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Hopper/Hammershøi by Michael Banning

Congratulations to Groveland Gallery artist, Michael Banning, whose exhibition “Hopper/Hammershøi” opened this past week at the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center in Nyack, New York. This exhibit is the culmination of Banning’s research, artmaking, and collaboration with American Art scholar, Kirsten M. Jensen, Ph.D.  In the summer of 2018, Banning traveled to the…

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Tom Paquette – Exhibition & Book

This summer and fall, Tom Paquette had the opportunity to exhibit the paintings he made over the past three years illustrating his travels along the Mississippi, from source to gulf. From April through August, his exhibition titled “America’s River Re-Explored” was on display at Winona’s Minnesota Marine Art Museum. Currently, you can find this exhibition…

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Michael Kareken Prints at Highpoint Center for Printmaking

A newly completed series of monoptypes by Michael Kareken were recently published by Highpoint Editions and are now on view at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. The exhibition, “New Monotypes“, includes a selection from Kareken’s 30+ black-and-white watercolor monotypes exploring the Pacific Northwest landscape where he grew up. Not only can the work of Michael Kareken…

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Groveland at the State Fair

This year, the Minnesota State Fair set a new record by attracting over 2 million people over its 12 day span. 2018 was also a great State Fair year for Groveland Gallery artists Joshua Cunningham, Rod Massey, and Larry Hoffman. Joshua Cunningham was one of 12 artists selected to participate in the fair’s artist in…

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A Summer of Success – Richard Abraham

Congratulations are due to Richard Abraham! With each summer comes a new season of plein air festivals. This year, Groveland Gallery artist Richard Abraham achieved a summer of success, being awarded “Best Sense of Place” at the Plein Air Grand Marais and “Best of Show” at the Plein Air Hudson. (Featured above, Abraham’s “Best Sense of…

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Award of Excellence in Oil – Richard Abraham

Earlier this month at the Santa Fe Plein Air Fiesta in New Mexico, Groveland Gallery artist Richard Abraham was given the “Award of Excellence in Oil” for his painting Rito Alamitos (12″ x 16″, pictured above). The image is currently on display at the Sorrel Sky Gallery in New Mexico through May 18.  

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Residency for Charles Lyon

This October, Groveland Gallery artist Charles Lyon will be spending two weeks out at Brush Creek Ranch in Wyoming as part of their residency program. The Brush Creek Arts Foundation enables artists to professionally develop their work in a relaxing and inspiring setting. We look forward to see what artwork will come from this concentrated time…

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Groveland Gallery, Minnesota State Arts Board Grantees

Earlier this week the Minnesota State Arts Board announced its 2018 grantees. Groveland Gallery is pleased to share that among those who received this year’s Artist Initiative grants, two Groveland Gallery artists were included: Michael Banning and Rod Massey. Michael Banning will create a series of large-scale paintings of interiors derived from scale models created…

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Joshua Huyser at SooVAC

From November 4 – December 24 new work by Joshua Huyser will be on view at SooVAC in Minneapolis. The exhibition is titled “Here and There” and presents, as gallery describes, “a selection of watercolors depicting singular objects, such as a juice glass, and a silver gift bow. Joshua Huyser’s astute contemplation of these items,…

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Augsburg Art & Identity

In fall of 2016, Augsburg University selected approximately 25 artists to create artwork for their new science, business and religion building – the Hagfors Center. Two of Groveland Gallery’s artists, Amy Rice and Tiit Raid, were selected to create site-specific artwork for this building. To learn more about Tiit Raid’s commission, see his Augsburg video…

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Featured IMPRESSIONS artist Justin Terlecki

Over the next four months (September – December 2017), keep your eyes open while riding the Green Line light rail and Metro Transit buses. You might just see artwork by Groveland Gallery artist Justin Terlecki. On September 1, 2017, Saint Paul Almanac unveiled the third round of broadsides. Each broadside is a unique poster of a…

