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Bakken: The Artistry of Father and Son at the NWMAC Gallery at NCTC

Bakken: The Artistry of Father and Son

An Art Exhibition Featuring Rock Bakken and Beau Bakken

at the

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery

at NCTC in Thief River Falls

October 1- November 30, 2020

Artist Reception is Saturday, October 24 from 2 to 5 pm

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce an exhibition of artwork by father and son regional artists Rock and Beau Bakken. The art exhibit installation, Bakken: The Artistry of Father and Son will open October 1 and run through November 30 at the NWMAC Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. 

Beau Bakken Artist

Mara Hanel, Director of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council comments, “We have had our Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit for twenty-one years now, and there is rarely a year that Rock or Beau Bakken of Hallock do not show their paintings. I’m proud to say that both father and son have won 1st prize in our annual exhibit. Rock also has won people’s choice so often, that we always anticipate that he will garner many votesI am excited that we will feature their art in our gallery at NCTC this fall.”

Artist Rock Bakken
Artist Rock Bakken

Visitors to the gallery will see why Rock Bakken is well known in the area for his detailed drawings and paintings of animals and birds. He places them in landscapes that depict our area and forests of the north, in a style that is popular, especially with men who enjoy high quality wildlife art. Rock takes his originals and creates high quality prints and greeting cards that are available for purchase at his store Bakken Boots in Hallock and at arts and craft fairs throughout the valley. Our gallery will feature his originals for sale, so if you are a business looking to buy art, this showcase will interest you. Rock also has created portraits and is available for commission.

Artist Beau Bakken

Mara goes on to say, “Then you have Rock’s son Beau, who is a talented artist also. Beau was selected to receive our prestigious Artist of the Year award. He is known for his large mural paintings in Hallock, Kennedy, Red Lake Falls and other towns in the Red River Valley. My husband owns six large movie posters created by Beau, that we are putting on display for this show only. Come see our private collection that features the movies of Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, My Fair Lady, Saving Private Ryan, Tommy Boy, and A Bug’s Life. His attention to detail while recreating the movie posters, for our private commission, is amazing.”

Artist Beau Bakken
Beau Bakken art

This show will feature several of Beau’s large acrylic paintings, with many for sale. They are different than his father’s — often depicting parks and street scenes from foreign locations, in a painting style that is expressive and loose.

The NWMAC Gallery is located at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. The gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30-5 PM and at other times when events are held at the college. Enter through Door A. Visitor parking is free and at this time in the large end lot.  

Please join us for an Artists Reception on Saturday, October 24 from 2 to 5pm!

“The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep”  Winter Wolf Image 30 x 40 inches, original acrylic, $2,500.

Rock and Beau have a number of pieces of art for sale.

Rock’s include:

The Woods are Lovely, Dark and Deep Winter Wolf Image 30 x 40 inches, original acrylic, $2,500.

Layers of Color Prairie Sunrise image, 11 x 14 inches, original acrylic, $235.

Red Sky in Morning Red sunrise image, 5 x 16 inches, original acrylic, $125.

Forty Shades of Green  Coastal Ireland Image, 23 x 30 inches, original acrylic, $775.

Bison Skull, framed pencil  drawing limited edition print, 19 x 20, $120.

Whitetail Deer, framed pencil drawing limited edition print, 16 x 20, $120.

Here are some pieces of Beau’s artwork for sale:
Barcelona, Spain  People walking in city alley, original acrylic, $500.

Busy Market Vendor selling veggies, original acrylic, $750.
Duluth, MN Downtown Duluth, original acrylic, $400.

Pond Near Louve Ducks in pond with green chairs, original acrylic, $500

Toulouse, France  City scene with people and woman on bike, original acrylic, no dimensions, $600.

For more information about our exhibits look to our website at www.NWArtsCouncil.org, or if you are an artist interested in exhibiting a body of work with NWMAC, please contact Trey Everett at (218) 280-4917 or email NWArtsCouncil@gmail.com.  This exhibit is made possible with funding from The McKnight Foundation. Please sign up for our e-newsletter on our website home page to see the latest news and grant announcements.  Email director@NWArtsCouncil.org or call 218-745-8886 to reach our office during regular business hours. 

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Annual Exhibition

NWMAC Annual Exhibition
Opens Thursday, April 20th
 
Norman County West School
Halstad, MN

 

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is the primary coordinator and sponsor of this popular area exhibition.  Last year $2,300.00 of prize money was awarded at the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibition!
Thursday, April 20, Exhibition Opens to the Public
People’s Choice Voting Begins
Sunday, April 30th  Exhibition & Reception
12:00 P.M. Open for Viewing 
 1:00 P.M. Artist Reception
2:00 P.M. Program
Including “Of the Year Awards” Presentation and 2017 Creative Minnesota Report about Northwest Minnesota by  Minnesota Citizens for the Arts Executive Director Sheila Smith, followed by a brief discussion of the impact of the arts and culture in the region.
Exhibition Closes Afterwards.
Please join us!

RWAG: Juried Art Exhibit

JURIED ART EXHIBIT

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Irene Bertils, Seeking

October 28, 2015 – november 14, 2015

Public Voting: October 28th -31st

Gala Awards Show: October 31st 1p-5p

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Fluted Covered Pot: Betsy Saurdiff

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is happy to share our gallery space with River Walk Artists for their Juried Art Exhibit which opens October 28, 2015 in East Grand Forks.

The exhibit will showcase 25 original works of art juried by Gary Stegman of Crookston, Mn and features many artists in the greater Northwest Minnesota and Northeast North Dakota communities.

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Photo Cred: www1.crk.umn.edu Gary Stegman

Mr. Stegman is an accomplished instructor and artist. He has been an Adjunct Teaching Specialist at the University of Minnesota Crookston since 2012, and has taught seventh to twelfth grade Art in the Crookston Public School for 23 years. He has participated in public artworks in Crookston, including the Grand Theater mural in 1997, Lakes Area Regional Library woodcarving in 2000, Crookston High School stainless steel Pirate sculpture in 2002, and the Wayne Hotel mural in 2014.  Mr. Stegman’s drawings have been published in textbooks, and his  works include commissioned drawings, paintings and sculptures, some which have been sold as artist prints.  The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council honored him as the 2009 Artist of the year.

The artists whose works were selected for the Juried Exhibit are Betsy Saurdiff, Jolene Juhl, Robin Foster, Karlee Westrem, Joshua Kolbow, Carolyn Meisel, Suellen Palya, Therese Jacobson, Tim Bhajjan, Jana Rosenkranz, Irene Bertils, Sally Jacobson, Michael Lewis, Scott Seiler, Dave Bruner, Brenda Baumer, Kathleen Ness, and Kimberly Forness Wilson. Their artworks include 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional pieces

A gala Awards Reception will be held to recognize the artists and award winners at the gallery on Saturday, October 31st, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Cash Awards will be presented to First- and Second-place, and People’s Choice winners. The public is encouraged to visit the gallery and vote for their favorite entry during the days prior to the reception from October 28th to October 31st. Everyone may participate in voting.

Gallery hours are Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 pm, and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The Arts Council gallery is located inside River Walk Artists shop and gallery in the River Cinema Mall, East Grand Forks, across the street from Cabela’s and next to Mamma Maria’s Restaurant. Park in the large lot to the north and enter the mall door: we are the first door on the right.