This Week Only is the Museum’s most popular exhibition in our own region. Imagine a panoply of art from the Red River Valley and surrounding plains and woodlands; walls covered with works springing from our own place to brighten our lives in the dead of winter.
This is the third This Week Only exhibition, the only non-curated show in the Museum’s schedule. Last year we changed the dates and closed on the day of the Annual Benefit Dinner. Remember, don’t submit works of art you entered in either of the two earlier exhibitions as the public will remember.
Last year people poured in and lingered over a hundred works on paper, paintings, sculptures, photographs, crafts, and multi-media everything. The opening brought a nice and eager crowd, raising over $72,000. Again this year, if one wishes to buy at the opening or in advance of the Dinner, a 20% premium will be added to the sale price.
Artists: The Museum is ready to invite you to do it again. Please submit, buy, celebrate, and expand your visual acuity, or just have fun. As noted above, we are showcasing the show during the Museum’s Annual Benefit Dinner. Your work will be the highlight of the evening and a benefit for you and the Museum. The Benefit Dinner is the region’s most glittering and festive occasion. Instead of the customary Silent Auction, the art in This Week Only will be offered for sale with proceeds split 50/50 between the artists and the Museum. Artists set their own prices.
Eligibility: If you are a serious artist from North Dakota, Southern Manitoba, neighboring Minnesota, and northern South Dakota, you are invited to submit one artwork of your choice to This Week Only.
Dates: The show officially opens at 2 pm on Sunday, January 27, 2019, and continues for one week, closing on Saturday evening, February 2.
Delivery of Art: Museum staff will be on hand January 19 – 24 to receive the art during the Museum’s regular hours: 9 – 5 weekdays and 1 – 5 on Saturday and Sunday.
If you wish to ship, the art must arrive at the Museum within the receiving time. We will return it to you in your packing materials and charge your credit card for the cost. Make these arrangements on the Entry Form.
Return of Art: Works not sold can be picked up during regular Museum hours from February 5 – 10. Work not reclaimed or sold will not be stored at the Museum—if you saw how pressed we are for space you would understand.
North Dakota Museum of Art
261 Centennial Drive Stop 7305
Grand Forks, ND 58202
This event honors Walter Hopps (1932-2005), one of America’s most beloved and creative curators, whose 1978 Thirty-Six Hours was the first such known exhibition. Francisco Alvarado, who made the jungle installation last season in the Museum’s Weeds show, had a work in Thirty Six Hours. It was purchased by Joseph Hirshhorn (the founder of the Hirshhorn Museum) who Francisco credits with kicking off his artistic career.
Photo courtesy of North Dakota Museum of Art.