Current & Upcoming Events

Intersections and Affirmations

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - Sunday, January 04, 2015

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Kathy Wismar manifests her credo, “To be an artist is to live through your work,” via two modes of artistic expression, one three-dimensional and the other equally invitational. In her new show, Intersections and Affirmations, at Kolman & Pryor Gallery, December 6, 2014, through January 3, 2015, Wismar celebrates how “art is not static” with tactile ceramics and enticing abstract paintings that beckon viewers to experience—with their hands and eyes, hearts and minds—“a sense of possibility.”

A free, opening reception will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7-10 p.m. and the gallery will host a demonstration of hand built techniques in ceramics on Wednesday, December 10, 7-9 p.m.

Indeterminate Present

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Indeterminate Present photo

The Kolman & Pryor Gallery is pleased to introduce, Indeterminate Present, a new exhibit of abstract paintings and works on paper by gallery artist, Betsy Ruth Byers, January 10 through February 21, 2015. In the new works, Byers is focusing on two primary concerns. One involves her signature use of color to create emotional and sensory qualities in the paintings. The other is her ongoing exploration of the sweep, heft and mutability of the horizon line. A free reception will take place on Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7-10 p.m.

Dr. Christina Schmid, Assistant Professor of Art, University of Minnesota, Mary Abbe, Art Critic, Minneapolis StarTribune, painter, Jim Denomie, and Kolman & Pryor Gallery artists, Betsy Ruth Byers and Jil Evans, will participate in a panel discussion entitled “Color: What Is It Good For?,” on Wednesday, February 18, 7-9 p.m.

Featured Artist

Claymate Creations

Claymate Creations

Artist and owner of Claymate Creations, Anjee Emerson’s work is inspired both by her studies in mythology, symbolism and ritual … as well as her own experience of living a somewhat serendipitous life, in spite of the common hardships we all face. She makes monsters as metaphors for humanity, for those elusive things that pull us through, carry us when we can’t see a way. Anjee is inspired by those things that compel us to stretch our boundaries, expand our capabilities and strengthen our spirits in order to grow and serve others growth on this magical journey of life. Usually these things are simply the daily activities of life and the people we share them with.

Anjee hopes her art helps articulate the mystery and rouse the creator in us. But mostly, she hopes her art inspires playfulness, smiles, laughter, and dreaming big in others.

Classes are available and can be found at


Kimberlee Joy Roth’s Work Featured on the Cover of Ceramics Monthly

Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014

Kimberlee Joy Roth’s Work Featured on the Cover of Ceramics Monthly

The January, 2015 issue of Ceramics Monthly features NKB’s own Kimberlee Joy Roth. Kimberlee creates installations and larger compositions with functional vessels. Her ceramic work is in the permanent collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, MN, the Lincoln Arts and Culture Foundation in Lincoln, California and has been shown nationally in juried ceramic exhibitions.

Karen Gustafson Featured in Wellcome Images and SciArt in America

Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Karen Gustafson Featured in Wellcome Images and SciArt in America

Read Danielle Kalamaras’ interview regarding Karen’s work in SciArt Center’s current virtual exhibition, ‘Un-Natural Nature’ at SciArt in America’s blog:


‘Un-Natural Nature’ virtual exhibition, SciArt Center, New York City