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North Dakota Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners Announced

February 11th, 2015 Posted in Press

Fargo, N.D. — Plains Art Museum and the Red River Valley Writing Project have selected 47 North Dakota winners of the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s foremost recognition program for creative students in grades 7–12.
Student award winners will be recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 17, from 6:30-8 p.m. at Plains Art […]

Plains Art Museum to host concerts for Beethovenfest, Giving Hearts Day

February 3rd, 2015 Posted in Press

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum is hosting a series of free noon concerts from Feb. 9-12 in celebration of Beethovenfest and Giving Hearts Day. Audience members will be offered the chance to create works of art using oil pastels, graphite, colored pencils, or markers while listening to the live performances. On Giving Hearts Day, Feb. […]

Plains Art Museum offers Autism and Art Workshops

January 26th, 2015 Posted in Press

Plains Art Museum is offering two Autism and Art Workshops for families with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder. The first workshop is Saturday, Feb. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon on “Colors & Shapes in VIVID,” which ties into a current exhibition featuring accomplished artists with autism. The second workshop is “Awake the Five […]

Melissa Sobolik and Laura Youngbird join Plains Art Museum

January 20th, 2015 Posted in Press

Fargo, N.D. – Plains Art Museum has hired Melissa Sobolik as development director and Laura Youngbird as program director for an outreach project with Native American artists.
Melissa Sobolik will lead fundraising efforts for donations and grants, membership, corporate partnerships, and legislative outreach. She was previously director of agency and client services at the Great Plains […]

Bakken Boom! exhibition opens January 29

January 8th, 2015 Posted in Press

Plains Art Museum presents Bakken Boom! Artists Respond to the North Dakota Oil Rush, a powerful new exhibition opening January 29 with a public reception from 7 – 9 p.m.
Bakken Boom! provides a striking array of artistic interpretations of North Dakota’s current oil rush, which has catapulted the state to second in the nation in oil production. […]

Friendship Day: A Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 19

January 7th, 2015 Posted in Press

Plains Art Museum will host “Friendship Day: A Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. The event is free and open to the public, and includes a screenprinting activity with quotes from Dr. King. Registration is required to ensure enough supplies. Register at or call 701-551-6100. The event is […]

Board Updates: Welcome to Jennifer Hoppe, many thanks to Jim Hambrick

December 11th, 2014 Posted in Press

We’re pleased to welcome Jessica Hoppe, relationship manager at Alerus Financial, onto our board of directors. Jessica is known for going the extra mile in her work and her community support. She has served as a member at large on the Museum’s finance committee for many years and is now joining the board in the role […]

Plains Art Museum Hosts Free Noon Holiday Concerts, Gallery Talks

November 21st, 2014 Posted in Press

Plains Art Museum is again hosting the popular Noon Holiday Concerts, offered free every Monday through Thursday for the first three weeks of December. Enjoy performances by area musicians over the lunch hour and take in the museum galleries for free with a purchase of lunch from Blue Goose Café, which will serve up a […]

Creative Voices series starts Nov. 13 featuring Laura Youngbird

November 3rd, 2014 Posted in Press

Creative Voices: Native American Artists at Plains Art Museum
Thursday, November 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public, light refreshments provided
Artist Laura Youngbird will share insights about her work, including the sculpture Waabi-Giziibiigiingwe (White Washed), which is a part of the Museum’s permanent collection. In addition to her work as a professional artist, Youngbird teaches […]

Plains Art Museum to showcase Ellen Jean Diederich’s book, Samson’s Gift

October 27th, 2014 Posted in Press

Plains Art Museum will host an exhibition of acrylic and watercolor paintings created by award-winning artist Ellen Jean Diederich as illustrations for her new book, Samson’s Gift. The show opens Saturday, Nov. 15, with a book signing from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Museum’s Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity.
Samson’s Gift is a Christmas […]

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