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New exhibit by impressionist Amanda Hagen opens May 3

Amanda Hagen is an impressionist fine art painter who creates pieces that "feel like home."

The paintings are primarily acrylic, oil, and mixed media inspired by Christian, Midwestern, agricultural and ranch themes.

The exhibit is open Fridays in May, through Opera lunch, starting at 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Now in Lobby & Gallery - 'The Great Open: Photographs from North Dakota'


New photography exhibits opens Saturday, Jan. 20

The new photography exhibit by Sabrina Ramey features large format canvas photos.

Sabrina is from Williston, ND and has lived in North Dakota since she was 19.

She loves exploring county backroads and prairie trails with her dogs.

Student art exhibits opens Dec. 13

New 'Art on Leather' exhibit Oct. 6-27

Artist Statement

"Loving to draw all my life there was nothing I wouldn’t try in the art world mediums. I have done oil paint, pencil drawing, and burning on wood.

But I decided to try burning leather to see how that will work, and now I hook on it.  Start buying pieces of leather and stretching them over canvas it works but hard to get it flat and not to bounce.  When I started glue leather on wood, and it work so well with the hard surface.

Wet plate photography by Shane Balkowitsch

An exhibit featuring wet plate photography by Shane Balkowitsch in September will feature 38 prints from the collection: Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective.

All artwork (including books) are for sale at the opera house gallery with proceeds going to the American Indian College Fund. 

A wet plate demonstration and talk by the artist will be held Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m.

Bees take centerstage at Lobby & Gallery

An art exhibit entitled "Let It Bee" features the work of Mitch Melberg, who operates an apiary in Williston, ND.


New exhibit in July by Deana Novak

Exhibit featuring artwork by Deana Novak. The exhibit “Jack of All” is a show about being curious as an artist. Featured are artwork in gouache, cyanotype, ink on watercolor, pen on photo, mixed media, and more. To purchase artwork, contact the North Dakota Art Gallery Association.

Open every Friday from July 7–28, 1-5 p.m. Grab lunch at the O.P.E.R.A. lunchwagon prior to viewing the exhibit.

New art exhibit in Lobby & Gallery

New art exhibit at the Opera House opening Friday, June 2.

German-Russian heritage speaker June 22



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