North Dakota native Terry Jelsing has worked professionally as an artist, teacher, curator, arts administrator and presenter for nearly 40 years. He currently teaches at Dakota College at Bottineau and in the Rugby Public Schools, and is self-employed as an arts administration and facilities consultant.
Jelsing’s studio is located on his family’s original homestead in Rugby, where he creates two- and three-dimensional works of art, including large public commissions. Currently, he’s one of six international artists exploring life among the Spirit Lake Nation of Dakota people at Fort Totten, N.D., a three-year project developed by the North Dakota Museum of Art and funded by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Jelsing has served on numerous local, state, regional and national committees and commissions and is the current president of the Northwest Art Center at Minot State University.
Volunteer/memberships include: North Dakota Museum of Art, Plains Art Museum, Prairie Village Museum (Rugby), Village Arts (Rugby), Sons of Norway, American Legion, and Lyric Theatre.
Counties served (figures taken from 2012 census): Burke County, population 2,178; Mountrail County, population 8,755; Renville County, population 2,557; Ward County, population 65,441; Bottineau County, population 6,591; McHenry County, population 5,798; Pierce County, population 4,467
1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6
Bismarck, ND 58503-0649
(701) 328-7595 (Fax)
Hours of business are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed on National Holidays