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Autumn Art Auction Preview 

October 23 until Auction time
Saturday, November 1, 2014

The Museum inaugurated the Auction in order to develop a buyer's market for artists living in North Dakota and the surrounding region. Importantly, although a benefit for the Museum, the artists benefit first. They set their minimum prices, which must be reached before the Museum receives anything. Since the beginning in 1999, a diverse audience of people who want to live with original art has come into being. Established collectors as well as young buyers just beginning to collect have expanded the market. A gala party, the Autumn Art Auction is an annual live auction celebrating artists from the region and those from elsewhere with ties to the Museum. Wine and hors d'oeuvres are served at 6:30 pm. Live auction begins at 8 pm. All works to be auctioned are displayed in the Museum galleries.


Thursday, October 30,  7 pm
Laurel Reuter, Auction Curator, will lead an informal discussion about works in the auction.

$40 Museum Members, $50 Non-members
Call 701.777.4195 to order tickets.



Autumn Art Auction Catalog Archive



The Vase Project: Made in China – Landscape in Blue

Fall 2014

The Project confronts a confluence of Western definitions of the artist/artisan, and addresses issues about industrialization and "development" identified with contemporary China. The collection of blue and white vessels challenges any radical dichotomy between "rote" mass production, and "unique" handmade objects. The vase sequence reflects individual invention and unique interpretations of the traditional landscape as motif.