The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) sponsors an annual Traveling Art Exhibit, which visits northwest Minnesota communities throughout the year. After a break last year due to the pandemic, the exhibit will once again be coming to your area. The exhibit includes 15 original pieces of art by regional adult and student artists, chosen from works submitted for our annual juried exhibit. The exhibit is currently at the Fertile Public Library in Fertile until December 16. Please stop by to see these works of art. See below for the schedule for the year.

The 2021-2022 Artists and Artwork: 

Aubree Bonham, Fertile, “No Evil” (Mixed Media) (student)

Riley Moland, Fertile, “Unique Askew” (Acrylic) (student)

Heidi Danos, Fosston, “Never Apologize” (Mixed Media)

Peggy Branden, Lake Bronson, “Emerging” (Mixed Media)

Glen Heppner, Warroad, “Pelican” (Oil Painting)

Lucille Nelson, Argyle, “Lending a Hand” (Drawing)

Bert Foster, Thief River Falls, “Old Man Resting” (Photograph)

Christine Foster, Thief River Falls, “Bridge to the Past” (Oil Painting)

Brennon Collins, Greenbush, “Lake Lounging” (Print) (student)

Phyllis Kalliokoski, East Grand Forks, “Amalfi Coast” (Watercolor Painting)

Dara Maunu, Warroad, “Whimsical Walks 1” (Acrylic Painting) 

Cindy Kolling, Gully, “Snapping Turtle Laying Eggs” (Drawing)

James Johanneck, Red Lake Falls, “Buckthorn Root Ball Vase” (Wood Sculpture)

Eskyla Manriquez, Ada, “Air Jordan 1 Chicago Black Toe” (Sculpture) (student)

Trinity Walseth, Goodridge, “Titles of Trinity” (Print) (student)

The 2021-2022 Traveling Exhibit Schedule*:

August 27– September 22, 2021 Hallock Public Library, Hallock
September 22–October 14, 2021 East Grand Forks Campbell Library
October 15–Nov 17, 2021 Ada Public Library
Nov 17–Dec 16, 2021 Fertile Public Library
Dec 16, 2021– January 12, 2022 Thief River Falls Public Library
January 12 – February 16, 2022 Fosston Public Library

February 16 — March 16, 2022 Crookston Public Library

March 16 — April TBD** Red Lake Falls Public Library

*The start and end dates at each location are approximate, depending on weather, venue hours and other circumstances that may occur to prohibit travel. For specific library hours, please contact each location before planning your visit, especially if you are planning on bringing a group.

**Tentatively scheduled


For more information about the Traveling Exhibit or our other exhibits look to our website at, call our office at (218)-745-8886 or contact Trey at or