Visit 40 locations during the 2017 Studio Crawl
Artists in the Fargo-Moorhead area are welcoming the public into their studios as the Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists presents its fourteenth annual Studio Crawl. The free event is October 7 and 8, noon to 6 p.m., and includes the studio of Scott Seiler Photography (#27). Seiler is a fine art landscape photographer who is a life-long resident of North Dakota.
More than 75 artists in 40 studio locations will demonstrate their processes and show their work, including established artists, educators, and emerging artists. Many will serve refreshments.
Studio Crawl maps are available at the Plains Art Museum, from participating artists, and on the FMVA web site at fmva.org. The map will also be printed in the September 28 issue of the High Plains Reader. All studio locations are marked with bright red signs.
The FMVA is a volunteer organization of nearly 200 visual artists and art supporters. The group promotes and encourages artists and the visual arts in the Fargo-Moorhead area through group art exhibitions, social events, guest artist talks and artist critiques.
Read more about the Studio Crawl at High Plains Reader here.
Download your FMVA Studio Crawl Brochure here.
Fargo Photographer Scott Seiler Opens “That Was My Solace” Show
Fargo, ND—Fine art landscape photographer Scott Seiler opens his show “That Was My Solace” on September 1 at Gallery 4 in Fargo. His photo exhibit focuses on his artwork through a process that he calls a macro patchwork of landscapes. The intricacy and assortment of what we see daily and through this, how he found compassion and satisfaction from growing up on the family farm.
Exhibit: That Was My Solace
Dates: September 1 – 30, 2017
Location: Gallery 4 in the Black Building, 112 Broadway, Fargo, ND
Artist Reception: Thursday—September 7, 2017, 5p-9p (Free and Open to public)
Scott Seiler is a life-long North Dakota resident, who grew up on a ranch near Raleigh. This is where farming and experiencing the prairie created many wonderful memories. Seiler is a fine art landscape photographer, whose perspective has been shaped by his love of rural Midwestern architecture and geography.
It's always a fun adventure travelling the prairies of North Dakota. The Yellow Salsify has a white seedhead and is somewhat similar to the common dandelion, but much larger, up to 4 inches across. It is an invasive weed in many states. The taproot is edible, with a flavor of oysters, giving it the Wild Oysterplant common name.
Available in several sizes and mediums: Wild Prairie Flowers-Nature's Beauty
The sheer amount of passionate artists and talent in this community is enough to fill hundreds of pages, and we can only wish we had enough to showcase them all. We talked to a handful of visual artists and those deeply involved with local organizations and galleries to highlight their unique roles in the growing art scene, and to find out why the arts are so important for our community.
(Continue reading the story from Fargo Monthly.)
FARGO MONTHLY STORY WRITTEN BY ERICA RAPP
These photos capture what happens from a mid-winter melt, flooding along the river banks, freezing temperatures return, and the flood waters recede. In February 2017, it froze hard enough and fast enough to create a thick layer of ice that can suspend itself around trees after the flood waters recede to reveal yet another magical creation from Mother Nature. For some in the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota, this is reminiscent of the winter flood of 1997.
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It's one of those winter days in the Dakotas that give you a reprieve from the coldness. Yes, we have the snow, but the temps are warm enough to melt some of it, creating beautiful reflections of the lights. Add some fog on Broadway in Downtown Fargo and you have a heartfelt scene that is reminiscent of the early films. Prints available at: http://bit.ly/2jPq8QU
The winters can be harsh. However, there is beauty in every season in the Midwest. I like the way black and white photography creates an intriguing look to some of my winter photographs. The long, winter shadows are cast on the blanket of snow creating an almost imaginary setting. If only the subzero temperatures were imaginary. Prints available in 5x5 and 10x10 http://bit.ly/2j8Wch2.
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Decorating your home or office this Christmas with a fine art theme? The way we print photographs through technology has opened up many opportunities. We still have the trusted photograph paper, but now we can print on metal, glass, wood, canvas, etc. especially when you're looking for something just a bit different. This rural Christmas Tree photo is printed on brushed metal. Order today for quick delivery. http://bit.ly/2gl14LG
Christmas gift ideas? I receive calls from people who treasure the memories of growing up in North Dakota. Whether it's something they saw on the way to their grandparents farm or an iconic countryside building, these photographs will make a great impression that will last forever. Fine Art landscape photos of fields, rustic buildings and more in North Dakota and Minnesota. Select from prints, on metal or canvas for wall art, & as greeting cards. Orders can still be placed and arrive before Christmas. http://bit.ly/2fCpxhT
Scott Seiler is a fine art photographer of landscapes and architecture.