Shana Kaplow and Emmett Ramstad Exhibition in February

Shana Kaplow and Emmett Ramstad, a new Rosalux exhibition to open February 4th. The exhibition will feature ink drawings and wall installations by Shana Kaplow and sculptural installations by Emmett Ramstad. The exhibition brings together the artists’ shared interest in the socio-political body.

Opening Reception: February 4, 6-10pm
Public dialogue with guest contributors “Art and the Social Body”: February 25, 2-4pm
Exhibition runs through February 26th.

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Shana Kaplow ink drawings – Emmett Ramstad sculptural installations




Laura Stack at CIRCA GALLERY “Winter Salon” Exhibit

LAURA STACK is a new artist at CIRCA GALLERY and her paintings are part of the Circa “Winter Salon” exhibit. Stack’s painting “Fluere #8” was featured in the recent Star Tribune review of  the “Winter Salon”.

Laura Stack Fluere 8

Laura Stack, “Fluere 8″, ink painting, 26″ x 20”


The Rematch: James Wrayge and Duane Ditty January 2017

Rosalux Gallery presents
“The Rematch- James Wrayge and Duane Ditty.”
Opening reception:  January 7, 2017 from 7pm – 10pm
Exhibit runs through January 29th.
James Wrayge: “Composition in the Key of X” oil on canvas
Though Wrayge and Ditty have only become aware of each others work relatively recently they have a shared history and similar understanding of painting, both choosing to keep their work abstract and non-objective.  The work of both displays an enthusiasm for the interplay of geometric pictorial space.

Like boxers who return to the ring they have honed their skills and are aware of the necessity for response and exchange in the working process.  Their familiarity with the canvas allows for loose, geometrically defined gestures to create a space representative of action and reaction.  Both work in the realm of discovery and ambiguity where the next move could lead to disaster or completion.

These paintings represent time and it’s overlap, surrounding and circumstance, spontaneity and consideration.

James Wrayge
Duane Ditty
Rosalux is free and open to the public.
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays noon-4pm
1400 Van Buren St, NE, #195, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Duane Ditty:  “Departure” oil on canvas


Laura Stack and Shana Kaplow Art at Peterssen/Keller Architecture

Laura Stack’s organic hyper-color paintings and Shana Kaplow’s tall black and white ink paintings are featured at Peterssen/Keller Architecture in Minneapolis.
Curated by Tim Peterson.

Visit the artists’ websites – and

Peterssen/Keller Architecture –
2919 James Avenue South Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

Laura Stack Art Peterssen Keller Architects

(Left) Laura Stack’s, organic hyper-color ink painting “Fluere #12” – (Right) Shana Kaplow’s vertical black and white ink painting.





Rosalux Announces The Return of Our Annual Open Call Exhibition This December

Open Door Twelve












Hazel, Archival digital pigment print, 22.5″ x 30″, ed 7, 2014 R.J. Kern


Rosalux gallery is proud to announce the opening of it’s twelfth annual Open Door exhibition coming to the gallery this December.  Open Door is the one time of year when Rosalux opens its doors to artists outside of the collective in the form of an open call to bring inside what is happening outside of the gallery doors and give them an opportunity to share their work with our audience.  Open Door Twelve will feature work form artists Nicolas Darcourt, Justine Di Fiore, Mary Gibney, Monica Howell, R.J. Kern, Daniel McCarthy- Clifford, Karen Peters, Montana Picard, Erika Ritzel, Nick Rivers, Adam White, and Jake Zirbes.  This year’s call was jurored by artist and curator Andrea Carlson who had this to say about the selections she made for this years open door exhibition,

“This years Open Door was narrowed by the unified, curated theme of tactility. There is an immediacy of associating a surface with similar things one has touched. When I see the texture of an object, there is a known, lived experience. Looking past the glossy screen of a minimalist surface, glancing at my minimalist phone, I’m more tortured by the texture, complexity of surface, materiality that I can’t reach—the desire to break a snow globe to free the figurines. The artists in this exhibition are communicating experiences or theory sympathetic though texture and materiality. That being said, follow my mother’s warning and, “touch with your eyes.”

















Atmosphere Unit,  8″ x 10″, oil paint, acrylic paint, oil pastel on canvas, 2016 Jake Zirbes

Opening Reception: Saturday December 10th,  7 to 10 PM
Exhibition Dates: December 3rd – 31st
Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12 – 4 PM




Cat’s Whisker Diode Pulses by Dan Buettner and Wander by Elaine Rutherford

Rosalux Gallery Presents

Cat’s Whisker Diode Pulses, Dan Buettner


Wander, Elaine Rutherford

Opening Reception: Saturday November 12th 7-10pm
Exhibition runs Nov 5 th – 27 th , 2016

Elaine Rutherford- “Turbulence” oil and embroidery thread on canvas 6ft x 8ft

Cat’s Whisker Diode Pulses– Dan Buettner

Wander –Elaine Rutherford.

