Gallery North Fine Art

Fine Arts & Crafts

Gallery North

An Artists’ Cooperative located in downtown Bemidji.

310 4th Street NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Hours are 10 – 5, Monday thru Saturday

Phone number is 218-444-9813

Our artists’ cooperative offers paintings, photography, woodcarving, fiber arts, jewelry, ethnic arts, and sculpture created by local artists.

About Gallery North

Gallery North, a non-profit cooperative art gallery under the sponsorship of the Northern Artist Association, gives members a place to display and sell work, encourages growth, builds confidence and provides public exposure for art, while emphasizing variety and individuality.

It is dedicated to assisting emerging and established artists, promoting art, and benefiting the Bemidji area, the downtown business district, and the tourism industry.

Artists can find a support system through their interaction with other members and the Bemidji area community. Emerging artists can learn from other artists and can gain experience by exhibiting their work.

Gallery North’s new location is 310 4th Street NW, Bemidji, MN. We are excited to be in our new space, with store frontage and closer to other downtown businesses.

CURRENT BUSINESS HOURS are Monday through Saturday 10:00 – 5:00 pm. On the first Friday of every month, from 2 to 6 p.m., the public is invited to observe demonstrations featuring one of the Gallery’s artists as well as visit with one of the community showcase artists or authors. The Gallery also contains a library/resource room, a showcase artist display area, and a classroom space for workshops and special events.

Members’ work is also displayed at various places throughout Bemidji: The Beltrami County History Center, Merit Care Walk-In Clinic, Riverwood Bank, North Country Regional Hospital, Merit Care – Lower Level Lab – Main Building, Bemidji Community Art Center, Kitchigami Library Art Wall, and at the Dunn Brothers Coffee, Wild Hare Bistro, The Cabin, Tutto Bene, and The Fleur de Lis Gallery.

In 1972, a dozen artists or so decided to join together in ‘…the promotion of art, art interest and art activities among the people of Bemidji and the surrounding area.’ Their ideas gave rise to the Northern Artist Association. Their goals then and now continue to be ‘…to seek places to display the art work of area members, … and to sponsor art education through speakers, demonstrations and exhibits.’ From that small group of twelve artists, membership has now grown to forty-four. To this day, the Northern Artist Association continues to hold weekly painting sessions and monthly special programs to which the public is always invited.

Upcoming Events

August 29, 2017
Gallery North Open House Reception
310 4th Street NW
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Please join us at Gallery North for an Open House Reception August 29, 2017 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm to meet Showcase Artist Gregory Steele. Gregory began his career as a cartoonist and ads layout artist for a newspaper, later freelancing as an illustrator. Most recently, he has been painting full time, working only in oil.

September 8, 2017
Gallery North Open House
310 4th Street NW
2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Stop by Gallery North for our Open House on September 8th to talk with our Showcase Artist Greg Walker, who is a stuntman, actor and photographer. His art work will be for sale in Gallery North throughout September.

Sarah Vaughan will be our Showcase Author and will read from her books and explain the reason she started writing. Sarah, a young, local author, writes in eclectic poetic forms interdimensional of both Medieval and Renaissance periods mirroring the present and the future. She wrote and illustrated both: Where Is Reality? An Aspie Poet Asks and 50th Century’s Prodigies A NOBLE CAPTAIN BOURN EPISODE (4).

Featured Artist is Colleen Hilts, a wood carver and quilter, who is proficient in chip carving, wood spirits, whimsical houses and relief carving. In addition, she has an interest in working with fabric and quilting.

Gallery North is pleased to announce the current display of internationally renowned artist Gabor Nemeth, whose art work will be for sale in the Gallery. We feel privileged to have been chosen to display his work.

Gabor Nemeth survived hardships and atrocities during World War II and the Soviet Occupation of Hungary; yet he was a great dreamer with immense drive and energy. In 1956 he came to America as a refugee from the Hungarian Soviet Occupation; his only possessions: a small satchel containing a book of poems, a loaf of bread and a change of clothes-no money. He began selling portraits to the military guards and employees at the refugee camp of their girlfriends and wives. He was later hired by the Red Cross to design and paint billboards and flyers.

Once free from the refugee camp, he and his wife Edith started a silk screening business.

In the 1960’s he moved to Los Angeles, CA and began to work for museums in the USA and in Europe. He was also hired by a well to do Beverly Hills art collector as an expert art restorer to help in restoration and conservation.

In 1970, Gabor and his family purchased land in the Two Inlets area to escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. He was able to broker a rare collection of “Old Masters” of the 16th-17th centuries, for the local Park Rapids museum. In 2011 the North Country Museum of Arts was renamed after Gabor and his wife and is now known as the Nemeth Art Center, NAC.

Gabor painted at least a thousand paintings in the last 23 years, accomplishing much in his life and in the world of art. He never retired; it was not in his nature. His many interests included opera and French and Hungarian poets.

Although admitting in his last years that he should have remained a bachelor artist, for his fierce nature didn’t lend itself to being much of a family man, he did have deep concern for his family; but his wounds from the Second World War and from the Revolution ran deep, and his secrets passed along with him.

Many expressions could describe Gabor: he was a force to be reckoned with, he was one of a kind, he was larger than life, etc., etc. He seized his days with passion and he shall be missed. Information is taken from The Park Rapids Enterprise

An open house showcasing the work of Gabor Nemeth will occur on Friday, Sept. 8 from 2:00 until 6:00 at Gallery North Art Gallery, 310-4th. St. Bemidji.