Jan Johansen 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.

Thank you so much to Jan Johansen for your generous donation and for sponsoring our art gallery!

Upcoming Shows

  • Diane Luckett – It’s Never Too Late to be an Artist: Saturday, May 18, 2024 – Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • Summer Call for Entry – Trash to Treasure: Saturday, June 15, 2024 – Wednesday, July 3, 2024
  • Larry Weinberg: Saturday, July 13, 2024 – Saturday, August 3, 2024
  • RRAC Student Show: Saturday, August 10, 2024 – Saturday, September 7, 2024
  • RRAC Clay Community: Saturday, September 14, 2024 – Saturday, October 5, 2024
  • Fall Call for Entry: Saturday, October 12, 2024 – Saturday, November 9, 2024
  • Holiday Show and Shop: Saturday, November 16, 2024 – Saturday, January 4, 2025

Gallery Hours

Monday – Friday: 10am – 3pm and select Saturdays (see info below each show)
We will be closed Monday 5/27 and Tuesday 5/28.

Someone may be available beyond those hours. Please call 763-323-8830 or e-mail sales@rumriverart.com first to make arrangements if you would like to view the gallery outside of our office hours.

Current Gallery Show: It’s Never Too Late to be an Artist

Rumriver Art Center presents a new gallery show titled: It’s Never Too Late to be an Artist. The show opens in the Jan Johansen Gallery (2665 4th Ave, Suite 103A) on Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 2-4 pm. It’s Never Too Late to be an Artist is a Retrospective show featuring oil paintings and sculptural work by Dianne Luckett. Luckett will be hosting a Meet the Artist in the gallery on Saturday, June 1 from 1-3 pm and an Artist Talk on Friday, June 7 at 6pm where attendees will learn about her as an artist and the creative process she uses in creating her artwork. All gallery activities are free and open to the public.
Dianne Luckett has lived in Anoka for most of her life. She was born here and says there is nowhere else she would rather be. Luckett worked as a realtor and she took classes relating to art, but didn’t have the time to really get into it until she retired. At that time, her and her husband bought a home in Arizona for the winter months. She loved taking clay classes in Arizona but didn’t have a place to do so in Anoka, so she took up oil painting until she discovered Rumriver Art Center. Oil painting is what Luckett spends her time mostly on. She says “My easel is always set up, ready for my next endeavor. No subject is safe from my brush! I like to paint portraits as well as flowers and scenes from my travels. I plan to paint until I’m old, I’m only 88 now.” Please stop on by to see this fun show with a lot of amazing paintings and sculptures!
It’s Never Too Late to be an Artist will remain in the Jan Johansen Gallery through June 8, 2024.

Next Gallery Show: Trash to Treasure

Rumriver Art Center is excited to announce the June Jan Johansen Gallery show “Trash to Treasure”. This is an amazing show where artists took trash and transformed it into amazing artwork. The show’s opening will take place in the Jan Johansen Gallery at Rumriver Art Center (2665 4th Ave, Suite 103A) on Saturday, June 15 from 2-4.
This was Rumriver Art Center’s Summer Call for Entry, where 66 regional artists entered 111 pieces of artwork. Our judges chose 56 pieces of artwork to showcase a variety of mediums and ideas around the theme of taking unwanted items and turning them into a piece of artwork. All are welcome to stop by and view Trash to Treasure and see all the amazing artwork that is on display. These artists were very creative, and we have a wide variety of mediums including weaving, metal sculptures, acrylic paint with found objects, clay, polymer clay, found objects assembled in a variety of ways and much more. This will be a fun show to bring the whole family to see. Stop by Rumriver Art Center and check out this show and see what other creative things we have going on!
This show will be on display through Wednesday, July 3 at Rumriver Art Center, then it will be moving to Northtown Library to be on display from July 8-August 29.
The gallery hours after the show opening are Monday – Friday from 10-3, Saturday, June 22 from 9:30-3 and Saturday, June 29 from 9:30-1.

Top row: Lonnie Broden, Stacy Sowinski, Emiily Fritts
Middle Row: Mitchell Hansen, Linda Morvant, Amy Rieschl
Bottom Row: Agnes Dussault, Koda Drucker, Judy Sell

Past Shows

2024 Shows
  • Winter Call for Entry – Art of the Word: Saturday, January 6, 2024
  • Deanna Hartmann, Joel Barr & Cheryl Barr – Generations: Saturday, February 10, 2024 – Saturday, March 9, 2024
  • Rum River Hand Weavers Guild – Color and Weave: Saturday, March 16, 2024 – Saturday, April 13, 2024
  • Layl McDill – Nooks and Crannies Coalesce: Saturday, April 20, 2024 – Saturday, May 11, 2024
2023 Shows
  • Chad Niemeyer – An Exploration of the Temporary Permanence of Us: January 2023
  • Call for Entry – The Art of a Face: March 2023
  • Glenn Allenspach – Photography and Pots: April 2023
  • RRAC Student Show: May 2023
  • Connie Beckers – Rock, Glass, Solder: June 2023
  • Rumriver Art Center’s Summer Call for Entry – Home Is Where Your Heart Is: July 2023
  • Elizabeth Coleman – Flower Girl and Friends: (Mostly) New Work by Elizabeth Coleman: August 2023
  • Rumriver Art Center Teaching Artists: September 2023
  • Frankenstein – Fall Call for Entry: October 2023
  • Holiday Show and Shop: November 2023
2022 Shows
  • The Undersea World of Larry Weinberg: January 2022
  • Heather Barr: February 2022
  • Carol Strait: March 2022
  • Student Art Show 2022: April 2022
  • All About Birds: Saturday, April 2022
  • Snapshots of a Mind Set Free (Cherene Bebeau and Christine Tauer Mentorship Show): July 2022
  • Garden of Artful Delights (Franny Hyde & Ann Phillipi Mentorship Show): August 2022
  • Call for Entry – Wild About Water: September 2022
  • Chris Bowman – Chilling: October 2022
  • Patti Hartwell – Uncovering Herself as an Artist: November 2022
  • Holiday Show & Shop: December 2022
2020 Shows
2021 Shows
2019 Shows
  • A Sense of Place – The Art of Paul T. Boecher: January 2019
  • Student Art Show – The Art of Rumriver Art Center Students: February 2019
  • Artists Del Norte Spring Show: March 2019
  • Vitality Arts Students Show: June 2019
  • A Creativity of Muses – The Art of Delayne Hostetler: July 2019
  • Rusty Fork – The Art of Kevin Eldstrom: August 2019
  • Spread The Undead: October 2019
  • Handweavers Guild – Weaving From The Heart: November 2019
  • Vitality Arts Students Show: December 2019
  • Rumriver Art Center Holiday Show and Shop: December 2019
2018 Shows