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!

Bloom Away! Featuring Annie Young

Bloom Away!   
A recollection of a garden she once loved: discover the remarkable acrylic, painted, imaginings of light, color and textures by blind artist, Annie Young.  

Upcoming Art Exhibit:
Award winning American artist, Annie Young will present her recent creative works in a solo exhibit on display at Frameworks Gallery in St. Paul, MN. Annie Young is largely known for her topographic acrylic paintings has recently pushed past the boundaries of her ‘perceived’ limitations and introduced works offering a greater fluidity. Combining the use of both techniques has allowed her to capture and bring to fruition her favorite botanical memories.
Annie Young’s “Bloom Away” exhibit offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate all things spring! For those who individuals who look forward to spring and flowers, but have problems with fragrance and allergies, this is the exhibit experience for you!
Several paintings will be available for light touch navigation. Annie has also invited glass artist and friend, Geralyn Thelen, to showcase her latest 2-dimensional glass creations.
Meet the Artists: Saturday March 9th (7-9 PM)
Exhibit runs March 9th through April 27th

Frameworks Gallery is located at 2022A Ford Parkway, St. Paul MN 55116 Open Mon-Fri from 10 am -7 pm Sat 10 am – 5 pm Closed SUN telephone: 651-698-3372
About the artist:
Annie Young paints from her happy place. With her love of flowers, she was determined to paint the blooms inspired by her memories of the flower gardens she loved tending and photographing when she had her sight. Using a variety of mediums and the interplay of colors and textures, Annie welcomes you to stroll thru 72’ of her beautifully ‘painted’ English gardens.

Annie is a USAF/MN Air National Guard veteran and lives in Burnsville with her husband. Together they love to participate in marathon destination travels, attend various musical concerts and relax with their pets.

You can find Annie’s work displayed and collected throughout both North and South America, Europe and Asia. Additionally, she enjoys her role as an Arts Ambassador for both VSA MN and The Academy of Special Dreams CA. Currently, Annie travels the United States using her art to share her message of hope and possibilities.

To learn more visit: www.annieyoungarts.com

Phone: 612-743-9256

Art for Clean Water: A World Vision Fundraiser


Where: Frameworks Gallery 2022A Ford Parkway
Opening Reception: January 26th 7pm-9pm

Background: Team World Vision, a part of World Vision, was started 13 years ago by Michael Chitwood and has since raised over $50 million for clean water projects and provided thousands of children with sponsors around the globe. His idea was for people to take part in endurance sports (Marathons, Triathlon's, etc) while asking others to donate money or sponsor children. Since 2015 Frameworks Gallery co-owner Mandy Madsen has participated in 4 marathons, 2 half marathons, and an Ironman with Team World Vision in an effort to raise money and sponsorships. She wanted to bring this passion to the workplace, so Frameworks sponsors a child for every employee and is donating 100% of the gallery's profits from this show to Team World Vision. There will also be an opportunity to sponsor a child for $39 a month through World Vision- this is a personal way to help someone and aid in bringing an entire community out of poverty. Any person that sponsors a child the night of the opening will receive a $250 gift certificate to Frameworks Gallery as our thank you.

The art for this show has a global theme, so come check out works representing Africa, Europe, local Minnesota and more. There are several artists, making it an interesting show, varying in styles and mediums.

Andy Evansen
Jack Dant
Jackson Duin
Darrell Hagan
Hannah C. Heyer
Mandy Madsen
Juan Parker
Susan Solomon

A special thank you to Jackson Duin and Susan Solomon for their generosity. Jackson, a 14 year old artist, has chosen to donate all of his paintings, and Susan kindly donated one of hers- this means the artist and gallery commissions will all be given to Team World Vision.

Be sure to stop by, eat some food, chat with us about World Vision and choose to make a difference. Originals, prints, cards and jewelry will be available to purchase. You can't do everything, but you can choose to do something. We appreciate your support!

Show runs January 26th to March 2nd. If you can't make it, you can donate directly at this link https://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=11148

-Mandy, Syd, Tristan, Tracie and Emily