Art Gallery

If you are interested in exhibiting at the FiftyNorth Gallery,

please contact the Michelle Loken at (507) 664-3707


Next Artist Reception is Thursday, May 4, 4-5pm.

On Display in the Gallery

May 1 – June 26

Kathy Weed – Quilts

Geri Thelen – Fused Glass

Artist Statement: Kathy Weed
A native of Northfield, my mother was an inspiration for me, she taught me to sew in my youth, then I joined 4-H and made clothing projects.
 As a teenager I would design & construct my own clothes.  Having children was the next faze, and I made baby quilts,… many years & many bed quilts for all my family.
Then, a friend and I decided to design & make a “nature scene” wall quilt. I was hooked!
The Nature of Quilting, has been my theme: trees, flowers, birds. Now that I’m retired, I have plenty of time for my passion of quilting. I love all the steps; design, color, fabrics, & finally the quilting to bring a piece to life. And, now sharing with you the end result.
Artist Statement: Geri Thelen
Everyone has a story to tell…
…and each of our stories is important…
For some reason, my stories do not come out in words; but when I work with glass…my heart sings and the glass talks to me.
Each piece of glass I create is formed in my heart and is produced with great love.
My designs include two-dimensional pieces, sculptures, and installations, and honor the significance of women’s hands in the history of art and design.
Thank you and enjoy!
Geralyn Thelen

Up Next in the Gallery:

FiftyNorth Member Show
July 10 – September 1
Calling all members who wish to participate in the 2023 Member Gallery Show. The exhibit runs from July 10 to September 8.   Please submit one piece of art for the show between July 3 – 7. All art must have a hanging wire on the back or be able to sit in the glass display cases. Please write or attach to the back: artist name, title of the piece, medium, year created and price if you wish to sell it.
 If your creative flare shines by making delicious baked artistry, we’d like to invite you to share your tasty creations at the reception on July 13.
Please contact Michelle if you wish to submit art or baked goods. She can be reached at 507-664-3707, or stop in the office.

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.

Gallery space:

  • 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