The Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-In-Residence Program

The Elizabeth Rubendall Foundation has generously funded an artist-in-residence program at the Great Plains Art Museum since 2007. Artworks are commissioned by the museum to become part of the museum's permanent collection, and the artist completes the commissioned artwork(s) at the Great Plains Art Museum. The full artistic process is on display for visitors and school groups, creating a unique program as well as enduring art.

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2015: Gwen Westerman

Residency: Sept. 1-5 and Nov. 11-14, 2015

We Are Star People: The Art and Poetry of Gwen Westerman (Sept. 1 - Jan. 30)

Recent work by Gwen Westerman, 2014 Contemporary Indigeneity Exhibition Prize winner, features unique quilts and textiles alongside poetry inspired by personal connections to her Dakota family history. Dr. Westerman is a professor of English at Minnesota State University, Mankato. She co-authored MniSota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota, with Bruce White, which won a Minnesota Book Award and has published a collection of poetry written in Dakota and English entitled Follow the Blackbirds.

First Friday opening reception, Sept. 4,  5-7 p.m.

Contact us for special events and to schedule tours. Westerman will be working in the upstairs lobby:
Tuesday, Sept. 1: 2-5 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 2: 10-11:30 a.m.
Thursday, Sept. 3: 10 a.m.-noon, 2-5 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 4: 1-3 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5: 10 a.m.-2 p.m

Gwen Westerman

Previous Artists-in-Residence

Todd Williams

2014: Todd Williams

Landscapes, 2014

Photos & press release

Molly Murphy Adams

2013: Molly Murphy Adams

Relative Position, 2013
Felt, beads, horse hair

Anne Peyton

2012: Anne Peyton

Top of the Morning, 2012

Allen and Patty Eckman

2011: Allen and Patty Eckman

Prairie Chicken Dance, 2011
Cast paper

Wendy Hall

2010: Wendy Hall

Calf and Resting Cow, 2010
Oil on canvas

Gail Sundell

2009: Gail Sundell

Women of the Plains, 2009
Colorado alabaster

Michael Albrechtsen

2008: Michael Albrechtsen

Nebraska Reverence, 2008
Oil on canvas

Martha and Delmar Pettigrew

2007: Martha and Delmar Pettigrew

I'm Outta Here, 2007

Andrew Peters

2006: Andrew Peters

A Good Solid Century Farm, 2006
Oil on canvas