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Hints of Autumn – Fibre & Contemporary Abstraction

October “First Friday” – Friday, October 7, 5 – 9pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring Robbin Firth (fibre artist) and Kimberly Erickson (painter).

As mid-westerners, we love the rich hues of autumn that surround us in the fall. We enjoy the crisp days, the brilliance of the sun making the colors shimmer, and the textures of the changing landscape. Both Robbin and Kimberly bring these elements to their works of art and give us that lovely hint of autumn.

Kimberly describes her style as “natural modern.” She captures her natural environment in a very contemporary form by creating abstract images on metal with ink. the look is sophisticated, saturated with rich color and bold.

Robbin incorporates beautiful wools, silks, cottons, and linens as she creates fabulous, well-designed, wearable art and home décor. her capacity to dye, felt and print fibre is exceptional. Robbin is also influenced by her natural surroundings and draws on the color palettes and the textures that surround her.

The evening will include conversations with the artists, a fashion show, nibbles and sips, and live music. The show will remain up until October 31st.

Plein Air Hudson, 2016

PLEIN AIR PAINTING
August 12th – 14th, 2016
Opening Reception & Awards
Monday, August 15th – 6:30 to 8:30pm
Plein Air Exhibition
August 15th – 28th, 2016

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our third annual Plein Air Hudson event, featuring 21 regional artists who will each create 3 paintings in 3 days. “En Plein Air” is a French expression meaning “in the open air” and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors.

You will see artists busily working throughout the community on August 12th to 14th. Feel free to visit, chat, and learn from the artists about their technique and process … maybe even give them some hints as to where to paint in our beautiful community.

On Monday, August 15th, the finished paintings will be hung in the Gallery. Please join us Monday evening to celebrate the artists and their work at the Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony from 6:30 to 8:30pm. This year’s Plein Air judge is well-known artist and teacher, Kathie Wheeler.

The evening will be filled with food, refreshments, music and artful conversation. You will even have an opportunity to vote and determine the “People’s Choice” Award. The artworks created will be available for purchase and on display at the Gallery through Sunday, August 28th.

Added Opportunity:
Plein Air Painting Workshop on August 16th & 17th with instructor Kathie Wheeler. For more information please contact Seasons on St. Croix Gallery.

The World According to Wendy

September “First Friday” – Friday, September 2, 5 – 9 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring Wendy Olson – ceramic artist and painter.

The images say it all! Wendy has an incredible talent that allows her to perceive the world through very creative and imaginative eyes. whether she is working in clay or on canvas, Wendy sees the quirky, the slightly bazaar, the whimsical, the humorous, the exaggerated parts of our lives and translates those thoughts into amazing imagery that is bold, colorful and confident.

This show will include Wendy’s fanciful functional pieces, as well as a new series of sculptures and numerous original paintings. You will not want to miss this creative adventure.

Join us for a fun-filled evening. Wendy will be here to discuss this fascinating body of work while you also enjoy nibbles, sips and live music!

The show will remain up until Monday, October 3, 2016.

Seconds, Experiments & Undiscovered Art

July “First Friday” – Friday, July 1, 10am – 7pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

This year, we are starting our annual wild and crazy sale at 10am on Friday, July 1st, and running it throughout the day.

The SALE features the work of approximately 50 artists, prices approximately half of the regular price, and artful treasures ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime!

The sale will continue on Saturday and Sunday and will last through Monday, July 4th. Don’t forget … Monday everything is marked half off the sale price!

We hope you can fit us in to your 4th of July plans!

FYI, there is no “First Friday” in August. However, we are planning a “Plein Air Event” for August 12 – 14, with Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony on August 15.

Natural Perspectives

June “First Friday” – Friday, June 3, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring Dyann Myers (potter) and Nick Wroblewski (woodcut blockprint artist)

We are actually “giddy” to have these two artists provide the artwork for our June “First Friday.” They are long-time gallery “favorites” whose work pairs so well together. Dyann is an accomplished porcelain artist now living in Asheville, North Carolina, while Nick is a talented artist and printmaker who lives in the Driftless region of Wisconsin.

