Category Archives: Exhibits

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 the same time. She loves the chaos and adventure of human interaction augmented by the process of growing and trying to make it through life. She places the people in her work at odds with each other or their environments and it comes out a mixture of complicated feelings. She balances the fun of chaos with the dual joy and torture of intimacy; solitude as a sanctuary and penance. The feeling of longing or the drive of curiosity is like the painting processes itself. Questions or comments? Email

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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

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… Continue Reading

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