March is a busy month at the James! The Annual Board of Directors show takes place March 1-15 along with a sale of photography by Admin. Monica Tininenko.
The Annual Camera Club and Woodworkers show will be March 18-26!
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.
"Art 50!" is an exhibit celebrating 50 years of the North Dakota Council on the Arts. The exhibit is presented by the North Dakota Council on the Arts, North Dakota Art Gallery Association, and Starion Bank.
50 artists, plus the curator, have one piece on display for the touring exhibit, and one on display at a stationary exhibit at the Heritage Center in Bismarck.
ARTIST RECEPTION FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4TH FROM 7-9PM
Artist Bio: Britt Dalice
Artist Britt Dalice was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Grand Forks, North Dakota. She currently resides in Fargo, North Dakota. Ever since she was young, she has had a passion for art, and she pursued her education in art at Concordia College and Minnesota State University of Moorhead.
Working primarily in oil paint, she uses both the traditional brush and the palette knife to apply paint to the canvas. Her inspiration comes from the beauty of animals and the landscapes of nature. Her work was recently featured at “TAG: The Art of Giving” and City Hall in Grand Forks.
Artist Statement: Britt Dalice
My art is inspired by the beautiful colors I see in the elements of nature. When I look at trees, I see not only green, but also reds, blues, yellow, oranges, and purples. My goal is to translate all of these colors onto the canvas in a way that creates a multi-dimensional work for viewers to enjoy both up-close and from a distance.
I begin all of my paintings by applying a thin layer of oil paint to the canvas with a traditional brush. Painting in only Burnt Sienna (a reddish-brown), I form the entire image. Following this, I introduce subdued colors to the painting with the brush. Finally, I take my palette knife and apply a thick layer of pure color to the image allowing the colors to mix directly on the canvas.
Each time I apply paint to a canvas, it allows me to express how I see the world. I love sharing the beauty and majesty I see in nature with my audience.
Artist Reception August 19th 7-9pm
I was born and raised in rural North Dakota only three miles from the Montana border. There is a rough beauty to this area few people get to enjoy as the population remains classified as frontier. Most of these counties have an average density of two people per square mile much because of their rough country. I believe the people who stay in this area are some of the most unique people in the world.
I want my work to capture a “snapshot in time” for the future or in some cases reinventing the past for people to remember. To that end a number of these works are of people who are characters who live in this area others are of people who were dearly loved who have passed on. Other works in this collection are from discarded old photos that no one wanted anymore or no longer remembered who the subjects were. There is a great satisfaction in capturing not only a person’s likeness but also their essence.
I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Biology in 2003 and in 2012, I enrolled at the Academy of Art University attend for a Master’s Degree in Fine Art Painting. I am approximately halfway through the program working primarily in oil and pastel.
It is a natural fit to bring together my background and love for this area, it’s people and the outdoors into my painting. There is a story in these rural areas just waiting to be told to the rest of the world and I want to be one of the people telling that story.Ar
“Currently I am an artist/art teacher residing in Minot, North Dakota. I am a commissioned artist, as well as an instructor, and art demonstrator for Minot Council of the Arts in various events during the year, and occasionally at MSU. I teach High School art at White Shield School, on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.
A Wisconsin native and art graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, I have won awards at art competitions in Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
I paint with an Impressionistic style. My artist’s philosophy is that form is concrete, although it can be combined and rearranged. Color is relative and can be used in any way that the imagination can perceive. My realism in drawing sometimes has surrealistic overtones. My mediums are oil, watercolor and colored pencil.
In my Cathedral Series the buildings are impressionistic in that while the architecture is representational there are details that are omitted and areas that are somewhat vague. Color is definitely arbitrary. For example the interior of a sanctuary may encircle the façade of the cathedral. The next series was “Hawaiian Flowers and Trees,” some of which have been sold and are no longer part of the traveling exhibit. Occasionally I will paint a scene from my travels in the United States.
The motivation for my style is that while I am a realist in rendering, I take liberties with what I see, according to mood, interest and the flow of the picture. I sometimes enjoy color for color’s sake and that makes for arbitrary color in some of my artwork.”
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