Absentia: Abandoned Past – photographs by Laura Migliorino
January 5, 2019 – February 2, 2019


Within from Without – works by Jack Mader and Mieko Yamazaki
November  3 – December 1, 2018

Annual Member Exhibition
October 6 – 27, 2018

indefinite equilibrium – works by Lisa Truax and Doroth Mayer
September 1 – 29, 2018

dis- a- re-   work by Greg Lecker – BLCA Artist in Residence
July 23, 2018 – August 25, 2018

Back to the Farm – work by Patty Voje
June 23, 2018 – July 21, 2018

undefined | unnamed – work by Cathy Durso and Adam McCauley
May 19, 2018 – June 16, 2018

Retreat – work by Natasha Pestich
April 14, 2018 – May 12, 2018

Provision – work by Surface Lab: a collective of Anna Carlson, Sarah Kusa and Alex Newby
April 14, 2018 – May 12, 2018

Minutiae – work by Elizabeth Garvey 
March 10 –  April 7, 2018

Myth – work by Terri Wentzka and Amy Rea 
March 10 –  April 7, 2018

Shifting Proximity – works by Greg De Grace and Amy Tillotson
February 10 – March 3, 2018

Student Art Exhibition
January 13 – February 3, 2018


Transformative Sediment – works by Kristin Hoelscher-Schacker and Annie Hejny
November 4 to December 2, 2017

BLCA Annual Member Exhibition
October 7 – 28, 2017

texture/imperfectioin/life – works by Marjorie Fedyszyn, Mark Granlund, and Ellie Kingsbury
September 2 – 30, 2017

Collective Wisdom – works by BLCA Visual Arts Educators
July 29 – August 26 , 2017

Blurred Boundaries – works by Lyz Wendland and Jeannine Spooner Kitzhaber
June 24 – July 22, 2017

Heart of a Place – works by Susan Solomon and Laura Andrews
May 20-June 17, 2017

Charles Martin – Now and Then a 60 year retrospect in art
April 15-May 13, 2017

Minnesota Artists Association – 80th Spring Juried Exhibition
March 11-April 8,  2017

Student Art Exhibition
February 11 to March 4, 2017

Reaching Backward, Reaching Forward: Tracing Histories
New work by Kit Leffler and Monica Sheets
January 7 to February 4, 2017



Project Art for Nature
November 5 to 26, 2016

Banfill-Locke Member Exhibition
October 8 to 29, 2016

Materality: Inside/Out
Kit Eastman, Fern Keniston, Presley Martin, Alis Olsen, Teri Power, Jim Proctor

September 3 to October 1, 2016

Art of Darkness: Inspired by the Paranormal
July 30 to August 27, 2016

Gathering Water & Light
Photography by Jes Lee and Ellen Skoro
June 25 to July 23, 2016

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Work by BT Johnson, Amy Rice, Nathan Stromberg
May 21 to June 18, 2016

Artists Go Into the Woods
Artists del Norte Member Exhibition
April 19 to May 14, 2016

Dwellers on the Threshold
Judy Fawcett and Laurie Kigner
March 12 to April 9, 2016

2016 Student Art Show
February 13 to March 5, 2016
656 students from 18 local schools exhibited work in the galleries.

I Am Energy: Tat Tvam Asi
Kim Matthews and Mary Simon Casati

January 9 to February 6, 2016


The Trespasser’s Garden: Prints by Emily Gray Koehler
October 31 to November 28, 2015

Annual Member Exhibition
October 3 to 24, 2015

Future Paths and A Reinvented Past: Keren Kroul and Susan Hensel
August 29 to September 26, 2015

Pets on View! Featuring Melissa Black’s Petburbia
July 25 to August 22, 2015
Also showcasing the work of Rebecca Meszler, Catherine Vesley, Joyce VanderWyst, Elysia Springer, Elizabeth Geiger, Marion Robison, Jason Kuehn, and Kat Corrigan.

