Watkins Gallery, Winona State University

Watkins Gallery, Winona State University The Watkins Gallery hosts student, faculty, and visiting artist exhibits within the Winona State University Art Department. The Watkins Gallery aims to bring together the Winona State University community with local Winona and Minnesota artists.
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Our aim as an organization is to create an open space of creativity for students, artists, and those within the Winona community. Follow us on Tumblr for further updates on gallery openings, shows, artists, staff, and opportunities! http://watkinsgallerywsu.tumblr.com/

Operating as usual

What do YOU see?Why not take a stroll downtown and see what you can find?
11/24/2020

What do YOU see?
Why not take a stroll downtown and see what you can find?

What are you looking at? 👁 👄 👁Can you guess where this portrait is hanging in Winona?
11/24/2020

What are you looking at? 👁 👄 👁
Can you guess where this portrait is hanging in Winona?

Here is a screenshot of Wing Young Huie's Chalk Talk Workshop earlier this semester! Some of the questions asked in the ...
11/22/2020

Here is a screenshot of Wing Young Huie's Chalk Talk Workshop earlier this semester!
Some of the questions asked in the workshop are:
What are you?
How do you think others see you? What don’t they see?
What advice would you give to a stranger?
What is your favorite word?
Describe an incident that changed you.
How have you been affected by race?

What would you answers be?

Hopefully you were able to join Wing Young Huie's virtual artist talk! Wing covered the philosophy of his works, his app...
11/21/2020

Hopefully you were able to join Wing Young Huie's virtual artist talk! Wing covered the philosophy of his works, his approaches to taking photographs, and the fight for social justice in his front yard. His work is still available to view through our website: https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/wing-young-huie/

“I had an exhibit in Frogtown...And that was my first solo show. Don’t have an art degree, didn’t grow up in art culture...
11/14/2020

“I had an exhibit in Frogtown...And that was my first solo show. Don’t have an art degree, didn’t grow up in art culture, and that was my beginning of my career.” - Wing Young Huie

Hear more from the podcast with our featured artist, Wing Young Huie, on our website! https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/
📸 by Ia Xiong

"I don't even remember at what point I was even able to call myself an artist, even though I had a book published. It wa...
11/14/2020

"I don't even remember at what point I was even able to call myself an artist, even though I had a book published. It was intimidating"

-Wing Young Huie

What's your favorite thing about Winona? While you think about it, make sure to check out the full show of people living...
11/11/2020

What's your favorite thing about Winona? While you think about it, make sure to check out the full show of people living their ordinary lives during the pandemic on display downtown now!

"I had a lot of doubts about being an artist, because I didn't grow up in an art culture... It took a while for me to ga...
11/10/2020

"I had a lot of doubts about being an artist, because I didn't grow up in an art culture... It took a while for me to gain the confidence to do my first project." - Wing Young Huie
Sometimes making art can be daunting, but seeing the world through someone else's eyes is always worth it. See more of these evocative portraits now on 3rd Street downtown!

"The best compliment I ever got was from a 6th grader... He said, 'I really like your pictures'. I said, 'Great. What'd ...
11/09/2020

"The best compliment I ever got was from a 6th grader... He said, 'I really like your pictures'. I said, 'Great. What'd you like about them?' He said, 'They're real." - Wing Young Huie
Come on down to 3rd street and see the real faces of Winona in the Pandemic Portraits show by WSU students in collaboration with Wing Young Huie

"How can you take a photograph that gives a glimpse of what's underneath? ... What are you? What defines you?" - Wing Yo...
11/08/2020

"How can you take a photograph that gives a glimpse of what's underneath? ... What are you? What defines you?" - Wing Young Huie

Some of the portraits can be surprising! Winona is a rich and varied community, many sides of which can be seen downtown...
11/08/2020

Some of the portraits can be surprising! Winona is a rich and varied community, many sides of which can be seen downtown right now! Who will you see?