They both work in rich, yet, mellow tones. They both use carving to successfully achieve texture and imagery on their surfaces. And, they both share a love of nature that definitely influences their work. The results of their meticulous efforts are thoughtful, inspiring pieces that enrich the environments in which they settle.
In addition, we will have copies of “Wake Up, Island,” a book written by Mary Casanova and illustrated by Nick. Many of the woodcuts available in the show are a result of the woodcuts created as the illustrations.

We hope you can join us for this special event to enjoy the art, the artists, the food, the refreshments and special music performed by Dyann’s husband Bill Oldfather.

2016 artOPENer

The St. Croix Valley Studio Tour
Friday, April 29, 4pm-8pmSaturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1, 10am–5pm

See where ART happens from the gallery to the backyard.
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The annual artOPENer Studio Tour held each spring provides an outstanding opportunity to visit an eclectic mix of diverse artists’ studios nestled in the scenic St. Croix Valley. Featuring fine art and contemporary craft, this unique tour includes studios extending from Stillwater, Minnesota, to Hudson and River Falls, Wisconsin. Visitors of all ages are invited to meet and share conversations with artists working in a variety of mediums including glass, jewelry, painting, fibre, photography, pottery and sculpture. The artOPENer Studio Tour features artwork for sale as well as fiber and clay demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Art of the Craft

April “First Friday” – Friday, April 1, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring Nick DeVries and Kirk Freeman

Nick and Kirk are two special ceramic artists represented by the gallery. Both of the artists work with porcelain and have achieved excellence in their work through their mastery of technique, their amazing ability to throw and their strong aesthetic sensibilities.

Kirk uses more traditionally forms and finishes, while Nick experiments with his forms and finishes. They both, however, approach their work with innovation, curiosity, a fluidity that helps them each create their own identifiable work.

Come to meet the artists, explore their work, enjoy refreshments, nibbles and music!

Please note: Kirk and nick will both be part of the artOPENer Studio Tour – April 29, 30 and May 1. On the kick-off Friday, April 29th, come for a “Demonstration and Conversation” opportunity where they will share even more about their work. They will also be joined by Joe Christensen and Robbin Firth as featured artists throughout the weekend.

Stellar

March “First Friday” – Friday, March 4, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring approximately 35 artists represented by Seasons.

We look forward to this annual “all artist” event as it brings together so many of the artists we so dearly love and appreciate. They are asked to submit work based on a common theme. This year we are exploring “stellar” – of or relating to the stars! The artist interpretations of the theme are always interesting, clever, charming, innovative, and exciting.

Please join us to meet many of the artists, see some great artwork, enjoy some refreshments and nibbles, as well live music.

The show will remain up until March 28, 2016.

Girlfriends

February “First Friday” – Friday, February 5, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring Marion Angelica & Ruth Mordy FriedlanderJude Ryan Reiling & Susan McLean-Keeney Melody Tudisco & Camille KnutsonNanci Yermakoff & Gwen Partin.

Four artists, represented by the gallery, have each invited one of their female artist friends to celebrate the relationships that exist amongst artist “girlfriends.” These relationships are extremely important to the growth of an artist … as a source of encouragement, support, constructive feedback, inspiration and direction!

As a result of these relationships, and other in uences in an artist’s life, great art emerges. the artwork in this show reflects this and needs to be celebrated. The show is diverse, as it includes paintings, sculpture, jewelry, fibre, layered metalwork … all created by eight artists who are thankful for the “girlfriends” in their lives.

Join us for a wonderful evening to celebrate the artists and their work, recognize the “girlfriends” in our own lives, and enjoy some nibbles, refreshments and music.

The show will remain up through Sunday, February 29, 2016.

Annual Jewelry Trunk Show

December “First Friday” – Friday, December 4, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring Carolyn Milbrath & Katia Olivova.

There are outstanding jewelers right in Hudson … and, apparently, in the state of Alaska! Carolyn is a Hudson resident who works with Precious Metal Clay fine silver and semi-precious stones to create lovely, casual, wearable jewelry. Her work is inspired by nature and pattern.

