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.



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 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.