St. Croix Galleries

Regular Gallery Hours: Wednesday through Friday 10am to 4pm, Saturdays 12-4pm

The St. Croix Galleries of ArtReach St. Croix features the work of local, regional and national artists in rotating exhibits. The gallery hosts a collection of visual arts representing a variety of mediums throughout the year. Gallery admission is free. Check out our archives.

CURRENT EXHIBIT

THildebrand01 Beyond Ordinary

The uniting element of the upcoming exhibition at ArtReach St. Croix is plywood. And half of the artwork will be missing from the gallery when the show opens. It may not sound promising, but artists Terry Hildebrand and David Sather use the innate properties of everyday building materials to add unique dimensions to their bodies of work in Beyond Ordinary.

Terry HildebrandThe St. Croix River Portrait Meander        
Hildebrand, a resident of Taylors Falls, has created The St. Croix River Portrait Meander, a series of portraits painted on plywood, specifically for the this exhibition at ArtReach St. Croix. He has spend the past few months visiting communities throughout the St. Croix Valley where he has met and photographed people in everyday locations. These photographs became the portraits for this show. However, there is a catch. The portraits themselves have been cut out of the painting leaving a silhouette and background.

The portraits have been hidden throughout the lower St. Croix Valley and a map at ArtReach will give the general location of each piece. On Saturday, May 17 at 12-4pm, visitors are invited to help us kick-off this unique art scavenger hunt. Maps will be available at the gallery (and online at www.thildebrand.com) and visitors can enjoy activities and refreshments. Once a piece is located, visitors are asked to return it to piece to ArtReach to reunite it with the background.

UPDATE: 6/13/2014 — Five portraits are still meandering along the St. Croix! We need your help to return them to ArtReach St. Croix. Find clues that will lead you to their hiding spots at Fairy Falls, the Marine Mill Site and Log Cabin Landing. Will they make it home before the closing reception on June 29?

David Satherstylized realism    
Sather, a painter from Madison, Wis., paints realistic images of forms and objects but giving them a graphic quality with strong contour lines and patterns. To add tension to what could otherwise seem too clean or finished, Sather uses acrylic paint on sandpaper stapled to plywood. The stapled seams and rough surfaces add a degree of tension to renderings of childhood fascination, iconic locations and vintage styles and fashion.

OlbrichBluebird

 

UPCOMING EXHIBIT

01Clark Members Show 2014

Regional Artists Show Their Best Work at ArtReach St. Croix

In 2013, 50 regional artists participated in the exhibition that celebrates the diversity of art created in the St. Croix Valley. This year’s reception will include the presentation of the River Moon and a guest juror awards. Guests to the gallery are encouraged to vote for their favorite piece for the Audience Award which will be announced at a closing party on Thursday, August 21 from 6-8 p.m. All three cash awards are possible thanks to a donation from the IkutaSchodde Family Foundation.

The Annual Members Show will be on display July 10-August 23. The St. Croix Galleries are open Wednesdays-Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 12-4 p.m.

Each Thursday during the summer, ArtReach will extend gallery hours until 8:00 p.m. and will host artist demonstrations, poetry readings or other creative activities on those evenings. ArtReach St. Croix is located at 224 N. 4th Street, Stillwater, Minn.

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