Philosophers and Artist Reception

Celebrating Philosophers & Artists We are making yet another connection by hosting both the Great American Think-Off Reception and the Distinctly Minnesota Artist Reception as one big party! Help us Kick-Off the Think-Off in style! Join us June 7th at 6:30-8:30pm...

2nd Annual Fish House Festival July 10, 2015

Join us this Friday, July 10th, 2015 for the 2nd annual Fish House Festival, which is being held in conjunction with the New York Mills Summer Celebration and Lund Mania fishing tournament. There are many fun activities planned for the festival and we are excited to...

2015 Regional Art Show

Submit your work and participate in the annual regional art show at the Center.  Everyone is welcome, all media are accepted, and this is a non-juried show.  Details below. Wednesday May 27th – Thursday July 2nd, 2015 Open to all artists working in any medium...

Young artists’ shows in April and May

Now through May 22nd see student work in the gallery in three separate but linked shows.  The local high school show is in the gallery now through April 25th to be followed by the State High School League show and the local elementary show. High school artists from 5...

Visiting Artist March 2015: Dave Mondy

Join us Monday March 23rd at 7:30pm for a Reading & Reception for Dave Inhabiting the retreat house for several weeks in March is Dave Mondy, a Creative Nonfiction Writer from Tucson, AZ. Dave has been lauded for his work in multiple genres: food writing (Best...

Apply Now! Artist Residency Deadline April 1st

FREE Artist Residency Opportunity! The New York Mills Arts Retreat is currently accepting applications for July – December 2015 artist residencies. The Arts Retreat program offers self-funded 2-6 week solo residencies for selected artists in ALL disciplines. A small...

Visiting Artist Nadia Alenov

Visiting Visual Artist Nadia Alenov will be staying in the Cultural Center’s Retreat House January 25th until February 14th. “I am a freelance artist from St. Paul, Minnesota. I began my career in art as a photographer and expanded to including illustration in...

Death is the mother of beauty (for Wallace Stevens)

Charles Matson Lume’s light installation opens January 15 in the ground floor gallery Artist reception Monday, February 2nd from 4 pm – 6 pm with presentation by the artist at 5:30 pm Minnesota artist Charles Matson Lume spent two weeks in early January...

The Spirits Within

Pastel work by Don Garey The Spirits Within exhibit of pastel work by Staples artist Don Garey is on display at the Cultural Center in the ground floor gallery. Opening October 18 and running through November 26, this exhibit by Don Garey fills the Cultural Center...

New sculpture “uproot” at Sculpture Park

Morris, Minnesota Artist Gary Wahl introduces his sculpture “uproot” at the Sculpture Park Uprooted, a new sculpture at the Sculpture Park in New York Mills, will be introduced to the community by artist Gary Wahl on Saturday, August 2 from 4 pm to 6 pm. Everyone is...

Masks and Stone Sculptures by Simon Zornes

Simon Zornes show through Thursday, July 31 in the upstairs gallery Artist reception on Friday, July 11th from 2-5 pm Using native rock and wood, Simon Zornes creates powerful images expressive of his Anishinaabeg heritage.  Here are three images that tell more about...

John House and annual decoy art exhibit

Wild nature, human nature, and fish decoys July 9 – 19 Meet John House on Friday, July 11 from 2-5 pm at his reception Renowned artist John House will fill the Cultural Center gallery with portraits of human nature and wild nature as part of the annual fish...

Visiting artist Katie Rose Pipkin

Taking up residence in the Arts Retreat house during the first part of the summer of 2014 is visual artist Katie Rose Pipkin. During the early part of her residency, she has been focused on her drawings and has been quite productive amidst small town life in New York...

Artist-in-residence Jill Johnson

Visiting artist Jill Johnson will be living in our midst at the Retreat House on South Main Ave in New York Mills for several weeks in April-May 2014.  Jill is a community cultural artist, which means that she researches folk and cultural art forms in Sweden and...

Visiting artist Britt Aamodt

In the retreat house for a short stay in early April is artist Britt Aadmodt from the Twin Cities.  Britt was born on the Chesapeake but migrated to Minnesota, the land of her ancestors. Those ancestors are the source of her tales about the immigrant women and men who...

Arts Retreat residency deadline April 1st

FREE ARTIST RESIDENCY The New York Mills Arts Retreat is currently accepting applications for July – December 2014 artist residencies.  The Arts Retreat program offers self-funded 2-6 week solo residencies for selected artists in all disciplines. A small house...

Feb-Mar 2014 Visiting Artist Brett Lysne

Visiting artist Brett Lysne is a visual artist who works in printmaking, drawing, artist books, and writing. Born in Fargo, ND and raised in Crookston, MN, he left the region to obtain a Master of Fine Arts degree in printmaking and drawing from Washington State...

Pam Collins’ show opens February 1

The Way of Water Pam Collins’ exhibit opens in the upstairs gallery on February 1 and continues through February 28.  Join Pam for conversation during her reception Sunday, February 23rd from 2 – 4 pm. Following is Pam’s artist statement. I want to...

Winter Light Festival

Saturday February 1st at 7 pm Lanterns, light, and 11 short films from the Rural Route Film Festival We’ll be reaching the halfway mark between the winter solstice and the vernal equinox at the beginning of February and we think it is time to celebrate the return of...

Sustainable farmers photography exhibit

Laurie Schneider photographs February 1-22, 2014 Join Laurie for a reception for this show on Saturday, February 22 from 1-3 pm                                        ...

