Painting a landscape in the studio offers a rich and interesting experience. At its best we are stretching a moment, reflecting more deeply upon a place, and expanding mood. We will be taking original inspirations, and move through the process of making drawings and studies for the purpose enriching our understanding of what we are attempting to create.
Friday, August 24th 9am - 9pm
STUDIO: HERE - 12 Artists, 12 Hours, 12 Days
Each day of the fair, there will be one practicing Minnesota artist work from 9am to 9pm in the gallery. The Special Exhibition area in the Fine Arts building will be provided as work space: "a-studio-away-from-studio". Each of our artists will display one work in our gallery for the duration of the fair. Many experienced gallery-goers walk through our building each day, but for many of our visitors, this may be the one time each year to interact with fine art.
SmackDown: 10 am-3:30 pm | Party & Sale: 4-6 pm
The Groveland Gallery Plein Air SmackDown returns for its 8th year. This year, 20 gallery and guest artists will be painting en plein air on and around the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock & Dam. This year’s event is being held in partnership with the National Park Service and Mississippi Park Connection, the Friends Group of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area (MNRRA).
Image: “Spring Evening” 12”x16”, Oil on Linen
July 21 - September 1, 2018
Groveland Gallery & Guest Artists
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 21, 2-5 p.mSince Ancient time, and throughout art history, including the Renaissance, Romanticism, Impressionism, and into Contemporary times, artists have been compelled to paint and interpret the landscapes that surround them. In Minnesota, sky, land and water are akin to the primary colors when it comes to landscape painting.
Please join me at the Minneapolis Club for a show of 24 paintings exploring the seasons as they play out across urban, industrial, rural and wild landscapes…well all the seasons.. except winter.
I am told there will be a cash bar, and that show attendees can enjoy the award winning restaurant.
There is street level parking and an adjacent ramp
Silvery Sunrise, 8"x10", Oil on Linen
“As I wander the landscape, around every curve, around the next bend, or over a hill, there might be a painting waiting. Most days, I don’t know where I am going, but I do know I will get there, and once there, it feels right where I am supposed to be. When I wind through a valley and have my breath taken away by the view from a bluff top, it is an experience that takes me out my busy life and holds all of my attention."