27th Annual Benefit Dinner and Silent Art Auction

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Hors d’oeuvres begin at 6:30 pm
followed by a Far North Spirits toast
and dinner at 7:30 pm

Honorary Chairs
Honorable Heidi Heitkamp, Dr. Darwin Lange
Drs. Ann and Mayor Mike Brown
invite you to join them for the
North Dakota Museum of Art
Benefit Dinner
An evening celebrating Home

James Culleton’s public art installation Aviary will be unveiled along with This Week Only, an exhibition opened to artists from across the region who wished to enter. All works in This Week Only are for purchase at set prices.

The North Dakota Museum of Art Benefit Dinner and Art Sale is both the prominent social event and a successful fundraiser for the Museum. Tables await you and your guests in the elegant Jean Dean Holland and Sanny Ryan Galleries or the Mezzanine.


Reserve your seats early as this event sold out last year. Seating arrangements are made in
advance to fill all tables.

Reservations prior to January 22th: $110 each
Reservations after January 22th: $125 each Reservations are $880 for a table of eight

If you wish to sit with friends, please specify at the time your reservation is placed.

Contact the Museum to make your reservation:


Exhibition and Art Sale

This Week Only
January 28 - February 4, 2018

click here for more information about This Week Only


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Raffle: $25 per chance to win

Six life size crows. Laser cut steel from drawings by James Culleton.


James Culleton is mad about drawing. In 1998, he took
his MFA from the University of Manitoba in drawing and
painting. Whether he’s designing furniture, sculpting pieces of art
or writing, performing or recording music, the artist’s passion for
drawing is still the common theme that underpins all he creates.
He transforms his drawings into relief sculpture by using a
high-pressure water jet to cut them out of sheets of steel. He
published three books of blind contour drawings (drawing while
looking at the subject and never glancing down at the paper).
He made dozens of drawings as he developed his “Dear Margery”
historic exhibition.

This Winnipeg artist spent time over three summers at McCanna
House (2013 – 15), the Museum’s Artist-in-Residence
compound thirty miles west of Grand Forks. He created
paintings and drawings, puppets and music, intent on capturing
the history and magic of a special place in the heart of the Red
River Valley. The legacy began in 1881 when McCanna Farms was
formed in the heart of Bonanza Farms country. Margery, a friend
of the Museum and third-generation owner, bequeathed the
French-style country house, built by architect Joseph Bell DeRemer, to the Museum along with ten surrounding acres to create the Museum’s residency for artists. Mr. Culleton underpinned his history of the farm and Margery through drawing.
February 2018: Commanding the North Dakota Museum of Art
entrance is the public art installation, Aviary, a murder of crows
made visible in the night as electrified line drawings. Mr. Culleton
teamed up with Lights Unlimited, an up and coming Winnipeg
light company and “Technician Supreme, Artist at Large” Michael
Koch-Schulte for the bird installation Aviary. This time they animated some EL wire and equipped it with a motion sensor for activating the birdcalls.

The installation will remain on view until the light washes it away.