2016 Autumn Art Auction

Saturday, October 29, 2016
Social starts at 6:30 pm
Live auction starts at 8 pm
Member tickets: $40
Non-Member tickets: $50

Tickets can be purchased at the Museum
by calling 701.777.4195
or

 

 

Free event parking

Auction Preview
Wednesday, October 19 until auction time in the Museum.
Monday – Friday, 9 to 5 pm, Saturday – Sunday, 1 to 5 pm.

Auction Walk-about
Thursday, October 27, 7 pm. Laurel Reuter, Auction Curator, will lead an informal discussion about works in the Auction.

 

Welcome to the eighteenth annual Autumn Art Auction. The Museum originally started the auction in order to build a regional support system for the artists who live in our region. Galleries were few and far between; there wasn’t an established regional market. Thankfully, this has changed in North Dakota, especially in Grand Forks and its surrounding communities. Auctions and sales have become commonplace. Original art is the norm in locally owned restaurants. Young people are filling their homes with art from our own artists.

This Auction set the regional precedent for paying artists before paying ourselves. We never ask artists to donate art—although some do. For the first 17 years of this auction, we allowed artists to set a minimum price, which they were guaranteed to receive. Work that didn’t reach the artist’s minimum was brought in by the Museum and returned. Any amount over the reserve was split 50/50 between the artist and the Museum. Finally, we feel confident that the prices for art have stabilized. The artists and the Museum will split the sales 50/50 in the 2016 Art Auction.
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Others in the region have adopted our policy of paying artists. Instead of always being asked to donate, artists can expect actual income from auctions sponsored by art entities. And, bless you buyers for not forgetting that this is also a benefit for the Museum. We value your generosity.

Remember, when you buy through the Auction, the price includes framing. Frames are often custom made by the artists or framed by the Museum staff with archival materials. This adds significant value to most artworks, often as much as $400 in the Grand Forks market but considerably more elsewhere. Please note that sales tax is charged on all art that stays in North Dakota.

 

 

Click here to download Rules of the Auction
 
Click here to download Absentee Bid Form
 
Click here to view archived Autumn Art Auction catalogs

 

 

Underwriter – $5000

 

Trustees of the North Dakota Museum of Art

 

 


Patrons – $1000

All Seasons Garden Center
C&M Ford
HB Sound and Light
Hugo’s Marketplace
Hugo's Wine and Spirits
Minnesota Public Radio
Plains Chiropractic and Acupuncture P.C.
Rhombus Guys
Wall's Medicine Center
William F. Wosick, MD


 

Supporters – $500

ACME TOOLS
Amazing Grains
Avant Hair and Skin Care Studio
Badger-Tanabe Dental Group
Blue Moose Bar & Grill
Bremer Bank
Dr. Denise Wood
Edgewood Management Group
Empire Arts Center
First State Bank
Grand Forks Country Club
Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra
Greenberg Realty
Ground Round
Icon Architectural Group
JLG Architects
Julie Blehm
Little Bangkok
Museum Café
North Dakota Eye Clinic
North Dakota Quarterly
Prairie Public
Reichert Armstrong Law Office
River City Jewelers
Sky's
Tanabe Law
Trojan Promotions
Truyu
Waterfront Gallery, Northern Plumbing Supply
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Lot #1
Bennett Brien
Belcourt, North Dakota
Untitled, 1981
Unnumbered print
26 x 21 inches
Range: $250 – 500

 

Lot #2
Helge Ederstrom
(1908 – 1987)
Untitled (railroad bridge)
1982
Watercolor
11 x 15 inches
Range: $300 – 500

 

Lot #3
Kim Fink
Salem, Oregon
Eagle’s Nest, 2014
Woodcut, silkscreen, Bakken oil on paper
Edition 4 of 10
16 x 19.25 inches
Range: $400 – 600

 

 

 

 

Lot #4
Ned Krouse
Prairie Song, 2016
Wheel thrown, slip decorated,
raku fired
7 x 8 x 8 inches
Range: $300 – 400

 

 

 

 

Lot #5
John Hitchcock
Madison, Wisconsin
Minot War Horse, 2014
Screenprint. Edition 3 of 50
24 x 18 inches
Range: $300 – 450

 

 

 

 

Lot #6
Butch Holden
Bemidji, Minnesota
Vessel, 2014
Stoneware
18 x 14 x 14 inches
Range: $300 – 400


Lot #7
Butch Holden
Bemidji, Minnesota
Mask, 2006
Slab-built concave and
embellished earthenware
13 x 14 x 4 inches
Range: $250 – 400
 

 

 

 

 