Visiting Artist Joel Tomfohr

Occupying the Arts Retreat house during the final two weeks of January is writer Joel Tomfohr.  While here, Joel is editing his novel as well as working on some other writing projects.  He is appreciating the cold in that it makes staying inside to write and edit...

Artist-in-Residence Charles Matson Lume

Residing at the New York Mills Arts Retreat for the first two weeks of January 2014 is Charles Matson Lume, a visual artist from Saint Paul, MN.  While on residency, Charles will be researching winter light and one’s relationship to it. Over the past five years...

December 2013 Visiting Artist

Visiting artist Macelle Mahala is a writer and interdisciplinary theatre and performance artist who currently resides in Stockton, CA. She grew up in the Bemidji area and recalls coming to Cultural Center events with her parents as a teenager. Macelle has worked with...

Hostile Neighbor Project

Barbara Claussen’s art project to help heal hostile neighbor relations Do you have a hostile neighbor?  There is art for that! Barbara, recipient of a 2013 Artist Initiatve grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, explores unusual and sometimes humorous...

Visiting Artist Sandy Bot-Miller

Please note: Artist Reception planned for Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 p.m. has been CANCELLED due to a family emergency. We hope to reschedule before the end of Sandy’s residency, and will be sure to post an update here. Our apologies for the inconvenience....

Visiting Artist Reception & Reading: John Toren

Please join us on Tuesday, October 8th at 7:30pm at the Cultural Center for a Welcome Reception and Reading by current visiting artist John Toren, an author from Minneapolis. John is our artist-in-residence for the first couple of weeks in October. During this casual...

Apply Now! Oct 1 Deadline for Artist Residency

Arts Retreat FREE ARTIST RESIDENCY submissions due October 1, 2013 The New York Mills Arts Retreat is currently accepting applications for January – June 2014 artist residencies. The Arts Retreat program offers self-funded 2-6 week solo residencies for selected...

Puppet Pageant this Friday

The annual Puppet Pageant is Friday at 7 pm behind the Cultural Center Don’t miss the Corn Feed at Central Park from 4-7pm before the Pageant!  The Center and Creamery Restaurant will sell tamales during the Corn Feed and have desserts and beverages after the...

July Artist in Residence Jesse Longman

Taking up residence in the Arts Retreat house in July is writer and performance artist Jesse Longman from Ridgefield, Connecticut.  Jesse has a BA from the College of Santa Fe and an MFA from Columbia University, and she has been actively developing new work for the...

Visiting artist updates

Our current and past visiting artists have been busy! We, of course, know how great they all are. It sounds like the others are realizing it too. Here are just a few updates from a few recent artists in residence… [Side note: If you are a past visiting artist...

Artist-in-Residence John Noltner

During the last week of June, John Noltner will be the artist-in-residence at the New York Mills Arts Retreat. John’s residency is special in that it coincides with his gallery exhibit currently featured at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, now through...

June Artist in Residence Leslie Merrill

Leslie Merrill is our Arts Retreat visiting artist for two weeks in June. She is a Denver-based choreographer, performer, video artist, and movement educator. During her residency, Leslie will be working on her upcoming interdisciplinary performance work, The 13th and...

Visiting Artist Michael Eble

Michael Eble is the current artist-in-residence at the New York Mills Arts Retreat. He is a painter and currently resides in Morris, MN, where he is an Associate Professor of Studio Art and Curator of the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Minnesota,...

2013 Regional Art Show

17th annual Regional Art Show Wednesday April 24th – Saturday May 25th, 2013 Open to all artists working in any medium Reception for artists Friday, April 26th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sunday Musicians by Virginia Marr (image at right) won the 2012...

Arts Retreat now accepting applications online

The New York Mills Arts Retreat is now accepting applications online for our artist residency program. This move from mailed or e-mailed applications to ONLINE is a welcome change with multiple benefits. First, artists will be able to complete the application and...

Gift Store News

A warm THANK YOU to all of our shoppers and supporters for a great holiday 2012 season! We finished off the year with a successful Artists’ Bazaar and Stock-Up Sale, and we are excited about everything that we have planned for 2013. The Gift Shop serves several...

Artist-in-Residence Vivian Hyelim Kim

Joining us for a month-long residency during February and March is Vivian Hyelim Kim from Elmhurst, NY. Vivian is originally from South Korea and has lived in several places throughout the United States from the east coast to the west cost, most recently settling in...

Visiting Artist spends 6 weeks in NYM

The first visiting artist of 2013 was Agenor Martí Fernández from Miami, Florida. Born in Havana, Cuba, Agenor paints and draws, and has a particular interest in maps. He has traveled extensively and spent a 3 year period living in Finland. During his residency,...

Artists’ Bazaar and Stock Up Sale

Artists’ Bazaar now through Saturday, December 15th Gifts for your holiday giving now through Saturday, December 15th in the Gallery.  Hours of the Bazaar are Tuesday-Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm.  Over 40 local artists are represented in the...

2nd annual Holiday Stock-Up Sale

Save the date and join us on Friday, December 7th from 6:00-9:00 p.m. for our best discounts of the year at our 2nd annual Stock-Up Sale!        Buy 1-2 items, get 10% OFF!        Buy 3-4 items, get 15% OFF!        Buy 5+ items, get 20% OFF!        PLUS, Cultural...