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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.

Annual Jewelry Trunk Show

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

featuring Kerri Norman and Jennifer Nunnelee

The season is right for a special treat … in the form of jewelry designed and created by two outstanding regional artists. Kerri’s work continues to soar as she explores new ways to create work that has movement, glam and a sophisticated essence. Jennifer uses an organic approach to her work that incorporates stones from our natural environment, simplicity and a youthful vibe.

Come meet the artists, select some gifts or special jewels for your holiday wear, enjoy refreshments, and holiday music in a festive environment!

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

HAVE yourself an INSPIRED holiday from SEASONS gallery!

November “First Friday” – Friday, November 7, 5:00 pm-9:00 pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION!

OUR ANNUAL HOLIDAY KICK-OFF!

Once again, we are excited to kick off the holiday season with an amazing collection of artist made and inspired original artwork. Whether you are looking for gift ideas, special entertaining pieces, ornaments or other holiday décor, we believe the selection to be impressive!

Join our staff and some of the artists for a great celebration of the season complete with festive refreshments, music, chatter and art!

We will continue the celebration throughout the season.

SAVE THE DATE: December 5, 2014 – “First Friday” – Annual Jewelry Trunk Show … and The Candlelight Stroll in Hudson!

Fabulous Fibre Month

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

Featuring Robbin Firth, Dawn Edwards, Pamela MacGregor, Elena Rosenberg, Becky Utecht and Jan Waller.

In collaboration with Heartfelt Silks (Robbin & Harry Firth), Seasons is excited to offer a month of fibre at the gallery. The show will feature wearable art, wall art, sculpture and jewelry. The show space will be alive with color, texture, depth, and fun! We even plan to have a fashion show during the evening … a first at the gallery!

Robbin is also offering several felting workshops throughout the month featuring well-known regional, as well as national instructors.

For more information and to register for the workshops, please go to www.heartfeltsilks.com or email an inquiry to robbin@heartfeltsilks.com.

So, join us for an evening of “Fabulous Fibre,” refreshments, artful conversation, music, fashion and fun! the show will remain up until November 2, 2014.

Abstraction + Imagination

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

FEATURING Wendy Olson (ceramic artist) and Leslie Pilgrim (painter).

We are going to kick off our fall season in full color! Both artists work in bold, vivid colors to achieve a joyfulness in their work. Wendy skillfully manipulates clay to create imaginative and functional pieces that bring instant delight to the viewer. Leslie is inspired by color to create contemporary abstracts with acrylic paints that make an immediate statement and challenge our imaginations to explore possibilities and often reclaim our own experiences.

The show will be uplifting and delightful as these two accomplished artists share their newest works.

Join us for an evening of playfulness, artistic talent, refreshments, great conversation and music!

The show will remain up until Monday, September 29, 2014.

Plein Air Hudson

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST “Plein Air Hudson” Event

Opening/Reception Monday, August 18th, 6:30-8:30pm.

This is our first big Plein Air (outdoor painting) event … we are thrilled to have 14 local and regional artists paint HUDSON. Yes, each artist will paint three works … one of Old Town Hudson, one of the waterfront, and one of their choice during the weekend of August 15th – 17th. Then, we will set the show on Monday, August 18th with an opening/reception/awards ceremony starting at 6:30 pm that evening.

The participating artists include:
Judith Anderson, Dan Mondloch, Lynn Brown, Jeanette Richards, Greg Lecker, Susan McLean-Keeney, Bob Bonawitz, Mike Rada, Laura Frykman, Paul Boecher, Jo Nelson, Tom Dimock, Pat Undis and Bob Upton

Well-known Hudson artist and instructor, Lynne Baur, will be this year’s juror.

Please join us for an evening of wonderful paintings, artist conversations, refreshments, food and music.

The show will remain up through August 31st.