North Dakota Museum of Art holds auction
The 12th annual Autumn Art Auction will start at 6:30 tonight at the North Dakota Museum of Art, featuring 52 pieces of art On display now at the museum on the UND campus and online at www.ndmoa.com, the works are part of an event that represents...
The 12th annual Autumn Art Auction will start at 6:30 tonight at the North Dakota Museum of Art, featuring 52 pieces of art On display now at the museum on the UND campus and online at www.ndmoa.com , the works are part of an event that represents the growing audience for art in the Greater Grand Forks community.
"Today, art has also become an accepted part of younger people's lives," NDMOA Executive Director Laurel Reuter said in a news release. "They participate, they buy, they live with art -- and all of our lives become richer."
Tickets are $30 for NDMOA members, $35 for non-members in advance and $40 for nonmembers at the door.
The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with live music and appetizers donated by Amazing Grains, Bronze Boot, Dakota Harvest, Rhombus Guys, the Museum Café, and the Blue Moose. The live auction starts at 8 p.m.
Chairing this this year's auction are Michelle Bredemeier, Jan Heitmann, Tara Johnson and Krista Kuhlman. The art works will be auctioned by Ross Rolshoven, a collector of early Western settlement and American Indian art and artifacts.
Reuter said not all the artists whose works will be featured live locally but they all have some relationship with either the North Dakota Museum of Art or the region.
"And given that Winnipeg is our closest large city, and a hotbed for artists, we consider the Manitoba art community our own," she said.
This year, there are significant works in the auction by artists who have recently shown at NDMOA, such as John Snyder, Aganetha Dyck, Chuck Kimmerle, Ewa Tarsia, Vivienne Morgan, and Pirjo Berg.
Others are making their first appearance: Eric Hylden, Jeanette Johns, Guillermo Srodek-Hart, Wendy Burton, Craig Bell, Kelly Thompson, John Christianson, Armando Ramos and Michael Dumontier.
Absentee bidding is possible by mail or telephone. Call the Museum at (701) 777-4195 for information. NDMOA is on Centennial Drive on the UND campus.