If you are interested in exhibiting at the FiftyNorth Gallery,
please contact the Michelle at (507) 664-3707
Next Artist Reception is: Thursday, January 11, 2024, 4pm
Now Showing in the Gallery:
November 13 – December 29
Kate Douglas – Mixed Medium
Marty Amundson – Mixed Medium
Reception, Thursday, November 16, 4pm
Kate Douglas Bio
Kate Douglas is an artist and art educator who resides in Northfield. Kate taught art and designed art curriculum for K-12 Northfield students from 1977 to 1998. She taught art methods at St. Olaf College from 1995 to 1999 then moved to St. Paul and taught at Augsburg and St. Kate’s for approximately 4 years before becoming full-time at St. Kate’s. She officially retired from St. Kate’s in 2011.
Over her 43 years of teaching, Kate has continued to draw and paint in oils, watercolor, and other media. She obtained her bachelor degree in K-12 art education and K-6 classroom education and her master’s degree in studio art. She has belonged to the AEM, Art Educators of Minnesota and the NAEA, National Art Education Association throughout her teaching career.
Kate’s goal in retirement has been to teach art to adults and focus on her own art.
Marty Amundson Bio
Years ago, art classes were the focus of my college course work as a freshman at Moorhead State. During my sophomore year, I changed my major from Art education to speech language pathology and entered the world of speech language hearing science and special education in the public schools. Creating and learning about art became a distant memory as marriage, raising a family, and college courses and career development took top priority in my life.
After retiring from a career in special education administration in 2019, I rediscovered my passion for all things art related. I joined FiftyNorth and began attending Art Club as well as taking classes in collage/mixed media, acrylic and watercolor painting. Saori weaving and peg loom weaving are a couple of my favorite creative outlets. In addition to in-person classes, I study and learn via YouTube, Instagram and FaceBook groups. My art supplies and materials have quickly expanded over the past 3 years as I continue to fuel my rekindled love for art.
Best advice I can give you is: join Art Club and learn from fellow members. You will make new friends and continue to learn and grow.
Coming up Next in the Gallery:
January 2 – March 1
Julie Fakler – Paint in Clay
Rebecca Tolle – Abstract Oils
Reception, Thursday, January 11, 2024, 4pm
Julie Fakler Bio
Julie Fakler is a visual artist that creates pet portraits in paint, clay, and other two-dimensional mediums. Julie fell in love with clay while learning the raku clay process. That is when she discovered that she could create her painting style in clay!
Her first raku firing was in 2016, and she has been creating animal portraits in clay ever since that first firing. Julie now creates more portraits in clay than any other medium. She does a lot of commissions, yes, she can create a portrait of your beloved animal in clay.
Julie Fakler is a fiscal year 2023 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
Rebecca Tolle Bio
Rebecca Tolle is a professional artist living in Northfield, MN. She owns TOLLE FINE ART, 508 Division St., Northfield. She has been teaching classes and workshops for 15 years.
She holds a Master in Painting from Regis University, Denver, CO.
She loves teaching and especially strives to teach her students that art is more than just being accurate in depicting their subject matter, it is about a connectedness and being attune to Art that is personal and bringing that feeling into their art.
Artists, we are excited to showcase your art here at FiftyNorth, where hundreds of people visit each day!
Our exhibits run for approximately 5 weeks and can be an individual show or a group of artists working together. Contact us for more details.
- 3 glass cases – 16in x 16in shelves (4-5 shelves per case)
- 4 wall spaces – 6 ft long x 4 ½ ft tall
- 1 long wall – 40 ft long x 4 ½ ft tall