Saugstad art collection to be auctioned in Minot

The Associated PressJuly 11, 2014 

— A collection of more than 200 works of art assembled over half a century by a woman considered Minot's most ardent arts promoter will be sold at auction next week.

The Taube Museum of Art and family members of the late Arlene Saugstad are making her collection available to the public in a silent auction and sale Monday and Tuesday at the museum, the Minot Daily News reported ( ).

Food and wine also will be served at a "Remember Arlene" reception Tuesday night. Saugstad died in March, two months shy of her 102nd birthday.

"If you want to have a remembrance of Arlene and continue her legacy, stop in and check out her artwork," said museum Executive Director Nancy Walter.

Saugstad was a charter member of the Minot Art Association, as well as a member of the Minot Area Council of the Arts and the North Dakota Council of the Arts. She was a recipient of the governor's state art award for her promotion of art in the Minot area.

Saugstad's collection being auctioned includes a number of pieces by local or regional artists, including Floyd Fairweather, Susan Davy, Kelly Hendershot, Judy Bell and Judy Greenwood.

The collection includes silkscreen, oil, acrylic, water color, mixed media, photography, pen and ink raku, textile, ceramic, etching, stained glass and prints.

"You name it. It's here," Walter said.

Information from: Minot Daily News,

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