New Administration~Funding For The Arts

What’s in store for the future of Arts funding now that we have a new administration in Washington? Right now we don’t really know. However to get some insight I looked to the Americans For the Arts website and the comments of Robert L. Lynch is president and CEO of Americans for the Arts. You can…
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Powerful Words

The current Arts Center exhibit isn’t easy…its raw, its difficult and its disturbing.  North Dakota’s Native Peoples share their stories and much of it is heart wrenching. It’s the kind of art makes you think, maybe it even keeps you up at night. Spending time, reading the words of these 16 people left me with much empathy. The…
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Last Days To Visit 52nd Annual Exhibition

If you haven’t gotten to see the 52nd Annual JFAA Art Show there is still time. The exhibition comes to a close on Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 pm. This year’s Annual had over 40 artists contributing 87 pieces representing a variety of mediums. There is still time to vote for your favorite artwork and help us select the…
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All The Pretty Colors

Yesterday, work was like Christmas. Over the past several weeks, the front office had been accumulating unsightly cardboard boxes–little did they reveal the rainbow of color found within. You are wondering … what are they? Tiles of every color from sage green to Indian yellow (funny how people name colors–remember, that giant box of crayons you loved).…
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An Enlightening Visit To Ellendale

I spent several days last week at the North Dakota Art Gallery Association 2016 Annual Meeting. Each year we gather at a member gallery’s location – this year we met in Ellendale, North Dakota. Since it was nearby, I chose to make the hour drive each morning and evening. I have to say, the drive south…
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