Fine Arts Gallery

The Normandale Fine Arts Gallery is committed to providing high-quality exhibitions to encourage appreciation and understanding of art and its role in society through direct engagement with original works of art. Exhibits feature local, regional, and national artists, along with faculty and students shows. Exhibiting artists actively engage with the Art Department and our students by means such as giving an artist talk, collaborating with an art class, or presenting a workshop for our students.

Artist Proposals for the Fine Arts Gallery are accepted. Please email Kris Holmgren for information.


  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Closed Sundays and Holidays
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Note: All exhibits are subject to change

2016-17 Normandale Fine Arts Gallery Schedule

Summer 2016

June 6 - July 22

Glass Fusing 2 Exhibition (Reception on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 p.m.) Young at Art

Fall 2016

August 8 - September 8, 2016

Jehra Patrick

September 12 - October 8, 2016

Josh Wilichowski

October 13 - November 10, 2016 (Artist Talk/Reception: Tuesday, October 18 from 6 to 7 p.m.)

Mathew Winkler: Taking Things Apart and Putting Them Back Together

November 14 - December 16, 2016 (Artist Talk/Reception: November 21 from 1 to 2 p.m.)

Arica Roe: O Pioneer (Photography)Areca Roe, Forest, from the O Pioneer Series, Digital Print, 2015.

  • This series of large scale photographs, titled O Pioneer, hearken back to the pioneering Western photographers of the late 1800s, in a tongue-in-cheek manner. These photographers, such as William Henry Jackson and Carleton Watkins, surveyed the West in North America and brought back stunning imagery of splendor and bounty. Their images helped propel the problematic narrative of Manifest Destiny. Much of my imagery is directly borrowed from these historical photographs, while some simply reference the genre. The odd fur-lined land substitutes for the majesty in these images, and become in some ways as otherworldly and foreign as those brought back by the surveying photographers-images of strange rock formations, geysers, pristine waterfalls, and wide open plains.  

Spring 2017

January 5 - February 13, 2017 (Artist Talk/Reception: Date and time to be determined)

Mary Bergs (Installation)

  • This work represents an exploration of linguistic properties that involves taking things out of their typical context and reorganizing them into new meanings. This is a process that includes finding, examining, manipulating and organizing components. The components are arranged into compositions and document a temporary stopping point. The compositions of found and altered materials represent momentary fragments of thought and through their arrangement and rearrangement constantly redefine it's meaning. New work is often constructed from remnants of previous work and in this way creates a document of it's own process. The work is perpetually in a preliminary state, and the compositions record a single point in the process. 

February 17 - March 16, 2017 (Reception/Award Ceremony: Tuesday, March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.)

South Suburban High School Conference Art Show

  • South Suburban High School Conference: Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Eastview, Farmington, Lakeville North, Lakeville South, Prior Lake, Rosemount and Shakopee
  • Juror: Josh Wilichowski, Lecturer from University of Wisconsin Stout

The 2016 South Suburban gallery is available here.

March 24 - April 18, 2017 (Reception/Award Ceremony: Monday, April 3 from 3 to 5 p.m.)

Normandale Student Show

  • Juror: Jehra Patrick, Director of Law Warchaw Gallery, Macalester College

April 24 - May 5, 2017 (Reception: the week of May 1-5, one week before finals)

Graduating AFA Student Show

May 10 - May 25, 2017 (Reception/Award Ceremony: Tuesday, May 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.)

Metro West High School Conference Art Show

  • Metro West High School Conference: Benilde-St. Margaret's, Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Chanhassen, Chaska, Richfield, Robbinsdale Cooper and St. Louis Park.

The 2016 Metro West gallery is available here.

May 30 - August 4, 2017 

Young @Art / Glass Fusing Show

August 15 - September 16, 2017 

Faculty Show

September 26 - October 28, 2017 

Benjamin Moreau - Printmaking

November 7 - December 16, 2017

A Certain Slant of Light 

Curated Show based off the Emily Dickinson poem

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