Lot #8
Bill Harbort
Minot, North Dakota
Soul Mates, 2016
Mixed media
32 x 48 inches
Range: $600 – 800
 

Lot #9
Mollie Douthit
Grand Forks, North Dakota and Ireland
Red in the Shed, 2014
Oil on gessoed paper
Image 4.5 x 4.5 inches, 13.25 x 13.25 x 1.5 framed
Range: $600 – 1,000

 


Lot #10
Kelly Thompson
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Mission, 2016
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Range: $1,100 – 1,500

Lot #11
Dan Jones
Fargo, North Dakota
Winter Sky, 2015
Oil stick on paper
Image 20 x 20 inches, 27.5 x 27 framed
Range: $1,800 – 2,200
 

 

 

 

 

 

Lot #12
Dan Jones
Fargo, North Dakota
Nocturne: Pelican Lake, 2016
Oil on canvas
40 x 40 inches
Range: $3,000 – 4,000

 

 

 

Lot #13
Vivienne Morgan
Bemidji, Minnesota
Evening Path, 2014
Polymer photogravure
Image 4.5 x 7 inches
Range: $ 400 – 500

 


Lot #14
James Culleton
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Bicycle, 2015
Waterjet cut steel and shadows
33 x 48 x 1.2 inches
Range: $900 – 1,200


Lot #15
Sarah Tancred
Moorhead, Minnesota
Hardly Any Work at All, 2015
Porcelain and glaze
Installation 21 x 44 x 2.5 inches
The 60 individual works vary in size
Range: $50 – 75 each

 

 


Lot #16
Casey Opstad
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Skylights and Smokestacks, 2016
Oil and acrylic on canvas
25.5 x 77 inches
Range: $1,800 – 2,300

 

 

 

 


Lot #17
Guillermo Guardia
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Cora II, 2015
Ceramic
24 x 14 x 12 inches
Range: $2,500 – 3,500

 

 

 

 

Lot #18
Ryan Stander
Minot, North Dakota
Untitled, 2016
Digital and lithographic processes
Image 16 x 11 inches
Range: $300 – 400

 

 

 

 


Lot #19
Micah Bloom
Minot, North Dakota
Ananias and Sapphira, 2015
Lithograph on BFK paper
18 x 14 inches
Edition 2 of 3
Range: $450 – 550
 

              

 

 

 

Lot #20
Deborah Mae Broad
Hawley, Minnesota
Dawn, 2015
Wood engraving
Edition 7 of 15
18 x 24 inches, 34 x 27 framed
Range: $600 – 900

Lot #21
Deborah Mae Broad
Hawley, Minnesota
Our Prairie Home, 2015
Etching
Color trial proof 13
17.5 x 23.5 inches
26 x 32 inches framed
Range: $600 – 900

Lot #22
Meghan Kirkwood
Fargo, North Dakota
Water #23, 2016
Archival pigment print
23 x 27.75 inches framed
Range: $450 – 550

 

 

 

 


Lot #23
Dan Sharbono
Minot, North Dakota
Still, 2015
Found materials
32 x 13 x 11 inches
Range: $300 – 400

 

 

 

Lot #24
Tina Brown
Minot, North Dakota
Spined Serranus
Over Music (Red)
, 2016
Mixed media
24 x 30 inches
Range: $150 – 250


Lot #25
Iosefa Faiai
Minot, North Dkota
Dread Series, 2009
Mixed media on five panels
Each 46 x 11 to 11.5 inches
Range: $300 – 400 each

Lot #26
Brock Drenth
Jamestown, North Dakota
Lanterns, 2014
Oil on canvas
13.5 x 17.5 inches framed
Range: $200 – 400

 


Lot #27
Michael Strand
Fargo, North Dakota
Ceramic collaboration
Range: $400 – 600

 

 

 

Lot #28
Marlon Davidson &
Don Knudson
Bemidji, Minnesota
Winter Etude, 2015
Mixed media
34 x 60 x 3 inches
Range: $800 – 900

 

 

 

 

Lot #29
Caroline Doucette
Rugby, North Dakota
Delicious, 2013
Watercolor
29 x 22 inches, framed 42 x 35
Range: $1,600 – 1,800

 

 

 

 

 

Lot #30
Caroline Doucette
Rugby, North Dakota
Sunshine Smiles, 2013
Watercolor
29 x 22 inches
45 x 38 framed
Range: $1,600 – 1,800

 

 

 

 

Lot #31
Kelli Nelson
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Liz and Quin, 2016
Oil on canvas
46 x 36 inches
Range: $600 – 900


