Bonita Roberts & Myron Sahlberg—Impressions: Portraits & Landscapes in Pastel & Oil

  • November 15 - December 29
  • Reception: Thursday, November 15, 6 - 8pm, Artist Talks: 7pm

Bonita Roberts

Bonita Roberts lives, teaches and paints in a small town in Central Minnesota. She works in both oil and pastel and favors both landscape and portraiture. She began showing her drawings and pastels locally in the 1980s. In 1991 she was invited to show in an exhibit at the National Wildlife Museum in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This show opened the door to invitations to other national exhibits, the most prestigious being the Masters Show at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage in Los Angeles, the Prix de West at the National Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the annual Western Visions Show at the Wildlife Museum in Jackson Hole. Wyoming. Bonita’s work has been published in Southwest Art, Art of the West and International Artist magazines. She is currently exhibiting in the annual Masters Miniature at the Phippen Museum in Prescott, Az. and has been invited to exhibit in the Mountain Oyster Show in Tucson, Arizona.

Myron Sahlberg

As a youngster living in rural northwestern Minnesota, Myron Sahlberg longed to see a great painting with his own eyes. The summer he turned 17, his wish was granted when he saw great master paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Sahlberg says, “Learning to paint is one of my joys in life. Each day I GET TO PAINT is a great day! I thank God for making me an artist.” Sahlberg’s career includes illustration, teaching and oil painting. He paints commissioned portraits and other subjects for galleries and shows and has done many public painting and drawing demonstrations. He continues to exhibit his work both locally and nationally at Mountain Oyster Club— Contemporary Western Show, and Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona.

Ben Rheault—Enantiodromia: Studies & Other Work

  • November 10 - December 29
  • Saturday, November 10, 6 - 8pm

Ben Rheault is a Fargo, North Dakota native who received his BFA in Painting from MSUM in 2002.  Ben continues to live, work and create in the Fargo area. The Enantiodromia series was shown during a solo exhibition at the Rourke Gallery in Moorhead, MN.

“Enantiodromia” is an ancient Greek word that translates as, “the tendency of things to change into their opposites.”  

Using this as a reference point, I set about creating work that is an abstracted interpretation of the dual nature of humankind. There is a history of destruction that facilitates creation, and creation that leads to destruction.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Laura Corcoran

  • January 5 - February 16
  • Friday, February 15, 6-8pm

Adam Priebnow

  • January 5 - February 16
  • Friday, February 15, 6-8pm