2018 Autumn Art Auction

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Social starts at 6:30 pm
Live auction starts at 8 pm
Member tickets: $40
Non-Member tickets: $50

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum
by calling 701.777.4195
or

 

 

Free event parking

Auction Preview
Tuesday, November 1 until the Auction.
Museum Hours:
Monday – Friday, 9 to 5 pm
Saturday – Sunday, 1 to 5 pm

Auction Walk-about
Tuesday, November 6, 7 pm. Laurel Reuter, Auction Curator, will lead an informal discussion about works in the Auction.

 

 

Welcome to the twenty-first annual Autumn Art Auction. The Museum originally started the auction in order to build a regional support system for the artists who live in our region. Galleries were few and far between; there wasn’t an established regional market. Thankfully, this has changed in North Dakota, especially in Grand Forks and its surrounding communities. Auctions and sales have become commonplace. Original art is the norm in locally owned restaurants. Young people are filling their homes with art from our own artists.

This Auction set the regional precedent for paying artists before paying ourselves. We never ask artists to donate art—although some do. For the first 17 years of this auction, we allowed artists to set a minimum price, which they were guaranteed to receive. Work that didn’t reach the artist’s minimum was brought in by the Museum and returned. Any amount over the reserve was split 50/50 between the artist and the Museum. Finally, we feel confident that the prices for art have stabilized. The artists and the Museum will split the sales 50/50 in the 2018 Art Auction.

Others in the region have adopted our policy of paying artists. Instead of always being asked to donate, artists can expect actual income from auctions sponsored by art entities. And, bless you buyers for not forgetting that this is also a benefit for the Museum. We value your generosity.

Remember, when you buy through the Auction, the price includes framing. Frames are often custom made by the artists or framed by the Museum staff with archival materials. This adds significant value to most artworks, often as much as $400 in the Grand Forks market but considerably more elsewhere. Please note that sales tax is charged on all art that stays in North Dakota.

 

 

Click here to download Rules of the Auction
 
Click here to download Absentee Bid Form
 
Click here to view archived Autumn Art Auction catalogs

 

 

 

UNDERWRITER

Dr. William Wosick

 

PATRONS – $1000

All Seasons Garden Center
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SPONSORS – $750

Julie Blehm

 

SUPPORTERS – $500

Aaron Dunphy, Farmers Union Insurance
ACME TOOLS
Avant Hair and Skin Care Studio
Badger-Tanabe Dental Group
Crary Real Estate
Edgewood Healthcare 
Ely's Ivy
First State Bank
Grand Forks Country Club 
Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra
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Helix Wine & Bites
Icon Architectural Group
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Paola's Pastries, LLC
Prairie Public
Reichert Armstrong Law Office 
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River City Jewelers 
Ron and Nick Adams Farm
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Trojan Promotions
Truyu 
UND Alumni Association
Wall's Medicine Center
Waterfront Kitchen and Bath

 

Lot #1

Paul Gronhovd
Sunflower Mystery, 2018
Archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper
20.5 x 20 inches
Range: $500 - 800

Lot #2

Butch Holden
Untitled
Clay
24 x 10 inches
Range: $150 - 300

Lot #3

Butch Holden
20%, 2017
Acrylic on wood
36 x 40 inches
Range: $400 - 600

Lot #4

Mollie Douthit
Crazy Jane, 2017
Oil on canvas
5 x 7 inches
Range: $600 - 800

 

Lot #5

Aleksandr Hettich
Chicago, 2018
Oil on canvas
23.5 x 17.5 inches
Range: $400 - 700

Lot #6

Ned Krouse
Dancing Grass, 2017
Wheel thrown, slip carved designs, raku fired
4 H x 16 D inches
Range: $350 - 450

Lot #7

Shaun Morin
Untitled, 2018
Ink drawing on paper
13 x 10 inches
Range: $300 - 600

Lot #8

Pirjo Berg
Spring, 2018
Oil on canvas
54 x 40 inches
Range: $1,500 - 2,500

Lot #9

Jennie O (O'Keefe)
Mr. C. Goose II, 2012
Mixed Media
10 x 5 x 2.5 inches
Range: $400 - 500

Lot #10

Vernal Bogren Swift
Unwelcome Traveler At The Door, 2017
Batik panel
18 x 68 inches
Range: $1,000 - 1,300

Lot #11

Vivienne Morgan
Two Immigrants, 2016
Cyanotype on birch plywood
24 x 24 inches
Range: $650 - 1,000

Lot #12

Payton Cole
Ophelia's Flowers, 2018
Graphite on paper
28 x 17 inches
Range: $250 - 400

Lot #13

Takashi Iwasaki
Why Is It Always So, 2018
Collage and paint on paper
7 13/16 x 6 7/16 inches
Range: $350 - 550

Lot #14

Marley Kaul
First Cup, 2018
Egg tempera on panel
16 x 12 inches
Range: $1,700 - 2,100

Lot #15

Dyan Rey
Celebration I, 2016
Oil on canvas
36 x 30 inches
Range: $700 - 1,100

Lot #16

Melanie Rocan
String of Lights, 2016
Oil on canvas
25 x 30 inches
Range: $1,500 - 2,400

 

Lot #17

Arduina Palanca Caponigro
Paper Boats and Boots Fairy Glen. Uig, Isle of Skye, Scotland
Pigmented ink on coated archival rag paper
12 x 12 inches
Range: $1,000 - 1,500

Lot #18

Kimberly Benson
Vanitas Mystic, 2018
Oil on canvas over panel
17 x 13 inches
Range: $400 - 800

