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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. 

RWAG: Snapshots in Time – Beau Bakken

SNAPSHOTS IN TIME

Duluth

Beau Bakken, Hallock, Mn

June 29, 2016 – July 31, 2016

 

AnEveningOutWithFriends(Warren, MN) The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce the opening of “Snapshots In Time,” an exhibit of acrylic paintings by Beau Bakken of Hallock, Minnesota. Mr. Bakken who received the NWMAC 2016 Artist of the Year Award, will be featured in our East Grand Forks gallery Wednesday, June 29, 2016, through Sunday, July 31, 2016.
WestWallofExhibitLife-long resident of far northwestern Minnesota, Bakken learned art creation from his father, artist Rock Bakken, but also credits his sixth-grade teacher with his “favorite art lesson”: “Paint what you see, not what you think you see.” His artwork includes wall murals throughout the northwest Minnesota region, and award-winning acrylic paintings.

 

SouthwestCornerOfExhibitSuccess for Bakken comes with frugality, investing time in his artwork and family, instead of social media. He uses plastic lids for palettes, and inexpensive paints and brushes for best results. His basement serves as a studio, where he signed a spatter on a corner of the carpet.

 

EastWallofExhibitBeau Bakken sums up his exhibit as simply as his methods: “If there is a theme to this particular exhibit…it would revolve around snapshots in time. They are simply moments of my life or of others I know.” Scenes from places as diverse as Haiti, Duluth, France, Spain, and his family’s farm are captured for his simply amazing portfolio.

“Snapshots In Time” is available for viewing during gallery hours: Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Arts Council gallery and River Walk Artists shop & gallery are located in the River Cinema mall, East Grand Forks, across Demers Avenue from Cabela’s. Parking is available in the large lot next to Mamma Maria’s.

We welcome private showings, and are happy to answer all questions. For more information call the arts council office at 218-745-9111 or contact the gallery coordinator at 218-965-4216, or email: tmjacobson16@gmail.com.

2016 Artists & Arts Advocate Announced!

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Announces 2016 Artists & Arts Advocate of the Year Winners!

**New Juror Announced.**

**High Tea at Artists on Main in Roseau**

Warren, Minnesota (April 11, 2016) – Three awards are given each year to recognize artists and arts advocates within our region that stand out in terms of artistry or volunteerism in the arts. Many times people serve in both roles!  Our Artist of the Year award can be given to artists who are emerging or at a mid-way point in their artistic endeavors. It is a cash award of $500.00 to use however they see fit. Artists can only receive our Northwest Star Award once, as a lifetime achievement award. This award is for $5,000.00 and can be a wonderful gift to those who have chosen a hard career path related to artistic expression.

Our deadline for nominations is always Feb 28 each year. Please consider nominating someone that you view as a deserving candidate from our seven county service area in northwestern Minnesota. If the artist or arts advocate is not chosen their nomination remains active for a couple years for consideration.

Artists will be recognized via our website at www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org, our Facebook page, and other various means of media communication including radio interviews with Pioneer 90.1. Awardees will receive their awards at the 2016 Northwest Minnesota Annual Spring Art Exhibit April 17, 2016 at the Roseau City Center in Roseau, MN. The reception starts at 2:00 PM. Please come early to help select the “People’s Choice” award winners in the adult and student categories. On Saturday, April 16 from 2 – 5 PM Artists on Main in Roseau will be having a High Tea event to coordinate with our exhibit being in Roseau. See their Artists on Main Facebook site for more information.

The Winners of the 2016 Northwest Minnesota Arts Council “Of The Year” Awards:

Beau Bakken of Hallock – $500.00 Award Winner – Artist

Beau Bakken of Hallock is the 2016 Artist of the Year and he receives this award for his work in painting. Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is very proud to recognize Beau and the talent he has displayed over the years for painting and for creating large mural art in our region. Beau has shown strong dedication to his art and to his community. His mural paintings in Hallock, Kennedy, and Red Lake Falls add beauty and history to these towns. He is a talented individual and we are looking forward to his lengthy and prosperous career.

Julie Elick of Roseau – $500.00 Award Winner – Arts Advocate

Julie Elick of Roseau is Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s 2016 Arts Advocate of the Year. Julie has been instrumental in the art scene in Roseau, particularly with Artists on Main. Julie is being recognized for her arts enthusiasm! She is great at involving more people and building new arts experiences. She has taken on grant writing roles that show she is an arts advocate. She is an artist herself specializing in painting, jewelry, a mixed media. She is a great example of an artist entrepreneur.

Barb Geer of Middle River – $5000.00 Award Winner –Star Artist of the Year

Barb Geer of Middle River receives our 2016 Northwest Start Artist of the Year Award for her lifetime achievement in performing arts. Barb is well known in the arts community as both an advocate and an artist. She has been a music teacher, band director, pianist, organist, choir director, actress, theater director, seamstress, painter, graphic designer, and community activist. Barb is truly a wonderful example of living her life with a passion in the arts.

New Arts Juror Announced:

This year’s juror will be Megan Sugden. Due to unforeseeable circumstances, our previously announced Juror, Kay Rosengren will be unable to attend and Megan has graciously offered to take her spot. Megan is a young photographer who lives in Hallock, MN. She makes her living shooting Weddings, Families, Children, Seniors, etc. In the last couple years, Megan has created a line of artistic photography called “Kittson County Skies” featuring our wonderful Northern Lights and has even gone viral, with her photos being seen all over the world. She has a blog, a website for her main business, and a website for Kittson County Skies. She is growing as an artist and we are pleased to have her work with us!

We wouldn’t be able to award our local artists if it were not for the generous funding we receive from Minnesota State Legislature and the McKnight Foundation. Funding for the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council comes primarily from the Minnesota State Legislature. The “Of the Year” award program of NWMAC is made possible with McKnight Foundation funding. The Arts Advocate award is made possible by State of Minnesota general allocation funding. The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is one of eleven regional arts councils in the state. All eleven councils work together and in collaboration with the Minnesota State Arts Board to provide arts services, staffing, and grants. The McKnight Foundation is another funding source helping all eleven regional arts councils promote and serve artists in Minnesota.

Contact:

Mara Hanel

Executive Director, NW MN Arts Council

109 S. Minnesota St.

Warren, MN. 56762

(218) 745-9111

www.NorthwestMinnesotaArtsCouncil.org

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