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Art Gallery Exhibits

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.

2019 Elsa Forde Gallery/Schafer Hall Exhibits

March 15 - April 15: Austine: Polage Exhibit
 

2019 Elsa Forde Gallery Exhibit Receptions

Tuesday, March 26, 4 - 6 p.m. Austin: Polage Art

Gannon Gallery

Dedicated 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."

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2020 Gannon Gallery/LEA Hall Exhibits

January 15 - February 14: "Lobotomy" by Lino Azevedo

February 21 - March 12: "Century High School Art Exhibition" by CHS Visual Art Students

March 23 - April 9: "BSC Faculty Exhibit" by BSC Visual Art Faculty

April 20 - May 8: "Juried Visual Art Student Exhibition" by BSC Visual Art Students
     *Guest Juror: Tara Doll, Visual Art Instructor at Wachter Middle School


Gallery hours: 

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


2020 Gannon Gallery Exhibit Receptions

Thursday, February 27, 4 - 6 p.m. "Century High School Art Exhibition" by CHS Visual Art Students

TBD, "BSC Faculty Exhibit" by BSC Visual Art Faculty

Thursday, April 30, 4 - 6 p.m. "Juried Visual Art Student Exhibition" by BSC Visual Art Students