Why not take advantage of the nice weather to take a tour of our newest public exhibition downtown? It's a great opportu...
11/05/2020

Why not take advantage of the nice weather to take a tour of our newest public exhibition downtown? It's a great opportunity to check out local businesses and see our community with fresh eyes!

Watkins Gallery, Winona State University's cover photo
10/30/2020

Watkins Gallery, Winona State University's cover photo

Check out our exhibition, Pandemic Portraits, installed in storefronts on 3rd Street in downtown Winona! Photographs are...
10/30/2020

Check out our exhibition, Pandemic Portraits, installed in storefronts on 3rd Street in downtown Winona! Photographs are at the southeastern corner of Main and 3rd Streets, 67 East 3rd Street, 119 and 121 East 3rd Street, and on the southeastern corner of 3rd and Walnut Streets. The exhibition is on view until December 9th!

👋 HEY! Watkins Gallery would appreciate if everyone could do their part by wearing a mask! 🤔 Yeah, it's not ideal but ma...
09/23/2020

👋 HEY! Watkins Gallery would appreciate if everyone could do their part by wearing a mask! 🤔 Yeah, it's not ideal but maybe... MAYBE if we wear our masks, things could get better. 😌

Until then...
Please visit our new website featuring virtual exhibitions, information about our current gallery shows, and more!
educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/

Good Morning everybody! We know you've been on the edge of your seats, but the wait is over, Anne Wedler's virtual exhib...
09/22/2020
Anne Wedler

Good Morning everybody! We know you've been on the edge of your seats, but the wait is over, Anne Wedler's virtual exhibition is published and ready for you! 😁 One of the positives of our online exhibition is there is no max capacity! Share the link with friends, family, neighbors, boss, heck even the mail person! We look forward to sharing this beautiful work with all of you.
"I like balancing the fun of chaos with the dual joy and torture of intimacy; solitude as a sanctuary and penance.” ~Anne Wedler
https://www.artsteps.com/view/5f455b2b7c2555019c0b32cb?currentUser&fbclid=IwAR1Lnbrci--1DxRRzNy6JvtBqmgTGa9cTrg1_sDSo8i_2752wmOYJP1jot0

Our second virtual exhibition is on its way! We are excited for you to view Anne Wedler’s work. She is an observational ...
09/18/2020

Our second virtual exhibition is on its way! We are excited for you to view Anne Wedler’s work. She is an observational painter interested in narrative and visual metaphor. You can really see her love of storytelling through her figure painting! Visit https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/ to view the virtual exhibition and listen to our podcast interview with the artist.

We may not have much 💔 but what we do we offer! 🙈 Today we have a challenge for all you art lovers! 🖼💕🎨 Can you recreate...
09/18/2020

We may not have much 💔 but what we do we offer! 🙈 Today we have a challenge for all you art lovers! 🖼💕🎨 Can you recreate your favorite famous work in emojis?

👀 DON'T MISS OUT! 👀 Tomorrow is the final day of Motomichi Nakamura's Virtual Exhibition....but don't worry! You will st...
09/15/2020

👀 DON'T MISS OUT! 👀 Tomorrow is the final day of Motomichi Nakamura's Virtual Exhibition.

...but don't worry! You will still be able to find his work on the "past exhibitions" page on our website 😊
https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/about/

09/09/2020
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Here's the info again for tonight's Artsist Talk!
https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/95138437993
Password: PhotoRulz

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It's only been a day, but we miss you all so much! 😭 It's extra hard when your only building-mate only wants to pick fig...
09/09/2020

It's only been a day, but we miss you all so much! 😭 It's extra hard when your only building-mate only wants to pick fights 😔 If you miss art as much as we miss you, you're in luck! We have a great artist talk lined up for Wednesday at 5pm with visiting artist Motomichi Nakamura! The Zoom link is on our website under 'Artist Talks and Conversations'. We hope to see you all there! ❤️🖌❤️

Seems like someone’s mad 😡 no one is visiting them in quarantine! Sorry we don’t waste our time on making flashy website...
09/04/2020

