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! 

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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.

 

 

December 1-30 "Art 50!"

"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. 

November 4-30. Britt Dalice "Color of the Wild"

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.

 

October 3-14 Gabrielle T. Registre "Down to Earth"

Gabrielle Tsounis Registre   Statement As an artist, I am motivated by a compelling drive to create the kind of art which is at once spontaneous and methodical. Pursuing the urgency of art allows me to be innovative and provides me with a sense of purpose in my work. My goal is to provoke thought in the viewer, with the hope that my art can be a catalyst for positive change and increased awareness in others and in myself. My artwork is inspired by my perceptions of the world around me and influenced by my own thoughts, ideas, and visions. Travel leads me to paint the places I have visited, making travel and art interconnected. My world view alters after every journey, inspiring me to return to my work with renewed enthusiasm and determination.    “Down To Earth”  This body of work was inspired by the Earth’s natural elements, such as the colors textures and layers. From a birds eye view I wanted to depict Nature as Art. I am in love with Aerial views of the world while flying. My work is a reflection of my photos I have taken with me during my travels from my window seat. With various environmental issues, oil spills, and the controversy surrounding the recent pipeline plan, it has brought my attention to create these paintings of the land. The Human Species are part of the land, and we live in a beautiful place. I wish viewers to be reminded that not only my paintings is art, but also the Natural world.     BIO: b.1982                  Gabrielle began painting commissions at age 16, and soon afterwards won first place in both the Regional Art Competition and Black History Month Art Exposition at WJCC in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Gabrielle has been exhibiting her work since 2005 in Burlington VT, has taught at an integrated arts academy, worked in after-school art programs, volunteered at Studio STK, and Burlington City Arts. She has experience as a gallery assistant at the Shelburne Craft School, and volunteered with the National Association of Women Artists, an organization into which she was accepted by jury. She is also a member of the S.P.A.C.E Gallery in Burlington, where she has shown her work. Recently she has exhibited at the Museum Of Latin American Arts in Los Angeles CA, Arts Club of Washington DC, N.A.W.A Gallery, Sylvia Wald/ Po Kim Gallery in NYC, Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington City Arts, and FOFA Arts Alive Gallery, in Burlington. Gabrielle received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with a major in Fine Arts at Burlington College, May 2014. She has received top honors in her program, and won first place at the 2013 and 2014 Annual Big Spring Exhibition at Burlington College.  She continues to show and sell her work at galleries throughout North America. Recently, She has a solo show at the James Memorial Art Center in North Dakota and a group show at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle WA.  

Gabrielle Tsounis Registre

 

Statement

As an artist, I am motivated by a compelling drive to create the kind of art which is at

once spontaneous and methodical. Pursuing the urgency of art allows me to be innovative and provides me with a sense of purpose in my work. My goal is to provoke thought in the viewer, with the hope that my art can be a catalyst for positive change and increased awareness in others and in myself. My artwork is inspired by my perceptions of the world around me and influenced by my own thoughts, ideas, and visions. Travel leads me to paint the places I have visited, making travel and art interconnected. My world view alters after every journey, inspiring me to

return to my work with renewed enthusiasm and determination. 

 

“Down To Earth”

 This body of work was inspired by the Earth’s natural elements, such as the colors

textures and layers. From a birds eye view I wanted to depict Nature as Art. I am in love with Aerial views of the world while flying. My work is a reflection of my photos I have taken with me during my travels from my window seat. With various environmental issues, oil spills, and the controversy surrounding the recent pipeline plan, it has brought my attention to create these

paintings of the land. The Human Species are part of the land, and we live in a beautiful place. I wish viewers to be reminded that not only my paintings is art, but also the Natural world.

 

 

BIO:

b.1982

 

               Gabrielle began painting commissions at age 16, and soon afterwards won first place in both the Regional Art Competition and Black History Month Art Exposition at WJCC in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Gabrielle has been exhibiting her work since 2005 in Burlington VT, has taught at an integrated arts academy, worked in after-school art programs, volunteered at Studio STK, and Burlington City Arts. She has experience as a gallery assistant at the Shelburne Craft School, and volunteered with the National Association of Women Artists, an organization into which she was accepted by jury. She is also a member of the S.P.A.C.E Gallery in Burlington, where she has shown her work. Recently she has exhibited at the Museum Of Latin American Arts in Los Angeles CA, Arts Club of Washington DC, N.A.W.A Gallery, Sylvia Wald/ Po Kim Gallery in NYC, Amy E. Tarrant Gallery, Burlington City Arts, and FOFA Arts Alive Gallery, in Burlington. Gabrielle received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree with a major in Fine Arts at Burlington College, May 2014. She has received top honors in her program, and won first place at the 2013 and 2014 Annual Big Spring Exhibition at Burlington College.  She continues to show and sell her work at galleries throughout North America. Recently, She has a solo show at the James Memorial Art Center in North Dakota and a group show at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle WA.