WINTER ART AUCTION

March 13, 2022.   3pm

Doors open  2pm 

Sue Ouellette: Grand Forks, ND. “Ukrainian Egg #1” Art of Pysanky

Tom Berg: Tolna, ND. “Seeds to Home” size 8″ x 12″ & 6″ X 9″, painted gourds

Goards make fine homes for a variety of birds such as the purple martins and other insect eating birds. These gourds were started from seed and grown to harvest.  Over winter Tom dried and cared for the gourds until he could cut the holes and seal with paint. The white gourd is for purple martins and will keep cooler in our summer sun. The clear coated smaller gourd shows the beauty of natural changes from winter drying.  Hang this gourd from a tree for shade or any other spot close to your garden and enjoy.

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Jennifer Parker: Tolna, ND “Plein Air Painting at Tolna Dam”  size 15.5 x 13.75  Jennifer@Gleasondesign.net

John Beck: Bismarck, ND “Western ND Ranch” oil size 11″ x 14″

Bio:  60 years painting landscapes of ND and western USA. 
Art Shows – Bismarck, Fargo, Jamestown, Washburn, Hazen and Billings MT.
Famous Artists Course 1965-69

Ed Pawlikowski: Lakota, ND  “Untitled” acrylic & gun powder

Ed was our “Super Hero” board member. Ed was responsible for keeping many of our Presidents save as they traveled the world clearing Air Force 1 to land safely after he would check for bombs and threats first hand.  Ed’s family donated several paintings to help fund the Stump Lake Fine Arts Youth Camp.

Cris Fulton: Bowman, ND. “Cloudcrossing” size 12″ x 16″ Graphitint pencil brushed with water on Aquabord.

This painting is part of a series of cloud paintings of buttes and prairies near Bowman. You can see more of my work at crisfultonart on Instagram.

 

 Judi Koehmstedt: Fargo, ND. acrylic painting “Big Apple” watercolor & gouache  11″x14″ framed 

I started this painting in a workshop using paper that was painted with acrylic pigment then with watercolor.  I worked on it more after the w/s and found that gouache brought out the highlights on the fruit. 
Bio .  I have been doing art for a long time (50 years or so).I have been entering the Pekin art show almost since it began 30 years ago. i have taken many workshops and am active in several art organizations in the Fargo area.  i am also a member of Gallery4, a co-op gallery in Fargo. 
I have a blog where i post all my work with short comments:.  judikoehmstedt.blogspot.com 
Nancy F Walter: Minot, ND. “Title: Am I Seeing Spots?” Fluid Acrylic, Swarovski Crystals size: 9″x12″  gallery wrap canvas
Artist Statement- My artwork is a creative expression of my many processes of mixed media, paint, and beading. This piece was inspired by Japanese artist Yayoi Kasama. I love texture and color. I believe art has the possibilities of changing one’s thoughts, opening new ideas; It is how we share our thoughts and ideas and is an unpredictable source of imagination!
Bio & website: https://nancysfancies701.wixsite.com/jewelryI grew up in Stanley, North Dakota, then moved to Minot in early 2004. I have been involved in, and with, the arts in some manner for over 40 years. I am involved with Artspace Suite 1 Gallery in Minot. I also have my own business, Nancy’s Fancies, creating unique and one-of-a-kind jewelry, and paintings. nancycoal@gmail.com

Patricia Marquard: Minot, ND. “King Fisher” colored pencil

“King Fisher,” is a drawing of a Belted King Fisher, that can be found in any North Dakota lake, creek, or pond.  It is perched up in a tree overlooking the prairie.
Artist Biography and Statement- I am a native of Wisconsin, and a North Dakota transplant. As a graduate of the Univ. of Wisconsin system, and the Minot State Univ. system, I have a history of competing in art shows in the four state area. My art has taken me to regional art events and to the White House in Washington, DC.  Presently I teach visual arts at White Shield School. Watercolor and colored pencil are the mediums I enjoy the most.

