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.

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

04/21/2021

Don't miss a great artist talk tonight on zoom!
Meeting ID: 942 2751 1442
Passcode: Sculpture
Artists from Nothing Permanent Except Change as well as the Senior Solo Show will be speaking!

Here’s a sneak preview of the current student work in the Watkins Gallery! Come check out Nothing Permanent Except Chang...
04/19/2021

Here’s a sneak preview of the current student work in the Watkins Gallery! Come check out Nothing Permanent Except Change in socially-distanced person this week and attend the artist talk this Wednesday at 5pm
Find the zoom link and more on our website --> https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/

There’s a lot of great new faces waiting for you in the WSU juried student art show, FLO! Just check out our website at ...
04/06/2021

There’s a lot of great new faces waiting for you in the WSU juried student art show, FLO! Just check out our website at https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/ to start exploring the virtual gallery today.
This work is the third-place winner, ‘Tears of Wanderlust’ by Megan McCormick!

There’s a lot of great new faces waiting for you in the WSU juried student art show, FLO! Just check out our website at https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/ to start exploring the virtual gallery today.
This work is the third-place winner, ‘Tears of Wanderlust’ by Megan McCormick!

Students! Apply to this year's juried show!!!!
03/11/2021

Students! Apply to this year's juried show!!!!

Students! Apply to this year's juried show!!!!

02/16/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
A presentation by Linda LeGarde Grover and Angela Two Stars
This Wednesday, 2/17/21, at 5pm on Zoom:
https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/8976193747
Free and no pre-registration required.
Sponsored by the Watkins Gallery and the WSU History Department.

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Join us this Wednesday at 5pm for a conversation with Linda LeGarde Grover and Angela Two Stars about the epidemic of mi...
02/16/2021

Join us this Wednesday at 5pm for a conversation with Linda LeGarde Grover and Angela Two Stars about the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women.
https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/8976193747

Join us this Wednesday at 5pm for a conversation with Linda LeGarde Grover and Angela Two Stars about the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women.
https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/8976193747

Don't miss it! 👋• The Watkins Gallery is showcasing Jamie Ho's photographic series, Canton Gulf.• Be sure to visit the g...
02/09/2021

Don't miss it! 👋
• The Watkins Gallery is showcasing Jamie Ho's photographic series, Canton Gulf.
• Be sure to visit the gallery for this special physical showing, the first one in nearly over a year!

Come and check out the amazing photographic pieces!
02/09/2021

Come and check out the amazing photographic pieces!

🗣 Have you heard the news? Watkins galley has an in-person show! Come on in out of the cold and view the show Canton Gulf by Jamie Ho. Or if you’d prefer a cozy night home, check out our website for Jamie’s artist talk and a virtual gallery!
https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/

🗣 Have you heard the news? Watkins galley has an in-person show! Come on in out of the cold and view the show Canton Gul...
02/08/2021

🗣 Have you heard the news? Watkins galley has an in-person show! Come on in out of the cold and view the show Canton Gulf by Jamie Ho. Or if you’d prefer a cozy night home, check out our website for Jamie’s artist talk and a virtual gallery!
https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/

🗣 Have you heard the news? Watkins galley has an in-person show! Come on in out of the cold and view the show Canton Gulf by Jamie Ho. Or if you’d prefer a cozy night home, check out our website for Jamie’s artist talk and a virtual gallery!
https://educate.winona.edu/watkinsgallery/

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?

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Art Department, Watkins Hall
Winona, MN
55987

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 8pm
Thursday 9am - 4pm
Friday 9am - 4pm

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.