Alice Blessing

B.F.A. Studio Artist

Education

Bemidji State University

B.F.A. Painting

2004

Solo Exhibitions

Secrets

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse - Bemidji, MN - May, 2014

Portraits

Cabin Coffeehouse - Bemidji, MN - March, 2013

Finger Painted

Northern Lights Art Gallery - Mayville, ND - January, 2012

Miss Shapen

Headwaters School of Music and Arts - Bemidji, MN - November 2011

Macrostie Art Center - Grand Rapids, MN - September, 2011

The New Rules of Femininity: A Show For My Daughter

Studio 505, St. Cloud, MN - Aug-Nov, 2010

Fosston Arts Center - Fosston, MN - July, 2010

Wild Hare Bistro and Coffeehouse - Bemidji MN Dec, 2009

New Works

Headwaters School for the Arts - Bemidji, MN - Dec, 2006

Finger Painting

Portobello Ristorante - Miami, FL - Sept. 2006

New Paintings

Fosston Arts Center - Fosston, MN - 2005

People in Bemidji

Bemidji Community Arts Center - Bemidji, MN - Dec, 2004-Jan, 2005

Group Exhibitions

Recent Portraits

Sanford Medical Center, Bemidji, MN

Eat Your Art Out

The Good Life Cafe - Park Rapids, MN - June. 2012

Guest Artist for June

Blank Canvas Gallery - Park Rapids, MN - June, 2012

Peep(s) Show

Crossing Arts Alliance - Brainerd, MN - Dec, 2011

Adverti$ing

Altered Esthetics - Minneapolis, MN - Nov-Dec, 2010

Bemidji Sculpture Walk

The Beaver Project - “Wildlife Painting” - 2010-2011

Mother Art

Fleur de lis Gallery - Bemidji, MN - March 2010

Annual Members Show

Bemidji Community Arts Center - Bemidji, MN - Feb, 2010

Resident Artists Café Tu Tu Tango

Miami, FL - 2006-2007

Regional Art Show

New York Mills Regional Cultural Center - N.Y. Mills, MN - June, 2006

Members Show

Great River Gallery - Bemidji, MN - 2003-2005

Lectures

Macrostie Art Center

Grand Rapids, MN - Sep, 2011

Fosston High School

Fosston, MN - May, 2005

"People in Bemidji" exhibit opening

Bemidji, MN - Dec, 2004

Awards and Honors

Individual Artist Grant Award

Region 2 Arts Council - Minnesota - 2013

Best Portrait Peep(s) Show

Crossing Arts Alliance - 2011

R2/McNight Career Development Fellowship

Region 2 Arts Council - 2011

Individual Artist Grant Award

Region 2 Arts Council - Minnesota - 2009

People's Choice Award

Regional Artists Show - New York Mills Regional Cultural Center - N.Y. Mills, MN - 2006

Individual Artist Grant Award

Region 2 Arts Council - Minnesota - 2004

Publications

“A New High”

by Tricia Knutson. The Orbit, Mayville, ND January 31, 2012, Page 3

“Northern Lights Art Gallery to Feature Paintings by Alice Blessing”

Traill County Tribune, January 14, 2012, Page 3

“Questions of Beauty and Consumption at the MAC”

Grand Rapids Herald Review, Aug 28, 2011, Scene and Screen section, Page 1

“In Focus Painting with Alice Blessing”

Lakeland News at 10, Beltrami County, MN September 16, 2011

“Woman On A Mission”

by Karen Tolkkinen. Northwoods Woman Magazine, March 2011, Page 20

Feature Segment

PBS series "Common Ground" Season 1, Segment 110
 Lakeland Public Television March 11, 2010

Commissions

Max, Julie

2004

Mia, Betty, Gary Robinson, Deborah & Abbi

2005

Jessie & Crystal Engagement, Anfisa, Catie & Al, Charlene, Kimberly, Rebecca

2006

After Renoir Mural at Café Tu Tu Tango, Anthony, Michelle, Daniel, Lisa, Gary & Vera, Lizzy, Fiona, Conor, Cara, Katherine

2007

Apple Blossoms dyptic, Jacqueline & Eliza, Patty, Abbie, Andrew

2008

Jeffrey, Natalie and Pat

2009

Bridget and Logan, Genevieve and Jason, Jess Johnson, Kathy and Astrid, Maggie and Fritz, Martha, Billy Collins

2010

Finn, Luke, Max, Buck, Mokie, “Rory, JR, Weiss, and Elias,” 99th Battalion Infantry, Erin, Ava and Haydn, Megan and Tessa

2011

Natica, Moki, Iris, The Schultzes, Ramsey, Mike & Erja, Eli & Sadie, Micey, Elias, Boots, Oliver, Mia

2012

Jan and Mike, Patricia, Anna and Cooper, Tyler and Cooper, Lael, Addie and Laynie, Pele and Chester, Dachsunds

2013

Delaney and Ileana, John and Zane, Lucia, Mae, and Nadine, Theo and Astrid

2014

Membership in Organizations

Students First - Student Mentor

Bemidji, MN 2013

Café Tu Tu Tango Resident Artist

Miami, FL - 2006-2007

Great River Gallery Chairperson, Artist's Cooperative Gallery

Bemidji, MN - 2003-2005

Professional Experience

Associate Adjunct Professor

Technology and Design Dept, Bemidji State University, Bemidji MN 2013

Visitor Services Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis, MN 2003