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PleinAir Today features Plein Air Invitational

Groveland Gallery’s Plein Air Invitational was recently featured in PleinAir Magazine’s weekly e-newsletter, PleinAir Today. The article was later shared on OutdoorPainter.com. The write up by Andrew Webster included images of work from the show as well as photographs from the opening. Read Webster’s complete write up, “Invitational Illuminates the Twin Cities”, by clicking the link…

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Villager Newspaper features Barbara McIlrath

Groveland Gallery artist Barbara McIlrath was recently featured in The Villager Newspaper in an article written by Bill Stieger. The piece was titled “A Quick Study: Mac-Groveland Artist Masters Her Preferred Medium at Midlife” and focused on McIlrath’s development as an artist. Of her work Stieger wrote, “McIlrath’s drawings and paintings… exhibition craft, strength and a mastery…

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A List: “Pickets and Peonies”

“Pickets and Peonies”, a solo show by Groveland Gallery artist Amy Rice, is currently on view at the Artistry in Bloomington, MN through April 23, 2017. A link to the exhibition page can be found here. Earlier this month art journalist, Camille LeFevre listed Rice’s show on City Pages’ “A List”. Of Rice’s show LeFevre…

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Carl Oltvedt Completes Commission for Securian in St. Paul

Earlier this month we were delighted to see the completion and installation of a commissioned diptych created by Carl Oltvedt for Securian in St. Paul. Groveland visitors can find a study for Carl’s work “Arrival of Spring” in our current exhibition “Leaning into the Light” through April 22.

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Buffalo’s NPR News Station meets with Thomas Paquette

On February 20, 2017, NPR-affiliate station WBFO in Buffalo, NY, broadcast a piece on Thomas Paquette’s landscape paintings and their relation to the history of artwork establishing an appreciation of natural environments. Morning Edition host Jay Moran and McKenna Moran drove the few hours to Paquette’s studio and spent time in wide-ranging conversation while looking…

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Groveland Gallery, Minnesota State Art Board Grantees

Earlier this week the Minnesota State Arts Board announced its 2017 grantees. Groveland Gallery is pleased to share that among those who received this year’s Artist Initiative grants, three Groveland Gallery artists were included: Michael Kareken, Tom Maakestad, and Meg Ojala. Michael Kareken will complete a series of drawings inspired by visits to auto salvage…

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Seeworthy: “Work”

Gregory Scott writes for the Star Tribune, “Like [artist] Morandi’s famous bottles, the tools [by Joshua Huyser], in finely controlled watercolor or ghostly graphite, shimmer in atmospherics and become just a touch enigmatic. They look both totally normal and naggingly altered – real, but dampened by the waters of memory and feeling.” Read the rest…

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Exhibit: “River Perspectives” by Tom Maakestad and Don Schmidlapp at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum

There are three more weeks to catch Tom Maakestad’s paintings at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. The show runs through December 23rd, 2016. River Perspectives is the third exhibition in the Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s Mississippi River Series, and highlights the work of two prominent Minnesota plein air (“in the open air”) painters – Tom Maakestad…

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Michael Paul in “The Cadence of Grass”

Groveland Gallery artist Michael Paul receives a solo exhibition at Augustana University featuring a rich selection of his encaustic paintings. The Cadence of Grass will be on display in the Madsen/Nelson Galleries of the Fantle Building from October 24, 2016 – January 20, 2017. A gallery reception will be held Friday, November 4, 2016, from 5-7p.m. The exhibit is…

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Gregory Graham in “Person. Place. Thing.”

Groveland artist Gregory Graham can be found in the Saint Cloud State University, Kiehle Gallery exhibition ” Person. Place. Thing.” alongside artists Lander Burton and Kelsey Olson. This exhibition of small paintings opens November 17 and runs through January 17, 2017. The opening reception, featuring an artist talk, will take place Thursday, November 17 from 4-6…

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