JMPS Board of Directors show March 18th-31st

Board of Directors exhibit in Gallery I

Starting Monday, March 18th the James Memorial Art Centers Preservation Society’s Board of Directors will have an exhibit in Gallery I. This exhibit will be on display until Sunday, March 31st. Each member of the Board has a special connection to some form of art, be it photography, painting, writing, mixed media and more. The show will consist of works of art from each member currently serving on the board. The board is happy to share their artistic talents with the community. Hope to see you at the James during this exhibit to support these local artists!

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Williston Area Woodworkers club & Williston Camera club exhibits

Williston Area Woodworkers & Williston Camera club exhibits

The Williston Camera Club and Williston area Woodworkers will have their artwork on display at the James Memorial Art Center from March 9th until March 17th. The James will be offering extended gallery hours. We will be open from 10:00am until 7:00pm on the 9th, 10th & 17th . During the week, March 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15, the gallery will be open until 7pm to view this exhibit. There will also be a silent auction.

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Wiliston State College Student Art Show February 2nd-28th

The James Memorial Art Center will hold an artist reception on Thursday, February 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. for the Williston State College Student art show. Refreshments provided by Williston State College. Free and open to the public. Works will be on display in both, Gallery I & II, from February 2nd until February 28th. Be sure to stop by to view these creations by WSC’s incredibly talented students!

“Landscape Painting” by Tiana Johnson Image used with permission

“Landscape Painting” by Tiana Johnson Image used with permission

Cindi Finley Mintie

Cindi Finley Mintie’s exhibit entitled, “Abracadabra: I Will Create As Has Been Spoken.” On display at the James, December 2nd-December 28th

Cindy Finley Mintie is a local, North Dakotan artist who grew up in Rugby, and now resides in Minot, ND. “As an artist, my mind is drawn toward creating eclectic, colorful and whimsical pieces with elements of surprise. I make my art from joy. I love the thought process used and my decision making to produce color flow and balance.”-Cindi Finley Mintie

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“Abracadabra-From Cindi Finley Mintie’s collection entitled,“Abracadabra: I Will Create As Has Been Spoken.”

Deana Novak

Deana Novak’s, “Rooted in the Sky” in Gallery I and Juried Pop Culture Show in Gallery II

Deana Novak’s collection entitled, “Rooted in the Sky,” will be on display at the James in Gallery I from November 1st-November 30th. The Juried Pop Culture show will be on display from November 1st through December 30th.

“Ups and Downs”-from Deana Novak’s “Rooted in the Sky” collection

“Ups and Downs”-from Deana Novak’s “Rooted in the Sky” collection

Jamie Azevedo's Collections

In October, Jamie Azevedo will be showing two of her collections at the James Memorial Art Center

In Gallery I, Jamie’s collection entitled, “Female Gaze,” and in Gallery II, “Preserving History.”

$50.00 of each piece sold from her collection, “Female Gaze,” will be put into a fund to create a scholarship for a female student at WSC. Jamie is a photographer and also works with mixed media. Showing October 1st through October 29th.

Piece from Jamie’s collection entitled, “Female Gaze.”

Piece from Jamie’s collection entitled, “Female Gaze.”

Dakota Prairie Quilt Guild quilt show

Up in Gallery I & Gallery II the month of September we have the Dakota Prairie Quilters Guild quilt show. The quilts in Gallery I, will be up to view from September 1st-30th. The quilts in Gallery II will be up from September 1-9th. 

This quilt is up for raffle. Raffle tickets are $1 and can be purchased from the office. Raffle takes place on Sunday, September 9th. Need not be present to win.

This quilt is up for raffle. Raffle tickets are $1 and can be purchased from the office. Raffle takes place on Sunday, September 9th. Need not be present to win.

Mark E. Holter's "Layers of Identity" & Memorial Exhibit for Mr. Earle Dodd

In Gallery I,  Mark E. Holter's, "Layers of Identity" will be on display during the month of June.  Mark grew up in North Dakota and currently lives in Minot.  He earned his bachelor's degree at Minot State University and served in the U.S. Navy for ten years.

Artist Statement:

As we move through our lives, we are marked by experiences.  These experiences are layered in such a way that they help form who we are.  Some experiences are more definitive than others and are visible from across the room.  Other experiences that define us are not as obvious, but can be seen when someone gets close enough.  Sometimes we carefully expose the layers of who we are.  Other times we tear at them desperately.  We are imperfect, messy, and fascinating.  My paintings explore identity and its many layers.  I enjoy exposing small elements that make up the overall painting throughout the history of its creation.

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In Gallery II, the works of Mr. Earle Dodd will be on display.  Due to Mr. Dodds recent passing, we are honoring his life by having a memorial gallery show for his family, friends, and the many lives of those he touched.  Mr. Dodd served as a member on our board of directors at the James and was instrumental in the success of our mission.