The Creative Works that I make are genuinely intuitive. Using color, texture, layering and line to create form. I am influenced by Abstract Expressionist and geometric wallpaper patterns of the Arts and Crafts movement in the 1800’s. The works are more about the push and pull of the composition. Using elements of visual art more like notes from a song with no lyrics to create movement. In short, I like to create pieces a viewer can explore and come to their own conclusion.
Cameron Peterson was born 21 April 1977 in Langdon, North Dakota. He obtained a BFA from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a concentration in printmaking. His work has been exhibited at Upfront Gallery (2008), Rourke Art Gallery Museum (2007, 2011, 2017 & 2019), Spirit Room (2006), Creative Arts Studio (2005). He participated in 100 Abstract at MSUM (2010). Membership Editions he has printed are Smoky Hill River Festival (2006), Rourke Art Gallery Museum (2002,2011) and The Arts Partnership Giving Hearts (2015) and CSA (2016). HIs work has been published in “In the Spirit of Crow: A Gathering of Art & Poetry” (Spirit Room, 2014), “Abstract 100” (Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2010) and in local papers/magazines.
Cameron currently lives in Fargo with his fiancée Annette (Nettie) DuBord and two cats (Diva and Maybelline). Nettie and Cam run the Funhouse Press Studio. Cameron works at The Rourke Art Gallery and Museum. He enjoys the atmosphere of Fargo and likes to cross country ski when he has a chance.
Everyday feeling and emotions that are a common thread for most individuals. I like to deal with insecurities that are prevalent in my own life. Weight, body image, bad habits, interactions with others and random thoughts populate my imagery. Humor and whimsey work into my artwork as I prefer to laugh at my foibles. Life has become so serious with the over-bombardment of media and the digital world that I want to share the humor and fun that life can be. Sometimes I just think funny things and they appear on paper.
Biography: Annette “Nettie” DuBord was born January 19, 1959 in Fargo ND. She studied Printmaking at Minnesota State University Moorhead. She has exhibited in a solo show at the Spirit Room Gallery (2005), Upfront Gallery with Cameron Peterson (2008), and the Creative Arts Studio with James Ingberg (2011). She has participated in the Mid-Western Exhibition at the Rourke Art Museum from 2003 to present. Her work has won awards at the Hawley Art Show ( 2002, 2004 and 2007) and received Second Place in 2003 at the Hjemkomst Center for the Taste of the Valley Exhibition.
Annette currently resides in Fargo ND with her fiancé Cameron Peterson and Zippy the cat. Together they have started up FunHouse Press at the Spirit Room Studios in Downtown Fargo. Annette currently works at the Moorhead Country Club. They enjoy camping and cross-country skiing in their spare time. Both are great cooks that love to entertain.