Guild of American Papercutters
June 20 to July 18, 2015

Artists and the Sea
Artists del Norte Annual Member Show
May 23 to June 13, 2015

Tornadoes: The Art of Remembering
Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fridley Tornado
May 2 to May 16, 2015

Textural Forms: Michael Moore, Nora Moore, and Karen Searle
March 28 to April 25, 2015

Crossing Paths: Mary Lingen and Linda Deg Lee
February 28 to March 21, 2015

Student Art Show
February 7 to 21, 2015
633 local student artists from 19 schools exhibited work in the Banfill-Locke Galleries.

First Show
January 3 to 31, 2015
Featured the works of Bob Astrup, Sylvia Carsen, Layl McDill, Cynthia Waltho, Scott Spinks, and Elna Goodspeed, the award winners from the 2013 Member Show.


Elof Wedin: A Minnesota Modern
November 8 to 29, 2014

BLCA Member Show juried by Nicole Watson of the Groveland Gallery
October 4 to November 1, 2014
Art of Darkness: Inspired by the Paranormal
August 30 to September 27

Small Moments, Big Spaces: Lisa Fratzke & Lindsy Halleckson
July 26 to August 23

Formations, Sediments, Cover-ups and Remnants: Work by Christopher E. Harrison and Daniel Kerkhoff
June 21 to July 19

Women’s Art Resources of MN (WARM) Member Exhibition: Small Works
May 17 to June 14

Artists del Norte Annual Member Show: Artists Out West
April 12 to May 10, 2014

Women Photographers/Visual Artists (WPVA)
March 8 to April 5, 2014
Suzi McArdle, Nancy Chakrin, Linda Passon-McNally, Dorothy Childers, Sylvia Horwitz, Martha Driessen, Lester Hughes-Seamans, Janet Coleman, and Barbara Slater.

Kids Do Art!
February 8 to March 1, 2014

First Show
January 4 to February 1, 2014
Paul Boecher, Catherine Vesley, Tom Godfrey, Sylvia Carsen, Susan VanGeest, and Dick Byersdorfer.


Children’s Book Illustrators Guild exhibited work by their member artists from November 9 to December 21. The show encompassed work by 15 member artists and also displayed children’s books illustrated by the artists. A story time was held during the run of the exhibition and was a great way for the community to interact with the CBIG members.

Annual Member Show, which featured 111 works of art by 49 artists, was on view October 5 to November 2. The exhibition was juried by Rachel Flentje Daly, a former director of Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, and the current Visual Arts Coordinator for the Bloomington Art Center. The show featured a closing day juror talk that was well attended and appreciated by the artists involved in the show.

JKM= Josie Winship+Krista Kelly Walsh+Mary Esch, on view August 17 through September 28, was a show featuring the solo work of these three established artists, and also premiered the collaborative work that all three artists created together.

Brandon Kuehn and Molly Yergens presented Mythical Geographies: Referencing Landscape through Painting and Sculpture. This exhibition ran June 29 to August 3 and transformed the space into a wonderful environment of color and unique landscape.

Artists del Norte held their annual member show at Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts from May 25 to June 22. The show, juried by Jan Johansen, has an Asian theme and featured 19 artists of various mediums.

Karmaic (dis) Continuities: New Works by Pritika Chowdhry featured three large scale installation works by this artist. The show ran April 13 to May 18 and drew an engaged and curious public.

Soul RevivalPaintings by Ashley Dull and Julian Coffman, poetry scrolls by Wendy Brown-Baez and Athena Kildegaard, and sacred dance by Amy Sabrina. The show and accompanying programming was held March 9 to April 6, 2013. The additional workshops were well attended and took place on three Saturdays during the exhibition. A poetry reading by Athena Kildegaard and Wendy Brown Baez was also held as part of the exhibition.

Kids Do Art, with 512 works of art made by local K-12 students, was held February 9 to March 2, with two separate exhibition receptions held to accommodate the large number of students and their families.

First Show, highlighting work by the first place category winners of the 2011 Annual Member Show, featured Paul Boecher, Helen Hartley, Charles Martin, Jan Schmidt, and Sharon Howell. The exhibition was on view January 4 to February 2.