Exhibitions & Events

July 14 | July 28, 2016

National Park Artists | River of Ink

Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m. | National Park Artist Talk & Slide Show  Artists have been drawn to the pristine beauty of the national parks since their designation. The National Park Service now hosts 50 artist-in-residence programs throughout the country. 4 Groveland artists, Robert Dorlac (Painted Desert, Isle RoyaleAcadia National Parks), Jean Gumpper (Rocky Mountain, Death Valley & Grand Canyon National Parks), Charles Lyon (Badlands National Park) and Holly Swift(Voyageurs National Park). have participated in this unique opportunity to document the diverse natural and cultural settings of our National Parks. Using their own photographs, stories and artworks, they will share their perspectives as national park artists. Free & open to the public.

Thursday, July 28, 7 pm | River of Ink: A History of Mississippi Travel Writing – Groveland Gallery invites the public to a gallery talk by Patrick Coleman, Senior Curator at the Minnesota Historical Society. Coleman specializes in Minnesota history, and hew will spend the evening discussing what others – historians, explorers, novelists and poets – have written about America’s most treasured river. Free & open to the public.

June 11 - August 13, 2016

Thomas Paquette

Artist Talk: Saturday, June 11, 1-2 p.m. Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 2-5 p.m.

Artist Thomas Paquette – a longtime visitor and appreciator of national parks throughout the United Sates – commemorates the centennial of the National Park Service with a new series of oil and gouache paintings that celebrate one of Minnesota’s greatest environmental treasures: the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.

June 11-August 13, 2016

Groveland Gallery & Guest Artists

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 11, 2-5 p.m.

Sea to Sea features the mountains, rivers, plains and forests documented by Groveland Gallery and guest artists at parks throughout the United States.

June 11-August 13, 2016

Summer 2016 Exhibitions & Events

Groveland Gallery is pleased to present unique programming celebrating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. This summer-long series of special exhibitions and events begins with two new shows: America’s River, an exhibition of paintings by Thomas Paquette, and Sea to Sea, a group show by Groveland Gallery artists and guests. The gallery will also host several events to accompany these exhibitions including four Plein Air Painting Workshops; a National Park Artist Talk & Slide Show by Groveland artists who have held artist residencies in national parks; and River of Ink: A History of Mississippi Travel Writing, a gallery talk by Patrick Coleman. In addition, the Plein Air SmackDown returns for its sixth year with a new location. This popular paint-off event is headed to the Mississippi riverfront.

April 30 - June 4, 2016

Carolyn Brunelle

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 2-5 p.m.

In this new body of work, Carolyn Brunelle continues her painterly exploration of the iconography of trees. Fascinated by her subject’s cultural and historical symbolism, Brunelle is also drawn to its formal complexities. Webs of leafless branches reach skyward against scumbled backgrounds, becoming nearly abstract in their tangles of bright color and rhythmic lines.

April 30-June 4, 2016

Dan & Lee Ross

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 30, 2-5 p.m.

Known for their use of simplified, geometric forms, earthy colors and rich materials, Dan and Lee Ross are most inspired by the seasonal changes they observe in their everyday surroundings. Elements of nature are transformed into elegant, modern designs, a creative process they credit to the landscape just beyond their front door.

April 16-May 16

Paintings by Amy Rice

Meet the artist: Saturday, April 16, 2-5 p.m.

Groveland Gallery is pleased to introduce a new event series called POP-UP.  These month-long, one-room shows will highlight work by local gallery and guest artists. This month’s POP-UP features new Groveland artist Amy Rice.

March 12-April 23, 2016

New Artists, New Views

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12, 2-5 p.m.

With a variety of unrelated subjects, styles and materials, this show is an opportunity to view work by the most recent members of Groveland Gallery’s roster of talented regional artists: Richard Abraham, Dan Mason and Tiit Raid.

March 12-April 23, 2016

Dani Roach

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12, 2-5 p.m.