Katia, now living in Alaska, is joining us for the Trunk Show with her ever popular jewelry that also reflects her love of nature and pattern. In the temperate rainforest of Southeast Alaska, Katia is finding inspiration in the moss, berries and mushrooms that cover the mountains and meet the sea.

Come and meet the artists, enjoy the music, nibble some treats and purchase some fabulous jewelry for gifts … or for yourself!

The trunk show will continue on Saturday from 10am – 3pm if you aren’t able to make the party on Friday.

Also, enjoy “The Candlelight Stroll” in downtown Hudson complete with luminaries, carriage rides and holiday events.

15 Artists to Celebrate 15 Years

October “First Friday” – Friday, October 2, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

SEASONS is 15 years old! During those 15 years, we have had the honor of representing approximately three hundred artists. These are special creative people who have been willing to share their inspired, original, and wonderful work with the gallery and our guests.

For our 15th anniversary, the gallery selected 15 artists who, in our eyes, represent the creative spirit of all the artists who have shared in the life of SEASONS and who have been willing to walk the “artist’s walk.” It is with gratitude and admiration that we thank each artist who has participated over the years.

It is also with gratitude that we thank our many patrons who have supported both the artists and the gallery. We have definitely appreciated your love of contemporary craft and fine art … and, your choice to live an artful life!

Come and celebrate with us as we honor artists and their work, as well as show our appreciation for the art lovers we have come to know. Join the gallery staff for food, music, refreshments and, of course, great art.

The show will remain up through November 1, 2015.

Plein Air Hudson, 2015

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our PLEIN AIR PAINTING Event.
August 14-16

22 plein air painters will be seen from dawn to dusk in Hudson,capturing the natural beauty of our community, rain or shine.

Opening Reception / Awards Ceremony
Monday, August 17th, 6:30 – 8:30pm
includes judges’ awards

Exhibition
August 17th – 30th

Added Opportunity
Plein Air Painting Workshop on August 11th – 13th (16 hours) with instructor Derek Davis

What Lies Beneath

September “First Friday” – Friday, September 4, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring Patrick Casanova and Kate Gomez.

Kate’s new paintings put a modern twist on that which is old. It is the juxtaposition of the past layered into contemporary paintings that give Kate’s new body of work its depth. according to Kate, “the work celebrates the feeling of nostalgia without being stuck in the past.” Her work is fresh, modern and bursting with life.

Patrick’s work has always been driven by his fascination with color, light and the natural world around him. What lies beneath his work are the agate stones of the St. Croix river to the Colorado mountains, the desert southwest and most recently Yellowstone National Park. Each landscape has its own beauty and history interpreted by Patrick in to vessels, lighting and handmade shades.

Come and explore “what lies beneath” through the artistic expressions of Kate and Patrick. Enjoy an evening of fine art and contemporary craft, served up with nibbles, refreshments, music and fun.

The show will remain up through September 28th.

Seconds, Experiments and Undiscovered Art

July “First Friday” – Friday, July 3, 10:00 am-7:00 pm

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our ALL DAY FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

This year, we are starting our annual wild and crazy sale at 10:00am on Friday, July 3rd, and running it throughout the day.

The SALE features the work of approximately 50 artists, prices approximately half of the regular price, and artful treasures ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime!

The sale will continue on Saturday and Sunday and will last through Monday, July 6th. Don’t forget … Monday everything is marked half off the sale price!

We hope you can fit us in to your “Fourth of July” plans! FYI, there is no “First Friday” in August. However, we are planning a “Plein Air Event” for August 14 – 16, with Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony on August 17.

PASSAGES: Experienced Through Metal

June “First Friday” – Friday, June 5, 4:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring Sue Seeger.

This one person show is always a hit at SEASONS. Sue’s work is original, refreshing, inspired, intuitive and exciting. She creates exceptional sculptural pieces for the wall, the garden, the entryway, the home, the office … wherever an artful statement is needed that inspires thought, pleasure and emotion. It is a “must see” show!

