Category Archives: Exhibits

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 Watkins Gallery in the past, has only allowed visual artists the opportunity to showcase one work of art. In the new format, all members are able to present their art—writers, musicians, filmmakers, and dancers join our visual artists. Members are also able to present up to three pieces representative of their work.

The exhibit is presented in the form of an online book. Each artist has their own spread which showcases their work. Many include links to videos which extend the experience beyond the bounds of the virtually printed page. 

RAA members featured in the 2021 Members Exhibit and Showcase are: Linda Arnesen, Art By M, Heidi Bryant, Ruth and Frank Bures, Julia Crozier, Billy Curmano, Emilio DeGrazia, John Durfey, Joan Einsman, Mary Farrell, Gary Flynn, Mary Forney, Virginia Huber, Margaret Johnson, Julie Johnston, Terri Karsten, Ray Kiihne, Linda Klabo, Robert Long, Scott Lowery, Sharon Mansur, Ken McCullough, Betsy Midthun, Jean Mueller, Christie Nicklay, Seho Park, Gregory Peterson, Kathleen Peterson, Anne Plummer, Jack Rumpel, Teresa Schumaker, Kay Shaw, Mary Singer, Carol Slade, Catherine Tuggle, and Anna VanDemark.

We invite you to take a stroll through the 2021 RAA Member Exhibit and Showcase by visiting:

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.


This annual event is open to all River Arts Alliance members, as a benefit of membership. If you haven’t joined us yet—as an artist, arts organization, or supporter—visit and become a member today!


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

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