Founded in 1993, Bachmeier Pottery & Sculpture artwork is now found in private, public and permanent collections in all 50 American states including Microsoft and Michelle Obama's personal collection, while garnering over 45 regional, national, and international grants and awards. With specialties in large-scale vessels, low-fire atmospheric firings and large-scale relief sculpture work, Brad Bachmeier is also one of only 19 recognized Brick Sculptors (American Brick Association) in the U.S. and recently installed North America's largest brick sculpture at Madison bike & skate park in Fargo, ND, 2017.
In 2009, Brad was recognized with the Governor's Award in Art Education for "Sustained and impactful art education and advocacy efforts for students and citizens of ND". Brad worked to help start both the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists non-profit organization and the Center for Creativity at the Plains Art Museum as a Founding Board Member. He has also served as President of the Board of Directors for both the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead and The Arts Partnership of the FM Area. Brad was appointed by Governor Jack Dalrymple to the ND Council on the Arts Board of Directors in 2014 where he currently serves as Vice-Chair. Brad is currently employed at Minnesota State University Moorhead as Program Coordinator and Professor of Art Education leading the largest such program in a 3 state region. Professor Bachmeier was nominated by the Carnegie Foundation for U.S. Professor of the Year in 2016 and received the Art Educators of Minnesota Higher Art Educator of the Year Award in 2018.
Brad and Sue Bachmeier live in South Fargo with their 4 children, Mackenna, Addison, Clay & Kyler
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