Category Archives: Exhibits

Member Spotlight: Will Brzezinski

RAA Member Will Brzezinski is a potter whose work is currently on display at the Red Horse Gallery in Fountain City, WI. He has this to say about his exhibit:

“This body of work has an emphasis on rhythm and line, expressed through texture. I chose to highlight these elements and principles because they are things that I can get lost in. They create space and pause in our everyday lives through the use or observation of the objects. 

“Rhythm is achieved through the use of chattered marks or carved lines on the surface of the pots. Clean, flat planes of the pieces act as the canvas for color and texture. The chattering marks evoke images of trees in a forest, ripples in the clouds, or on the water. Before chattering I take deep breaths and focus positive intentions into the marks as it is one of the most defining parts of the process. While the carved lines resemble the bluffs of the Driftless region.”

Red Horse Gallery is open saturdays and sundays noon-5 or by appointment by contacting Will at or the gallery at


Visible/Invisible Opening Reception

Friday | January 24 | 5:00-7:00pm Public Launch | 119 E 3rd St Please join Public Launch for the opening reception for Visible/Invisible: Landscapes of Mental Illness by Joy Davis Ripley. The exhibition is a community project highlighting Winonans who want to talk about their experiences with mental illness. The project combines portraits and narratives… Continue Reading

Rooted in the Land Exhibit Opening Reception

Opening Reception: Thursday | January 23 | 4:30-6:30pm People’s Food Co-op | 519 First Ave | Rochester Rooted In The Land: paintings of women farmers in Southeastern MN by artist Julie Johnston is currently on exhibit at the People’s Co-op in Rochester, MN. You are invited to the opening reception with the artist. Refreshments will… Continue Reading

Lois Peterson: Listening For Evidence

Wednesday | January 22 Artist Talk: 5:00-6:00pm | Stark Hall Reception: 6:00-7:00pm | Watkins Hall Lobby Winona State University Exhibition on view January 13th–February 5th In the words of the artist: “What I study and focus upon comes from quiet and deep spaciousness, both from within and outside myself. Midwest prairie winter landscapes, Arctic expanses… Continue Reading

Robert Long, a variety of works

Opening Reception: Friday | January 3 | 5:30-7:30pm Blue Heron Coffeehouse Join artist Robert Long for the opening reception for his new exhibit at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse. Robert is relatively new to Winona, so we hope you will take this opportunity to meet and welcome him into our arts community. This exhibit will… Continue Reading

The Flip Side, an art exhibit

Opening Reception: Saturday | December 7 | 6:00-8:00pm Red Horse Gallery | 116 S. Main St. | Fountain City WI Julia Crozier will be exhibiting at The Red Horse Gallery in Fountain City Dec.’19-Jan.’20. Crozier will be showing mostly new abstract work, art that promises to be a new and somewhat quirky way of looking… Continue Reading

Katie Neece: Image/Surface

Skype Chat: Thursday | November 21 | 12:00pm Watkins Gallery | WSU Artist Katie Neece will join the Winona State community in the gallery via Skype at 12pm on Thursday, November 21st to discuss her exhibition Image/Surface on view in the Paul Watkins Gallery through December 13th. The exhibition juxtaposes both oil paintings and digital… Continue Reading

Julia Crozier / A Sampling

Opening Reception: Friday | November 15 | 6:00-8:00pm Exhibit: November and December Blue Heron Coffeehouse Julia Crozier will have an exhibit at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse. Crozier will be showing new work and some work from the recent years. There will be oil paintings, oil pastels, lino cuts and mixed media in realistic and abstract… Continue Reading

McKnight Ceramics Exhibition 2019

Exhibition: September 18 – October 5 Watkins Gallery | Mon-Fri 9am-5pm; Wed until 8pm Artist Talk: Wednesday | September 25 | 5:00pm SLC 120 | Winona State University You are invited to join the Art and Design Department at Winona State University at a public lecture by 2019 McKnight Fellow Brett Freund. The lecture is… Continue Reading

Nature/Nurture: Paintings by Julie Johnston

Opening Reception: Saturday | September 14 | 5:00-7:00pm Exhibit: September 14 – October 6, 2019 Red Horse Gallery | 116 S Main St | Fountain City, WI Nature/Nurture is an exhibit of area painter Julie Johnston’s lastest work as well as her Southeastern Women Farmers. Meet the artist and enjoy lovely refreshments at the… Continue Reading