Marty Owings & Kurt Schulzetenberg

Join us for the opening of artists Marty Owings and Kurt Schulzetenberg Saturday March 7th 7pm to 9pm with free food, drinks and live music by Alex Tulp. 

Marjorie Moody

The Art of Marjorie Moody

Please join us for the artist reception of Marjorie Moody on
Saturday January 18th from 7pm-9pm.
Refreshments will be served; this is a free event, open to the public.
Show runs January 11th-February 29th.

About the Artist
Marjorie Moody was born and raised in California and has lived in St. Paul, MN with her husband/photographer Michael J. Zaccardi since 1976. Besides painting her passions include travel, gardening and playing piano. Her main concerns in painting are color, mood, rhythm and spontaneity. Marjorie likes to paint on location in watercolor and oils, and works in the studio on larger canvases in a fairly loose, expressionistic style. Her subject matter reflects her inner life and response to her surroundings. Beautiful melodies, luminous colors and peaceful surroundings are close to her heart and she tries to capture these feelings and experiences on canvas. Her paintings are an affirmation of life, joy, freedom, beauty and peace.

Marjorie received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota. She has had solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Her work in is private collections throughout the U.S., Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Norway, Canada and Italy.

Painting is a process of self discovery. Music, nature, dreams and the subconscious all play a part in the formation of my work. My main concerns in painting are color, mood, rhythm and spontaneity. Painting initially from the subconscious, images begin to emerge and I manipulate them until I am satisfied with the forms and composition. I work intuitively and intentionally flowing between abstraction and realism with color harmonies being the most dominant element. - Marjorie Moody

Browse our gallery for treasures by local artists including:
Stuart Loughridge  *  Colleen Cosgrove  *  Robin Bitzegaio  *  Susan Solomon  *  Larry Ehrlich  *  Gerie Thelen  *  Kelly Thielen  *  Iconic Quilling  *  Jane Weis  *  Michelle Silverman  *  Josie Geiger  *  Tracie Thompson  *  and more...

Heather Friedli "One In The Land"

Please join us for the art opening of “One in the Land” featuring painter Heather Friedli!

Heather Friedli is best known for her abstract impressionist oil paintings, depicting her family heritage and the land in which she lives. Bold brush strokes and brilliant colors light up scenes of cloudscapes, water, trees, and native plants. Many pieces are created in the context of her wilderness adventures; she often brings her paints outdoors to create work that shares with the viewer her experience of immersion
in the landscape. Within these colorful works, Heather explores the spiritual world through the lens of culture and lived experience of place. Heather’s work is creative, soulful, bold, and powerful.

Friedli’s show “One in the Land” is an effort to synthesize her love and experience in the natural world, and wilderness adventure travel. Those experiences, being out in the world seeing the beauty and power of nature are represented in both large and small scale paintings. She paints with a passion for the land, looking around and internalizing the colors and expressing them onto canvas. Her work is not only an expression of what she sees, but also becomes a physical dance with her painting. The movement and rhythms in these works are her own unique experience with the land around her.

Show runs Nov 9th to Jan 4th, 2020

Free, open to the public, food and beverages, we hope to see you!

Minnesota Artists Association Fall Juried Show 2019

Please join us for the MAA's Fall Juried Show Opening Reception on Saturday October 5th from 7pm-9pm!

2022A Ford Parkway, St. Paul
Free and Open to the Public
Food and Beverages Provided
Meet the Artists

During the Great Depression there were no jobs, no Social Security, no unemployment benefits, bread lines...and very little support for artists. On April 14, 1937, a heady group of artists decided to pool their energies and help one another. They formed a group where they could discuss their problems, gain encouragement to go on, and keep their spirits alive by communicating about a topic that was their life: ART.

​The Minnesota Artist's Association is one of the original art organizations in Minnesota. It remains to this day an all inclusive organization which shows works in all media: Sculpture, oil painting, watercolor, acrylic, gouache, pastel, and collage as well as drawing, graphic work and photography.

We look forward to seeing you!
Mandy, Sydney, Tristan, Tracie, Emily and Caroline

"Captured By Light" Featuring HeeJune Shin & Diane Foster

Join us for the art opening reception of Captured By Light with plein air painters Diane Foster and HeeJune Shin!

Saturday June 22nd 7pm-9pm
Catered food by Lunds & Byerlys

We look forward to seeing you!

“Symphony of Color and Light”
Featuring Richard Mittelstadt
Artist Reception: Saturday May 11th 7pm-9pm
Where: Frameworks Gallery 2022A Ford Parkway
Show Dates: May 4th to June 15th 2019
Treat your eyes and imagination to fascinating acrylic paintings of colors, shapes, and lines by the award winning Minnesota artist, Richard Mittelstadt. Richard’s recent creative works will be on display in a solo show at our gallery. Rick, as he likes to be called, is well known for his work in acrylic paintings of abstract landscapes and non-objective designs. Rick’s paintings are bold in color and artful in message.
Rick has chosen to raffle three paintings with the proceeds going to Team World Vision for clean water projects in Africa. Raffle tickets are $6 each, 2 for $10, 4 for $20. Tickets will be on sale from May 4th throughout the show; winners will be contacted from the gallery. Rick will also be giving away 5x7 watercolors at his artist reception as a thank you gift (while supplies last).
About the artist:
Having taught high school art with a Masters degree for 38 years, Rick has an extensive background in art history, materials, concepts, and processes. While working on his college degrees in art education and studio art, he focused on drawing, printmaking, and jewelry making. While teaching high school art education, he concentrated on landscape watercolor painting. After retiring, he turned his attention to acrylic painting.
Rick thinks of his artwork as a theatrical production in which the viewer is allowed to temporarily suspend disbelief. For the viewer, his artwork becomes a momentary distraction—a gift of enchantment, amusement and emotional connection.
Quoting Rick, “I totally enjoy the magic that takes place during the painting process. As I immerse myself into each creative adventure, I often times find myself feeling transported into another dimension as if time no longer exists and my imagination and hands go about materializing a new image with color, line, texture, a sense of movement, balance, expression, and mood.”
We looks forward to seeing you!
-the Frameworks Gallery Team (Sydney, Mandy, Tristan, Tracie, Emily & Becky)

Browse the entire gallery for works and treasures by the following: Stuart Loughridge (Etchings), Colleen Cosgrove (Paintings), Susan Solomon (Cards & Books), Robin Bitzegaio (Bitz of Time Jewelry & Glass), Marian Anderson (Greeting Cards), Marian Adcock (Cards & Prints), Larry Ehrlich (Prints & Books), Dennis McClintock (Photography), Jeanne Long (Watercolors), Katrina Hase (Prints & Cards), Sher Leksen (Paintings), Alec M. Smith (Sculpture), Michelle Silverman (Prints & Cards), Tracie Thompson (Greeting Cards), Josie Geiger (Greeting Cards), Jane Weis (Wood Blocks), Geralyn Thelen (Glass & Jewelry), Doodlebird Cards, Fair Anita Jewelry and more!