At the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic, businesses closed, people worked from home, zoom meetings grew, facemasks became the norm, and teachers taught students through distance learning. People even feared walking past each other on the same sidewalk and would quickly detour if you were sighted a block away. A glimmer of hope were the hearts that people placed in the windows of their homes, businesses or painted on sidewalks. I was strengthened and began cataloging all the signs of hope I encountered. So I’m releasing on the one year anniversary of COVID-19 my collage I created called,“A World of Hearts.“ And to remember all that has transpired since.
Originally posted by Rylee Wznick on Jan 30th 2019 on www.FargoStuff.com
For those of you who may not know, FargoStuff is actually the sister site to a local sign shop otherwise known as Office Sign Company (OSC). That being said, all of our inventory, administrative work, staff and showroom are all located in OSC’s downtown office. This year, we’ve added a little artwork to the walls of FargoStuff/OSC, and we have the “ArtWORKS” program from The Arts Partnership to thank for that.
In short, ArtWORKS brings rotating local art exhibits to businesses around our community in the hopes of building analytical thinking, team work, sociability, and more. Through this program, your business has the option to add in employee engagement activities, art day outings, or customized programs. Because of ArtWORKS, the team at FargoStuff has had the joy of walking into our downtown office each day to beautiful, local photography from one of FargoStuff’s local artists – Scott Seiler! His work lines the walls of our office, and we often find ourselves stopping to appreciate his art.
Our team was on board with the idea of ArtWORKS as soon as it was presented to us. In addition to enjoying local art hung up in our office space, last week a part of our staff was able to channel their creative minds through “Artful Evening.” This event brought Scott Seiler in to talk to us about his work, and challenged us with an activity to write Haikus based off of his photography found along our walls! Our team thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to flex their creative muscles, and we’re excited for the next interactive engagement with local artists.
As a business that supports the arts and this community, we’re truly grateful for The Arts Parterhship’s delivery of this program. ArtWORKS has brought an appreciative, creative atmosphere to the downtown office of FargoStuff, and we’re all anticipating the next local artist’s work that will paint our walls. For more information about this program, be sure to check out The Arts Partnership’s website! Trust us – art works.
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View a copy of the 2018 Studio Crawl brochure and map (October 6 & 7, Noon to 6pm):
Scott Seiler Photography is #27 on the Map. My art gallery features new black and white photography landscapes of the Dakotas and Minnesota from all seasons. Receive a fun digital photo gift of my unique originals. Treats provided. All are invited.
During the free two-day Studio Crawl, which is always the first weekend in October, artists throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area open their doors to the public. You are invited to join us! Artists who demonstrate their craft and talk about studio life during the Studio Crawl are established artists, emerging artists, and arts educators. They represent a diversity of process in photography, raku, ceramic, paper, fabric, wood, glass, metals, acrylics, oil and watercolor.
My artwork is officially installed! My landscape photograph, “North Dakota Cloud Collage,” is now wrapped on the utility box on Broadway in Downtown Fargo, next to Spicy Pie and the Fargo Theatre.
In all, seven artists were selected to have their work on different utility boxes in Downtown Fargo. The artwork will be wrapped on electrical boxes by Downtown business, Office Sign Co., will install the vinyl wrap on the electrical boxes. This will make them long-lasting and weatherproof.
Here’s some background on the project: There are several communities that choose to bring artwork to the utility boxes to improve the community, is great for tourism and makes visitors ask, “Why don’t we live here?” Some of those communities include: Moorhead, MN, River Falls, WI, and Deadwood, SD among several others.
The Downtown Community Partnership, the Business Improvement District and The Arts Partnership are some of the organizations involved in kick starting the project.
A big thank you to all of the organizations and business who have contributed to the project:
Fargo Arts and Culture Commission, The Arts Partnership, Bell Bank, Kilbourne Group, Warner and Company, Business Improvement District, Downtown Community Partnership, U.S. Bank, Office Sign Company, Casey Schaefer, Knight Printing.
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I'm happy to announce that my submission was included in the "My American Internment" online exhibition. Here's my artist statement that describes my photo submitted.
“All Roads Lead to Freedom,” is symbolic about the pursuit of freedom in America. On a recent trip, my flight was delayed at Chicago O’Hare Airport and I was intrigued by how the design in Gate H, relates to the current issue of Mexican internment camps. The American Flags are symbolic of American Freedom and the pursuit of happiness, the world globe and its glowing lights symbolic of welcoming all who come, and the metal pipe ceiling arch symbolic of the camps that separate or confine families. The question we should ask ourselves as a country, “Are we doing our part as the human family to keep refugee families together and to build a road that leads to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness?”
