Exhibitions & Events

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.

June 12-August 15, 2015

Love Letters from Artists

Opening Reception: Friday, June 12, 5-8 p.m.

Gallery Talk by Peter Kramer, “Curator of Love Letters”: Thursday, July 30, 7-8 p.m.

Closing Party: Saturday, August 15, 2-5 p.m.

Love Letters from Artists, an invitational group show curated by St. Paul architect and artist Peter Kramer, presents over 80 letters from artists across the Twin Cities. Artists were invited to create a love letter of any sort and mail it to the gallery for exhibition. This show promises to be a unique celebration of the tradition of writing and receiving letters. Amongst the artists included in the show are Amy Rice, Ann Ledy, Betsy Byers, Brian Frink, Carolyn Swiszcz, L.K. Hanson, Jodie Ahern, John Ilg, Jon Neuse, John Schuerman, Mike Norman, Philip Rickey, Harriet Bart, Dan Wilson, Anne Labovitz, Joyce Lyon, Jaron Childs, Tom Maakestad and Larry Welo.

June 12-August 29, 2015

Pictures from a Trip

Opening Reception: June 12, 5-8 p.m.

In this summer-long group exhibition, over 35 Groveland artists present paintings, prints and drawings inspired by their travels. From the North Shore of Minnesota to the American Southwest, Paris and beyond, this show highlights the unique perspective artists call upon as they immerse themselves in a new landscape.


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April 25 - June 6, 2015

Wendell Arneson

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 25, 2-5 p.m.

Known for his expressionist oil paintings, Wendell Arneson continues to explore themes of iconography and spirituality. Included in this exhibition will be large, exuberant canvases as well as a series of small, intense oil on paper paintings. Arneson’s bold, primary color palette and expressive brushwork combine to invigorate the paintings. Provocative figures, mysterious symbols and Cubist-like compositions draw viewers in, heightening their sense of inquiry.

April 25-June 6, 2015

Tom Maakestad

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 25, 2-5 p.m.

Artist Demonstration: Saturday, May 16, 1-3 p.m.

Raised in rural Northfield in a family of artists among a community of farmers, Tom Maakestad’s aesthetic is deeply rooted in the Minnesota landscape. Best known for his pastel and oil paintings of rural country roads, rolling hills tilled for planting and large, atmospheric skies, Maakestad’s newest body of work re-examines traditional landscape painting.

March 7-April 18, 2015

Carl Oltvedt

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2-5 p.m.

This exhibition reflects Carl Oltvedt’s continued interest in working directly from life. His intimate relationship with his subjects – whether they be the forest and streams near the North Shore or the landscapes of his favorite Minneapolis parks – are revealed through extraordinary draftsmanship and small, painterly brush strokes. His careful observations are depicted with thoughtful details: dappled sunlight on a park bench; a young woman bent over pooled water, the rosey sunset reflected beneath her; spongy moss growing on a fallen tree.

March 7 – April 18, 2015

Charles Lyon

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 7, 2-5 p.m.

Known for his luscious oil paintings of garden flowers, Charles Lyon turns toward new subject matter for this exhibition. A recent trip to Rome left a rich impression on the artist. In particular, he was drawn to Bernini’s dramatic baroque statuaries of angels on the Ponte Sant’Angelo. This Bridge of Angels spans the Tiber River, and is graced by ten sculptures, each created to symbolize parts of the story of Jesus Christ’s suffering and crucifixion. Inspired by their towering presence, Lyon photographed the statues and used the images as a reference. Comprised of oil and watercolor paintings, Lyon’s images have a soft, nearly monochromatic palette. Texture is created through a unique application of paint using Styrofoam to suggest surfaces of travertine and marble.

January 24 - February 28, 2015

Kristie Bretzke

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 24, 2-5 p.m.

Best known for her portraits and plein air landscapes, Kristie Bretzke’s newest body of work features images gathered from her daily life: an unmade bed, a bathroom sink bathed in light, the glimpse of a curving staircase through a doorway. Using impressionistic brush strokes, a muted, yet warm palette and a chiaroscuro-quality of light, Bretzke’s quiet interiors – many of which are paired in a diptych fashion with a figure or portrait – leave the viewer pondering the story of the person who resides in these spaces.

January 24 – February 28, 2015

Childs, Kowalski & Huyser

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 24, 2-5 p.m.

Groveland Gallery is pleased to present a unique exhibition of new paintings by three emerging Midwestern artists. With varied stylistic approaches, mediums and interests, artists Jaron Childs, Joshua Huyser and Jason Kowalski present viewers with a contemporary impression of the people, places and things in our everyday world, a new Americana. Though their subjects vary from landscapes to still lifes, each artist reinvents his theme, resulting in a cohesive exhibition that explores the mingling of modernity and nostalgia.

December 6, 2014 – January 17, 2015

Fred Anderson

Opening Reception: Saturday, December 6, 2-5 p.m.

Best known for his paintings of quiet, domestic interiors and street scenes from the neighborhoods surrounding his home in Cambridge, Minnesota, Fred Anderson’s imagery is simultaneously personal and seemingly familiar. This exhibition features the spaces and objects that populate his everyday life, from still lifes of toy cars, trains and flea-market finds, to compositions that reveal glimpses of the artist’s home.

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