Current & Upcoming Events

Gallery 427 Presents “Reflections”

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Saturday, April 07, 2018

Gallery 427 Presents “Reflections” photo

Gallery 427 Presents “Reflections” – Paintings by Mary Solberg.

Bold, iconic, contemporary work influenced by religious imagery, the masters, vintage post cards and circus sideshow banners. Solberg incorporates aspects of religious iconography, classical realism and her own unique style to create the large scale paintings she refers to as “Everyday Icons”. These Icon portraits focus on a single character to capture moments of triumph, transition, enlightenment and serenity. Dogs leap for balls, squirrels clutch their prize candy corn and swimmers savor from the water, each in their own way achieving transcendence. Traditional portraiture takes on an ethereal interpretation with the incorporation of gold leaf and various other media including plaster, oil, acrylics, beeswax, metal leaf, layers of varnish, gems and glitter. Her signature technique produces a highly textured masterful portrait with surprising depth and luminescence.

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 24, from 7pm to 10pm.
Gallery open Saturday, March 31, from noon to 4pm.
Thursday, April 5, from 6pm to 9pm.
Saturday, April 7, from noon to 4pm.

Gallery 427
Northrup King Building
1500 Jackson St. N.E. #427
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Studio Pintura Juried Spring Floral Arts

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Saturday, April 28, 2018

Studio Pintura Juried Spring Floral Arts photo

Studio Pintura is proud to present its first annual juried exhibition of floral art, featuring more than 60 works of art by 33 artists from around the region and the nation.
Please join us…We are excited to build a new community of artists, collectors, and friends!

Opening Reception: March 24, 6:00-10:00, coinciding with Northrup King Nights
Exhibition Dates: March 24th – April 28th
For complete information, check our website,

Landscape: Natural Fit, Imagined Prospects

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - Saturday, April 21, 2018

Landscape: Natural Fit, Imagined Prospects photoKolman & Pryor Gallery will host it’s artist reception for Landscape: Natural Fit, Imagined Prospects, on Saturday, March 24, 7-9 p.m. That evening, the gallery will also celebrate its fifth anniversary as Kolman & Pryor Gallery.

Displaying traditional, abstract, and mixed-media explorations of landscape as genre, place, and possibility, the exhibit showcases artwork by gallery artists, Christopher Atkins (photography), Betsy Ruth Byers (painting), Jil Evans (painting), Patrick K. Pryor (painting), Jodi Reeb (painting), Danny Saathoff (sculpture), and Cameron Zebrun (sculpture). The show also includes works by guest artists, Shannon Estlund (painting ) and Sophia Heymans (painting). Co-curated by gallery co-owner, Anita Sue Kolman, and gallery artist, Jil Evans, the exhibition runs through April 21.

The gallery will also present a free panel discussion entitled, Landscape: What Is It and Does It Shape Us?, on Wednesday, April 18, 7-9 p.m. Facilitator, Sally Johnson, Director, Groveland Gallery, and panelists, Christopher Atkins, Kolman & Pryor Gallery Artist, and Curator of Exhibitions and Public Programs, Minnesota Museum of American Art; Betsy Ruth Byers, Kolman & Pryor Gallery Artist, and Associate Professor, Gustavus Adolphus College; Shannon Estlund, Artist, and Adjunct Instructor, Macalester College and Augsburg University; and Diane Hellekson, Landscape Architect and Writer; will explore questions raised by the exhibit.

Northrup King Nights

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Northrup King Nights photo

Pairings! The Northrup King Building artists, studios, and galleries have “paired” up with artists from St. Paul, the Twin Cities Metro, Greater Minnesota, Wisconsin and Beyond!

Find your Favorite Artists here and meet the New and Exciting Guest Artists they have invited to share their spaces.

Four Floors of Art . Over 30 Open Studios and Galleries under One Great Roof. * March 24, 2018 – 6:00-10:00 p.m*..

Lots of Free Parking too.

Featured Artist

Shannyn Joy Potter

Shannyn Joy Potter

Shannyn Joy Potter received her B.F.A. from College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, MN with a focus on drawing. Her interest turned to wood sculpture in the mid 90’s where it is still held today. The work consists of abstract wall reliefs which are primarily created through the process of subtraction after several pieces of wood are assembled as one. Her pieces range in size from two to eight feet and seem to be growing. Despite the size, her work retains a sensual, minimal aesthetic.


EC Design featured in INSTORE Magazine Coolest Store

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2017

EC Design featured in INSTORE Magazine Coolest Store

Emily Johnson / EC Design was featured in INSTORE Magazine as one of America’s coolest stores in 2017. Congratulations Emily on receiving 2nd place in the Small Cool Division.

See more of Emily’s work at Read the article on-line at

Mary Pettis designated ARC Living Master

Posted on Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Mary Pettis designated ARC Living Master

Congratulations to Mary Pettis who was awarded third place in the Landscape Category at the ARC international Salon Competition in Barcelona, Spain. Mary has also received the prestigious ARC Living Master designation. See more of Mary’s artwork at