Valerie Jenkins in New American Paintings Group Exhibit at Elmhurst Art Museum

Valerie Jenkins’ paintings are included in a group exhibit at Elmhurst Art Museum in Illinois.
New American Paintings: The 2014 Midwest Edition features 40 artists selected by Elmhurst Art Museum Chief Curator, Staci Boris.

duck,duck.....  oil, digital print, on aluminum 24" x 24" 2014

oil, digital print, on aluminum
24″ x 24″


Interview with Valerie Jenkins on MN Original

Watch the video interview highlighting painter and drawer Valerie Jenkins on MN Original.

Painter and drawer Valerie Jenkins finds endless inspiration in the small greenhouse on the side of her home. After horticulture proved to be difficult for her, Jenkins started filling the space with clear glass objects instead. The changing light and blurring of interior-exterior boundaries led Val to explore similar themes in her abstract art work.  See more of Val’s work on her website




Scottish Society of Artists at Rosalux Gallery in May

The Cut of Your Jib
A special group exhibition of works by artists from the Scottish Society of Artists.

Opening Reception: Friday May 15, 7-10pm
Exhibition runs: May 9-31st, 2015

Special Event: Friday May 15, 6-7pm.  Film screening and artists’ talk with artist Carolyn Scott and scholar Will Storrar on creative ventures in the civic arts and participatory democracy. “Bus Party” a mixed media film and photo piece on view in the gallery in which artists, writers and musicians spent a week on board a bus traveling around Scotland engaging with local communities and discussing the question “What kind of Scotland do you want?” in reference to the September 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum. Free and public. and

Rosalux Gallery Hours: Saturdays and Sundays noon-4pm. Free and open to the public

About the Exhibition:
The Cut of your Jib is a sea faring term, which dates back to the golden age of sailing when sailors on deck were advised to note the cut of the jib of an approaching ship in order to help identify friend or foe.
The works in this exhibition have been selected from the annual exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh Scotland and marks the first of what Rosalux hopes might be many more curatorial exchanges between artists groups across the globe. The Scottish Society of Artists has been an artist-led membership organization since 1891 with goals that include empowering artists through becoming part of an artist-led organization and facilitating artistic exchange and communication with international artists and artist groups.

In this exhibition the works of twenty selected artists showcase some of the rich diversity of approaches to art and art making in Scotland today. It features painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and installation works. Much of the work can be understood directly in relation to place as it reflects on aspects of the particular physical or political landscape inhabited by the artist.

Watercolor by Scottish artist Liam Walker

Watercolor by Scottish artist Liam Walker



Tara Costello’s new paintings “Layers” at Bloomington Theater and Art Center

Tara Costello’s new paintings are featured in a two-person show with Eric Ketelsen entitled “Layers” at Bloomington Theater and Art Center. Show runs from April 17th – May 29th.
OPENING: Friday, April 17, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
ARTIST TALK: Tuesday, May 19, 7:00 p.m

Tara Costello’s and Eric Ketelsen’s abstract paintings and drawings may, at first glance, appear to be a series of repetitive lines. But look again at the detail below and within the layers of each artwork, and you’ll see the subtle but rich variations in tone, texture, color, and gestural mark.

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Venetian Plaster 4’x7’

Tara Costello, Venetian Plaster, 4’x7’


Rosalux Announces the Return Of Green on Saturday, May 2nd!

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Back by popular demand, Rosalux is proud to announce the return of our blockbuster art raffle Green!  Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a winner?  Are you tired of standing outside in the cold with you face pressed against the window pane watching others take home artwork that until now seemed just out of your reach?  Do you just really like the Rosalux artists and want to help support their artistic efforts in the coming year? If your answer is yes to any of these vexing questions then happy days are here for you!

ubertog_greenBecause, Ute Bertog

Rosalux artists are donating over 20 one of a kind original artworks to be raffled off individually, and for only five dollars a ticket you can have the opportunity to win your very own.  Can’t make the event on the second but still want to get in on the action? No worries, you can purchase raffle tickets online up to the day of the raffle and preview the work  at  Participating artists for this years Green event include: Tara Costello, Laura Stack, John Diebel, Mike Sweere, Ute Bertog, Duane Ditty, Jack Dale, Elaine Rutherford, Shawn McNulty, Terrence Payne, Dan Buettner, Robert Roscoe, David Malcolm Scott, Valerie Jenkins,  Eleanor McGough, Melissa Loop, Amelia Biewald, Nick Howard, Rebecca Krinke, Shana Kaplow and James Wrayge.

kaplow plunge

Plunge, Shana Kaplow

Green is a one day event, taking place on Saturday May 2ND from 7-11 PM at Rosalux Gallery with the drawing for raffled artwork beginning promptly at 10 PM.   Rosalux Gallery is located at 1400 Van Buren Street, STE 195, Minneapolis, MN 55413.   Admission is free and open to the public.  We look forward to seeing you the night of the event and wish you the best of luck!



Storm Wall, James Wrayge

Ascent Angle: John Diebel & Tara Costello


Exhibit Dates: April 4th-26th
Opening Reception: Saturday, April 4th, 7-10pm
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, noon-4pm

Rosalux Gallery is proud to present “Ascent Angle” in April, featuring new work by Tara Costello and John Diebel . Through Costello’s high-sheen relief venetian plaster paintings, and Diebel’s precise geometric collage and photomontage, “Ascent Angle” explores themes of progress, flight, and geometric space. Join the artists for a reception on April 4th from 7-10pm. The show will run until April 26th.

Tara Costello is interested in the way multiple perspectives live, move and shift within the same moment. Her paintings explore varied and dispersed points of view simultaneously. Through the interplay of the rich texture of plaster, a limited color palette, and geometrical forms, she creates spaces, which invite multi-various subjects and subjectivities to interact.

The cut-paper collage work of John Diebel explores Modernism’s unfulfilled promises for the future. Through techniques perfected at the Bauhaus and by artists of the Russian Avant Garde, Diebel creates scenes of Dystopian whimsy, depicting flying cities and personal flying machines floating high above worlds in environmental or technological decay. Through a combination of digital photomontage and cut-paper collage, Diebel’s low relief, shadowboxed compositions are windows into futures past that echo the short-comings and opportunities of our own age.


Terrence Payne’s Paintings paired with Fashion in Minnesota Monthy

backdrop image by Terrence Payne

backdrop image by Terrence Payne

Stylist Jahna Peloquin has paired this spring’s fashion with eye-popping paintings by Minneapolis artist Terrence Payne in Minnesota Monthly. See it for yourself at


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