Seems like someone’s mad 😡 no one is visiting them in quarantine! Sorry we don’t waste our time on making flashy websites 😤, I guess we were too busy being a place of responsible distance learning 🧑‍🏫 and contributing to education 📚✏️! Still, you can even find us on the Watkins website at educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/ (Are you sure it’s not named after the building? 😏)

👋 HEY! You ever heard of Weber Gallery? 🤔Yeah, me neither. But maybe you’ve heard of Watkins Gallery, the groundbreaking...
09/03/2020

👋 HEY! You ever heard of Weber Gallery? 🤔Yeah, me neither. But maybe you’ve heard of Watkins Gallery, the groundbreaking art gallery provided at the heart of Watkins Hall. Please visit our brand new and exciting website featuring information about our current and upcoming gallery shows. For the record, Weber Gallery doesn’t even have their own website, what a drag. 🙄

educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/

Just want to take a minute to thank our friends River Arts Alliance - RAA for sharing our events even when we don't have...
09/01/2020
Photography Workshop with Wing Young Huie

Just want to take a minute to thank our friends River Arts Alliance - RAA for sharing our events even when we don't have to time to ask them to do so! Thanks RAA!

Friday | September 4 | 3:00-4:30pm Zoom: educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/ The WSU Art Department is excited to host acclaimed photographer Wing Young Huie over Zoom. Huie will conduct workshops w…

We invite you to experience our first virtual exhibition of the semester, featuring the work of Motomichi Nakamura. Naka...
08/26/2020
Watkins Gallery – Winona State University

We invite you to experience our first virtual exhibition of the semester, featuring the work of Motomichi Nakamura.
Nakamura is a highly versatile artist who has exhibited and screened his work all around the world, more recently becoming one of the first two resident artists in MTN Virtual Residency!
We are so excited to be able to share his work with you- for an interview with the artist, virtual exhibitions, and additional upcoming events at WSU this fall:

Upcoming Exhibitions Motomichi Nakamura: August 26th–September 15th Motomichi Nakamura is an animator, projection artist and lecturer based in Brooklyn, NY. He was born and raised in Japan. He attended Parsons School of Design in NYC where he studied Communication Design and Illustration. He lived...

Even though we here at Watkins miss seeing everyone in person, we are committed to upholding the safest environment poss...
08/26/2020
Watkins Gallery – Winona State University

Even though we here at Watkins miss seeing everyone in person, we are committed to upholding the safest environment possible. !!This year Watkins Gallery is SO very proud to announce the launch of our OFFICIAL WEBSITE!!
Here are just a few things you can find:
- Virtual Exhibitions = All Exhibition spaces are available to view virtually any time during the artists show.
- Podcast Interviews = 'Warming up with a Warrior' is a chance for Winona State art students to chat with visiting artists about the reality of being an artist.
- Zoom Artist Talks = Links to upcoming Artists Talks.

We want to keep our students and visitors as engaged as ever, arguably more so, during this time of virtual learning and social distancing. We hope you all love it as much as we do!

https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/

Upcoming Exhibitions Motomichi Nakamura: August 26th–September 15th Motomichi Nakamura is an animator, projection artist and lecturer based in Brooklyn, NY. He was born and raised in Japan. He attended Parsons School of Design in NYC where he studied Communication Design and Illustration. He lived...

We are ramping back up for a season of some virtual, some public exhibitions! Whooooooot!!!! We have some fantastic arti...
08/07/2020

We are ramping back up for a season of some virtual, some public exhibitions! Whooooooot!!!! We have some fantastic artists visiting over Zoom this fall. More info to come soon...

Even if we won't be gathering in groups at the gallery together any time soon, we still truly are a community of artists.

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Art Department, Watkins Hall
Winona, MN
55987

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

Telephone

(507) 457-5532

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Missing my PALS students so I decided to create this video to send to all the parents.
This is a stunning show by a wonderfully talented artist. Roger and the WSU Dept. of Art and Design thank you bringing this work to Winona. What a gift.