Marilyn Niewoehner: Rugby, ND. “Landscape in Leather” size 18″ x 22″ leather

 

Patricia Hoff: Perley, MN. “Mountain Lion” size- 16″ x 20″
I became interested in painting in 2000 when I saw an episode of Donna Dewberry and Bob Ross on PBS one day and was hooked.  With some training and guidance from a few artists I paint as a wintertime hobby. “Mountain Lion”: intrigued by animal eyes

Marilyn Niewoehner: Rugby, ND “Assemblage in Gold” size 19″ x 24″ found objects

 Judi Koehmstedt: Fargo, ND. acrylic “Shine On” size- 10″x10″ framed

Reference for this painting was a photo I took in AZ of a confident cool dude and his convertible.. I enjoy painting human humorous activities and this was fun. 
Bio .  I have been doing art for a long time (50 years or so).I have been entering the Pekin art show almost since it began 30 years ago. I have taken many workshops and am active in several art organizations in the Fargo area.  I am also a member of Gallery4, a co-op gallery in Fargo. 

I have a blog where I post all my work with short comments:.  judikoehmstedt.blogspot.com

Marilyn Niewoehner: Rugby, ND “Lucky Moon” size 23″ x 29″ found objects

Jennifer Parker: Tolna, ND “Plein Air Painting at the Red Bridge”   size 15.5″ x 13.75″ Jennifer@Gleasondesign.net

Donna Chalimonczyk: Moorhead, MN “Woodland Carpet” size 16″ x 20″ watercolor

BioI began painting in 1998 and have attended workshops by area and national artists. My goal is to see the world around me and translate it into a painting to enjoy. 

I paint mostly with watermedi and exhibit throughout the tri-state. My work can be found in collections throughout the United States.  

Statement: When a painting “just happens” through action of water and paint on paper – it’s an exciting experience.  I am always surprised by the way the painting evolves and becomes. Whether I achieve my mind’s picture isn’t all that important. And, if not – that can be another painting experience. What joy! 

Patricia Hoff: Perley, MN. “Daisies”  size- 16″ x 20″

Daisies: Daughter’s favorite flower. I became interested in painting in 2000 when I saw an episode of Donna Dewberry and Bob Ross on PBS one day and was hooked.  With some training and guidance from a few artists I paint as a wintertime hobby

Linda Olson: Minot, ND. “Celadon Vase” size 6″ x 6.5″ x 6.5″ porcelain with celadon glaze

Artist Statement- I am a maker. I love making artworks. I get lost in the process, and I find getting that the most important aspect of making. Still inspired by the Chinese celadon vessels, I present a celadon vessel.
Biography- Linda Olson teaches as a full professor at Minot State University, as she has since 1990. Galleries throughout the region have often exhibited Olson’s artworks. Nationally recognized jurors have included Olson’s work in juried exhibitions. Olson has artworks in several public collections including the Skien, Norway, Art Center, the University of North Dakota, Bemidji State University, the Wind River Historical Center and several private collections.Linda Olson was raised in McHenry County, North Dakota. Olson graduated from Minot State University cum laude with majors in art, English and psychology. Olson earned a Master of Arts, Magna cum laude, in 1987 from the University of Montana and a Master of Fine Arts, Magna cum laude, from the University of North Dakota in 1990. She makes her home in Minot, North Dakota. laolson@srt.com

Sue Ouellette: Grand Forks, ND. “Ukrainian Egg #2” Art of Pysanky

Kristi Berdal: McVille, ND-  “Hoots There” 11 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ Framed
I live in the Sheyenne River Valley near Aneta, ND.  Nature and the outdoor scenes inspire me to create reminders of the beauty around us.  I’ve found alcohol ink to be a fun but challenging medium.  “Hoots There” is a recent creation of a small Saw-whet Owl.  These owls live throughout North Dakota but are rarely seen.

Ed Pawlikowski: Lakota, ND  “Untitled” acrylic & gun powder

Ed was our “Super Hero” board member. Ed was responsible for keeping many of our Presidents save as they traveled the world clearing Air Force 1 to land safely after he would check for bombs and threats first hand.  Ed’s family donated several paintings to help fund the Stump Lake Fine Arts Youth Camp.

Patricia Hoff: Perley, MN.  “Spirt Wolf”  size- 16″ x 20″
I became interested in painting in 2000 when I saw an episode of Donna Dewberry and Bob Ross on PBS one day and was hooked.  With some training and guidance from a few artists I paint as a wintertime hobby.
“Spirit Wolf”: Painted for granddaughter’s interest in wolves

Sue Ouellette: Grand Forks, ND. “Ukrainian Egg #3” Art of Pysanky

Laura VonBank: Moorhead, MN. “Marbled Dragonfly and Marbled Monarch” Linocut prints on marbled paper,  size 16”x13” each

 Bio: In 2016 I became a member of the FM Visual Artists. Since then, I have participated in over 25 regional group exhibitions.  I have won multiple awards and have had pieces accepted in juried shows at the Plains Art Museum and galleries in Vermont and Arkansas. More of my work can be seen at Gallery 4 in Fargo.