Cat’s Whisker Diode Pulses, the current painting exhibition by artist Daniel
Buettner, is a series of intents designed to prove the question “what is being communicated here?” and is both moot and certain, and naturally so. Buettner’s acrylic paintings of the tried and true people, animals, and things, relate visual matters of fact, that only exist in the plane of the painting. Once the viewer leaves the painting, whatever effect that has been created, is lost. Buettner’s work is meant to be humorous and insightful, playfully serious, and dreadfully beautiful.
Daniel Buettner

Rutherford works in various media including drawing, painting, and sculpture. In the exhibition Wander, Rutherford will show new work which reflects her ongoing interest in themes of landscape and the body and the ways in which one’s sense of place and sense of self might be intrinsically connected to a particular geography or landscape.
Elaine Rutherford

Contact for more information or a tour of the exhibition:
Elaine Rutherford

rosalux gallery
Rosalux is free and open to the public.
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays noon-4pm
1400 Van Buren St, NE, #195, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Dan Buettner – “Big Dynocrunch Payload” acrylic on canvas 40×30


Emmett Ramstad Jerome Fellowship Exhibit at MCAD

Emmett Ramstad – Jerome Fellowship Exhibition at MCAD
Opening: Friday October 7th 6-8pm. Minneapolis College of Art and Design Main Gallery.
Exhibit Dates: October 7th-November 8th.
Artists’ Panel Discussion: Wed Nov 2nd 6:30pm. Moderated by Christina Schmid

Calling Station by Emmett Ramstad

Emmett is celebrating the conclusion of his 2015/2016 Jerome Fellowship year with two new participatory pieces for the exhibition. Calling Station I & II feature bathroom stall components, landline telephones and ramps. Participants are invited to use the phones to call numbers written on the walls- they may reach each other, they may reach me, they may reach a sound recording. For the exhibition, I have also continued my practice of creating modified bathroom signage, so that the gallery restrooms are rendered more accessible. I added waterfall soundtrack too! I am pleased to share this exhibition with fellow recipients: Star Wallowing Bull, Holly Streekstra, Lindsay Rhyner, and Samual Weinberg. More info here




& More!">Rosalux Artist Terrence Payne Talks With The Jealous Curator About His Show Drift, Celebrity Close Encounters, Snakes & More!

Terrence sat down this past week to do an interview with the Jealous Curator, Danielle Krysa, for her podcast, Art For Your Ear.  They covered a broad range of topics over their hour long conversation which should entertain and educate you to what makes  this Rosalux artist and founder tick.  Follow the link to listen to the podcast as well as the accompanying article on Danielle’s blog The Jealous Curator, or read the full article below:

Pastels, Perfection & Prince


Prince, snake soup, drawing for nuns, and a handful of bleeps… yep, he does amazing things with oil pastels, and tells some pretty hilarious stories! I met Terrence Payne in 2012 when I was in Minneapolis for Girl Crush. Jennifer Davis was my co-host for that workshop, and it was held at SooVAC, a gorgeous gallery run by an amazing woman named Carolyn Payne… who happens to be Terrance’s wife! A small little world filled with talented, artsy people. Anywho, I got the chance to see Terrence “coloring” on some reallllly big pieces of paper while I was there, and I was an instant fan! Ok, let’s go look… you can listen right up there, or you can subscribe on iTunes.

First up, his ornate yet ‘no one in particular’ figure pieces:


Ah! Those patterns, that detail, the color… how is that oil pastel!?

Next, TEXT. Oh, I love Terrence’s text pieces very, very, very much:


BOOM, indeed. Again… oil pastel?!

Oh, and here are the big beautiful bears we were talking about. I saw Terrence “coloring” this one in person when I was in Minneapolis way back in 2012, and it has to be one of my favorites:


I wish I could show you the scale (it’s 66″x 66″) because this does not do this piece justice.

Up next we were talking about “Drift”,  his two-man show with John Diebel. It’s showing at Rosalux Gallery right this very minute:


Gor. Ge. Ous. And then of course, there’s the snake ball that led us off on quite the crazy tangent. Here it is in progress, and finished:


Beautiful… but also, ew. I really hate snakes.

And finally, Terrence’s loyal studio mates:


Aw! I’d want to be home hanging out with them too! Thanks to Terrence “Cabbage Patch” Payne for taking the time to do this with me; thanks to Saatchi Art for supporting this episode; thanks to for making my new book into an audio book! To preorder a copy for FREE {or to pick up any other book you might want} just use my link: And as always… thank YOU for listening! There will be more art for your ear next weekend.


Rosalux Announces Open Call For It’s Twelfth Annual Open Door Exhibition

Open Door 12 Large

OPEN DOOR TWELVE (December 3rd – 31st, 2016)

Rosalux Gallery (Minneapolis, MN) announces a national call for entries for it’s 12th annual Open Door juried group exhibition.  Open to all US residents working in any 2D/ 3D media and video. Only works completed within the past two years are eligible.


