Midwestern invitational art exhibit marks 54 years in Moorhead

Photo courtesy Rourke Art Museum


The Rourke Art Museum’s Midwestern Invitational Exhibit is one of the longest running invitational art shows in the country.  This is the 54th consecutive year artists with a Midwest connection have been invited to create works around a theme.

This year 89 artists from across the Midwest and beyond submitted works around the theme “Signed, sealed, delivered.”  Most artists invited to the Rourke Midwestern are from Minnesota and North Dakota, but artists from California, Vermont and Louisiana are also showcased.

Nearly all of the artists have a connection to the region. For example,  St. Paul artists T. Hunter Strand and George Pfeifer each have ties to North Dakota.

The Moorhead Museum is in a former post office building that turns 100 this year. The building is on the national register of historic places.