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."
2019 Gannon Gallery/LEA Hall Exhibits
January 7 - February 13: "Escape" by Matthew Norton
February 20 - March 20: Century High School Art Show
March 25 - April 11: "Capturing the Moment" by Prairie Plein Air Artists
April 17 - May 3: Annual Juried Visual Art Student Exhibition
- Guest Juror: Lori Riehl
Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
2019 Gannon Gallery Exhibit Receptions
Thursday, January 31, 4 - 6 p.m. "Escape" by Matthew Norton
Thursday, February 28, 4 - 6 p.m. Century High School Art Show
Monday, April 1, 4 - 6 p.m. "Capturing the Moment" by Prairie Plein Air Artists
Thursday, April 25, 4 - 6 p.m. Annual Juried Visual Art Student Exhibition
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