Category Archives: Exhibit and Showcase

Peonies & Players: A Photography Exhibition Featuring the Work of Kathryn Rynning and Scott DCamp

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce Peonies & Players: A Photography Exhibit featuring the work of Kathryn Rynning and Scott DCamp.

NWMAC Peonies & Players Photography Exhibit

This exhibit allows you to follow Kathi’s life changing trip through the People’s Republic of China in search of peonies and experience athletic moments through Scott.

The exhibit is open from Wednesday, January 13 until February 28 at the NWMAC Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. You can also view the exhibit virtually here.

Scott resides in Thief River Falls. His years as an athlete and of professional photography work are evident as he captures the perfect moment in his series of athletes in action. He explains, “Photography goes hand-in-hand with my career as a print journalist and it has been a part of my life for more than 20 years. What began in college as a required class in black and white photography has evolved into a passion. I have an appreciation for all types of photography, but I truly love sports.”

Photography by Scott DCamp

Scott’s photos in this collection were all taken since 2017, when he was promoted to sports editor of the Thief River Falls Times. These photos represent a sampling of his work during his first four years as sports editor.

Photographer Scott DCamp — Walkoff Celebration

“For this show, I chose photos that show emotion and action. 
There are challenges that are unique to each sport such as depth of field and lighting. Much like the athletes competing, I improve as the season moves along and do my best work in the postseason. “

Photographer Kathryn Rynning

Kathryn lives in Kennedy, Minnesota. When asked about how this collection came to be Kathryn explained, “this photo exhibit was the culmination of a lifetime of desires. As a child I admired my grandmother’s peony garden and helped her care for it. I also read many books by Pearl S Buck about China and thought I could go there as a missionary, like my mother’s cousin who served in Nepal. Well, that didn’t quite work out, but….”

About her photography journey, “Of my parents 6 children, I was the one most often wanting to take photos on the family brownie camera, a dinosaur next to my camera of today. I am in retirement with a little more time to go back to those desires of my youth. I have a lovely camera with a micro lens, and printer, so I am in control of the color, size, cropping, etc. of my work. My passion for flowers is satisfied as a volunteer gardener for my church and our community garden and of course my flower gardens at home. Thus, I often grow my photo subjects. I have been very fortunate to travel, and always wondering what is over the next hill, has given me many subjects as well. Thus, a journey to China/Tibet to look for peonies in the wild was a fulfillment of many dreams.”

You won’t want to miss this photography exhibit!

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.  

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.

Black Lives Matters Art Exhibit at NWMAC Gallery

In Honor of MLK Day and Black History Month 

Black Lives Matters Original Artwork Exhibit

at

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery at NCTC in Thief River Falls

January 13 – February 28, 2021 

Black Lives Matter Exhibit NWMAC

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce an exhibition of artwork that honors Black Lives Matter. Our country, and much of the world, is aware of Black Lives Matter. In honor of Martin Luther King Day and Black History Month, it is especially timely that we have come together to create art that reflects the spirit of Black Lives Matter.

Artist Gail Ose

This exhibition features a variety of 2-d and 3-d art, including paintings, collage, song lyrics, pen and ink and poetry from regional, as well as Twin Cities artists. In addition, there are a series of 12 x 12 canvas pieces created by young and old in our region.

The art installation is open from January 13 through February 28, 2021 at the NWMAC Gallery at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls.

Therese Masters Jacobson


Inspired by blacklivesmatter.com. “Every day, we recommit to healing ourselves and each other, and to co-creating alongside comrades, allies, and family a culture where each person feels seen, heard, and supported. We acknowledge, respect, and celebrate differences and commonalities. We work vigorously for freedom and justice for Black people and, by extension, all people. We intentionally build and nurture a beloved community that is bonded together through a beautiful struggle that is restorative, not depleting.” This exhibit is in response to recent racist violence, long-time systemic racism and the unrest this has spurned. We know people need art right now more than ever to express ourselves and cope with the many emotions we’ve all been feeling.

Can’t make it in person? Visit the exhibit virtually here.

Black Lives Matter Exhibit

Some of the art included in the exhibit includes

Heidi Danos, watercolor “Minnesota Sad”

Dale Jacobson, poem
Therese Jacobson, 4 pen and ink images

Aliza Novacek-Olson, felted art

Kim Hruba, Collage

Lisa Arnold, Masks, Minneapolis 

Cindy Kolling, title: “Unconscious Racism: If the Profile of a Bear…”

Karli Chadbourn, Bloomington, MN

Artist Aliza Novacek-Olson

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.  

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.

Black Lives Matter 12×12 Canvas Art Creation Zoom Workshop

Looking for a chance to create some art? Teaching Artist and NWMAC Showcase and Training Specialist Trey Everett led a Zoom workshop to inspire and guide you in creating a 12 x 12 canvas with the theme of Black Lives Matter. This canvas will then be included in the Black Lives Matter exhibit at NCTC in Thief River Falls.

When: Saturday, December 12 10:00 to 11:30 am.

Did you miss the Zoom workshop? We’ve got you covered. Trey has recorded a Zoom that you can watch at any time convenient for you. There’s a quick test video first and then the workshop begins.

Here is the Zoom link and passcode:
https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/81Y7D-aIkl8U1sZ0mX3Bpk_GjDaeEbg3VemnhPRr39_EcjhJ9JPxsSxotP9jBw5Z.Z99NzVuW4JyCcJM4

Passcode: V4!EP$z1 

Don’t consider yourself to be an artist? No problem! This is open for anyone who interested. No experience or skill needed! We can provide you with a canvas, too. You will be responsible for other art supplies used, like paint, pencil, collage, etc.

Artwork for the exhibit will need to be done by January 4 so there’s plenty of time to complete it! Email Trey to request a canvas and to RSVP! We will also be accepting other art and art forms for this exhibit. Reach out to Trey with any questions!  trey.crxpres@midconetwork.com or 218-280-4917.

EXHIBITS

Here are some current and upcoming exhibits (including calls for art)!

Birds: An Exhibit Featuring the Work of Ross Hier and Other Regional Artists at

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery at NCTC in Thief River Falls

March 2 – April 29, 2021 

The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is pleased to announce Birds – An exhibit featuring the work of Ross Hier of Crookston, Stephanie Anderson of Fosston, Doug Dallman of Thief River Falls, Sherri Kruger of Badger, Zach Rowatt of Roseau, Travis Hanel of Warren, Ivy Baille of Fosston, Rock Bakken of Hallock, Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla, Kathryn Rynning of Kennedy, Janet Johnson of Roseau, Karen Monson of Plymouth, and Cindy Kolling of Gully.