Sabrina Hornung: Trail Dust and Sentiment

  • March 27 - April 28
  • Reception: Thursday, March 29th, 5-7pm

Sabrina Hornung’s Jamestown, North Dakota roots and love of the Dakota prairie are reflected in her artwork. She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibits and received awards for her mixed media work, including “Trail Dust and Sentiment,” which was selected as a North Dakota Art Gallery Association traveling exhibit. With a grant from the North Dakota Arts Council traditional arts and apprenticeship program, she studied wycinanki and scherenschnitte (traditional Polish and German papercutting). She studied photography at Moorhead State University Moorhead, currently lives in Fargo, and works as editor-in-chief of the High Plains Reader

Jacqueline Ness-Ludwig: Quiet Voices

  • April 6 - May 5
  • Reception: Thursday, April 12 5-7 pm

Jacqueline Ness-Ludwig’s family has lived in Fergus Falls since 1969. She graduated from the Fergus Falls High School and went on to M State, where she studied under Charlie Beck and earned her AA degree. Jacqueline received a BA degree in Art and a BS degree in Art Education (K-12) from Moorhead State University. In 2007, she moved back to Fergus Falls after living in St. Cloud, MN for 20 years. Jacqueline recently completed a new studio within her home and is now a full-time artist and a part-time art instructor. For over 20 years, her main artistic focus has been landscapes. She works in oils on canvas and pastels on paper. Quiet Voices is a gathering of new works put together over the course of fewer than three months

Upcoming Exhibitions

Kirk Williams: Catch of the Day

  • May 1st - June 2nd
  • Reception: Thursday, May 10th, 5-7 pm

Fergus Falls native Kirk Williams studied graphic arts and illustration in Tacoma, Washington, then transferred to Minneapolis College of Art and Design where he became interested in sculpting. His mediums include clay sculpting with mold transfer, pastel, and assemblages of antiques and collectibles. He has exhibited his work at numerous shows, art fairs, and galleries throughout the Midwest and has created several commissioned sculptures including those at Pioneer Retirement Home and M State in Fergus Falls.

Mother's Day Showcase

  • May 9 - June 16
  • Reception: May 12, 2-4 pm

The Mother’s Day Artist Showcase is a celebration of the mother and child artist; featuring work by local artists: Cindy McDougall, Diane Shonblom Gunvaldson, Naomi RaMona Schliesman, Chelsey Beilhartz, Ginger Cote, Melissa Harren, Eric Santwire and many more!

Kristi Swee-Kuder

  • June 7th - July 12th
  • Reception: Thursday, June 7th, 5-7 pm

In response to the enigmatic state of mind that so fascinates her, sculptor and installation artist, Kristi Swee Kuder applies textile processes to wire and wire mesh to form her artistic expression. Originally from Breckenridge, Minnesota, Kristi received a BS in Art Education with a graphic design emphasis from Moorhead State College in 1975, and is a recent Women’s Art Institute alumni. After many years focusing on her graphic design career, Kristi now maintains a vibrant full time studio practice. An accomplished and awarded artist, Kristi has exhibited both nationally and internationally. She is on the Battle Lake Art of the Lakes Board of Directors and maintains studios in Minneapolis and at Ottertail Lake.

Edlund Family Artist

  • July 17th - August 18th
  • Reception: Saturday, July 21st, 2-4 pm

Swedish immigrants Ivar and Kerstin Edlund arrived in the Fergus Falls area in 1889. Among their descendants are an unusually high number of artists who have been successful in diverse creative vocations including painters, potters, conceptual artists, photographers, filmmakers, architects, art teachers, and art professors as well as graphic, jewelry, fabric, and product designers. The group exhibits artwork from living and deceased Edlund artists and documents the professional careers of those working in related fields.

Naomi RaMona Schliesman: New Work: The Silver Lining

  • August 23rd - September 29th
  • Reception: Saturday, August 25th, 6-8 pm

As a child growing up in Fergus Falls, Naomi RaMona Schliesman learned how to use her hands and create objects from a variety of media early in her life. Her family’s frequent moves from home to home as well as her awareness of the disparate décor of home, school and church taught her the importance applying ornamentation and aesthetic to making a sense of space that says “home” or signifies the function of the space. Schliesman holds a BFA from Minnesota State University Moorhead and a MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, both with an emphasis in sculpture. She has received numerous awards and scholarships and has attended national and international residencies. She lives and works as Artist Development Director for Springboard of the Arts in Fergus Falls while continuing to show her work nationally and painting with her daughter Zara.

Scott Gunvaldson

  • October 4th - November 10th
  • Reception: Saturday, October 13th, 4-6 pm

Scott Gunvaldson is an artist, muralist, sign painter, and musician who works and resides in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He has been the beneficiary of a McKnight Fellowship in painting, two McKnight Grants, and a Minnesota Legacy Grant. He has won numerous awards for his paintings, including first place in the Fargo Plains Art Museum’s Red River Annual. His commissioned work includes large-scale art for Sanford Hospital and the City of Fargo. He has also painted portraits of local artists and musicians. He is a former student of Charles Beck and shares his mentor’s love for the landscape. In his paintings, Scott likes to look for that moment when the lighting transforms the ordinary into something extraordinary.

Bonita Roberts

  • November 15th - December 29th
  • Reception: TBD

Bonita Roberts lives, teaches and paints in a small town in Central Minnesota. She works in both oil and pastel and favors both landscape and portraiture. She began showing her drawings and pastels locally in the 1980s. In 1991 she was invited to show in an exhibit at the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This show opened the door to invitations to other national exhibits, the most prestigious being the Masters Show at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, the Prix de West at the National Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the annual Western Visions Show at the Wildlife Museum in Jackson Hole. Wyoming. Bonita’s work has been published in Southwest Art, Art of the West and International Artist magazines. She is currently exhibiting in the annual Masters Miniature at the Phippen Museum in Prescott, Az. and has been invited to exhibit in the Mountain Oyster Show in Tucson, Arizona.

Myron Sahlberg

  • November 15th - December 29th
  • Reception: TBD

As a youngster living in rural northwestern Minnesota, Myron Sahlberg longed to see a great painting with his own eyes. The summer he turned 17, his wish was granted when he saw great master paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Sahlberg says, “Learning to paint is one of my joys in life. Each day I GET TO PAINT is a great day! I thank God for making me an artist.” Sahlberg’s career includes illustration, teaching and oil painting. He paints commissioned portraits and other subjects for galleries and shows and has done many public painting and drawing demonstrations. He continues to exhibit his work both locally and nationally including at Art of the Lakes Gallery in Battle Lake, Minnesota and Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.