Mandan News

New Salem artist on display at state Capitol

The North Dakota Council on the Arts, along with the offices of Governor Jack Dalrymple and First Lady Betsy Dalrymple, is exhibiting the works of New Salem artist Mary Quintus at the Capitol Building in Bismarck during the months of April, May and June.

Quintus’ works are on display in the Governor’s ground floor and first floor offices, the First Lady’s fourth floor office, and the Attorney General’s first floor office.

Quintus has been involved in the local area art field for many years. She is a self-taught artist, and has also worked under a number of artists in workshops including Bruce Haughey, Rose Marie Landsberger, Art Kerner and Greg Wilhelmi. Each of these teachers has helped her along in reaching where she is at today in her work. She has also given several workshops in the basics of watercolor. Both transparent watercolor and acrylics continue to be her primary medium, although Quintus is starting to develop more paintings using oils. Her paintings tend to be a reflection of her rural background, having lived on the prairie most of her life.

Through the years, Quintus has received various awards including people’s choice at Washburn and Miles City, Mont., and the best of show at BAA. She has exhibited in various shows through the years including several juried art shows at Miles City.

This is part of an ongoing program between the NDCA and the offices of the Governor and First Lady. Artists are selected for quarterly display.