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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."


2020/2021 Gannon Gallery/LEA Hall Exhibits

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
Kourtney Beth Wilson
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.

October 5 - 30, 2020: "A Tranquil Mess" by Kourtney Beth Wilson, Reception TBD

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

January 11 - February 12, 2021: "Inquisition" by Cole 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

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