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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.

The Art of GIVING

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

SEASONS loves to kick off the holiday season! Our opening event features amazing handcrafted/original work from the artists we currently represent. We will also add a layer of holiday cheer from other talented artists. it is always an exciting event as the gallery is definitely brimming with festive holiday gifts and décor.

Join us to celebrate the season and to start thinking about your gift-giving and decorating needs. You will be inspired by the artwork you see. the evening will also include live music, nibbles and sips, as well as artful conversation and fun.

Mark you calendars for the candlelight stroll on Friday, November 30th when SEASONS will feature jeweler Sara Weber-Purves and Friday, December 7th featuring guest artist Kirsten Selvig for our December First Friday celebration.

Fabulous Fiber Month

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

Featuring Robbin Firth (fiber artist)

Fall is definitely in the air! Nothing celebrates it more than Robbin’s beautiful and innovative nuno felting and eco/botanical prints in autumn shades of grandeur. The work is lush, rich in color and texture, and gently suggests the cooler months to come. Robbin’s new collection includes wearable art in the form of shawls, scarves, ponchos and wraps. It also features lovely home décor including wall hangings, runners and sculptural vessels. Truly, something for everyone!

Once again, the event will feature a FASHION SHOW which we have scheduled for 7pm the night of the opening. This is always a fun part of the evening as it highlights some of your favorite “gallery girls.”

Join us for a great evening complete with beautiful art, refreshments, nibbles and live music.

The show will remain up through October 28th.

Respite

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

Featuring Jill VanSickle (painter) and Amy VonBargen (potter)

Are you ready to take a break from the hustle and bustle of fall? We are! Come celebrate the peaceful, calming nature of art. Two longtime gallery artists, Jill VanSickle and Amy VonBargen, provide a calming respite for the senses. Jill’s peaceful and colorful abstract paintings paired with Amy’s hand-built pottery offer beautiful form and function for your home.

Join us for an evening of fine art, contented celebration and appreciation for the peace and respite art can provide. also, enjoy refreshments, nibbles, live music and good conversation.

Show remains up through October 1, 2018.

Plein Air Hudson, 2018

Plein Air Painting
August 17th – 19th
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Monday, August 20th, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Plein Air Exhibition
August 20th – September 3rd

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 17th, 18th and 19th. 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 20th, 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 Joshua Cunningham.

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 3rd.

Seconds, Experiments and Undiscovered Art

July “First Friday” – Friday, July 6, 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 6th, 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 9th. Don’t forget … Monday everything is marked half off the sale price!

FYI, there is no “First Friday” in August. However, we are planning a “Plein Air Event” for August 17th – 19th, with Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony on August 20th, 6:30-8:30pm.

Fọlklọre

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

Featuring Beth Marcus (painter) and Karen Sebesta (ceramic artist).

The gallery is excited to be presenting the works of two talented, innovative, technically amazing Hudson artists! the work created by both Beth and Karen reflects our roots, tells stories, and expresses their love of nature and folklore.

Beth works in tooled copper, aluminum, wood and paint. her pieces create vignettes of imagined scenarios in nature and truly tell a story. She usually imprints her designs into copper, paints the surface to accent the texture and then presents the pieces on wooden panels.

Through Karen’s love of Southwest and Mexican pottery, she has learned the native tradition of making clay, coil building, polishing and pit-firing her pottery. Her “folklore” connection rests largely in following the very labor-intensive techniques of native populations of generations past.

Come join us for an evening of artful conversation, refreshments, nibbles and live music! show remains up through July 1st.

POTS plus WEARABLES

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

Featuring Susan Bergan (potter), Kirk Freeman(potter), and Robbin Firth (fiber artist).

Kick-off your artOPENer weekend by joining us at the gallery to enjoy the work of our featured artists. Sue Bergan is a potter and a foodie! her pieces are well-crafted for functional use and embellished with color, texture and artistry. Kirk Freeman has both functional and decorative pieces that are expertly thrown and uniquely surface-designed.

Robbin Firth, our in-house fiber artist, will show off her latest creations that bring wearable art to a new level … scarves, ties, shawls, dresses, wraps … all delightfully appealing to the eye. she is diverse with technique … using felting, dying and printing in her many unique processes.

Come chat with the artists, enjoy some nibbles and refreshments as well as live music. the show will remain up through May 27th.

Enjoy other artOPENer stops … go to artopener.com for more information.

2018 artOPENer

The St. Croix Valley Studio Tour
Friday, May 4, 4pm-8pmSaturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 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 Afton 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, photography, pottery and sculpture. The artOPENer Studio Tour features artwork for sale as well as fibre and clay demonstrations throughout the weekend.

Color Burst

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

Featuring Patty Carmody Smith (mixed media artist) and Kimberly Erickson (painter).

Saturated color is what helps us wake up after the more somber winter months! As we anticipate spring, we appreciate color in a new way that lifts our spirits and makes us skip with joy.

