Visual Arts

The Northfield Arts Guild offers multiple opportunities for visual artists to share and sell their work. The gift shop features the work of Member Visual Artists from the Northfield Arts Guild. Contact the Visual Arts Manager at for more information. The main gallery features nine juried or invitational and three emerging artist exhibits a year. The Arts Guild also presents Member Visual Artists’ work in six auxiliary spaces throughout greater Northfield. Additionally, each September over 65 fine artists and craftspeople sell their work in the Riverfront Fine Arts Festival along the beautiful Cannon River.

Exhibition Opportunities – Open to community artists:

We welcome you to exhibit in one of our Community Exhibitions in January, 2018 and June, 2018.  More details can be found on our Exhibition Opportunities page.

Riverfront Fine Arts Festival  Artist Applications for 2018 will be available in March, 2018.  Please note an application deadline of May 31, 2018.

Open Call Gallery Season 2018-19. We invite all artists – emerging and established, to submit a proposal. Applications will be available in February, 2018 with a deadline of April 15, 2018.

Current Exhibits

Main Gallery Exhibition Foot in the Door a community exhibition featuring artwork by local and regional artists that measures no more than 12 x 12 x 12″.  January 10 – February 17, 2018.

Up Gallery Fiber Anew textile works by Jean Manrique January 5 – March 31, 2018.

Allina Clinic Gallery (across from lab)  In Search of Ground: Defying Conventional Form Through Gravitational Pull featuring paintings by Lisa Guthrie. From January 8 – March 31, 2018.

Allina Whole Person Care Gallery (downstairs)  Autumn Colors Photographs by Michael Wetteland. From October 3, 2017 – January 31, 2018.

Archer House Gallery North Country Landscapes: Some Favorite Images of Upstate NY and the MN Arrowhead  featuring photographs by Harry Popiel. From  Nov 15, 2017 – Feb 28, 2018.

Tandem Bagels Gallery A Few of My Favorite Things featuring paintings by Riki Kölbl Nelson.  October 2, 2017 – January 31, 2018.



Visual Arts Committees

Gallery Committee:
Wendell Arneson
Jim Bohnhoff
Marsha Kitchell
Tim Lloyd
Kip O’Krongly
Heather Lawrenz
Erica Ness
Katherine Norrie
Kati Reak
Carol Richards
Jan Shoger
Rebecca Tolle

Special Events Committee:
Heather Lawrenz
Erica Ness

Artist Professional Development Committee:
Heather Lawrenz
Rebecca Tolle

Gift Shop Committee:
Heather Lawrenz
Lisa Guthrie
Leanne Stremcha

2017-18 Gallery Season Sponsor:

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