Art Gallery Exhibits

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."


2018 Gannon Gallery/LEA Hall Exhibits
August 21 – September 26: "Spectacles, Top Hats and Ties" by David Driesbach

October 8 – 31: BSC Visual Art Faculty Exhibition

November 5 – 30: "Lint in My Pocket" by Emily Williams Wheeler


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

2018 Gannon Gallery Exhibit Receptions
Thursday, October 18, 4-6 p.m.: 
BSC Visual Art Faculty

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.