2020-21 Exhibitions

September 16 through November 7

Virtual Reception: September 18, 5:30-6:30 PM

Saguaros I Have Met

Artist: Kari Hogden
Kader Gallery 

Saguaros I Have Met is a series of paintings that speaks to the viewer with bold, expressive brushstrokes depicting saguaros and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert.

The Passages and Byways of Nature

Artist: Joan Finnegan
Kader Gallery 

Oil paintings that show the discovery of the world around us in a softer sense, focusing on the beauty and joy of nature.

Protect the Pollinators

Artist: Jessie Fritsch
Front Gallery

Jessie Fritsch shows how pollinators impact her artwork and lifestyle. Using the technique of encaustic painting, her artwork features vibrant and luminous color.

November 11 through January 2

Reception: November 13, 2020 5-7 PM

Jean Helliesen Estate Collection

Kader Gallery 

Jean Helliesen lived a notable life, full of academic achievements and community service. Her rich and varied friendships included the Pump House and Film Society. Jean’s love and knowledge of the arts is reflected in this collection that features a wide range of art and artists, including works from Ken DeWaard, Ken Durkin, and Niclas Gulbrandsen.

Carol and Roy Toepke

National Parks: Iconic Places and Spaces

Artists: Carol and Roy Toepke
Front Gallery 

A husband and wife team, Carol and Roy use photography to encourage outdoor enthusiasm and environmentalism.

The Passages and Byways of Nature

Artist: Joan Finnegan
Kader Gallery 

Oil paintings that show the discovery of the world around us in a softer sense, focusing on the beauty and joy of nature.


Joan Finnegan’s exhibition has been extended though January 2nd.

January 6 through February 20

Dirty Rain

Artist: Jake Phillips
Kader Gallery

A series of Japanese themed tattoo designs of acrylic spray and markers on canvas.

She's Lost Her Marbles!

Artist: Carol Keene
Front Gallery

The artist lets marbles roll over different surfaces and captures these colorful orbs in varied and whimsical habitats.  Acrylic on canvas that looks like photography!

February 24 through April 10

Reception: February 26, 5-7 PM

Land and Patchwork

Artist: Rachel Deutmeyer
Kader Gallery

Deeply influenced by Midwestern roots, the artist’s photographic practice explores they ways people establish emotional connections to their surroundings. Her work reflects complex relationships between people and land.


Artist: Seho Park
Kader Gallery

TREES, an exhibition of paintings, focuses on images of trees revealing the dynamic interactions and delicate intervals that all the living things of nature sustain together.

Toy (with) Animals

Artist: Anna Segner
Front Galler

Toy (with) Animals is a body of intricate still life paintings where the depth of artificial nature in the home and the societal value of nature are expressed through materialism.

May 19 through July 17

Reception: May 21, 5-7 PM

Figuring it Out

Artist: Anders Schafer
Kader Gallery

In a ‘story board’ type format, Anders explores figures in narratives and histories, usually in a sequential formats. His ideas are contextualized by combining historical, psychological, abstraction, expressionism, and surrealism in his drawings and paintings.

Figuring it Out

Artist: Barbra Schafer
Kader Gallery

In her paintings, Barbra explores themes of figures, mostly dancers in light and how the figure relates to problems of form in space.

Redefining Hmong American Women

Artist: Mai Chao Duddeck
Front Gallery

As an artist and scholar, Mai Chao was inspired to tell her story from a Hmong woman’s perspective. Her exhibition was created by using critical reflection and observation combined with scholarly research to explore Hmong history, assimilation, hopes and dreams, and sense of belonging as a Hmong American woman.

July 21 through September 11

Reception: July 23, 5-7 PM

Children's Story Time- Family Legends Retold

Artist: Scott Onsager
Kader Gallery

Through a hand-building process, the artist portrays family “legends” in clay, reshaping timeless forms to express the artist’s lived experience.

Movement. Balance. Change.

Artist: David Montegue
Kader Gallery 

Presenting an alternative to traditional sculpture and wall art, David creates mobiles to utilize the frequently neglected spaces above. He creates these hanging mobiles using a form of kinetic sculpture from stone, metal, and acrylic materials.

Painting Us Forward

Artist: Jennifer Williams
Kader Gallery

is an expanding partnership that communicates hope and resilience through visual storytelling. This exhibition includes painted portraits of small business owners, accompanied by their own stories of the impact of Covid-19, mandated measures on their business.


Artist: Carissa Brudos
Front Gallery

Carissa mimics the constant source of wonder and inspiration of change in nature in her artwork. Using the encaustic painting technique, the artist strives to arouse the unique perspectives of land, water & sky, and small, delicate textures from the natural world.


Artist: Drazen Dupor
Balcony Gallery

In this Byzantine style iconography, Dupor shows the basic elements of a human face with the expression of divine peace and benevolence reflected in the structure of lines.