I just received confirmation from Andy Maus from the Plains Art Museum that their board has decided to acquire my entire series “Covid-19 Social Isolation Wet Plate Series” for their permanent archive. It makes me very happy the works will be kept here in my home state of North Dakota long after I am gone.
Plains Art Museum is the largest and only accredited art museum in North Dakota, reflecting our “demonstration of the highest professional standards for education, public service and collections stewardship, and a commitment to continued institutional improvement.” Less than 7% of American museums have the distinction of being accredited.
COVID-19 Social Isolation Wet Plate Series (Seven Plates):
8x10” black glass ambrotype of Greyson Shane Balkowitsch “The Susceptibility Of Everyone” taken on 3-20-2020 (#3491)
8x10” black glass ambrotype of Shane Bart Balkowitsch (Self Portrait) “The Mask Of Social Isolation” taken on 3-27-2020 (#3496)
8x10” black glass ambrotype of Alyvia Jean Balkowitsch “Girl With Virus” taken on 4-10-2020 (#3501)
8x10” black glass ambrotype of Abby Ava Balkowitsch “Nurses: The Front Line Of A Pandemic” taken on 4-17-2020 (#3507)
8x10” black glass ambrotype of Bonnie Jean Balkowitsch “Contagion Beauty” taken on 4-24-2020 (#3513)
8x10” black glass ambrotype of Mahliya Sophia Balkowitsch “Coronavirus Tea Time” taken on 5-1-2020 (#3515)
8x10” black glass ambrotype of Abby Balkowitsch and Dalton Kral “COVID-19 The Chaperone Of Prom” taken on 5-8-2020 (#3516)
8x10” black glass ambrotype of the North Dakota COVID Memorial “North Dakota Departed” taken on 10-28-2020 (#3696)
8x10” black glass ambrotype of Eve Marie Lancaster “The Maskless Infusion” taken on 10-30-2020 (#3701)
Nostalgic Glass Wet Plate Studio was founded on October 4th, 2012 by Shane Balkowitsch.