 Art statement:  Since I am primarily a self-taught artist, I have not been hindered by rules during my creative process.  Over the years I have dabbled in a variety of media but gravitate to print making and encaustics since they “tick all the boxes” with their endless possibilities. Nature and rural life inspire much of my work.
lauravonbank@hotmail.com

 Donald Paul: Edgeley, ND, “Textured Hearts” 14K Gold Filled

I love forming (ie: bending, forging, heating rolling and the application of a patina and/or a texture) various materials using my hands.  Utilizing these many variables, each piece I make is unique. 
prairiepauls@gmail.com  I am primarily a self-taught artist who loves to make jewelry and sculptures from “found objects”

Linda Olson: Minot, ND. “Ceramic Pot #3″  size 9.5″ X 9.5”

Artist Statement- I am a maker. I love making artworks. I get lost in the process, and I find getting that the most important aspect of making. Still inspired by the Chinese celadon vessels, I present a celadon vessel.
Biography- Linda Olson teaches as a full professor at Minot State University, as she has since 1990. Galleries throughout the region have often exhibited Olson’s artworks. Nationally recognized jurors have included Olson’s work in juried exhibitions. Olson has artworks in several public collections including the Skien, Norway, Art Center, the University of North Dakota, Bemidji State University, the Wind River Historical Center and several private collections.Linda Olson was raised in McHenry County, North Dakota. Olson graduated from Minot State University cum laude with majors in art, English and psychology. Olson earned a Master of Arts, Magna cum laude, in 1987 from the University of Montana and a Master of Fine Arts, Magna cum laude, from the University of North Dakota in 1990. She makes her home in Minot, North Dakota.

Theresa Paul, Edgeley, ND. Meanderings    Jewelry/Sculpture
“Meanderings” focus is a hollow glass bead from the wonderful Jari Sheese. It features 2 lampwork beads and funky metal chain combined with my double spirals for a sense of movement.
The chain is 21″. Included are a pair of double spiral earrings.

Jeff Hoff: Jamestown,  ND “Blue Bird”  size 9″ x 12″ acrylic on basswood

Patricia Hoff: Perley, MN. “Adobe House” size- 16″ x 20″

“Adobe House”: inspired from southwestern vacations. I became interested in painting in 2000 when I saw an episode of Donna Dewberry and Bob Ross on PBS one day and was hooked.  With some training and guidance from a few artists I paint as a wintertime hobby

Donna Chalimonczyk: Moorhead, MN “Other Worlds” watercolor 16″ x 20″

BioI began painting in 1998 and have attended workshops by area and national artists. My goal is to see the world around me and translate it into a painting to enjoy.
I paint mostly with watermedi and exhibit throughout the tri-state. My work can be found in collections throughout the United States.
Statement: When a painting “just happens” through action of water and paint on paper – it’s an exciting experience.  I am always surprised by the way the painting evolves and becomes. Whether I achieve my mind’s picture isn’t all that important. And, if not – that can be another painting experience. What joy!
donnachalimonczyk.blogspot.com

Kirby & Skylah Berg: Luverne, ND. “2022 Pekin Pounder”  size 10″ x 7″  blown & sculpted glass – This father and daughter collaborative functional art work was from recycled glass medical equipement, an old J-Plug salmon fishing lure that was no longer usable taken from my childhood tackle box and red thread holding 6 chicken feathers that Skylah tied on from our homestead.  The glass heart theme is part of a series I have been exploring for several years now. This Pekin Pounder is the second in our father daughter heirloom fishing lures. 

Laura VonBank: Moorhead, MN. “Rooster and Mother Hen” size 18″ x 15″  for each Encaustic on paper

Bio: In 2016 I became a member of the FM Visual Artists. Since then, I have participated in over 25 regional group exhibitions.  I have won multiple awards and have had pieces accepted in juried shows at the Plains Art Museum and galleries in Vermont and Arkansas. More of my work can be seen at Gallery 4 in Fargo.
Art statement:  Since I am primarily a self-taught artist, I have not been hindered by rules during my creative process.  Over the years I have dabbled in a variety of media but gravitate to print making and encaustics since they “tick all the boxes” with their endless possibilities. Nature and rural life inspire much of my work. lauravonbank@hotmail.com

