Category Archives: Exhibits

Making History: RAA Member Exhibit at WCHS

May 1 – July 17
Winona County History Center | 160 Johnson St

Making History: RAA Member Exhibit and Showcase, will open May 1 and run through July 17. Over 25 regional artists will have work in this show featuring photography, music, paintings, pottery, poetry and more. The 2021 River Arts Alliance Member Exhibit and Showcase began online. Now it launches a new partnership with the Winona County Historical Society to provide a place to showcase regional artists, offering the public more access to their art. 

Making History is free and open to the public and most art will be for sale. Regular museum admission applies for the History Center main exhibits and archives which is $5 adults, $3 students, free for WCHS members and children 7 and younger. Find more at and visit the virtual gallery at The Winona County History Center is open Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Regional artists are invited to apply online now for future shows! Proposals for all mediums and types of art are welcome. More information and an application link can be found at

The Winona County Historical Society is a member of the River Arts Alliance. To learn more about the benefits of membership, please visit:


WSU Senior Exhibitions – Spring 2021

WSU Senior Exhibition – Nothing Permanent Except Change Exhibit: April 19-23 Virtual Artist Talk and Reception: Wednesday | April 21 | 5:00pm Nothing Permanent Except Change focuses on periods of transition, both in nature and in our own lives as we finish our college career. This exhibition will be on display in-person in the Watkins Gallery… Continue Reading

2021 RAA Member Exhibit and Showcase

In order to continue to offer its members an opportunity to showcase their work while respecting social distancing and COVID concerns, the 2021 River Arts Alliance Member Exhibit and Showcase has gone online. This new format allows all RAA members to be included. The exhibit, which has been held at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse and… Continue Reading

Jamie Ho: Canton Gulf

Virtual Artist Talk | Wednesday | February 3 | 5:00pm Nebraska-based photographic artist Jamie Ho will present work from her recent series Canton Gulf. In the words of the artist, "Canton Gulf is an ongoing photographic series that aims to preserve and examine my parents’ legacy and question if home is defined by geography… Continue Reading

2021 RAA Member Exhibit and Showcase

To all River Arts Alliance Members: We’re excited to invite you to participate in the 2021 RAA Virtual Member Exhibit and Showcase! This year, because the event is virtual, we are able to include audio and video clips, poems and excerpts as well as the usual visual artworks. Writers and artists producing music, dance, theatre,… Continue Reading

Virtual Gallery Walk and Artist Celebration

Saturday | November 7 | 10:00-11:00am Learn more: Register: The community is invited to join Minnesota Conservatory for the Arts (MCA) and the artists of Playful Postcards: Artist Study for a Virtual Gallery Walk and Artist Celebration via Zoom. This event will highlight the work of eight talented community artists who participated in… Continue Reading

“The Billy X Kids Mural” – Walk, Ride, Fly or Drive-by Installation Celebration

Contemporary American artist, Billy X Curmano, led a performative mural painting workshop in the College for Kids program at Winona State University, Winona, MN (circ. 1990). The kids are grown and records are lost. The two 4’ x 8’ mural sections have spent their lives in storage up until now. Finally, “The Billy X Kids… Continue Reading

Anne Wedler: Group Dynamic Public Lecture

Wednesday | September 23 | 5:00pm | Password: PhotoRulz Anne Wedler will present new paintings in Winona State’s virtual exhibition space: Anne Wedler is an observational painter interested in narrative and visual metaphor. She finds figure painting to be a natural fit for storytelling. The extreme can feel so real and unreal at… Continue Reading

This Fall at WSU’s Watkins Gallery

The Watkins Gallery’s exhibitions and events are mostly virtual this semester, but we can still get together online and engage with some amazing artists. Contact Roger Boulay at to receive updates that will include Zoom virtual meeting links for artist talks and workshops. Motomichi Nakamura Animation (Virtual Exhibition) August 26th– September 15th Artist Talk… Continue Reading