Static no. 2, 2017
Oil, digital manipulation, image transfer on canvas
12 x 16 in.
Value: $400 • Minimum bid: $240
Proceeds: Museum 50% • Artist 50%
Tyler Evin is an emerging artist, educated in both Art Education and Studio Art from Minnesota State University Moorhead. He is an active member of the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists Organization (FMVA) as well as the National Art Education Association (NAEA). Evin’s work has been exhibited nationally and collected internationally, and he currently teaches visual art at West Fargo High School and Sheyenne High School.
“I like to explore the psychological and emotive qualities related to individuals and paint. My work focuses on combining both abstract and figurative elements - and a balance between real and surreal. These works are also an exploration in technique, composition, and material.
In Your Eyes, Oct. 6, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 48 in.
Value: $3,500 • Minimum bid: $2,100
Minneapolis-based painter and writer George Joseph Farrah received his MFA from The Milton Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. His work is exhibited frequently, and collected in private and corporate collections nationally.
“Painting for me is about being blind, then seeing, and then being blind again. One never knows what will happen starting out with even the most focused of ideas. I like the not-knowing and the danger of failure. I like the possibility that as a part of this process, I might bring about something that is lasting, is worth looking at for a long time, and something that brings forth a world much larger than mine alone. My work references landscape, technology, and the figure. I am also interested in exploring the transcendental tradition of finding God, spirituality, within nature and human beings.”
Old School, 2016
Oil on board
18 x 16 in.
Value: $5,000 • Minimum bid: $3,000
Warren W. Kessler has received national recognition for his masterfully crafted oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings, earning him multiple awards and inclusion in several collections. Kessler’s work has been featured in several prominent art magazines including Fine Art Connoisseur (July/August 2016), Acrylic Artist Magazine (Fall 2014), and Professional Artist Magazine (December 2013/January 2014), and he was named in “Ones to Watch” in the Watercolor Artist Magazine (December 2009.) His recent participation in juried exhibitions include the Peto Biennial: International Juried Art Exhibition (2016) in Island Heights, NJ and the Plein Air Artists Colorado’s 18th Annual National Juried Fine Art Exhibition (2014) in Denver, CO.
“Old School is painted in a style called trompe l’oeil, a French phrase meaning ‘to fool the eye.’ My intent is to make you think the wood of the frame or tape holding the photo on the chalk board is real until you get within inches of the painting. Old School is a look back at the items you would find in the education system of days gone by, such as the one-room school house, Crayola colors, flash cards, cursive, and slate blackboards.”
Polytope #18, 2017
17 x 11 x 15 in.
Value: $2,200 • Minimum bid: $1,320
John George Larson is a ceramic artist from southwest Minnesota. He has studied at Utah State University and in South Korea, where he studied under contemporary ceramist Oh Hyang Jong. Larson has exhibited regionally and internationally, and he has received three Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Project grants and one Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant.
“I am interested in the intersection of mathematics and philosophy, and I use sculpture to explore this relationship and realize my ideas. I discovered clay, at age fourteen, as a means of expression and as an alternative way of exploring fundamental physics. This series of abstract polytopes are part of larger body of work exploring the axioms of Euclidian and non-Euclidian geometry through sculpture made from domestically sourced clay. ”
Polytope #23, 2017
13 x 15 x 15 in.
Value: $2,200 • Minimum bid: $1,320
For You, Generosity, 2016
Oil on cradled hardboard
24 x 24 in.
Value: $1,700 • Minimum bid: $1,020
Holly Nelson is an award winning artist who has shown in over 50 solo and group exhibitions throughout the Midwest. Her drawings and paintings are included in both public and private collections locally, nationally, and internationally. Public collections in which she is represented include The Bakken Museum, Minneapolis MN; HealthPartners; Marriott Corporation; Minneapolis Veteran’s Administration and the University of Minnesota.
“These flower paintings are metaphors for the intimate landscapes of home and neighborhood. The ‘models’ are flowers from my garden, wildflowers found in a ditch or in a weedy spot alongside the road when walking my dogs, and/or in a pinch from the flower market at the local grocery store.”
Turtle shell, velvet, deer teeth, fibers
47 x 12 x 6 in.
Value: $1,200 • Minimum bid: $720
Fergus Falls, MN, sculptor Naomi RaMona Schliesman received her education and training at Minnesota State University Moorhead and the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has studied around the world in Italy, Scotland, Ireland, France, and Belize. Her evocative and intricate work has garnered numerous awards and scholarships including a fellowship from Ragdale and Kimmel Hardening Nelson Center for the Arts and a 2nd place William and Dorothy Yeck Award in the Miami University Young Sculptors Competition. Schliesman is currently Artist Development Director for Springboard for the Arts, where she leads artists in exploring the past and future of the Fergus Falls Kirkbride Building, manages the Hinge Arts Residency Program, and teaches the Work Of Art Series. Schliesman continues to exhibit her work nationally.
“I seek to create objects and installations that create a collision of scale and materiality with ideas that are not fixed in our interpretation of them. Through materials associated with sculpture, like wood, fiber, plaster, rubber, and metal, I juxtapose the visual weight of these resources while utilizing the architectural grid. This is done with the intention of extending an understanding of interior versus exterior, hard versus soft, and domestic versus institutional. Large ideas like sex, religion, and death are monolithic concepts. These ideas when viewed through a cultural lens are opaque. Through my preoccupation with these ideas I ask the viewer to consider their personal awareness of these themes.”
Form into Form, 2012-14 (3)
Wood, fiber, poly-fil
Approx. 60 x 20 x 20 in.
Value: $1,200 each • Minimum bid: $720 each
Form into Form, 2012-14 (3)