Dani Roach continues to explore the intersection between representational imagery and abstract space. She pares down her compositions, pushing them further toward abstraction, focusing on the spaces between specific elements in the landscape.

January 23-March 5, 2016

Open Air

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23, 2-5 p.m.

In celebration of the Minnesota’s long tradition of plein air painting, this show highlights the unique styles and methods of four contemporary, local landscape painters who work outdoors.

January 23-March 5, 2016

Andrew Wykes

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 23, 2-5 p.m.

Painted with heavy impasto, Andrew Wykes builds his landscapes with a palette knife, introducing rhythmic lines and facets of lively color into his compositions. This contemporary approach to the genre of landscape paintings gives Wykes’ images a unique aesthetic. Rooted strongly in the gesture of drawing, his paintings reveal the energy and diversity of the landscapes to which he has traveled over the past two years.

December 5, 2015-January 16, 2016

James Conaway

Opening reception: December 5, 2015-January 16, 2016

For this exhibition, James Conaway continues to look to the local urban landscape to inform his paintings. He uses abstract compositions to illustrate the neighborhoods near his home and studio, both within the heart of the city.

December 5, 2015-January 16, 2016


Opening Reception: Saturday, December 5, 2-5 p.m.

With a variety of unrelated subjects, styles and materials, the work of four gallery artists displays an appreciation for the direct and immediate qualities inherent in working on paper.

November 27 & 28, 2015

Black Friday & Saturday Sale

Do your holiday shopping at the gallery on Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28 and enjoy a 20% discount on all artwork in our inventory and back rooms. We’ll also be featuring a 2-day Stocking Stuffer Sale, with over 100 small paintings, prints and drawings, all priced at $300 or less.

October 23-November 28, 2015

Michael Paul

Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 5-8 p.m.

Paul has lived in the upper Midwest for most of his painting career, and his newest body of work is inspired by the expansive and often dramatic landscapes found between Lake Superior and Glacier National Park.

October 23-November 28, 2015

Dan Bruggeman

Opening Reception: Friday, October 23, 5-8 p.m.

In his newest body of work, Bruggeman continues his exploration of contemporary landscape painting by examining the complex relationship between humans and the environments they inhabit.

Thursday, October 1, 4-8 p.m.

Minneapolis #GalleryCrawl

The Minneapolis #GalleryCrawl is back, bigger and better! Join us (and over a dozen other local galleries) on Thursday, October 1 for an evening of special hours. Our current shows by Rod Massey and Tim Tozer will be on view … don’t miss this opportunity to see great shows all over town! #gallerycrawl #mplsart

September 11-October 17, 2015

Tim Tozer

Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 5-8 p.m.

Figure Drawing Workshop with Tim Tozer: Saturday, September 26

12-4 p.m. | $10/person, reservations: 612-377-7800

Tozer returns to the figure in his newest body of work. Inspired by memories of his home along the coast of England, Tozer’s paintings capture the vitality, unpredictability and energy of life along a shoreline.

September 11-October 17, 2015

Rod Massey

Opening Reception: Friday, September 11, 5-8 p.m.

In recent years, Massey’s attention has moved beyond the houses and yards of his quiet Southwest Minneapolis neighborhood. He has shifted his focus toward the more industrial areas of the local landscape – parking lots, railroad yards and abandoned grain elevators have now become subjects for Massey’s inspection.

June 12-August 15, 2015

2015 Summer Series

Groveland Gallery is pleased to announce the return of its annual summer series of special exhibitions and events. This summer-long spotlight on local artists begins on Friday, June 12 with the opening of two new exhibitions featuring gallery and guest artists. Several popular annual events will accompany the gallery’s summer-long group shows, including three weekend Porch Painter Demonstrations, a Figure-Drawing Workshop and the fifth annual Plein Air SmackDown. In addition, Groveland Gallery is participating in a Minneapolis Gallery Crawl on Thursday, June 18.

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