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Gannon Gallery

girlingallery.jpgDedicated in 1981 to the memory of Clell and Ruth Gannon, the Gannon Gallery is a light filled space in BSC's new LEA Hall. Regional artists, student work and more rotates through this free public space throughout the year. 

About the Gannons

Clell Gannon was a naturalist, landscape painter, poet, editor-printer and historian. He was known for paintings of North Dakota scenes, including watercolor cover illustrations for Oscar Will Seed catalogs. He also wrote and illustrated the book, "How Christmas Came to North Dakota." Ruth was a long-time BSC Spanish and English teacher and poet. Both supported the arts and lived in a self-designed art house called "The Cairn."

2020/2021 Gannon Gallery/LEA Hall Exhibits

Walter Piehl artwork
Walter Piehl: Cowgirl Suite - Fire and Ice
The following art exhibits are sponsored by the North Dakota Art Gallery Association with support from the North Dakota Council of the Arts.
Walter Piehl
Mack Schroer
Carol Fielhaber

August 24 - September 30, 2020: "Retrospective" by Walter Piehl

  • Reception on Wednesday, September 9, 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Art Talk starting at 4:30 p.m.

November 6 - December 11, 2020: "Pop Cars" by Mack Schroer, Reception TBD

Carol Fielhaber artwork
Carol Fielhaber: Vase IV
Mack Schroer artwork
Mack Schroer: da Vinci

January 11 - February 12, 2021: "Inquisition" by Carol Fielhaber, Reception TBD

February 22 - March 12, 2021: Century High School Students, Reception TBD

March 26 - April 14, 2021: Women's Point of View, Reception TBD

April 21 - May 7, 2021: Juried BSC Visual Art Student Exhibition, Reception TBD

Mutual Understanding
Sharon Linnehan: New Found Hope

August 15 - September 25, 2021: "Serendipity" by Sharon Linnehan

  • Reception on Tuesday, September 7, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Gallery hours: 

Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Elsa Forde Gallery

Elsa Forde Gallery in Schafer Hall was dedicated in 1958 to the memory of Elsa Forde, charter organizer and board member of the Bismarck-Mandan Art Association and chair of its annual art show. The art association helped establish both galleries at BSC.

2020-2021 Elsa Forde Gallery/Schafer Hall Exhibits TBD