City Rotational Art Exhibits

The City features public art at Brookview and City Hall to give local and regional artists the opportunity to display, and by the artist’s choice, sell, their artwork in a location visible to the community.

Artwork is displayed in both buildings in rotating terms (generally three months each). The City sends RFAs to the art community and art facilitator groups twice a year. Art is selected in advance for each term of the next year.

Request For Artists 2019

Now Showing: Paintings, Sculptures, Digital Art

The work of four local artists and one group are on display through the beginning of April 2019 at Brookview and City Hall.

Greg Lecker—Painter

GREGELECKER@GMAIL.COM

Greg Lecker’s art transports viewers to settings filled with motion and emotion. Working from direct observation as well as from creative writing and photographic references, he assembles while studying the natural world. Greg wields brush, palette knife, and other tools in response to changing light, weather, and mood. A painter who loves his medium (oil paint), he celebrates its application especially in his plein air work, which has been described as energetic chaos up close, then coming together as confidently rendered light and objects when viewed from a distance. Greg Lecker is a visual artist who paints primarily in oil in both the studio and outdoors, on location (plein air).

You can see his work at his studio, on his website, and on Facebook and Instagram at the handle GregLeckerArts.

Matt Swenson—Sculptor

MATT@MNARTTRUCK.COM

Matt Swenson’s artistic style wasn’t developed in a traditional manner. He let his wide ranging interests and keen sense of observation lead him where it may. Over his short 50 years of life, that sense has drawn him to studying drafting, architecture, stained glass, photography, graphic design, drawing, painting, and sculptureum, but it led to no formal art degrees. Matt pairs his eclectic background with his love of re-envisioning and connecting seemingly unconnected cast-o s and oddities into whimsical robot forms.

Swenson’s art is featured in numerous homes across the United States as well as Finland and Switzerland. Six of his sculptures have been purchased by a private collector and are exhibited by Delta Airlines in its Atlanta, GA and Raleigh, NC Sky Club Lounges. He has also had worked accepted into juried art shows and won an Award of Merit in the 2018 Hopkins Center for the Arts member show.

Swenson lives in Minnetonka, Minnesota with his wife of 23 years and is the proud father of two daughters. When he’s not working on his art, he is running the Minnesota Art Truck®.

Sierra Pauley—Digital Artist

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Sierra Pauley was born in a small rural town in Iowa. After graduating high school there, she studied fashion merchandising and design at Iowa State University. She also studied in Rome for five months, where being constantly surround by art really enhanced her creativity and helped her express those new inspirations through digital art and photography. Pauley’s work is influenced by the art movement of the late 1960s, which shows through psychedelic effects and colors. Shortly after receiving her bachelor’s degree, she moved to Los Angeles where she practiced digital art and exhibited for the first time at a RAW Artist Showcase. Since moving to Minneapolis, she’s been able to focus more on her art, creating artwork for album covers, posters, graphic tees, and experimenting with video art.

Stephanie Chen—Painter

CHENA.STEPHANIE@GMAIL.COM

Stephanie Alicia Chen is an artist and designer who studied through the University of Southern California’s Roski School of Art and Design and the University of Virginia School of Law. She aims to combine her artistic passions with her legal profession to lead creative change into people’s lives.

Chen’s award-winning art has been exhibited in Los Angeles and the Pacific Northwest. Since her move to the Twin Cities, she has been working more locally with various galleries and art-oriented events to better engage with the community. Chen’s artwork is characterized by color and whimsy—each piece has a different story to tell each individual viewer. She works both digitally and on traditional canvas and paper.

Prints (10” x 12” or the proportional equivalent, depending on the scale of each piece) are available for order for $30 each. Contact Chen by email for more information.

Friday Open Studio Class—Paintings

Paintings, sketches, and drawings in this collection come from the weekly Open Studio class offered through the Golden Valley Parks and Recreation 55+ program.

For just $1 per week, seniors can bring their favorite medium or project and create! Open studio attendees will be available to guide you through your project.

Open Studio is offered every Friday, 9–11:30 am, at Brookview. For more information, contact 763-512-2366.

2019 Art Exhibit Schedule

  • Winter: Jan 3, 2019–April 2, 2019
  • Spring: April 4, 2019–June 4, 2019

Winter and Spring RFAs will be announced Aug 6, 2018; submission deadline is Sept 28, 2018.

  • Summer: June 6, 2019–Sept 3, 2019
  • Fall:Sept 5, 2019–Dec 9, 2019

Summer and Fall RFAs will be announced March 4, 2019; submission deadline is Apri l26, 2019.