FMVA BIG Art Exhibition Opens at the Hjemkomst Center


The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County has opened the 2021 FMVA BIG Art Exhibition in the Hjemkomst Center’s 4th Floor Gallery. The annual exhibition showcases the work of the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists and offers a comprehensive, multimedia introduction to the recent work of established artists, emerging artists, and arts educators in the Red River Valley.

This year’s exhibition also marks a return to the Hjemkomst Center. The 2020 exhibition was set to open last spring only weeks after the Hjemkomst Center was closed for three months by an emergency executive order. Instead, HCSCC and the FMVA collaborated on a digital gallery that is still available on HCSCC’s website (www.hcscconline.org/fmva2020). As COVID-19 vaccinations are only beginning in Fargo-Moorhead, HCSCC will also make this year’s BIG Art Exhibition available online as a digital gallery that will go live Thursday, April 1.

This year’s show includes 68 pieces in ceramics, sculpture, textiles, oils, watercolors, photography, woodcuts, mixed media, and more. FMVA screen printer and exhibition lead Amanda Heidt continues to see tremendous growth in the quality and variety of submissions. The exhibition will be on display at the Hjemkomst Center through Sunday, May 16, 2021.

The FMVA BIG Art Exhibition is funded in part by grants from The Arts Partnership, The FM Area Foundation and The Alex Stern Family Foundation.

The FMVA BIG Art Exhibition is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

For more information, visit HCSCC’s website at www.hcscconline.org. For other details or questions about accessibility and accommodations, please contact HCSCC Communications Manager Davin Wait at (218) 299-5511, extension 6733, or communications@hcsmuseum.org.