The Bowman Regional Public Library is pleased to present Dakota West, a solo exhibition of new work by Cris Fulton. Please join us on June 7, from 2-4 p.m., for the exhibition opening and to meet the artist. The work will be on display through July.
In the exhibition, Fulton presents a series of photographs of the Little Missouri grasslands and North Dakota Badlands. Fulton loves the wildness and wideness, the solitude, silence and spirit of the southwestern region of North Dakota. These photographs capture the expansive liberation, the reverence and beauty of this frontier region of America.
Cris Fulton is a Bowman artist who has specializes in pastel drawings and photographs of sunflowers and the North Dakota landscape. She has a BA in Art from the University of North Dakota and has been an artist and photographer for well over three decades. Her work has been shown at galleries in Minneapolis, Taos, Santa Fe, North Dakota and Montana including the offices of Governor John Hoeven, the Rider Gallery at Dickinson State University, and the Dickinson State Art Gallery. The North Dakota Art Gallery Association sponsored a touring exhibition of her prairie landscapes
from 2009 to 2011. Several of her large colorful sunflower drawings are in the collection of the Jamestown Regional Medical Center. In 2012, Fulton won the Best of Show award for a grassland drawing at the 42nd Annual Badlands Art Show in Dickinson, North Dakota. Fulton has been invited to exhibit at the WaterWorks Art Musuem in Miles City, Montana and the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame in Medora, North Dakota. She has also shown at the Matthews Opera House & Arts Center in Spearfish, South Dakota and the Bismarck Downtown Artists Cooperative.