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

👋 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.

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in these recreations, we hope they offered some fun in the past ...
05/14/2020

Congratulations to all of our students who participated in these recreations, we hope they offered some fun in the past few weeks! Our last featured recreation artist is Megan Cichosz who brilliantly recreates Rene Magrittes 1937 The Therapist!

Charlie Birkeli on her fourth task from Venus! Recreating John William Waterhouse's 1903 painting Psyche Opening the Gol...
05/14/2020

Charlie Birkeli on her fourth task from Venus! Recreating John William Waterhouse's 1903 painting Psyche Opening the Golden Box, Charlie innovatively used fabrics and items around her home to capture the mythological essence of the painting. Very well done!

Whoop whoop!! We have another art recreation! Love the attention to details she put in this piece! Thank you Christina F...
05/14/2020

Whoop whoop!! We have another art recreation! Love the attention to details she put in this piece! Thank you Christina Fague for this awesome recreation of Afarin Sajedi 's painting Chefs Offer 2! Stay tuned for the final two recreations to be posted!!

Yet another amazing recreation! Amanda Chapman-Vruno has wonderfully recreated Roberto Ferruzzi's Madonna of the Streets...
05/12/2020

Yet another amazing recreation! Amanda Chapman-Vruno has wonderfully recreated Roberto Ferruzzi's Madonna of the Streets, 1897.

Here we have another INCREDIBLE recreation by Jennifer Lovejoy of the painting Queen Elizabeth I by an unknown English a...
05/11/2020

Here we have another INCREDIBLE recreation by Jennifer Lovejoy of the painting Queen Elizabeth I by an unknown English artist! This recreation was so creative and looks like it was so much fun, awesome job Jennifer!

Can you tell which one is Paul Cezanne's 1895, The Basket of Apples? We had to take a double look! Great work Debra Oate...
05/11/2020

Can you tell which one is Paul Cezanne's 1895, The Basket of Apples? We had to take a double look! Great work Debra Oates!

Winona Fine Arts Commission
05/09/2020

Winona Fine Arts Commission

ANNOUNCING "WINONA CHALK THE WALK"

The Winona Fine Arts Commission launches the Winona Chalk the Walk program for City of Winona residents. Through this program, the Fine Arts Commission strives to provide a creative and fun outlet for the community by offering high-quality art education and accessible materials for all ages in this time of crisis.

Residents can sign up to receive a pack of sidewalk chalk and lesson plans created by Winona Creative Laureate, Sarah Johnson, land local art-educators Briana Haupt and Holly Al-Abad.

The Commission also hopes to connect residents through this shared but safe activity, and to encourage them to spend time outdoors, and to bring attention to the power of art as a therapeutic mechanism for the effects of having to "Shelter in Place".

The Chalk the Walk packets are being offered while supplies last and will be delivered safely to the outside of your home after you sign up by going to the website WINONArts.com and clicking on the CHALK THE WALK link or using the form link here:

https://forms.gle/qbTStDES9tgUnF437

The Fine Arts Commission strives to engage the Winona Community through shared community art involvement during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Commission is asking those who utilize these resources share photos of their projects with the community via social media using the hashtag #WinonaChalktheWalk and #winonachalkthewalk. Chalk the Walk participants are also invited to share photos of their work to be shared on the Fine Arts Commission page and the new WINONArts website (WINONArts.com). Send JPEG formatted pictures to Lee Gundersheimer, Arts and Culture Coordinator, at [email protected].

Stepping away from portraits for the art recreations, we have Brittney Huisman who has recreated Salvador Dali's, The El...
05/08/2020

Stepping away from portraits for the art recreations, we have Brittney Huisman who has recreated Salvador Dali's, The Elephants,1948.
P.S. Congratulations Graduates!🥳

Here we have yet another incredible recreation done by Kylie Tschida! The original artwork is Self-Portrait as a Lute Pl...
05/08/2020

Here we have yet another incredible recreation done by Kylie Tschida!

The original artwork is Self-Portrait as a Lute Player by Artemisia Gentileschi

Stay tuned for more recreations posted soon!~

Our next featured recreation is by Heidi Lietha! Using her friend and some ingenuity she's remastered Rene Magritte's 19...
05/07/2020

Our next featured recreation is by Heidi Lietha! Using her friend and some ingenuity she's remastered Rene Magritte's 1969 painting, The Son Of Man.

As a fun project to finish the semester, multiple Fine Arts classes were assigned to make a recreation of a famous work ...
05/07/2020

As a fun project to finish the semester, multiple Fine Arts classes were assigned to make a recreation of a famous work of art out of found materials at home! We NEEDED to share!!!! Here is one of many to come!😄😄
Original: Laughing Boy with Sandwhich and Puppy (Hungry Buddies),Norman Rockwell, 1921.
As recreated by, Hannah Keith.

This is a good Zoom ID for next week. https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/91804610418This is (5/6 - 7 pm) Reception social on We...
04/30/2020
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This is a good Zoom ID for next week.
https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/91804610418

This is (5/6 - 7 pm) Reception social on Wednesday, May 6th at 5 p.m.https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/91804610418

Counting down the days until we "see" your faces again!

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04/29/2020

Check out this virtual recreation of the Watkins Gallery made in Google Sketchup that showcases all the actual two-dimensional pieces from Winona State's Juried Exhibition, Art and Beyond.

Thank you to Mai'a Williams for her wonderful installation, "Last Prayer Before Sunrise"! This wonderous show included s...
04/17/2020

Thank you to Mai'a Williams for her wonderful installation, "Last Prayer Before Sunrise"! This wonderous show included several video projections with audio tracks, making the show exciting and stimulating! Mai'a also performed readings of her poems, speaking about the sense of identity. Fantastic show!

Student Juried Exhibition 2020
04/04/2020

Student Juried Exhibition 2020

One positive to social distancing is working on art with your pet! 😸 What have you been working on?! Post a picture of y...
03/20/2020

One positive to social distancing is working on art with your pet! 😸 What have you been working on?! Post a picture of your workspace and what you’ve been doing with this looong spring break! Stay safe and keep washing your hands!

There’s still plenty of room in the Weber Gallery for Art Beyond submissions! Works can be dropped off anytime tomorrow ...
03/05/2020

There’s still plenty of room in the Weber Gallery for Art Beyond submissions! Works can be dropped off anytime tomorrow or Friday between 9 am -4 pm!

Attention all current WSU students!! The 2020 Juried Exhibition ~Art Beyond~ entry begins next week! From March 4th-6th,...
02/25/2020

Attention all current WSU students!! The 2020 Juried Exhibition ~Art Beyond~ entry begins next week! From March 4th-6th, 9am-4pm drop off at Watkins Hall, in the Weber Gallery (room 203). You can submit up to 3 works!

More information can be found on the poster below, Good Luck!

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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

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(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.