Artist Reception with Betsy Saurdiff

Artist Reception with Betsy Saurdiff

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Artist Reception with Betsy Saurdiff

Feb. 12th, 2022 at 3pm to 5pm
Northland Community & Technical College

Please join us for an Artist Reception with Betsy Saurdiff. Her work is featured in our exhibit at NCTC in Thief River Falls -- Celebrations: The Ceramic Art of Betsy Saurdiff.

Artist Reception Saturday, February 12 from 3 to 5 pm at the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council Gallery at
NCTC in Thief River Falls. The exhibit is open through February 28.
Betsy Saurdiff lives in Grygla and studied Art and German at Bemidji State University and the University of Minnesota. Highlights of her career include two McKnight Fellowship Awards, two Merit Awards at the NW MN Arts Council exhibit and Art Advocate of the Year. She has sold her functional pottery at local businesses and art fairs. She recently retired from teaching and began selling her pottery online. You can find her at

Saurdiff shared, “I really enjoyed the challenge of creating a new body of work for the exhibit. I pushed myself to create more complex and technically challenging pieces. It was liberating to explore new forms such as the baskets, urns, punch bowl sets and decanter sets. I would give myself "assignments" to try the new forms and repeat them until I felt that I had mastered them somewhat. That's why there are multiples, often in different glaze colors. I limited myself to a few glaze combinations to unify the exhibit. In fact, the exhibit is organized primarily by color. My personal favorite is the "Red Wall! It was very gratifying to put up the exhibit and so fun to see it all come together. Thank you to the NW Minnesota Arts Council for this opportunity!”

You won’t want to miss this pottery exhibit or the chance to meet Betsy at the Artist Reception.

The NWMAC Gallery is located at Northland Community and Technical College in Thief River Falls. The gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30-5 PM and at other times when events are held at the college. Enter through Door A. Visitor parking is free and at this time in the large end lot.

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