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Modern Contrasts

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

Featuring Douglas & Renee Sigwarth (glass blowers), and Kimberly Tschida Petters (painter).

The works of Kimberly, and Douglas & Renee are minimalist in their imagery and both express a very free-flowing, modern style. In addition, the artists elicit an evocative response by the admirer. However, there are some definite contrasts between the work.

Kimberly paints landscapes as she ponders subtleties in layers and light. She is mesmerized by the expansive space of the land. Her contemporary, quiet pieces are not of anywhere in particular, but they are familiar and have the ability to create a universal experience.

In contrast, Douglas and Renee’s work is bold and bright. It is worked skillfully in a trusting relationship that allows the artists to follow their intuition as they guide their fluid medium to its final state.

Bold versus subtle. Expansive versus focused. An individual versus a partnership. These are concepts to be considered when viewing this dynamic contemporary show of contrasts.

Join us on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5 pm – 7 pm to have the first peek at this new body of contemporary work. We will be following COVID-19 guidelines with masks and physical distancing. If you would rather see the show virtually, a video will be posted.

The show will remain up through Sunday, November 1, 2020.

Seasonal Transitions

Opens “First Friday” – Friday, September 4.
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

The gallery will be open until 7pm that evening if you wish to be amongst the first to see it. You can also come in-person throughout the month or watch the Virtual Tour.

Featuring Casey Beck (ceramic artist) and Mary Opatz Herges (oil painter)
The warm tones of fall are richly embedded in the works of both Casey and Mary. The work takes us from one season to another as nature changes colors and wraps us into the next season.

Mary is a landscape artist that captures light, color, and mood. She feels that landscapes are a perfect vehicle for expressing human emotion. She uses an abstract brush to create landscapes that are inexplicable, withdrawn, and unknowable. She feels that “when things cannot clearly be seen they can often best be felt.”

Casey creates utilitarian vessels that he hopes will also create a dialogue between user, process, material and self through a series of recollections. Again we are dealing with art and emotion. Casey suggests that “with the everyday use of a vessel, past memories are recognized, all while the user forms their own memories with the vessel. These memories accumulate and form a relationship between vessel and user.”

As we anticipate fall, stop by the gallery which is very COVID-19 prepared … only 10 people in the gallery all wearing masks with attention to cleanliness at all times. This show will enrich your experience and help you personally transition into the next season.

The show will remain up through September 27th.

Seconds, Experiments and Undiscovered Art (Covid-19 Style)

Opens “First Friday” – Friday, July 3, 10am-6pm
Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION

The sale features the work of approximately 40 artists, prices are approximately one-third to one-half off the regular price, with artful treasures ranging from the ridiculous to the sublime.

The sale will continue on Saturday, July 4, 10am–5pm, and on Sunday, July 5, 11am–4pm.

Don’t forget that on Monday, July 6, 10am–6pm, all remaining sale items will be half off the sale price.

We will be asking our guests to wear masks, we will practice social distancing, and we will only allow 10 guests in at a time. This is the coVid-19 part!

Looking forward to seeing you.

Natural Elements

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to attend (in groups of 5 or less) on
Friday, June 5

featuring Paul Klein (mixed media artist), Joe Singewald (potter) and Dan Wiemer (painter).

These three fine regional artists create exceptional pieces of art that in some way reflect or incorporate the natural elements of our world. Paul designs and creates artful lamps that incorporate beautiful wood and stone in their bases and are capped with hand made paper shades. Joe uses the natural element of clay to throw and finish well- conceived functional pottery. Dan manages to capture nature through his dynamic paintings that always seem to bring us to a place we love.

We will create a virtual tour of the show for those of you who would rather experience it through the comfort and safety of their own home. Just go to www.seasonsonstcroix.com to enjoy it.

The show will remain up in the gallery through June 28th.

 

COLOR & TEXTURE: Experienced Through Abstracted Landscapes


April 2020 Virtual Exhibit

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our COLOR & TEXTURE: Experienced Through Abstracted Landscapes

featuring Katie Clymer (mixed media artist), Mary Ila Duntemann (glass artist), and Nanci Yermakoff (watercolor artist).

Serene, sophisticated, warm, calm are ways of describing the work of these three talented regional artists. Each artist is inspired by the beauty of the natural world around them and expresses that gently in their own mediums often using abstracted landscapes as their focus. Their work is subtle as they each use interesting techniques to achieve the results they desire. Nanci layers watercolors manipulated carefully on the paper to develop a deep, rich color palette. Mary Ila’s bead work is textural in nature and soft in its presentation. Katie manipulates alcohol inks to create her landscapes. It is truly going to be a lovely show.

Join us for great art conversation, refreshments, nibbles and live music.

The show will remain up through April 26th.

Puzzling

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our Winter Warmth
Friday, March 6, 5pm – 8:30pm

Featuring over 30 gallery artists!

