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Rosanne Olson: A Creative Life

November 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until November 26, 2022

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until November 26, 2022


The Northwest Arts Center presents ‘Rosanne Olson: A Creative Life,’ a retrospective exhibition by Minot State alum, photographer, artist, and educator, Rosanne Olson, on view in the Northwest Arts Center’s Walter Piehl Gallery from October 6 to November 26.

Olson earned her BS in Medical Technology from Minot State University and her Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oregon. During her 40-year career Olson has worked in multiple genres of photography—newspaper, magazine editorial, advertising, and fine art. As an educator, she has taught for more than 25 years at the Photographic Center Northwest in Seattle, as well as at workshops and conferences. Her commercial clients have included New York City Ballet, Seattle Symphony, and the Seattle Opera.

Olson’s images have garnered numerous awards and have been featured in Communication Arts, Photo District News, More Magazine, View Camera Magazine and more. Her work was recently featured in Graphis issue 362, an international magazine of the arts. Her fine art photography is represented by the Robin Rice Gallery in New York City and Iris Gallery in Boston.

She is the author of three books, including This is Who I Am—our beauty in all shapes and sizes (a book about women and body image) which was featured on Good Morning America. She has also written two instructional books (Amherst Media) for the courses she teaches: ABCs of Beautiful Light and The Art of the Portrait.

Learn more about Olson and her work at http://www.rosanneolson.com/ and https://rosanneolsonmusic.com/

A reception with the artist is scheduled for Tuesday, October 11 from 6:00-8 p.m. Artist remarks at 7 p.m. Masks are not required, but individuals who are not fully vaccinated or deemed vulnerable are encouraged to continue to wear masks.

The Walter Piehl Gallery is located in the Northwest Arts Center on the lower level of the Gordon B. Olson Library, with its own entrance on the south side of the library. It is open TWThF, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 1-5 p.m. and by special arrangement. It is closed holidays.

Rosanne Olson: A Creative Life is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.


November 4, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Northwest Arts Center
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707
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