From The Human Family Facebook Post:
The online human rights exhibition “My American Internment” has opened. On this 4th of July, consider the meaning of the Declaration of Independence through the work of four distinct artist:
Shane Balkowitsch - Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio, Bismarck, North Dakota based wet plate collodion artist; Kayla Branstetter, Purdy, Missouri based acrylic painter; AshtonArt, Moorhead, Minnesota based oil painter; and Scott Seiler Photography, Fargo, North Dakota based digital photographer.
Visit the exhibition through July 31 at http://ow.ly/5uh950hTnYP Visit The Human Family website: https://www.human-family.org/
North Dakota Cloud Collage by Scott Seiler, one of the seven pieces of artwork selected to be displayed on the utility boxes downtown Fargo, pending one final vote.
(article from inforum.com June 18, 2018. Complete article here. )
FARGO — Downtown Community Partnership and the Business Improvement District have selected the pieces of artwork that will be installed on the seven city-owned electrical boxes downtown, pending one final vote. The art will be displayed on the sporadically placed utility boxes downtown, but most will be found on Broadway, DCP President Melissa Rademacher said. The goal is to have them wrapped and ready to enjoy by July 1, she added.
Earlier this year, a call was issued to local artists to submit artwork for possible placement on a city-owned utility box, Rademacher said. The group received more than 80 pieces of artwork from about 22 artists in the area, she said. A jury of four people reviewed each submission and chose seven of them, she added.
Rademacher said she and her organization want to engage local artists as much as they can.
"We thought hey, what a great opportunity to showcase this local ability, and what a better way than to give these boxes some character and bring them to life," she said.
Rademacher also said she hopes this will catch on so they can work toward the bigger utility boxes.
"We hope this is just the beginning of bringing art into the community," she said. The artwork will be wrapped on electrical boxes by Office Sign Co., a downtown business. The wraps are designed to be long-lasting and weatherproof, she said.
Rademacher said her organization aims to support locals and create a cool and unique experience for people of all ages when they are downtown. Before the designs become official, the city's Arts & Culture Commission will have one more final vote on Wednesday, June 20, to verify that the images are appropriate for public display.
Father's Day. Give your dad a gift that will make him think of you every time he sees it! Fine art landscape photography of North Dakota and Minnesota. More options online at www.ScottSeiler.net. More photos are available at the new Sanford Medical Center Fargo from June through July 2018.
Scott Seiler is a fine art photographer and life-long North Dakota resident.
Spring has sprung in Fargo-Moorhead-Dilworth-West Fargo with "That Spring Art Show" now in a new location in front of Macy’s Square - West Acres Mall.
13 regional artists have collaborated with the West Acres Mall to exhibit their new work this spring. If you have been looking forward to sunshine and warm temperatures, stop by and get a glimpse of their hand-made creations. A wide variety of mediums including pottery, paintings, jewelry, photography, sculptural works, and En-caustic will be shown by the exhibiting artists.
Photographer Scott Seiler will have his new varieties of black and white photography prints and also available in greeting cards. www.ScottSeiler.net.
The 13 artists exhibiting: Ellen Jean Diederich, Corkey Wallner, Stacy Haverland, Liz Schwankl, Cortnee Jensen, Carmen Bruhn, Karen Bakke, Jon Offutt, Tracie Askegaard, Roxanne Westman, Scott Seiler, Jim Ulmer & Krista Ulrich.
Art Show Hours: April 6-7 (Friday- Saturday) 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
The Fargo-Moorhead community is full of alternative gallery spaces like Nichole's Fine Pastry, Luna Fargo, The City of Fargo - Government, Fargo Public Library and Trinity Lutheran Church - Moorhead that regularly curate and update local art exhibitions in their spaces, and this is definitely not an exhaustive list!
My landscape photographs for Scott Seiler Photography, in black and white, and color are currently on display at Trinity Lutheran Church - Moorhead. Thanks to The Arts Partnership for helping to spread the word! More of my work can also be seen at Gallery4. #suportlocalart
Read more on the article featuring alternative galleries in the InForum.
Each winter season brings a new sparkle to the Midwestern landscape. An overnight creation of humidity and freezing temperatures into elaborate patterns of strokes and swirls—a symphony of frost art. Lights at night help illuminate this macro photograph of frost. 4 different winter frost scenes.
Available online at http://bit.ly/2Efl7Iu.
Scott Seiler is a fine art photographer of landscapes and architecture.