Art can come in all shapes--sizes-- and forms.
The new exhibit at the Bismarck Arts and Gallery Association limits one of those aspects.
Jon Schaeffer has the story on how a square foot can still canvas a masterpiece.
Art comes in many variances. The new exhibit at the Bismarck Art and Gallery Association forced painters from 9 states to work on a little smaller canvas.
(Linda Christman/BAGA)"They're a square foot everyone has to do them the same unframed and wired for hanging."
There is no competition involved with the paintings.
It is for the lone purpose of sharing art--and at only 125 dollars a painting it's a fair priced way to get your hands on unique paintings.
(Linda) "It is a great opportunity for people to start an art collection and it's an affordable time so it's really fun we have probably 130 artists that are entered and we have over two hundred paintings."
Among those 200 plus paintings are two pieces from an artist who is only blocks away from the exhibit.
(Michelle Lindblom/Painter)"I love to share my work especially because it's different I do more abstract work. It's my reality but it's abstract to others."
Michelle is originally from Bismarck and has been painting for over twenty years as well as teaching art at BSC. She said it was difficult working on a square piece of canvas for this exhibit.
"I wanted to do both a cool piece and a warm piece. Kind of a yin and yang thing that sorta deal and for some reason I came up with two figurative type pieces. There's a face emerging out of one piece and sort of a body out of another one."
If you look hard enough you can see what she is talking about. It's abstract and open for interpretation--but this exhibit needs no interpreting--it showcases top works of art.
The works of art will be on display throughout august at the BAGA building.