The purpose of the Stillwater Public Library Gallery is to provide education and arts enrichment through exhibits and displays, to increase community involvement in the library, and to provide an enjoyable environment for the library’s users.
The library’s gallery exhibits typically change every two months and feature the work of contemporary area artists. If you are a local artist and are interested in holding a show at the library, learn about the gallery terms, space, and publicity.
2023 – 2021 Shows
October - December 2023: Stop by the gallery on the upper level of Stillwater Public Library to view works by local artists that reflect the themes found in the We Are Water MN exhibit. The featured artists are: Wynn Davis: Wynn’s mixed media work reflects his...
July - September 2023: art•ist:er•ik slet•ten ret•ro•spec•tive Stop by the gallery on the upper level of Stillwater Public Library for a retrospective by artist Erik Sletten. "This retrospective covers more than 28 years of my professional work as an artist. I have a...
May - June 2023: View "Waterworks" in the gallery by artist Catherine Hearding. Exhibit is on display at the library from May through June and is viewable during library hours. Meet the artist at her reception on Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 6:30 - 7:30 PM. “In looking...
March - April 2023: In March and April, the library's gallery features works by aging adults and caregiving artists in conjunction with the NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley. The NEA Big Read features multi-disciplinary art events, including visual arts...
January - February 2023: The Nature in Art and Imagined Vignettes of artist Beth Marcus will be featured in the library's gallery beginning on January 8 through February. Meet Beth at an artist reception on Thursday, January 19 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Beth's artworks are...
October - December 2022: Be captivated by the vibrant photography of James Beck, now in the library's gallery. Beck's photography reflects his rural and farm upbringing, as well as his business travels in the agricultural industry. Much of Beck’s photography comes...
August - September 2022: Experience the bold art of Michael Slagle, on exhibit at the library in August and September. "My paintings are based on the landscapes of my neighborhood in Lakeland, compositions I have encountered on my daily routine: walking the...
June - July 2022: View a unique father-daughter exhibit featuring paintings by artist Holle Brian, as well as works by her late father, Fred Brian. The exhibit begins in June and runs through July. It is viewable during library hours. Meet Holle at an opening...
April - May 2022: Through powerful photographic portraits, Green raises awareness around Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives (MMIR). Each subject has a story that gives voice to those forced forever to be silent. The portraits feature social workers, advocates,...
February 2022 - March 2022: In February and March, view pieces from the personal, permanent art collections of our library staff. Enjoy a variety of works by local artists, artists with local connections, or artists that are family members of staff. More importantly,...
January-February Textiles – Traditional and Modern 2020 by St. Croix Valley Rug Hookers (and beyond)
November-December: Recollections by Susan Strand-Penman & Jerilyn Strand
September-October Views from Within by Becky Benson
July-August Twelve Months in the Midwest by Bruce and Tamy Leventhal
May-June Memories into Art by Rita Zawislak-Brandt
March-April Surreal Landscapes by Kristin Prideaux
January-February Fiber Favorites
November-December Nature Photography by Craig Blacklock
September-October Michael Gordon and Nick Earl
July-August Jamais vu: To See Anew by Charlotte Schuld
May-June Within An Exhibition of Drawings by Jennifer Davenport
March-April The Secret Camino by Ann Gregory
January-February Flora and Fauna Creating Art With Wool One Loop at a Time
November-December Diana Hatchitt
September-October Digital Vision Quests by The Western Wisconsin Photography Club
July-August Virginia Lovness
May-June Jimmy Longoria
March-April Tim Nyberg
January-February Town and Garden by the St. Croix Valley Area Rug Hookers
November-December Pebbles in the River by Tomy O’Brien
September-October Emily Haddad
July-August Gregg Rochester
May-June Oil and Water with Dianne Ginsberg and Jeanette Richards
March-April Laurie Schneider
January-February St. Croix Valley Area Rug Hookers
November-December Myrlah Olson
September 2015- October David Parker
July 2015-August Melissa Belanger
May 2015-June Sharon Weiser
March-April Every Day Brave with Douglas Limon, Rachel Limon, Gavino Limon, Melvin Losh & Tom Lindfors
January-February Wynn Davis