The North Dakota Council on the Arts, along with the offices of State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt, state auditor, Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and Gov. Doug Burgum are exhibiting the works of Bismarck artist Donna Cristy and Taylor artist Beverly Haas at the Capitol Building in Bismarck during April, May and June. Cristy’s works are on display in the treasurer’s third floor office, and the attorney general’s first floor office. Haas' works are on display in the auditor's third floor office and the governor’s staff offices on the ground floor.
Donna Cristy is a nurse practitioner in Women’s Health at Sanford. Cristy is an artist, self-taught in oils. She primarily produces vibrant colorful landscapes.
Beverly Lloyd Haas taught consumer education, physical education and art for 21 years. She organized and directed the Dickinson ‘Art for Kids’ Program for 11 summers, taught art classes in the Adult Education Program in Dickinson and is also a co-founder of the Assumption Abbey Prairie Arts Council.
Albert Bean, a family friend, taught her to draw and the local blacksmith, Pop Reed, gave her lessons on oil painting.
Artists looking to represent their region with artwork placed in the Capitol can submit a brief resume along with links to their work to the NDCA, 1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6, Bismarck, ND 58503. Artists are selected for quarterly display.