Lot #19

Madelyn Camrud
What We Didn't Hear, 2018
Acrylic on paper
29.5 x 16.5 inches
Range: $400 - 800

Lot #20

Marlon Davidson
City of Night, 2017
Mixed media collage
24 x 24 inches
Range: $800 - 900

Lot #21

Marlon Davidson & Don Knudson
Three Landscapes, 2017
Acrylic and uretatin on wood
42 x 56 x 2.5 inches
Range: $800 - 900

Lot #22

Wari III, 2013
Stoneware acrylic, and Peruvian and American currency
22 x 25 x 16 inches
Range: $2,500 - 3,500

Lot #23

John Rogers
Racoon Named Sue, 2010
Watercolor on paper
12 x 9 inches
Range: $250 - 400

Lot #24

Eve Sumsky
Tapestry (Basket), 2017
Rattan reed, wool yarn
6.75 H x 6.5 D inches
Range: $200 - 400

Lot #25

Tim Schouten
Shower Room, Big Rock Campground, 2013, 2018
Watercolor, acrylic ink, 22K gold leaf. handmade paper
18 x 24 inches
Range: $300 - 450

Lot #26

Matt Anderson
Phase, 2018
Watercolor with MaimeriBlu pigments on Hahnemüle paper, Sennelier India ink, using Kafka scripting brushes
36 x 80 inches
Range: $1,500 - 2,200

Lot #27

Adam Kemp
Love Alley Dump Truck, "Work", 2018
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Range: $1,500 - 2,200

Lot #28

Zhimin Guan
My Home Alley, 2018
Oil on canvas
24 x 20 inches
Range: $1,500 - 2,200

Lot #29

Zhimin Guan
My Home Alley #3
Oil on canvas
25 x 25 inches
Range: $1,500 - 2,200

Lot #30

Kelli Nelson
Iris In, 2018
Oil on canvas
48 x 36 inches
Range: $1,800 - 2,600

Lot #31

Kelli Sinner
Critical Mass Vase, 2018
Stoneware
8 x 6 x 4.5 inches
Range: $150 - 250

Lot #32

Kelli Sinner
Critical Mass Plates 1, 2013
Stoneware, soda fired
7 - 9 D inches
Range: $65 - 95

Lot #33

Kelli Sinner
Critical Mass Plates 2, 2013
Stoneware, soda fired
7 - 9 D inches
Range: $65 - 95

Lot #34

Kelli Sinner
Critical Mass Plates 3, 2013
Stoneware, soda fired
7 - 9 D inches
Range: $65 - 95

Lot #35

Kelli Sinner
Critical Mass Plates 4, 2013
Stoneware, soda fired
7 - 9 D inches
Range: $65 - 95

Lot #36

Kelli Sinner
Critical Mass Plates 5, 2013
Stoneware, soda fired
7 - 9 D inches
Range: $65 - 95

Lot #37

Kelli Sinner
Critical Mass Plates 6, 2013
Stoneware, soda fired
7 - 9 D inches
Range: $65 - 95

Lot #38

Dustin Young
Fade 2017
Graphite, automotive pigment, automotive clear-coat on MDF panel
36 x 48 inches
Range: $700 - 1,200

Lot #39

Clifford Cavanaugh
Bow and Arrows, 2018
34 x 38.5 inches
Range: $600 - 800

Lot #40

Dan Jones
Koi Pond at Crowe Farm, 2017
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Range: $2,500 - 3,000

Lot #41

Terry Jelsing
Kiddy Up, 2016
Oil on panel
20.5 x 28.5 inches
Range: $900 - 1,200

Lot #42

Alan Lacovetsky
Untitled Lidded Vessel, 2016
Wood fired stoneware
14 H x 8 D inches
Range: $300 - 500

Lot #43

James Culleton
Eames Chair, 2015
Powder coated steel
38.5 x 48 inches
Range: $900 - 1,500

Lot #44

Richard McGurran
Self Portrait #12018, 2017-18
Watercolor, pen and ink, gouache
17 x 11 inches
Range: $300 - 500

 

Lot #45

Melanie Wesley
Clara, 2017
Fiber
23 x 4 x 2.5 inches
Range: $250 - 350

Lot #46

Melanie Wesley
Amelia, 2017
Fiber
23 x 4 x 2.5 inches
Range: $250 - 350

Lot #47

Dan Sharbono
Light Pole, 2018
Mixed media, found object
72 x 2 x 2 inches
Range: $150 - 200

Lot #48

Cyrus Swann
Canyon Bottles, 2017
Porcelain pedestal
5.75 x 22 x 5.75 inches
Range: $400 - 500

Lot #49

Cyrus Swann
Houses, 2018
Reduction fired stoneware
12 x 6 inches, 7 x 6 inches, 5.7 x 4.25 inches
Range: $100 - 200

Lot #50

Gretchen Kottke
The Weather Furies, 1997
Oil on canvas
24 x 30 inches
Range: $400 - 800

Lot #51

Sarah Hultin
Deeply Rooted, 2017
Oil on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Range: $700 - 1,000

Lot #52

Chris Pancoe
Lidded Jar, 2017
Stoneware
10 x 5 x 5 inches
Range: $100 - 150

 

 

Lot #53

Walter Piehl
Walking Merry-Go-Round, 1994
Acrylic and charcoal on paper
46 x 36 inches
Range: $5,000 - 6,500 

Lot #54

Robert Archambeau
Vessel, 2015
Stoneware
11 x 6 D inches
Range: $2,000

Lot #55

Georgie Papageorge
Aerial View, from African Rifting, Namibia, Brazil, 2016
Watercolor and pencil
16 x 12 inches
Range: $250 - 350