Brad Bachmeier is a native of Anamoose, North Dakota currently living south of Fargo with his wife Susan and their four children. Mr. Bachmeier currently serves as the Professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University Moorhead. In 2013, the year of his tenure promotion, Professor Bachmeier received the “Excellence in Research and Creative Activity” award from MSUM. Prior to 2008, he served as a public school art instructor for 15 years, having the opportunity to teach every grade from K-12 in both North Dakota and Minnesota. In 2007, upon completion of an MFA degree in ceramics from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, his exhibit “A Ceramic Humanity” was bestowed the only Award of Distinction for Creative Exhibition ever granted at the school. In 2009, Professor Bachmeier received the prestigious bi-annual ND Governor’s Award in Arts Education for his “numerous, significant and continued contributions to the state and region.”
Brad’s ceramic work is collected nationally and has been featured on HGTVs’ “That’s Clever” and Prairie Public TV’s “Prairie Mosaic.” Bachmeier has also been awarded the national NICHE award in wheel-thrown ceramics as well as the ARTBUZZ International art competition 3rd place award in ceramics. Brad’s works are held in numerous regional and national public and private collections including the ND Governor’s Mansion, The Microsoft Permanent Collection, the South Dakota Art Museum, and the Plains Art Museum and were formerly displayed at Michelle Obama’s office in the White House.
Professor Bachmeier has served students, schools and arts communities through his involvement in numerous organizations and boards such as: Founding Board Member of the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists, Founding Member of the Center for Creativity in the Plains Art Museum, President of the Board of the Rourke Art Museum/Gallery, and the Board of Directors of The Arts Partnership.
Other volunteer/memberships include: North Dakota Museum of Art, National Art Educators Association, and Red River Watercolor Society.
Counties served (figures taken from 2012 census): Steele County, population 1,993; Traill County, population 8,084; Cass County, population 156,672; Ransom County, population 5,470; Sargent County, population 3,897; Richland County, population 16,208
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