This show will be bursting with color and full of creative energy. Patty uses watercolor, glass, paper clay, and other media to create both wall and sculptural pieces that inspire us with intense color, texture, gesture and interest. Kimberly uses alcohol-based inks on aluminum to boldly make a statement, express a feeling and/or exude energy.

Join the seasons staff, the artists and other art enthusiasts for an evening of color, great art, nibbles, refreshments, live music and fun.

The show will remain up until April 30, 2018.

Living Landscapes: Prairies, Pollinators, & Co-Existence

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

Featuring over 35 gallery artists.

Once again it is time for the seasons annual “all artist” show. We look forward to sharing the diverse talents of so many of our gallery 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.

This year, the north gallery will be filled with images of the prairie landscape, sunsets, wildlife, as well as native flowers and grasses, bees, butterflies, birds, insects, beetles, moths, and dragonflies. All of the artwork will reflect how we are a part of our prairie landscape, what the sustainable aspects of preserving it are and what our role might be in that process.

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

The show will remain up until April 2, 2018.

Super “Pottery” Bowl

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

Featuring Marion Angelica, Ryan Ball, Sue Bergen, Sarah Dudgeon, Willem Gebben, Colleen Riley, Joe Singewald, and Marjorie Wade.

We tend to be a little “cheesy” in Wisconsin, so we are looking at Super Bowl weekend in an entirely different light than some of you might be! Join us to celebrate the creation of amazingly wonderful and “super” bowls! we are really excited to host this event featuring some of the area’s finest ceramic artists. The selection of distinctive bowls will be incredible. There will be bowls simply to enjoy, as well as bowls that are functional for salads, soups, cereal, ice cream and other delicious treats! The show will provide a great opportunity to select an artful memory of this big weekend in the metro area!

Join us for a fun evening complete with great work, good conversation, refreshments, nibbles and live music. The show will remain up until February 26th.

Annual Jewelry Trunk Show

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

Featuring Shelly Thrall & Rebecca Wicklund.

We are excited to welcome jewelry artists Shelly Thrall and Rebecca Wicklund for our annual trunk
show. Their work is very livable and lovely. Shelly’s work tends to be organic, spontaneous and perhaps even a little trendy! In contrast, Rebecca’s work is more refined, meticulously constructed and classic in nature. Whatever the style you fancy or those on your “list” enjoy, we will have lovely handcrafted jewelry available for purchase.

Join us for a wonderful evening filled with holiday music, treats, artful conversation, gift-buying opportunities, holiday decorating … and, oh so much fun!

Enjoy other businesses in downtown Hudson as well. It is the evening of the Candlelight Stroll – carriage rides in Lakefront Park, carolers throughout town, live mannequins in the windows, and streets lined with luminaries. It will be a magical evening in a charming town.

The Trunk Show will continue on Saturday, December 2, 10am – 3pm.

Fresh and Festive

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

Featuring all of SEASONS’ artists

It is time to “kick-off” the holiday season at the gallery! We are so excited to share all of our holiday offerings including wonderful handcrafted ornaments and decorations, as well beautifully created gifts in all of the mediums possible.

Join us for a fun filled evening to celebrate the season and the talents of the artists represented.

Meet many of the artists, enjoy live music, indulge on some nibbles, be inspired by the art and start thinking about that holiday list!

The show will remain up through December 26th.

Jewel Box

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

Featuring Susan Westley Seeger (metal sculptor)

Stepping in to this one-person show will be like opening your favorite “jewel box” … it will shimmer! The textures, the shapes and the color will allow you to perceive each piece as a jewel … a treasure! The lush palette of gold, silver and copper is accented and enhanced by rich tones of orange, green, teal and blue. It will be special!

Susan has been working hard to create sculptures/wall art that read like special treasures. Susan’s unique eye, her extensive skill set in metals, her determination to bring it to life through color and abstraction all bode well for the end results.

We hope you can join Susan and the staff at seasons for a delightful show, artful conversation, refreshments, nibbles and live music!

The show will remain up through October 29, 2017.

Art Inspired by Place

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

Featuring Patrick Plautz (furniture maker), Colleen Riley (ceramic artist), and Nanci Yermakoff (watercolor artist)

These three featured artists have frequently indicated that they are profoundly influenced by the wonderful settings in which they create. Each artist is inspired by the nuances of their natural environment … be it the north woods of Minnesota, the rural landscape of south central Minnesota, the rolling hills of Wisconsin, or urban life in the city. Environment definitely influences their work.

That is fortunate for us the ‘admirers.” Patrick creates one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture crafted with love and experience. Colleen is inspired to make beautiful ceramic work that isfilled with imagery and motion derived from the earth. Nanci exposes us to the peacefulness of horizons and the intrigue of abstraction through her mastery of her medium.

Join us for artful conversation, suggestions to help “feather your nest,” refreshments, nibbles and live music. The show will remain up through October 1, 2017.