21 Step Gallery

The Rumriver Art Gallery was initiated to support and show local artists’ work. One issue many artists experience is where to show their work as gallery space can be limited, especially to those who are just starting. Our mission with the gallery is to support and show the artwork of local artists. The shows are changed every month, providing many opportunities throughout the year for artists to display their work. The Art Gallery brings the community together and creates a greater appreciation for art. Selected artwork may be available for sale.

Upcoming Shows

Portraits in Watercolor: Paul Hanson: Saturday, November 5, 2022 – Saturday, December 17, 2022

Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Select Saturdays: time varies

Current Gallery Show: Portraits in Watercolor
Join Paul Hanson and Meet the Artist on Saturday, November 26, 1pm – 3pm

Rumriver Art Center will present a new gallery show titled: Portraits in Watercolor. The show’s opening will take place in the 21 Step Gallery (2665 4th Ave, Suite 201) on Saturday, November 5 from 2pm-4pm. The art gallery show will feature the artwork of Paul Hanson. Paul will also be hosting an Artist Talk on Friday, November 18 from 7-8pm where attendees will learn about him as an artist and the creative process he uses in creating his artwork.
Paul Hanson says “By day, I am a development officer and law enforcement chaplain. In secret, I’m an amateur artist and an unorthodox watercolorist.” Paul started painting 7 years ago when he was sick with the flu. Then when the pandemic isolated us all in 2020, Paul did paintings of his family and friends to fill the time. During this time he says he strived to “loosen up” his work by challenging himself to paint a portrait a day through Lent of 2021. Working fast and often starting over it gave him more confidence in the painting he was doing. Paul claims to not be a classical watercolorist, but uses dark and bold watercolor paint often right out of the tube, which gives his work his own unique style. Stop on by and see Portraits in Watercolor which contains portraits of Paul’s family and friends, historic portraits and some birds and animals. It is a fun show with a lot of color and energy.

Portraits in Watercolor will remain in the 21 Step Gallery through December 17th.

Past Shows

  • The Stories She Tells – Surelle Schewe: Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Call for Entry – World of Anime: Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Saturday, October 29, 2022

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