May Exhibits: "Variety of Dreams", Band Day, and Williston Student Art

Phyllis Sederquest's Exhibit titles "Variety of Dreams" is a wonderful display of landscapes, seascapes, abstracts, and more! She uses a variety of mediums and subjects in her works.  Be sure to stop by and read her bio and view her works which are for sale.

Williston Students grades k-12 were able to submit pieces to the North Dakota Student Art Show, which shows at the James every January.  Pieces submitted by Williston students that were not accepted to the traveling show are on display until the end of May.  We are so proud of these young artists! 


Also in Gallery II, a small display celebrating 90 years of Band Day, as well as several pieces from our Virgil Severson Collection.  Thank you to John Geyerman for sharing recent Band Day Photos with us!

April 3-28 Small Works (GII) and "Prairie Impressions"

Gallery I: Nicole Ganger's "Prairie Impressions is a great way to kick off spring. Her paintings are in a variety of mediums and fun sizes.  They represent the landscape of ND and things that will remind you of home. 

Nicole will be teaching a workshop April 29th in mixed media and creativity. Times will be posted on the Art Classes page!


Gallery II: Small Works: this exhibit consists of 63 entries from the Williston community! Limited to 12 inches in size, these small works pack a lot of punch into a small area.  Be sure to see the creativity of the artists in our community!

A reception for the Small Works exhibit will be Friday April 7th from 7-9PM

January 3-31 North Dakota Student Art Show

North Dakota Student Art Show

Many young Williston-area artists participate in the annual North Dakota Student Art Show. The winners selected from among 2016’s 765 statewide entries will be shown in galleries around North Dakota. The exhibit will be on display Jan. 1-31 at the James. An artists’ reception is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 13 from 4:00–6:00 p.m. 

The Williston elementary, middle, and high school students whose artwork will be displayed include Sami Hammeren– Spotlight Award, Elizabeth Leko– People’s Choice Award, Kaylee Pitman (Williston Middle School); Katie Matlock (Williston High School); Ashley VanBerkom-2 pieces selected (Trinity Christian School); Brooklynn Kitchens (Lewis and Clark Elementary School); and Hayden Krieger (McVay Elementary School).

Honorable mentions also go out to two other young Williston artists: Scout Graham, whose art piece at Kids Day Out won a Beau Theige original guitar, and Kat Canerdy, whose art piece inspired by the James’ 2016 Mexican Cultural Art Class won “Best of Show” at the North Dakota State Fair.

Congratulations to all of you.