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 satellite exhibition 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 

We welcome you to exhibit in one of our juried or member exhibitions. 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.

2018-19 Open Call for Juried Exhibition. We invite all artists – emerging and established, to submit a proposal. Applications are accepted from April 20, 2018 with a deadline of June 15, 2018.

Current Exhibits

Main Gallery Exhibition The Northfield (Exhibition) Experience is a reverse documentary of The Northfield Experience performances, as it is collectively documents an event before it has happened. The exhibition includes paintings, photographs, textiles, collage and ceramics from over 30 artists from Northfield and St. Olaf College.  April 18 – May 12, 2018.

Up Gallery We Are Your Neighbors a photo exhibition by local Latino youth sharing their lives with our community. March 24 – May 31, 2018.

Allina Clinic Gallery (across from lab) Woodlands, Water and Abandoned Farm Land Paintings by David Killen April 5 – June 30, 2018

Allina Whole Person Care Gallery (downstairs)  Adventures in String Theory Weaving by Eleanor Coolidge. March 15 – July 31, 2018.

Archer House Gallery Northfield – On Location Plein air paintings by Robert Christy. March 2  – June 30, 2018

Northfield Business & Tourism Center This is Northfield explores the town of Northfield through streetscapes and  landscapes created by six local artists. The following artists are featured in this exhibition: David AllenRobert Christy, Mary Ellen Frame, Marsha Kolstad Morrill KitchelJoe Miller, and Kate Woodstrup.

Tandem Bagels Gallery Nature’s Inspiration Paintings by Rebecca Tolle. February 12 – May 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
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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