Work by HeeJune Shin at the State Fair

“Field Trip to Environmental Center” an oil on canvas by Hee June Shin (done with a palette knife) was selected for the Fine Arts Exhibition at the MN State Fair this year. This large studio painting was composed from plein air paintings previously painted at the Cascade Meadow Environmental Center, Rochester, MN.

Four SEMVA artists put together a new show called “4 Color”

Andrea Costopoulos, Pat Dunn-Walker, Monika Gloviczki and HeeJune Shin are four artists who share a passion for color, nature and friendship.   A selection of their paintings can be seen at the Paradise Center for the Arts in Faribault, MN from June 23 through August 4, 2015.  For more information visit


Jeanne Licari in the Crossing’s Poet Artist Collaboration Show

Jeanne Licari is one of several juried artists displaying in the Poet Artist Collaboration Show at Crossings in Zumbrota, MN.  The show runs from March 30 to May 9th.  An artists’ reception will be held Saturday, April 18 at 6:30 pm.  At 7:30 pm, in the State Theater down the block from Crossings, the poets [...]

Bernadine Jax is March’s “Artist in Residence” at the Rochester Public Library.

Bernadine Jax is “Artist  in Residence” this March at the Rochester Public Library. She is teaching Mandala drawing on Saturday, March 14th from 2:00 to 5:00pm.  On Sunday, March 15th she will again be in the Makerspace on Second Floor with those interested in Painting Mandalas from 2:00 to 5:00pm.

Brian Cragun featured in 507 Magazine

Brian Cragun, who shows at SEMVA, was featured in this week’s 507 Magazine, the weekly entertainment section of Rochester Post Bulletin. Brian has been an oil painter for 14 years, and especially likes painting on location, which artists refer to as “Plein Air”, meaning in the open air. You can read the article online. Or [...]