at each location are approximate, depending on weather, venue hours and other circumstances that may occur to prohibit travel. For specific library hours, please contact each location before planning your visit, especially if you are planning on bringing a group.

For more information about the Traveling Exhibit or our other exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, call our office at (218)-745-9111 or contact Kelsey at (218) 688-0078 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com