Rosalux is a cooperative art gallery that was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2002. The gallery is home to twenty artists whose work is well known both nationally and internationally, featured in various major collections, and who have individually received numerous prestigious awards and grant recognitions.  The gallery is located in the Van Buren Building in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District.  Open Door is an exciting opportunity for non-member artists to showcase their work in the gallery.  Typically, this exhibition is reviewed and receives extensive press coverage.


JUROR: Andrea Carlson (b. 1979) is a visual artist based in Chicago, Illinois.

Since graduating with an MFA in 2005 from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Carlson has maintained an active exhibition record. Her work has shown at the Soo Visual Art Center (2006), Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2007), October Gallery, London (2007), Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian at the George Gustav Heye Center, New York (2009), The Venice Biennale, Venice (2009), The Power Plant, Toronto, the Plains Art Museum, Fargo (2011), Plug-In Institute for Contemporary Art in Winnipeg (2014) among other venues.

Her work has gained critical attention for it’s rigorous draftsmanship and cultural commentary and is featured in the collections of the British Museum, the Tweed Art Museum, National Gallery of Canada and the Weisman Art Museum.  In 2011 Carlson curated an exhibition titled Hidden Fortress at the Haas Art Center at UW-Eau Clare, and in 2012 curated “Sequence Now!” at the Soo Visual Arts Center and the Canadian collective Blind Squab titled “ELEVATOR” at Tweed Art Museum, Duluth, MN.



Submission Deadline        October 31st @ midnight

Artists Notification          November 7th

Deadline for Receipt of Work for Exhibition

Shipped November 27th  // Hand Delivered November 27th

Opening Reception          December 10th

Work Returned                 January 5th

Exhibition opens December 3rd and closes December 31st.  An opening reception will be held Saturday December 10th from 7pm – 10pm. All artists and their guests are welcome.



Entries must be submitted online no later than midnight Oct 31st, 2016.  Late applications will not be considered. Please submit all materials via

Required Application Materials:  (all below written materials should be in Word or PDF format)

  • Artist Statement, brief (no more than 1 page)
  • Resume, (no more than 1 page)
  • Three images of works completed within the past two years.  Save images as JPEG files, 72dpi in size, longest dimension less than 2000 pixels.
  • $35 entry fee.



If your work is accepted, shipped work must arrive at Rosalux Gallery no later than 4pm,  November 27th, 2015. Hand delivered work can be dropped off November 26th & 27th  from noon till 4pm.  Accepted work must be ready to hang or display in a professional manner. 
Artists are responsible for shipping costs both ways with the return shipping paid for ahead of time. Pack securely. No use of Styrofoam packing pellets (bubble wrap acceptable). No glass on framing of wall-based work, plexiglass only. Work that arrives at gallery damaged will be returned un-displayed. Rosalux Gallery is not responsible for work damaged in transit.
 Unsold work will be packed by Rosalux Gallery in the shipping containers they arrived in, and returned promptly to the artists in early January of 2016.
 Pick-up of work is  January 1st, 2017 from Noon till 4pm.  Rosalux Gallery will not store work past the pick-up time.
 Ship work to:
Rosalux Gallery 1400 Van Buren Street NE #195 Minneapolis, MN 55413



Work does not have to be for sale.  Sale prices are determined by the artist.  65% of sale price goes to artist, 35% to Rosalux Gallery. All work must be the property of the artist in order to be available for sale.



Rosalux Gallery does not provide insurance for any piece during the Open Door show though great care will be taken in handling your work. Rosalux Gallery recommends the work be insured during shipping, as the artist bears the full responsibility for loss and damage to art while in transit. Rosalux Gallery retains the right to decide which work is included in exhibition.



By entering the competition, selected artists grant Rosalux Gallery rights to use the selected image(s) on printed materials and the gallery web site for promotional purposes only.



Artists will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than November 7th, 2015.



Any questions, email

Open Door Previous Exhibitions:









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Two solo Painting shows at ROSALUX GALLERY


Opening Reception: Saturday, September 10, 7-10pm
Exhibition Dates: September 3 – 25, 2016
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12 – 4pm or by appt.

Rosalux Gallery is pleased to present two solo shows by Minneapolis artists Laura Stack and Melissa Loop. In Fluere, Stack’s abstract ink paintings suggest an amalgam of the natural and the synthetic where shapes morph into odd, though vaguely familiar forms and ink patterns bloom, dissolve, and disperse. In Fabricated Real, Loop’s landscape paintings use her travels to Mayan ruins in Central America as a subject to explore notions of how we form assumptions about authenticity, place, and spirituality through our explorations and ill-informed ideas of other cultures.
Artist’s website: and

Laura Stack Fluere 12

Laura Stack / Fluere 12 / ink on paper / 48″ x 95″ / 2016

Web Promo Image 500px Melissa Loop

Melissa Loop / Great Sorrow / Acrylic on canvas / 96” x 72″



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