Current Exhibition October 29 - November 23, 2019
Grand Entry - Regalia by Linda Whitney
Linda Whitney is Professor Emeritus from Valley City State University where she was the chair of the department.
Her current body of mezzotints, created in the last three years honor the original people of this continent and have been exhibited in over 85 national &international juried exhibitions throughout the United States and in Armenia, Serbia, Russia, China, France, Mexico, Poland, India, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, and Iran. Her mezzotints have also won seventeen national awards including three Best in Show and three purchase awards.
In 2017 she was named Mezzotint Ambassador at the International Mezzotint Festival IV, Yekaterinburg Museum, Yekaterinburg, Russia. In August of 2019 her mezzotints won one of four awards given at the International Mezzotint Festival V, a first place in the category of Creativity and Breaking Boundaries earning a special (solo) exhibition at the International Mezzotint Festival VI in 2021.
Linda currently resides in Valley City, North Dakota.
To view Linda’s mezzotint process go to
Member Artist - Jennifer Matthews
Jennifer Matthews is an artist from Bismarck, North Dakota, who is best known for her realistic wildlife and nature paintings. She uses a realistic style, because she feels that “the world is beautiful just the way it is, if we would only take the time to notice.” She has been drawn to the outdoors since she was a child, where she spent time exploring the countryside in western North Dakota near the Heart River.
Jennifer paints primarily in oil, utilizing the slow drying time for her blending and glazing techniques. She learned the undamentals of art composition and technique in high school and since then has been self-taught. She feels that her best training has come from studying the details of nature and the work of her favorite wildlife artists.
Jennifer’s work has been featured in many regional art shows, including currently the Bison in Art show at the National Buffalo Museum in Jamestown, ND during the summer of 2019. Jennifer was also chosen to participate in the Artist In Residency program at Lake Metigoshe State Park. She spent the 3rd week in July, 2019, at the park painting and working with the public. The residency was sponsored by the North Dakota Council on the Arts and the North Dakota State Parks and Recreation Department. Her work can also be found at www.jennifermatthewsnatureart.com.