Lot #32
Susana Amundarain
Minot, North Dakota
Nest and Egg Equal Yellow, 2008
Collage, mixed media on paper
15 x 21 inches, framed 20 x 26
Range: $1,300 – 1,600


Lot #33
Susana Amundarain
Minot, North Dakota
Wisp Parachute, 2008
Collage, mixed media on paper
15 x 21 inches, framed 20 x 26
Range: $1,300 – 1,600

 

 

 


Lot #34
Marley Kaul
Bemidji, Minnesota
The Cellerage, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
58 x 40 inches
Range: $4,500 – 5,500

 

 

 


Lot #35
Marley Kaul
Bemidji, Minnesota
The Watchover, 2016
Egg tempera on panel
24 x 12 inches
Range: $2,700 – 3,200


Lot #36
Ignacio Iturria
Montevideo, Uruguay
The Table, c. 2000
Silkscreen
14.5 x 21.25 inches
Range: $500 – 700

 

 

Lot #37
Rachel Papo
Berlin, Germany
Nastya Before Class, St. Petersburg, Russia #23
From the series “Desperately Perfect”
Archival pigment print. Edition 1 of 20
16 x 20 inches
Range: $500 – 800

 


Lot #38
Rachel Papo
Berlin, Germany
Waiting for Hand Grenade Practice,
Southern Israel,
2005
Series: “Serial No. 3817131”
Archival pigment print, Edition 3 of 20
16 x 20 inches
Range: $500 – 800

 

 

Lot #39
Tonya Stuart-Melland
Minot, North Dakota
Beers, 2015
Silkscreen
6 x 17 inches, 10 x 20.5 framed
Range: $100 – 150

     

 

 

 

Lot #40
Armando Ramos
Santa Barbara, California
Association Day, 2012
Archival pigment print
30 x 20.5 inches
Range: $450 – 700
          

Lot #41
Bradford Hansen-Smith
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Extension, 2013
Sixty folded paper circles
9 x 14 x 9 inches
Range: $350 – 500
 

 

 

 

 

Lot #42
Kent Kapplinger
Fargo, North Dakota
Talking Green, 2014
Transfer, pastel, color pencil, shellac
32 x 22.5 inches, 38 x 30.25 framed
Range: $600 – 800

 

 

 

 

 

Lot #43
Matt Anderson
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Perseverance, 2009
Digital drawing
56 x 34 inches
Range: $1,400 – 1,800

 

 

 

 

Lot #44
Gretchen Kottke
Cooperstown, North Dakota
The Larger Obstacles, 2016
Oil on canvas
24 x 24 inches
Range: $400 – 800


Lot #45
Patricia Marquard
Minot, North Dakota
Kirkland’s Warbler, 2015
Watercolor
26.5 x 29 inches, 28.25 x 36 framed
Range: $300 – 500

 

 


Lot #46
Anthony Pinata
Oakland, California
The Elements, 2015
Acrylic on wood
Each 6 x 6 x 3 inches
Range for all three works: $500 – 800

 

 

 

 

Lot #47
Pirjo Berg
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Pieces of Moments, 2015
Watercolor on Yupo paper
10.25 x 8.25 inches
Range: $200 – 250                                                              

 

 

 

 

Lot #48
Pirjo Berg
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Ideas in the Wind, 2015
Watercolor on Yupo paper
10.12 x 8.75 inches
Range: $200 – 250

                                                                                                                       

Lot #49
J. Earl Miller
Fargo, North Dakota
What Lies Beneath, 2014
Mixed media photograph with insert
and Bakken oil
11.5 x 17.25 inches, 24 x 30 framed
Range: $800 – 1,200

Lot #50
Tim Lamey
Fargo, North Dakota
Cannonball Concretions, 2015
Archival pigment print on paper
12.7 x 19 inches, 21 x 27 framed
Range: $450 – 550

Lot #51
Mike Lynch
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mt. Athos in Duluth Harbor, 1987
Lithograph
Image 9 x 12 inches
Range: $500 – 600

 

 

 

 

Lot #52
Walter Piehl
Minot, North Dakota
Blue Boy Bad II, 2014
“American Minotaur Series”
Acrylic on paper
39 x 29 inches, 51 x 40 framed
Range: $4,000 – 5,000

Lot #53
Peter Dumans
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Spirit Fire, 2014
Steel embellished with paint
Diameter 25 inches, 1.5 inches deep
Range: $300 – 500

Lot #54
William Rerick
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Untitled, 2015
Mixed media on paper
15.25 x 14 inches
Range: $200 – 300

Lot #55
Adam Kemp
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Drone Love, 2016
Fiber, stitching, paint, glitter
58.5 x 58 inches
Range: $1,500 – 2,000