Dept. of Visual Arts scholarship exhibit features work of 18 students

BEMIDJI, Minn. (March 30, 2011) — Eighteen students from Bemidji State University’s Department of Visual Arts will have work on display in the University’s Talley Gallery as part of the department’s annual scholarship show.

The show, “Contrast,” opens Monday, April 4, and continues through May 3. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held at the gallery from noon to 3 p.m. on April 4.

Students competing in this year’s show were free to create works in any media featuring an interpretation of the word “contrast.”

Each year through generous contributions by donors to the Department of Visual Arts through the BSU Foundation, scholarships and awards are granted to Bemidji State students with a major or minor in art. This year, a total of $12,000 will be awarded.

The Talley Gallery is located in room 212 of the Education Arts building on the campus of Bemidji State University. It is barrier-free and open at no charge to the public.

For more information, contact Talley Gallery Director Laura Goliaszewski at (218) 755-3708.


56601 | Elijah Balbach, senior, art; “Hestia,” “Hermess,” and “Hephaestus,” oil on canvas.
56601 | Candice Billups, senior, art; “Blue Earth,” watercolor monoprint; “Mirror Pond,” mixed media; “Dry Lake,” graphite on paper.
56601 | Darin Hansen, senior, design technology; “Duality of Self,” mixed media.
56601 | Luke Holden, senior, undecided; “Keys to Success,” “Duluth Styles #1” and “Brown Gold,” screen print.

55304 | Clifford Breffle, freshman, art education; “Montezuma’s Revenge,” stoneware.

55309 | Katrina Moshier, junior, art; “Time Change,” ceramic; “Nine Lambs in the Field,” photography.

56401 | Jacob Iten, senior, art and design technology; “Dermochelys Corlacea,” mixed media.

55810 | Linsey Olesiak, senior, art; “A Walk Through the Woods,” “Sweetly Broken” and “Trapped Energy,” oil on canvas.

55733 | Nicole Collins; “The Arts Live,” copper basse taille; “Bipolarity: The Story of Victoria,” cheesecloth, resin and chicken wire; “Future Flower,” welded metals.
55733 | Emily Wendland, junior, design technology and art; “Creativity vs. Logic,” oil on canvas; “Creativity vs. Logic,” ceramic / multimedia.

55734 | Ian Higgins, senior, art; “Paperless,” ink on plexiglass.

56537 | Tyler Brown, senior, design technology and art; “Standardized Anxiety,” charcoal on scantron sheets.

55411 | Alexander Deme, junior, design technology and art; “Tea Bowl” and “Bump Tumbler,” porcelain.

56470 | Jonathan Billing; “Passing Through,” carved and painted basswood; “Mortal Coil,” carved and dyed basswood; “Remnants #2,” plaster.
56470 | Ashly Karl, senior, art; “Chemo,” monoprint and colograph; “Resentment,” mixed media.

56479 | Melody Fellman, senior, art; “Courage = Liberation” and “Fear = Isolation,” acrylic on canvas board.

55792 | Matthew Socha, senior, design technology; “He Was Perfect We Were Black,” oil on canvas; “See With New Eyes,” pencil on cotton fiber; “From Darkness to Light,” oil on canvas.

56589 | Timothy Johnston, junior, art; “Fire and Water Forms Paradise” and “The Battle of Dark and Light,” air brush on paper; “Light and Dark,” plexiglass.