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Klemetsrud, Kandace Moyer
Discipline: Abstract/Experimental, Painting

As an experienced visual artist who uses her memories of society and wildlife as her primary inspiration, Kandace Klemetsrud generally produces two types of art. Her watercolors of contemporary Pacific Northwest wildlife have been exhibited in galleries in cities all over the United States including Tacoma and Seattle, Washington; Park City, Utah; Buffalo, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Fargo. And through her minimalist caricatures of government officials, she tries to capture the essence of such political figures as President George W. Bush, Senator Byron Dorgan, and Governor John Hoeven using only a few lines of ink.

She is the sole owner and operator of Moyer Studio, which is currently listed in the Guide to North Dakota's Legendary Places.

As a dedicated and involved member of the Devils Lake community, Klemetsrud has started and otherwise been involved in a number of programs that have benefited both young and senior citizens. Her recent workshop at the Heartland Care Center (which was funded, in part, through a Community Arts Access grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts) combined senior residents from the center with pre-school age children in group visual art sessions and music and movement classes. She has also conducted workshops for pre-school children at the Devils Lake Public Library and at the annual Learning Fair, and has served as an art instructor for the local chapter of the Boy Scouts and for the local 4-H Club’s Project Day. Work produced in the workshops and classes, along with her original pieces, are often displayed in the front windows of Devils Lake businesses. Currently, Klemetsrud teaches Sunday school at United Methodist Church and is a member of the North Dakota Council on the Arts Arts-in-Education Artists’ Roster, through which she is eligible to conduct NDCA-sponsored residencies in the state’s schools.

During the months of July, August, September 2003, she was the featured artist in the offices of Governor Hoeven and First Lady Mikey Hoeven.

More information on Klemetsrud and her work can be found on her Web site,

- Ben Nemenoff

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