All-Student Juried Show 2015 – Results

All Student Juried Show 20151st Place/Best of Show  ($150 from Wet Paint)

Lindsey Galbraith, The Wind, Book arts, 2015

2nd Place/Award of Excellence ($100 from Blick Art Materials)

Glen Gardner, Portrait, Charcoal on paper, 2015

3rd Place/Merit Award ($75 from Blick Art Materials)

Maggie Royce, What is in a Tree, Paper, 2015

Honorable Mention ($50 from Wet Paint)

Beth Oelfke, Prosperity, Watercolor on paper, 2014

Honorable Mention ($50 from Wet Paint)

Guy Nasby, King Pin, B&W photography, 2015

Honorable Mention ($50 from Wet Paint)

Carina Bragg, Serenity: Nirvana, Paper, 2015

People’s Choice Award ($50 from Blick Art Materials)

Stella Richardson, Joyful Holiday, Mixed-media, 2014


Call for Submissions: Next Juried Alumni Art Exhibition

The Augsburg Art Galleries are now accepting submissions of recent work for the next juried alumni exhibition in Fall 2015!

– Submit up to three pieces.

– Fill out the Alumni Submission Form.

– Email your artwork images and completed form to


Open to all alumni of Augsburg College


Each artist may submit up to 3 images.

Artwork needs to have been made since our last alumni show (2011 or later).

Email the images, along with the Alumni Submission Form (found here) to


September 9: Deadline for submissions

September 18: Notification of acceptance via email

September 28: Deadline for receipt of accepted works

October 9: Exhibition opens


Christina Chang, Curator of Engagement, Minnesota Museum of American Art: Chang is originally from California, earning her BA in political economy from the University of California at Berkeley (Cal) in 2001 with a minor in art history. In 2003 she moved to the Midwest to begin the PhD program in art history at the University of Michigan. She completed the degree in May 2010 and immediately moved to Minneapolis to begin as assistant curator at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota, where she stayed until June 2012. She serves on the Board of Directors of Photography @ the Center, a nonprofit organization started by the co-founders of the photography co-op, Mpls Photo Center. Chang was Curator of Engagement at the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Currently she is the Interim Director & Curator, Perlman Teaching Museum at Carleton College.

AWARDS & CASH PRIZES: Best in Show, Honorable Mention and People’s Choice

CONTACT: Email questions to


 Josie Lewis Artwork



Using thick layers of resin and fragmented fashion magazines, Josie Lewis creates intricate dimensional collages that reference cellular biology, starscapes, kaleidoscopes, and explosions.

Studio visit with Josie Lewis

Reception: Saturday, October 4, 1 – 5 p.mPart of the Fall Art Tour!

September 2 – October 23, 2014

Artist Bio: Josie Lewis was raised in northern Minnesota on the shores of Lake Superior in an octagon shaped house. Her work has been widely exhibited in the Twin Cities area and nationally. She has an MFA from the University of MN and currently lives in North Minneapolis with her husband and daughter.

Artist Statement: I make semi-sculptural slabs of epoxy resin and found paper collage. I use cut fashion magazine images that are intricately layered between multiple pours of resin. My attraction to these magazines consists of a complex push-pull of distaste mixed with formal relish. Like an archivist, I dig, sift and edit. The magazine is milled into a kind of analog pixilation wrought by my scissors and utility blade. I seek to draw attention to the source material while simultaneously damaging it almost to the point of elimination. The glossy magazine becomes a glossy and heavy slab; shredded, exploded, inside out and backwards. I am administering a its rebirth to a more perfect object: solid, definite, personal, precise and terribly permanent. The resin slabs are seductively handmade and aggressively beautiful.

Christensen Center Art Gallery – map
Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Close to Home: A Visual Journal by Tara Sweeney

CLOSE TO HOME: A Visual Journal

An almanac of observations in watercolor and ink paired with original text explores the extraordinary in the ordinary.

August 25 – October 23, 2014

Reception: Friday, Sept. 5, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Artist Talk & Demonstration: Tuesday, September 9, 12-2 p.m., Adeline Johnson Conference Center, adjacent to gallery, first floor of Oren Gateway Center

Studio visit with Tara Sweeney

Artist Bio: Tara Sweeney was born in Minnesota and lives in Saint Paul. She has worked in the Twin Cities’ visual arts community for over thirty years. Her distinctive body of work explores figure, identity, and sense of place. She is associate professor and art department chair for Augsburg College, where she has been teaching since 1991. Prior to this she was executive art director for Minneapolis –St. Paul Magazine and an award-winning book illustrator and designer. She earned a B.S. in Studio Art and a B.S. in Textile Design from the University of Wisconsin (1978), and an M.F.A. in Visual Studies from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (1997). Her work has been widely exhibited and is held in public and private collections.

Artist Statement: Combining art making and writing is integral to this intimate series in watercolor and ink. To be honest, I didn’t intend to continue for six years when I began “Close to Home” late in November of 2009, but it was so much fun that it acquired a life of its own. I don’t consciously try to find subject matter. I wait until something captures my attention. The more ordinary it is, the better. Each entry begins with drawing and writing from direct observation. Reflection also plays a crucial role. To tell my stories I stay inside the lines if it works and invent freely when something else works better. It requires that I pay close attention and stay open to possibility until the process of observation, memory, and invention feel complete. Creating this way is messy, surprising, and deeply satisfying.

Part of the Fall Art Tour!

Gage Family Art Gallery – map
Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.