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Featured Artist Works Displayed in the Offices of the Governor

April, May, June 2004 - Pat Schermerhorn (Almont); Donna Berger (Center); and Elvera Hintz (Center)

Pat Schermerhorn: A member of the Women Artists of the West organization, Almont artist Pat Schermerhorn takes inspiration for her work from the people, places, and things of western North Dakota. (She is also a member of the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and the National League of American Pen Women.)

Her work can be found in private collections throughout the United States, Canada, and Germany and has been exhibited in North Dakota, Wyoming, California, Texas, Florida, New York City, and Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Bismarck Art and Galleries Association and makes her work available through the Cody County Art League and Gallery in Cody, WY; the Carbon County Art League and Gallery in Red Lodge, MT; and the Rising Sun Gallery in Powell, WY. She has her own studio and gallery in Almont and a studio in Cody, WY, where she lives part-time.

She works in pen and ink, pastels, scratchboard, and oils. She has developed her own technique of stippling, or pointillism, using technical pens and colored inks.

Painting of a horse by Pat 
Painting by Pat Schermerhorn

Donna Berger: A native North Dakotan, Donna Berger has lately focused her work on birds and flowers. She works primarily with watercolors (which she studied, in part, under painter Rose Edin), but also works with pen and ink, colored pencils, and acrylics (which she studied under Rosemary Landsberger).

Her work is part of private collections in the northern and western parts of the United States and has been featured on the cover of a publication commemorating the International Peace Garden. She has won “Best of Show” at the Hazen Art Show and has had worked displayed as part of the Governor’s Awards for the Arts awards banquet. She also placed second in the design competition for the North Dakota Game and Fish turkey stamp.

Outdoor life painted by Donna Berger
Painting by Donna Berger

Elvera Hintz: Raised on a farm near Center, Elvera Hintz began drawing at the age of four and started painting watercolors during a correspondence course with Art Instruction Schools in Minneapolis. While her favorite subject is horses, Elvera is also inspired by farm life, western and wildlife scenes, and North Dakota landscapes.

Her work is part of private collections in California, Massachusetts, Montana, Washington, and Germany. She has had a painting selected for Hazen’s 75th Jubilee calendar and has work on display at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Washburn. She has exhibited in many shows around the region has won awards in Hazen and Mandan. She has also participated in the Western Spirit Art Show in Cheyenne, WY.

Painting by Elvera
Painting by Elvera Hintz

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