News Release
March 10, 2017
For Immediate Release

Contact: Amanda Cross

Naomi Schliesman

Kaddatz and Springboard host workshop for prospective art majors

FERGUS FALLS, MN – High school students thinking about a college art major are invited to a free, day-long workshop with art program faculty members and practicing artists on Sat., April 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Kaddatz Galleries.

The Kaddatz and Springboard For the Arts, with support from the Lake Region Arts Council are organizing this event. It’s open to sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school, or early college students, who want to learn more about studying the arts in college as well as career opportunities after they graduate.

Students are also invited to bring their work for a pop-up art exhibit during the day, which will be open to the public. Art should be dropped off between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at the Kaddatz.

The morning panel discussion, “Jump Start Your Art Degree,” from 10:30 a.m.-noon, features faculty members from the art departments of regional colleges and universities. The afternoon panel discussion, “Taking the Next Steps,” from 1-2:30 p.m., will bring in four artists to talk about job opportunities in the arts: Aimee Nordlund, music; Molly Johnston, dance; Sam Norman, visual arts; and Kristofor Gieske, film. A closing reception for networking with artists, arts leaders and students will run from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

To sign up, call 218-998-4037 or visit

About Kaddatz Galleries:
The Kaddatz Galleries’ mission is to foster visual arts education and appreciation, and to maintain a gallery that celebrates the work of area artists and honors the legacy of Charles Beck. For more information, call 218-998-4405 or visit The gallery is in downtown Fergus Falls, 111 W. Lincoln Ave.

About Springboard for the Arts
Springboard for the Arts is an economic and community development organization for artists and by artists, based in Saint Paul and Fergus Falls, MN. Springboard’s work is about building stronger communities, neighborhoods, and economies, and we believe that artists are an important leverage point in that work. Springboard for the Arts’ mission is to cultivate vibrant communities by connecting artists with the skills, information, and services they need to make a living and a life. For more information, visit