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. For 2022 the Rumriver Art Center Gallery is named The Jan Johansen Gallery for all her contributions as an artist and supporter of the Rumriver Art Center.

Thank you so much to Jan Johansen for your generous donation and for sponsoring our art gallery for 2022!

Upcoming Shows

Patti Hartwell: Saturday, November 5, 2022 – Saturday, November 26, 2022
Holiday Show & Shop: Saturday, December 3, 2022 – Thursday, December 29, 2022
Chad Niemeyer: Saturday, January 7, 2023 – Saturday, January 28, 2023
Elizabeth Coleman: Saturday, February 4, 2023 – Saturday, February 25, 2023
RRAC Student Show: Saturday, March 4, 2023 – Saturday, March 25, 2023

Gallery Hours

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

Holiday Hours

November 24 & 25: Closed
Friday December 23rd through Thursday December 29th: limited hours by appointment only

Current Gallery Show: Uncovering Herself as an Artist

Patti’s Artist Talk and Meet the Artist have been rescheduled for Saturday 11/26, 1pm – 2pm: meet the artist, 2pm – 4pm: artist talk.

Rumriver Art Center will present a new gallery show titled: Uncovering Herself as an Artist. The show’s opening will take place at the Jan Johansen Gallery (2665 4th Ave, Suite 103A) on Saturday, November 5 from 2pm-4pm. The art gallery show will feature the artwork of Patti Hartwell.
Patricia Hartwell has returned to her Monticello roots after honing her skills in the Twin Cities and the Rum River Art Center in Anoka. She has been creating a variety of projects in the Sister Arts since before her teens and well into her adult life. She has now embarked on a new creative journey and set up an art house on the edge of town- currently working in simple mediums of clay, paint, and words. Patti has “Uncovered Herself as an Artist” and is excited about the many opportunities to share her skills and art with all communities.
Uncovering Herself as an Artist showcases Patti’s whimsical acrylic paintings which will lead the viewer into a magical world. Patti will also have all of her fun pottery on display. This is a fun show for all to see.

Uncovering Herself as an Artist will remain in the Jan Johansen Gallery through November 26th.

Next Gallery Show: Holiday Show and Shop

The Rumriver Art Center is excited to present our annual Holiday Show and Shop in the Jan Johansen Gallery at Rumriver Art Center (2665 4th Ave, Suite 103A) opening on Saturday December 3rd from 10-4. This year’s Holiday Show and Shop is filled with amazing artwork by 36 local artists. There is a wide variety of artwork to choose from. We have many potters from our clay program who have their work in the shop, all the pieces are unique to the potter and some even have plants in them. Some of the other artwork we are showcasing is jewelry, silk scarves, watercolor paintings, greeting cards, wooden bowls and rings, glass mosaics, alcohol ink art, leather journals, weavings, a newly published children’s book and much more. Everything in the Holiday Show and Shop is for sale. If you are looking for a unique gift this is the place to shop! Our hours are Monday – Friday 9:30-3, Saturday December 3rd from 10-4, and Saturdays December 10th and 17th from 10-2, with limited hours by appointment only from Friday December 23rd through Thursday December 29th. The Holiday Show and Shop will be open until December 29th. Please stop by and see all the wonderful art we have for you to choose from!

Past Shows

  • Vitality Arts Gallery Show: June 16, 2018 – July 11, 2018
  • Rum River Handweavers Guild 2018 Exhibition: November 3, 2018 – December 1, 2018
  • Rumriver Art Center Holiday Show and Shop: December 12, 2018 – January 5, 2019
  • A Sense of Place – The Art of Paul T. Boecher: January 12, 2019 – February 16, 2019
  • Student Art Show – The Art of Rumriver Art Center Students: February 23, 2019 – March 23, 2019
  • Artists Del Norte Spring Show: March 30, 2019 – April 27, 2019
  • Vitality Arts Students Show: June 8, 2019 – July 13, 2019
  • A Creativity of Muses – The Art of Delayne Hostetler: July 20, 2019 – August 17, 2019
  • Rusty Fork – The Art of Kevin Eldstrom: August 24, 2019 – September 28, 2019
  • Spread The Undead: October 12, 2019 – October 31, 2019
  • Handweavers Guild – Weaving From The Heart: November 2, 2019 – November 30, 2019
  • Vitality Arts Students Show: December 7, 2019 – December 13, 2019
  • Rumriver Art Center Holiday Show and Shop: December 14, 2019 – January 5, 2020
  • Acrylic Painting & Plein Air Painting Club: January 11, 2020 – February 12, 2020
  • Thru the Years – The Art of Pam Devine: February 15, 2020 – March 11, 2020
  • Sunshine Artists Show: March 2020 – May 30, 2020
  • The Art of Julia Jaakola: June 6, 2020 – July 1, 2020
  • Mentorship Program Show: July 11, 2020 – August 7, 2020
  • Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show: Spring 2020
  • Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show: Summer 2020
  • Rumriver Art Center Holiday Show and Shop: November 2020 – February 2021
  • Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show: Winter 2021
  • Vitality Arts Virtual Gallery Show: Spring 2021
  • Student Art Show 2021: May 22, 2021 – June 11, 2021
  • Anita Cholewa & Cheryl Barr: June 19, 2021 – July 12, 2021
  • Jerry Jorgenrud & Bill Hogan: July 17. 2021 – August 9, 2021
  • Dianne Novak & Patricia Undis: August 14, 2021 – September 7, 2021
  • Franny Hyde & Tanya Piatz: September 11, 2021 – September 30, 2021
  • Call for Entry – Autumn in Anoka: October 9, 2021 – October 31, 2021
  • Rum River Handweavers Guild: November 6, 2021 – November 26, 2021
  • Holiday Show & Shop: December 4, 2021 – January 2, 2022
  • The Undersea World of Larry Weinberg: Janaury 8 , 2022 – January 30, 2022
  • Heather Barr: February 5, 2022 – February 27, 2022
  • Carol Strait: March 5, 2022 – March 27, 2022
  • Student Art Show 2022: April 2, 2022 – April 24, 2022
  • All About Birds: Saturday, April 30, 2022 – Saturday, June 18, 2022
  • Snapshots of a Mind Set Free (Cherene Bebeau and Christine Tauer Mentorship Show): Saturday, July 16, 2022 – Sunday, August 7, 2022
  • Garden of Artful Delights (Franny Hyde & Ann Phillipi Mentorship Show): Saturday, August 13, 2022 – Thursday, September 1, 2022
  • Call for Entry – Wild About Water: Saturday, September 10, 2022 – Saturday, October 1, 2022
  • Chris Bowman – Chilling: Saturday, October 8, 2022 – Saturday, October 29, 2022

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