Once again it is time for SEASONS’ annual “all artist” show. We look forward to sharing the diverse talents of so many of our artists at one wonderful event. Each year we offer a common theme and ask artists to respond with a couple of pieces that reflect the theme.

“Puzzling” is our theme this year. Some artists will use “puzzling” as the way they approach their piece, while others will reflect the theme in their actual artwork. Either way, the show will reveal their thoughts on the subject in interesting, informative and perhaps “puzzling” ways.

Join the gallery staff and the artists for an evening of “puzzling” conversation, exceptional art, refreshments, nibbles, and live music.

The show will remain up until March 29, 2020.

Candlelight Stroll Jewelry Trunk Show

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our CANDLELIGHT STROLL JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW
Friday, December 6, 5pm – 9pm

Featuring Susan Panciera

Hudson is all aglow the evening of the Candlelight Stroll. Downtown is fully decorated, glowing luminaries line the streets, horse carriage rides are available, restaurants are festive and filled with scrumptious holiday treats and libations, and shops are brimming with holiday treasures to purchase for holiday giving and décor.

SEASONS is no exception as we celebrate “The Season to Sparkle.” This year our jewelry trunk show features jewelry artist Susan Panciera who draws her inspiration from beauty in nature. Her designs often incorporate vines, stems, paths, loops, stones and swirls. Her design is simple, elegant, and demonstrates her attention to detail.

Please join us to meet Susan, see a lovely, glittering selection of her work, and enjoy a festive evening filled with live music, nibbles and treats.

The Season to Sparkle

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

Featuring all of the SEASONS’ artists.

It is definitely the time of year to sparkle … personally, as a well as in your home and with your gift-giving selections. The gallery will be a-glitter with wonderful fine art and contemporary craft created by the wonderful artists we represent throughout the year.

The selection will be stellar … the gifts abundant, and the holiday décor whimsical and charming.

Join us for this annual holiday kick-off. enjoy live music, refreshments, nibbles, holiday joy, and yes, a little sparkle!

The Clay Canvas

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

Featuring Steve Hemingway

This one-person show will bring to life the beautiful artistry that Steve Hemingway brings to the clay canvas. Each piece is one-of-a-kind and most have been created based upon nature, seasons, worldwide cultures, and influences from life experiences.

Steve is known for his painstaking attention to detail and his mastery of the raku firing process. The clay has become a canvas to present an idea, an emotion, or a metaphor as a three dimensional piece of art.

Join us to meet Steve, enjoy his work, sample some snacks and refreshments as well as live music.

The show will remain up through October 27th.

Plein Air Hudson, 2019

Plein Air Painting
August 16th – 18th
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Monday, August 19th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

SEASONS on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our annual Plein Air Hudson event, featuring 22 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 16th, 17th and 18th. 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 19th, 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 Lisa Stauffer.

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 September 1st.

Home Grown

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

Featuring Kate Gomez (mixed media artist) and Nolan Prohaska (glass artist)

Both Kate and Nolan are inspired by the natural wonder and beauty of the world around them. They are intrigued by the gesture, the origin and the habitat of a plant or species. Kate brings this to life in her dynamic paintings, while Nolan does the same through his lovely and intricate glass sculptures.

The really wonderful part of this pairing, is that both of these accomplished artists are HOME GROWN … and, their artwork is HOME GROWN, reflecting the natural beauty of western Wisconsin where they each reside with their families.

Join us to celebrate Nolan and Kate, and their artful accomplishments. Also enjoy live music, refreshments and some home grown treats.

The artwork will remain up through September 29th.

Seconds, Experiments and Undiscovered Art

July “First Friday” – Friday, July 5, 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 5th, 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 8th. Don’t forget …Monday everything is marked half off the sale price!

FYI, there is no “First Friday” in August. However, we are planning “Plein Air Hudson” for August 16th – 18th, with Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony on August 19th, 6:30-8:30pm.

in the moment

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

Featuring Nick DeVries (potter) and Hannah Heyer (painter).

Both of these accomplished artists work in relatively secluded rural environments where they have the ability to create “in the moment.” In these serene places they are able to focus on each piece in an uninterrupted and intimate way to produce well thought out and inspired work.

Hannah draws inspiration from her local area in rural southeastern minnesota. Her paintings, both plein air and studio creations, are “a study and a record of place, time and season, as she attempts to capture a fleeting and changing view.”

Nick, located in the Brainerd Lakes area, creates beautifully designed functional pottery that is meant “to be held, used and examined.” we are excited to see his new earthenware work that bares the same precision and intentionality as his porcelain work. The new pieces appear edgy and graphic while maintaining the structure and architectural appeal of all of his work.

Be “in the moment” with us as we enjoy the art, some nibbles and bits and live music. The show will remain up through June 30, 2019.

