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NDSU Visual Arts is about more than the four years it takes to earn a degree. It is about preparing you for the next step after college, whether it is graduate school, working as a professional artist, or using your talents for social causes. Whatever it is, NDSU Visual Arts is here to prepare you for the next step.

The Department of Visual Arts provides a comprehensive, rigorous, and innovative academic program consistent with the mission of NDSU. The department serves the pursuit of high-quality teaching, artistic performance, dedicated service, and professional and scholarly excellence through experiences of lasting value. 

The Department of Visual Arts is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).

Department News

Student Emily Beaman will be giving a talk on Tuesday, Oct. 18th about her experience with Viterbo.  Viterbo is an intensive art travel program offered through Montserrat College of Art which offers students a four-week study abroad opportunity.  The residential program affords art students housing and courses in painting, drawing, photography, art history and writing.  Classes are held in the Cultural Association of Rosa Venerini in Viterbi, about 90 minutes north of Rome.  The lecture is scheduled for 10am on the 5th floor of Renaissance.

2016 FACULTY EXHIBITION: October 4, 2016 - November 3, 206

This Exhibition features New Works by: Kimble Bromley, Eric Johnson, Kent Kapplinger, Aaron Kirchhoff, Meghan Kirkwood, Tim Lamey, Michael Strand, Andrew Stark, David Swenson, Sarah Tancred, and Malcolm Thompson.

2016 FACULTY EXHIBITION RECEPTION: October 18, 2016; 5 - 7 pm

The Memorial Union Gallery is proud to present a Reception for the 2016 Faculty Exhibition. The Visual Arts Faculty at Renaissance Hall give us an insight into their creative processwith an exhibit that showcases recent works & explorations. Join us for food, conversation & community.

Prof. Kristi Groberg,Ph.D presented the research paper "The Evil Eye: Satanic Representations of Andrei Belyi in the Visual Arts" at the Association Canadienne des Slavistes Conference, Calgary, Canada, 2016), in May 2016. By invitation and funded by the Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences.

This year’s NDSU Art Cinema Series,developed originally by Prof. Groberg and curated annually since 2005, began its 12th season this September 26th. Thanks to an agreement with the Fargo Theatre, students and the general public are able to attend (at a reduced rate) films and documentaries about art or artists, or films which are works of art in and of themselves, one film every month during the academic year. This program has served 14,000+ student and community members since 2005. Posters are distributed in Renaissance Hall, the Fargo Theatre, and various downtown Fargo businesses.

NDSU Visual Arts Faculty and students are participating in "Outrage," an exhibition at UND's Hughes Fine Art Center during the North Dakota Arts & Humanities Summit in Grand Forks, ND from Sept. 16- Oct. 28.

NDSU Art/PEARS director Kent Kapplinger and master printer Eric Johnson, along with Visual Arts students Josh Barduson, Lauren Gaffney, Kelsey Hanson, Megan Johnson, Anna Kohnen, Sam Larson, Tanner Lind, Sarah Martinson, Ben Neyers, Michaela Smith, Chance Taylor, Amy Tichy, Taija Turpin, Sydney Ulrich, and numerous alumni will be participating in "The Matrix," 2016 Tri-College portfolio print exchange on Oct 15 from 2-4pm. All prints will be exhibited at the Plains Art Museum from Oct 8, 206-Jan7 with an opening reception from 6-8PM on Oct 13.

"Last Piece," by Kapplinger will be showing at "NDCA 50th Anniversary Exhibition" at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck, ND from October 28.

NDSU Art/Pears continues " 5under 45-sih" publishing projects with emerging local artists. Master printer Eric Johnson along with NDSU Visual Arts students under direction of PEARS director Kent Kapplinger completed collaborative projects with Dennis Krull and Carrie Lee Wendt.  "Celestial Hound," a 30 x 22" serigraph was printed with Krull and "Only the fleeting moment," a 22 x 22" serigraph/relief was printed with Wendt.  Both editions are available through NDSU Marketplace or by contacting the Visual Arts department    

Students from Prof. Kimble Bromley's Painting 1, Advanced Painting,and Advanced Drawing currently have exhibit in the Flakoll Gallery located in Renaissance Hall.  Students were each given a print created by Dorothy Speilman and asked to create something new out of the print. The exhibition will run through October 21st.

Student Bea Weber's work will be featured at the Salon Three Five as part of the Fargo Art and Ale event Thursday, October 13 from 5-9pm.

Student Ben Neyers will be participating in the Wandering Ghost Pop-Up Gallery on Saturday , November 19 from noon- midnight.  The venue will be announced the week of the exhibit.

We are are excited to start the 2016-17 school year we have many new developments.  Our new digital lab is now up and running, with over $50,000 in new equipment we are thrilled to house Graphic Design/Illustration and Photography in this space!  Additionally we welcome two new instructors on board, Andrew Stark in Design/Digital Media and Anthony Faris, who is also the Memorial Union Gallery curator, is teaching our thesis course.  

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Phone: +1 (701) 231-8818
Campus address: Renaissance Hall 100
Physical/delivery address: 650 NP Avenue, Fargo, ND 58102
Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 2332 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Monday, October 17, 2016 11:22:30 AM
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