 Sue Morrissey: Fargo, ND.  “My dog” size 13” x 13” linoleum print

 ‘One who draws’ didn’t translate into artist for me, so when I needed to declare a field of study my Jr. Year @ NDSU, I was quite taken aback when my mother advised I study ‘Art’. NDSU did not have an ‘Art Dept.’ per se in 1963, therefore I transferred to UND.  When I went through registration, I met Robert Nelson, a printmaker/painter of some renown, I would later learn.  My curriculum was rather skewed with only a design class and an architecture class to my credit from SU; for the next two years, the Art classes in the dilapidated old presidents’ home, and a language class were my prime focus; the boyfriend was far enough away not to distract. 
Robert Nelson was highly skilled, imaginative and theatrical artist and teacher. He was a role model easily accessed, it was THEN the idea of myself as an artist took hold. His work was and is  filled with heroic, humorous and somewhat surreal content…his figures were often clothed in armor. He’s in his 90’s now, still working in OR.  I wanted profound imagery such as I saw in his work but I saw no heroic experiences in my own life to inspire, so my imagery mimicked his. I came to realize how the gestures of his characters contributed to their heroism;  there may yet be a remnant of that realization remaining in my drawings. Now however, I find heroic figures every which way I turn.

LuAnn Brooks: Kloten, ND. “The Flower Trio” size 12″ x 15″ photography

 

I have worked for Nelson County Health System for 26 years in the Activity Department. My husband, Jerry, and I have a cattle ranch near Kloten, ND.  I am looking forward to retirement to pursue more artistic interests.
The flowers were photographed at the Munsinger Clements Gardens along the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, MN.  I highly recommend these beautiful gardens as a weekend destination!

Walter Piehl: Paris Gibson Square, Great Falls, Montana solo exhibit poster. 29 1/2×23 1/2, framed with all archival materials.

Artist Bio: My work primarily deals with Western Americana subjects. I grew up in a horse and Rodeo culture in Marion, North Dakota. My father and I were both inducted into the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame, Medora, North Dakota. I retired from teaching art at Minot State University 4 years ago.

Laura VonBank: Moorhead, MN. “Bubble Sheep in the Meadow”, Scratch foam mono print, 17”x14”

Bio: In 2016 I became a member of the FM Visual Artists. Since then, I have participated in over 25 regional group exhibitions.  I have won multiple awards and have had pieces accepted in juried shows at the Plains Art Museum and galleries in Vermont and Arkansas. More of my work can be seen at Gallery 4 in Fargo.

Art statement:  Since I am primarily a self-taught artist, I have not been hindered by rules during my creative process.  Over the years I have dabbled in a variety of media but gravitate to print making and encaustics since they “tick all the boxes” with their endless possibilities. Nature and rural life inspire much of my work.

Donna Chalimonczyk: Moorhead, MN “Sun Will Rise” size 16″ x 20″ watercolor 

BioI began painting in 1998 and have attended workshops by area and national artists. My goal is to see the world around me and translate it into a painting to enjoy. I paint mostly with watermedi and exhibit throughout the tri-state. My work can be found in collections throughout the United States.  
Statement: When a painting “just happens” through action of water and paint on paper – it’s an exciting experience.  I am always surprised by the way the painting evolves and becomes. Whether I achieve my mind’s picture isn’t all that important. And, if not – that can be another painting experience. What joy! 
donnachalimonczyk.blogspot.com

Linda Olson: Minot, ND. “Ceramic Pot #1″ size 5.5″ x 6” ceramic

Jeff Hoff: Jamestown, ND. “Hummingbirds” size 9″ x 12″  acrylic

Brenda Bjorlie and Kirby Berg, McVille & Luverne, ND. “Brenda Bjorlie and Kirby Berg Collaborative Angel” size 9″ x 6″ sculpted glass -NCAC’s founder Brenda Bjorlie and current Executive Director, Kirby met for the first time this Valentine’s Day through an Art For Life program she helped bring to Nelson County over 20 years ago. She had never witnessed torchworking glass demonstrations before.  It was an honor bringing a new art form to someone who has helped support the arts for so many and working with her to create her own healing art which was a white, green and yellow llama.  Of course always thinking to help NCAC’s mission she helped to create this very angel out of her favorite color combo and  NCAC’s logo of red, white and black.  This angel features a couple of hearts to help express her love and gratitude to all who have helped with and been apart of Nelson County Arts Council. She sends all of you her love!