We are embracing summer and celebrating with other businesses in our building under the umbrella of “Grill & Chill w/401.” Guests of St. Croix Advisors, Inner Circle, and Redmon Law Chartered will be grilling and chilling in our parking lot. We are encouraging everyone to mingle … enjoy the art, the food, the refreshments and the music!

The show will remain up until June 29th.

Group of 2

May “First Friday” – Friday, May 1, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring Kirk Freeman (potter) and Dan Wiemer (painter)

Our featured artists for the artOPENer weekend and the month of May make a big impression! Both Kirk and Dan create work that is inspired by artists from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s … but use their own contemporary twist and techniques. Kirk’s simple pottery shapes provide open spaces over which the glazes flow. The hard wood ash is an ingredient of primary importance in his work that definitely adds movement. Dan’s work reflects the energy and directness of the natural world he loves. He is a landscape artist who creates in water- media … taking great joy in pushing and manipulating his medium. The results are stunning.

Take time to come and meet these two delightful artists, as well as enjoy the kick-off to the artOPENer weekend complete with nibbles, refreshments, music and, of course, artful conversation.

See www.artopener.com for more information regarding the St. Croix Valley studio tour. Robbin Firth and Jude Ryan Reiling will be featured in their studios, adjacent to the gallery, throughout the tour weekend.

2015 artOPENer

The St. Croix Valley Studio Tour
Friday, May 1, 4pm – 9pm and Saturday & Sunday, May 2 & 3, 10am – 5pm

See where ART happens from the gallery to the backyard.
www.artopener.com
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The annual artOPENer Studio Tour held each spring provides an outstanding opportunity to visit an eclectic mix of diverse artists’ studios nestled in the scenic St. Croix Valley. Featuring fine art and contemporary craft, this unique tour includes studios extending from Stillwater, Minnesota, to Hudson and River Falls, Wisconsin. Visitors of all ages are invited to meet and share conversations with artists working in a variety of mediums including glass, jewelry, painting, fibre, photography, pottery and sculpture. The artOPENer Studio Tour features artwork for sale as well as glassblowing and potter’s wheel demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Contemporary Expressions: Modern Interpretations with Copper & Glass

April “First Friday” – Friday, April 3, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring Thomas Maras (glass) and Melody Tudisco (mixed media).

This is definitely a show that reflects the “freshness” of spring. There is no doubt that the color, the texture, the depth of interest draws the admirer in to this season of anticipation and visual stimulation.

The contemporary nature of both Thomas and Melody’s work creates a wonderful combination of stunning artwork. Thomas continues to explore form and color with his crisp, well-defined pieces. Melody echoes the color while using texture to elaborate on thoughts and interpretations of her world.

Come and celebrate the season by enjoying the artwork, meeting the artists, sampling some tidbits, enjoying some refreshments and tapping your toes to some tunes.

The show will remain up until April 27, 2015.

Pattern Play

March “First Friday” – Friday, March 6, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring over 30 Gallery Artists.

This annual March event has become a favorite at the gallery.

Many of the artists, represented by Seasons, embrace the challenge to create two pieces of art around a common theme. Their interpretations and twists are always joyful to behold and often entertaining!

Come to meet the artists, explore their “Pattern Play,” enjoy refreshments and live music.

The show will remain up until March 30, 2015.

Warm, Cozy & Gorgeous

February “First Friday” – Friday, January 6, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

Featuring Chad Fouquette (Furniture Maker), Kelly Marshall (Fiber Artist) and Lauri Wilson (Glass Artist)

Selecting Fine American Craft for your home or office makes you feel “warm” all over! There is a personal connection that occurs when you surround yourself with art that is thoughtfully conceived, innovative, and well-crafted. These three regional artists definitely deliver on all of these elements. The show will encourage the “nesting” instinct in all of us, as well as encourage us to continue to define our own personal taste.

Come, meet the artists, enjoy the artwork, sample the refreshments, participate in good conversation and tap your feet to the music!

The show will remain up through March 1, 2015.