KICK-OFF to artOPENer WEEKEND

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

Featuring Patrick Casanova (glass artist), Kimberly Erickson (two-dimensional artist), Kirk Freeman (ceramic artist), and Joe Singewald (ceramic artist).

This is our kick-off for the annual St. Croix Valley studio tour, affectionately called the artOPENer. It is a celebration of the arts and of artists in this beautiful area spanning Afton, Bayport, Stillwater and Hudson. Check it out at artopener.com or follow us on Facebook and consider visiting the studios throughout the weekend.

The show at the gallery will display a veritable feast of exceptional artwork for you to enjoy! Truly something for everyone, whether you are looking to enhance your own artful collection or purchase a piece of art for a special upcoming celebration. the fine local and regional artists being featured bring us quality, creativity, and visual inspiration.

Join us for an evening of artful conversation, refreshments, nibbles and live music. The show in the gallery will remain up through May 26th.

2019 artOPENer

The St. Croix Valley Studio Tour
Friday, May 3, 4pm-8pmSaturday & Sunday, May 4 & 5, 10am–5pm

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

Naturally Friends

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

Naturally Friends featuring Carla Brown (painter) and Colleen Riley (ceramic artist).

Carla and Colleen first met at an art fair in Northfield, MN. Since then, they have been friends and have naturally and authentically supported each other, especially throughout their art careers. It is not necessarily an easy path to be a working artist. However, the two artists through mutual respect and encouragement, have thrived on the friendship. This is what we are celebrating … the many artists that have deep friendships, respect, and support for one another as they create!

In this case, it appears that the artwork is also a natural pairing … that organically works together.

We look forward to seeing you for artful conversation, refreshments, live music and fun.

The show will remain up through April 28th.

Mindfulness

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION Friday, March 1, 5pm – 9pm

Featuring approximately 30 of the artists Seasons represents.

Mindfulness is sometimes described as “…the self-regulation of attention with an attitude of curiosity, openness and acceptance.” That is the theme we offered our artists for the 2019 March Show. We are sure that some artists will use “mindfulness” as the way they approach their piece, while others will reflect the theme in their actual artwork. Either way, the show should reveal their thoughts on the subject in interesting and informative ways.

We are also going to be celebrating the “re-imagining of SEASONS.” Yes, there are changes at the gallery that we are very excited about and that we hope you will enjoy.

Join us for “mindful” conversation, refreshments, nibbles, live music and an evening to celebrate the artists we are so proud to represent.

Emerging Perspectives

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION Friday, February 1, 5pm – 9pm

Featuring Stanley Leonard (woodcut artist) and Ryan Ball (ceramic artist).

Stanley and Ryan are two talented emerging artists in the twin cities’ area. Their crafts are distinctly different, but their joys are similar. They both love the process of creating and of being introspective in their work. For Stanley it is taking a series of planned steps that are performed in the correct order with precision and technical skill. For Ryan, it is the ability to honor an ancient art form while using both science and technology in the process. Stanley has an eye on the natural world, while Ryan is more intrigued with the functional world. Both having a desire for the admirer to enjoy the complexity and skills integrated into their individual pieces.

Join us for artful conversation, live music, nibbles and bits. the show will remain up until Monday, February 25th.

Delightfulness

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

Featuring Kirsten Sevig (illustrator, designer, and artist)

We are thrilled to have Kirsten Sevig join us for our December “First Friday.” her work as an illustrator, designer, writer and pure artist definitely delights the heart, the soul and the spirit … not only throughout the year, but especially during the holiday season.

GHer work truly inspires the viewer to escape into the charm, intricacy, joy and playfulness of our world. her books, cards, paintings, and musings reflect her distinctive personality and her ability to capture the “extraordinary in the ordinary.”

Join us for an opportunity to meet with Kirsten and enjoy her work in a festive atmosphere filled with live music, refreshments, nibbles and holiday joy!

Candlelight Stroll Jewelry Trunk Show

Seasons on St. Croix Gallery invites you to our CANDLELIGHT STROLL JEWELRY TRUNK SHOW
Friday, November 30, 5pm – 9pm

featuring Sarah Weber-Purves.

Hudson glows the evening of the Candlelight Stroll. The downtown is fully decorated, luminaries line the streets, horse carriage rides are available, the restaurants are festive and filled with scrumptious holiday treats and libations, and the shops are brimming with holiday treasures to purchase for holiday giving and décor.

SEASONS is no exception as we celebrate a season filled with “The Art of Giving.” This year our jewelry trunk show features silversmith Sarah Weber-Purves who creates quality handcrafted jewelry using silver and hand selected stones from around the world. Her design is simple, elegant, and demonstrates her attention to quality.

Please join us to meet Sarah, see a lovely selection of her work, enjoy a festive evening filled with live music, nibbles and treats.