Versea Bourdaghs
The Art of Hope
From the mid 1990s, Versea regularly exhibited her
work in museums, galleries, and other spaces in
Minnesota and elsewhere.  Below is a listing of her
exhibitions, awards, and publications.
AWARDS, PUBLICATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS
AWARDS:

Honoring Your Contribution Award, 2003,  Male
Survivor Art Exhibit, PAUL WHITNEY LARSON ART
GALLERY, University of Minnesota

“Web of Life,” 2003 (Watercolor)  HONORABLE  
MENTION, "CONNECTIONS: Examining
Relationships," 2003, Ramsey Center for Arts,
Shoreview, MN    
                                
“Existential Hope Series #2," 2003 (Watercolor)
MERIT AWARD, National juried art show "ARTS IN
HARMONY," Elk River, MN

“Web of Life,“ 2002 (Watercolor)  FIRST PLACE
DELUXE FOUNDATION AWARD, "EXPRESSIONS
IN DIVERSITY," 2002, Gallery 96,  Shoreview,

“Existential Hope,” 2002 (watercolor), HONORABLE
MENTION AWARD, 91ST ANNUAL FINE ARTS
EXHIBITION, 2002, Minnesota State Fair, St Paul,
MN

“Community of Hope # 15," 1999 (watercolor),
MERIT AWARD, National juried art show "ARTS IN
HARMONY 2000," Elk River, MN
PUBLICATIONS:

“Existential Hope,” 2002 (Watercolor).
Published in
2004 WOMEN ARTISTS DATE
BOOK
(Syracuse, New York:  Syracuse
Cultural Workers, 2004)

“The Muses of Freedom”, 1998 (watercolor
and acrylic). Published in
2000 WOMEN
ARTISTS DATE BOOK
(Syracuse, New York:  
Syracuse Cultural Workers, 2000).
EXHIBITIONS (Partial Listing):

May 4-June 29, 2010, Retrospective Exhibit, Art Gallery at Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater, MN

February 3-27, 2009  "Retrospective Show:  A Celebration of the Life and Artwork of Versea
Bourdaghs," Stillwater Public Library Gallery, Stillwater, MN

October, 2008, Posthumous exhibition, St. Paul Art Crawl, ROSSMOR BUILDING, St. Paul, MN

April, 2008, St. Paul Art Crawl, ROSSMOR BUILDING, St. Paul, MN

December, 2005, Solo Advent Exhibit , ST. ANTHONY PARK LUTHERAN CHURCH, St Anthony Park, MN

November, 2005,
St. Paul Magazine Release Party, ST. PAUL HOTEL, St. Paul, MN  

September, 2005  "Alternative State Fair Exhibit,"  HOPKINS ART CENTER, Hopkins, MN

November 15-December 23, 2005 VAFG group Holiday Exhibit, BUELL'S LANDSCAPE CENTER,
Hastings, MN  

August-September 2005 Solo Exhibit, AFFINITY PLUS CREDIT UNION, Minneapolis, MN  

July-August, 2005, "Healing Arts Exhibit,"  HUDSON HOSPITAL, Hudson, WI

May 6-June 6, 2004 Solo Exhibit,  Gallery Three, PHIPPS CENTER FOR THE ARTS, Hudson, QI

November 1-November 31, 2003, “Connections: Examining Relationships.” Organized and produced  
theme-based group show. Ramsey Center for Arts, Shoreview, MN

October 11-12 2003, “St Paul Art Crawl, ”NORTHWESTERN BUILDING , St. Paul, MN

September18-21, 2003, Juried Art Exhibit, “Recognizing Strength and Resilience,” The 10th  
International Conference: Male Survivo,  Larson Gallery, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN

August 1-31, 2003 Solo Exhibit, “Parameters of Hope," NORTHWESTERN BUILDING, St Paul, MN

May 16-18, 2003, Art-A-whirl, NORTHRUP KING BUILDING #414,  Minneapolis, MN

May 2-3, 2003, Arts Off Raymond, St. Paul, MN

April 4-May 5, 2003, Juried Art Exhibit, “Many Views of Landscape,” GALLERY 96, Shoreview, MN

February 15-March 31, 2003, Solo Exhibit, JOAN OF ART GALLERY, Minneapolis, MN

October 25-Novermber 22, 2002 “Expressions in Diversity,” GALLERY 96, Shoreview, MN

August 22-September 2, 2002  “91st Annual Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Show,” MINNESOTA STATE
FAIR FINE ARTS BUILDING, ST. Paul, ,MN
          
April 26-April 27, 2002 “St. Paul Art Crawl,” TILSNER ARTISTS COOPERATIVE, 300 Broadway St., St.
Paul, MN

March 10-March 16, 2002 “Juried Religious Art Show,” TRINITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH,
Minneapolis, MN

February 4-March 29, 2002 “Arts in Harmony” National Juried Art Show, SHERBURNE COUNTY
GOVERNMENT CENTER,  Elk River, MN

March 2-March 17, 2002 “Hope in the Midst of Suffering” Juried Art Show, CENTRAL BAPTIST
CHURCH,  St. Paul, MN         

January 13-February 17, 2002 “Community of Hope,” THE FIRST UNITARIAN SOCIETY, Minneapolis,
MN         

April 20-July 6, 2001 “Visual Artists Focus Group,” MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD, St. Paul, MN

May 6-May 27, 2001 “Community of Hope,” UNITY CHURCH UNITARIAN, St. Paul, MN

May 12-June 23, 2000  “Parameters of Hope,”  UNITARIAN UNIVERALIST CHURCH, Mahtomedi, MN

April 27-May 11, 2000 “St. Paul Art Crawl,” MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD, St. Paul, MN

February 7-March 24, 2000 “Arts in Harmony 2000," SHERBURNE COUNTY GOVERNMENT CENTER,
Elk River, MN

January 31-March 4, 2000 “National Art Exhibit,” CHARLOTTE COUNTY ART GUILD, Punta Gorda, FL

October 7-October 29, 1999 “St. Paul Art Crawl," MINNESOTA STATE ARTS BOARD, St. Paul, MN

September 1-December 27, 1999  SWEATSHOP, St Paul, MN

April 16-17, 1999 “St Paul Art Crawl” CLOUDS IN WATER ZEN CENTER, St Paul, MN

February 8-March 26, 1999 “Arts in Harmony 1999”, National Juried Arts Show, SHERBURNE COUNTY
GOVERNMENT CENTER, Elk River, MN

August 27-September 8, 1999 “Fine Arts Exhibition,” MINNESOTA STATE FAIR FINE ARTS BUILDING,
St. Paul. MN

October 9-10, 1998 “St. Paul Art Crawl”, CLOUDS IN WATER ZEN CENTER, St. Paul, MN

May, 1998-October, 2008, AGORA GALLERY, Minneapolis, MN

May 23-June 27, 1997 “Twelfth Annual Members’ Art Exhibit,” PHIPPS CENTER FOR THE ARTS,
Hudson, WI

August 22-September 2, 1996 “Fine Arts Exhibition,”  MINNESOTA STATE FAIR FINE ARTS CENTER, St
Paul, MN

January 10-30, 1996 "Getting Reacquainted: MALS Alumni Artists,” HAMLINE UNIVERSITY STUDENT
CENTER GALLERY, St. Paul, MN

March 1-31, 1994 “Parameters of Hope”,  Masters Degree Synthesis Art Exhibition, DREW FINE ARTS
BUILDING, HAMLINE UNIVERSITY, St. Paul, MN
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Community of Hope #16 (1999)
Watercolor, 15" by 22"
Family collection