Friday, September 29, 2017

WIld Hands & Marigold at the Blue

We are super stoked to announce that Wild Hands and Marigold will be playing the Blue Rider as part of NOTSTOCK festivities. Come hear them starting at 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 and get there early to hang out with some of the NOTSTOCK guest artists. Whooo! Gonna be crazy good.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

We need your help at NOTSTOCK 2017!

Sign up to help make NOTSTOCK possible. Just add your info at the link below. Learn more at the NOTSTOCK Volunteer Meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 in room 230B Hartnett Hall.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Minot Story Hour at NOTSTOCK

For the first time, The Minot Story Hour will be part of MSU NOTSTOCK. Bring stories to share on Saturday, October 7 at 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center Beaver Dam. Thanks, Travis!


Pick up a gift for you or a friend while supporting local crafters and artists. 

Participating local crafters/artists:
Kaylyn Vadell (Thursday-Saturday)
Minot State Ceramics Department (Thursday-Saturday)
Monica Edmundson (Thursday-Saturday)
Suite 1 (Thursday-Saturday)
Dan and Alyssa Sharbono (Thursday and Friday only)
Charlie Lee and Little Max  (Friday only)
Prairie Fairy (Friday only)
Jazmine (Friday only)
Roxi Mathis (Friday and Saturday only)
Brittany Dewey (Friday and Saturday only)
Taube Museum (Saturday only)
Amanda Francis - It's Lovely Here (Saturday only)
Sydney Pahel (Friday and Saturday)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

NOTSTOCK Closing Reception with Screaming Females and Street Eaters

We are super excited to announce that Screaming Females with Street Eaters will be playing the NOTSTOCK closing reception at 62 Doors Gallery & Studios on Oct 7 at 7 p.m. Also playing Mineral Rights, Zebra Zebra, and Duffy and the Beer Slayers. Come join us for music, art, food, and fun.

Photo credit: Christopher Patrick Ernst


NOTSTOCK day-by-day schedule and schedule of events by artistic area are posted. A music schedule is yet to come. Check it out!

Day-by-day schedule
Schedule by artistic area

NDstrong back for round two!

Matt and Eric of NDstrong will provide one-hour filmmaking workshops during the event: Thur. Oct. 5 9:00-10:00 a.m. and Fri.Oct. 6 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Broadcasting studio on the first floor of Hartnett Hall. Email to sign up.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Improv Returns with None Other than Chris Stroschein

Chris Stroschein returns to lead improv workshops at NOTSTOCK 2017. Workshops are Thursday and Friday, October 5 and 6 from 10-11 a.m. in the Black Box Theatre, first floor of Hartnett Hall. Come have fun! And Chris will be singing some tunes Thursday morning in the Beaver Dam too. Make sure you come listen.

Monday, September 4, 2017

PotStock 2017 with Guillermo Guardia

PotStock opens its eighth year with guest ceramicist Guillermo Guardia. Guardia was born in Lima, Peru. He earned his MFA in Ceramics and MS in Industrial Technology at the University of North Dakota and has since participated in exhibitions throughout the country. From 2010 to 2015, Guardia held the position of artist-in-residence for the ND Museum of Art in Grand Forks, ND, and traveled across the state teaching one-week ceramics workshops in small communities. Guillermo recently moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. Check out some of his work and learn more about his passion for puzzle pieces, baby devils, mad llamas, and fat coyotes here. Images of some of his more recent work are below.

"Selfportrait," ceramics, underglazes, cone 3, wall piece, 2017

"Todd," ceramics, underglazes, cone 3, wall piece, 2017

"Sara," ceramics, underglazes, cone 3, wall piece, 2017

"Ocllo Nikei," ceramics, underglazes, aluminum blades, cone 3, 2016

"Coricancha III," ceramics, underglazes, artificial flowers, cone 3, 2017
Guardia and MSU faculty and students will give ceramics demonstrations Thursday through Saturday, October 5-7 in the atrium of the MSU Student Center. Anyone can sit at a potter’s wheel and attempt to throw a vessel with direction from PotStock guests. Guardia will give a presentation of his work Thursday, October 5 at 12 p.m. in Aleshire Theatre, Hartnett Hall. Come check out his work and try your hand at ceramics!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Introducing Oompa - WordStock 2017 Guest

We are thrilled to have Oompa share her amazing talents with Minot State and the community during NOTSTOCK 2017! While at WordStock, Oompa will host a poetry slam, conduct workshops with students and guests, and give a performance of her work.

Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born, poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, orphaned, hood kids and them. Oompa is the winner of the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam, and a finalist at the 2017 National Poetry Slam. She has been featured in Huffington Post, Allston Pudding, Mass Apparel, and KillerBoomBox among others. Oompa's debut album, Nov. 3, was named one of Dig Boston's Top 30 Local Albums of 2016, one of Allston Pudding’s Favorite albums of 2016, and her sound has compared to that of Lauryn Hill, J.Cole, and Talib Kweli....Currently based in Boston, MA, Oompa is an organizer, mentor, and coach, as well as a member of media brand and collective Hipstory, and co-slam master of the House Slam. (from oompaofficial)

Check out @oompoutloud and her poetry and music HERE, and don't miss these opportunities to see and work with Oompa.
  • Performance: Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7:00 p.m. in Aleshire Theatre, Hartnett Hall
  • Workshops: Thur. Oct. 5 from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Fri. Oct. 6
  • from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in 104 Old Main
  • Poetry slam: Fri. Oct. 6 from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the Beaver Dam, Student Center 

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Ryan Duggan and Elizabeth Kovach at NOTSTOCK 2017

We are super excited to announce that Ryan Duggan and Elizabeth Kovach are the guest artists and printers for NOTSTOCK 2017. They live and work in Chicago, Illinois and are teach other. While at NOTSTOCK, Elizabeth and Ryan will share their talents, work, and stories while making a print on site. Images, artists' info, and schedule are below.

For the last eleven years, Ryan has made concert posters and art prints under the name Drug Factory Press while also making “fine” art under his given name. Known for his use of hand-drawn type, economic line work, and tacit humor, Ryan’s work has graced many fine surfaces of Chicago, as well as in Austin, Portland, Toronto, Berlin, France, London, the Netherlands, and Japan.

Where to find Ryan and Elizabeth and their work at NOTSTOCK:
  • They will print live in the MSU Beaver Dam October 5-7.
  • They will  speak about their work at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 and at noon on Friday, Oct. 6 in Aleshire Theatre, Hartnett Hall, Minot State University
  • Ryan's work will be on display in the Northwest Art Center, Hartnett Hall Gallery Oct. 4 through Oct. 26 with an artists’ reception on Oct. 4, 6:30-8:00. His work will also be displayed at 62 Doors Gallery & Studios, downtown Minot, where a closing reception with the artists will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.
  • Ryan's work will be for sale during NOTSTOCK. Come get something for your walls!

Sunday, April 30, 2017