upcoming exhibitions

Join Us for Open Casket

Casket Arts presents Open Casket


November 4 – 6
Friday 5-10pm • Saturday 10am – 6pm • Sunday 12-5pm

Join us for a weekend of art, craft, food, and fun, as our talented tenant artists invite you into their studios to see all of their amazing work. You’ll find paintings, prints, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, ceramics, photography, woodworking, furniture, gifts, and more. Take in some art and maybe even take some home with you!

Visit artists and artisans in all three buildings on the Casket Arts campus: the main building, the Carriage House, and the Factory, home to NE Sculpture Gallery.

This event is free and family-friendly.

681 17th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 • More info at casketarts.com and on social media @casketarts


Contemporary Art Curator Magazine featuring Mary Catherine Solberg

Bold, Iconic, contemporary paintings influenced by the masters, religious iconography and circus sideshow banners. Solberg incorporates aspects of religious iconography, classical realism and her own unique style to create large -scale mixed media paintings she refers to as “Everyday Icons”. These Icon portraits focus on a single character to capture fleeting moments of triumph, transition, struggle and enlightenment. Dogs leap for balls, squirrels clutch their prize candy corn, swimmers dive into a new reality and children grapple with the consequences of authoritarian decisions. Traditional portraiture takes on an ethereal interpretation with the incorporation of assorted media including plaster, collage, oil, acrylics, beeswax, metal leaf, tar and glitter. Her innovative technique produces a highly textured masterful portrait with surprising depth and luminescence.

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Gallery 1802

Featuring Artist: Mary Catherine Solberg

1802 State St, La Crosse, WI 54601

Featuring the work of local, regional and a few national artists, Mark Halter opened Gallery 1802 on July 2022 at 1802 State St., across from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Cartwright Center.

gallery representation

Art Expo NYC April 2022
Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eau Claire, WI – January 2022  
STUDIO 103, 530 West 79th Street, Chanhassen, MN – July 2021
One Division Art, Buffalo, MN – June 2021
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN – May 2020
“Everyday Icons” Pablo Center at the Confluence, Eau Claire, WI – March 2020
“Swim Girls” Center for Visual Arts, Wausau, WI – May 2019
“Mary Catherine Solberg” Le Meridien Chambers, Minneapolis, MN – October 2018
 “Mississippi Icons”, Great River Center for the Arts, Little Falls, MN – August 2018
 “Surface Depth”, One Division Art, Buffalo, MN – June 2018
“Water Portraits”, MN Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN – January 2018
Swim Girl Show Historic Boat Works Building, Wayzata, MN – July 2017
“Arcadia”, Pump House Regional Arts La Crosse, WI  – January 2015  
“Visual Curiosities”, Gallery 113, La Crosse, WI (2 person show) – August 2014
St. Mary’s University, Winona, MN – November 2013
“Everyday Icons”, Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, MN – October 2011
“Windows to the Soul”, Lyon Smith Gallery, Winona, MN  – May 2010
Crossings at Carnegie, Zumbrota, MN (2-person show) – March 2010
“Icon Show” St. Mary’s University Page Theater, Winona, MN – January 2

juried exhibitions

Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art Annual National Juried Exhibition IV – December 2020
“Energetic Sense” Bridgewater Lofts, Minneapolis, MN – July – October 2018
Cream of the Crop Artists’ Gallery, Minnesota State Fair – August 2018
“If You Only Knew” National Juried Art Exhibition, Featured Artist, Woodstock, IL – January 2018
“Dangerous Lullabies III”  National Juried Exhibition, Lakeside Arts Park, Crystal Lake, IL – October 2017
Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibition, Bloomington, MN Center for the Arts – October 2017
Cream of the Crop Artists’ Gallery, Minnesota State Fair – August 2017
American Swedish Institute “Traveling Show”, Minneapolis, MN – April 2017
22nd Annual “Arts in Harmony” International Show, Blaine, MN – February 2017
“Wintertide” Public Functionary FIRST PLACE AWARD, Minneapolis, MN – February 2017
 “Essential Art” Paramount Center for the Arts St. Cloud, MN – January 2017
“Waterways Exhibition” Smithsonian Museum on Main Street, Lanesboro, MN – November 2016
Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibition, Center for the Arts, Bloomington, MN  – October 2016
Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community, Wyoming, MN – September 2016


MN State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, 2019, Friends of Hopkins Center for the Arts Award 1st Mary Catherine Solberg, “Inner Strength”
MN State Fair Fine Art Exhibition, 2018, Shady Oak Associates Award 1st Mary Catherine Solberg, “Swim Girl”
NEMAA Fall Fine Arts Show, Minneapolis, MN – August 2016
Elemental Juried Exhibition, Flow Art Space, St. Paul, MN – March 2015
Public Functionary: NEMAA Juried Wintertide Biennial, SECOND PLACE AWARD, Minneapolis, MN – February 2015