October 10: A great visit with Marcus Cain

October 10: A great visit with Marcus Cain

Marcus Cain, a friend, artist, and KCAI alumni development manager paid us a visit and headed back to Kansas City today.  Marcus brought up nine great paintings, a few of which we will exhibit during our inaugural show opening next week.  Our development manager, Jim Goodman, accompanied us and took this picture of Marcus (left), Karen Nease (center) and Joe Nease at Duluth's Enger Park overlooking the Duluth harbor on a blustery October 9th day.

October 7: 2 weeks to go, Duluth News Tribune covers JNG

October 7: 2 weeks to go, Duluth News Tribune covers JNG

We have two weeks before we open!  Thank you to DNT and Christa Lawler for writing about us.  Here is a link to the article.

September 29: Don Kottmann showing at JNG

September 29: Don Kottmann showing at JNG

Our Kansas City trip this month included a great studio visit with Don Kottmann and we brought back some brand new paintings.

Pictured is Don next to a new painting acquired by the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, KS.

September 26: Rachel Hayes returns from Milan

September 26: Rachel Hayes returns from Milan

Rachel Hayes has had some great success with images on Instagram.  She has just returned from Italy after installing a piece for a significant Angela Missoni fashion event.  That is Rachel's piece overhead.

September 21: McTavish updates her website.

September 21: McTavish updates her website.

Gives a great intro to her chance work opening at the Tweed Museum on October 19.

Go to the website

September 14: Business North covers the gallery

September 14: Business North covers the gallery

Business North, a great monthly publication covering business in the northeast MN and northwest WI region covered our upcoming gallery opening.  Thanks to BN and Sheryl Jensen.

September 10 - 12: Trip No. 2 to KC for studio visits and to bring back some more great work.

September 10 - 12: Trip No. 2 to KC for studio visits and to bring back some more great work.

UPDATE 9/13: Back with some brand new work from James Brinsfield, Cary Esser, Don Kottmann, Heidi Pollard, Warren Rosser, and James Woodfill.

September 1: KC Studio covers the gallery

September 1: KC Studio covers the gallery

James Martin wrote a nice article about us in the current issue of KC Studio.  See page 38.  Thank you James and editor Alice Thorson.

New images added

New images added

We continue to bring work into the gallery and have another trip scheduled to Kansas City next month to pick up work for our first exhibit and our inventory.  The work at right is a recent arrival from James Brinsfield, Starry Divide, 36" x 30", oil and enamel on panel, 2017.

August 16: Matthew Kluber visits

August 16: Matthew Kluber visits

Matthew Kluber visited us and delivered two paintings for our upcoming Three States inaugural exhibition of which he is a part.  We had a little time to spend at the big lake.

August 4: Kathy McTavish's chance at Tweed nearly ready.

August 4: Kathy McTavish's chance at Tweed nearly ready.

We have uploaded some new videos on her Artist page.

Gallery featured in Perfect Duluth Day

Gallery featured in Perfect Duluth Day

A nice article about us posted recently on Perfect Duluth Day

Tim White NEMBA book award

Tim White NEMBA book award

Tim White received a NEMBA (Northeast Minnesota Book Award) award earlier this year.  Last night (July 24) was the award ceremony where Mr. White spoke and answered questions about his winning book of photographs paired with local writers entitled In and Out of Context, and his upcoming book North to a full house.  (the full image of the awards announcement is on Mr. White's artist page).

Kathy McTavish "chance" exhibit at the Tweed Museum progress

Kathy McTavish "chance" exhibit at the Tweed Museum progress

Kathy McTavish has been hard at work this spring and summer installing her solo work "chance" in the Sax Galllery at the Tweed Museum. The public is invited to preview it, starting August while she continues to adjust and enhance it, as she may do during its planned 12 month run. Save October 19, 6-8 pm to come celebrate the opening.

July 23: Back in Duluth with some of the first art work

July 23: Back in Duluth with some of the first art work

Arrived safely back in Duluth with the first of many art works that will be here when we open after a hot and productive week in Kansas City.  We have four recent paintings by James Brinsfield, five recent paintings by Eric Sall, and two recent paintings from the newest artist we are working with, Warren Rosser.  See our updated Artist page.  We had five very interesting studio visits during the trip.

coming this fall - inauguration of the Minnesota Art Wall

coming this fall - inauguration of the Minnesota Art Wall

On the side of our gallery building, we will add a nice gallery sign, but the big news is that we are creating the Minnesota Art Wall as well.  It will show an art work of a curated artist the first year, and will be a juried, curated competition in later editions, showing one artist's work each time as currently envisioned.  The Art Wall will be managed and curated by gallery staff, but will not necessarily be of an artist affiliated with the gallery.  The location is very visible on busy, one-way W. First Street.  The image is a rough mockup of the idea in progress.  We will share the first artist selected in the near future.

July 19 - 22: Heading to KC for some studio visits and to bring back some art!

July 19 - 22: Heading to KC for some studio visits and to bring back some art!

Will be in KC for a few days visiting gallery artists, some others, seeing a few exhibitions including summer group shows and Kemper Museum's Magnetic Fields, and bringing back some good pieces for the gallery.  More trips to come before we open.  A detail of Cary Esser's Veil 16-2-1 is at right.

July 6: More Gallery progress ;)

July 6: More Gallery progress ;)

The interior renovation work is moving along and the space is taking shape.  Soon we will be making a trip to Kansas City, bringing back some great work and will share that with you in a few weeks.

Rachel Hayes: Oklahoma Contemporary Showroom I Showcase

Rachel Hayes: Oklahoma Contemporary Showroom I Showcase

Rachel is the first featured artist at Oklahoma Contemporary's new Showroom I Showcase in Oklahoma City.  Her installation Test Patterns has been acquired by a significant collector.

July 5: Back to work - Interior work in progress!

July 5: Back to work - Interior work in progress!

Interior material delivery started on June 21 and work started shortly after.  All the "stud" walls are up now and door openings cut in, so the space is starting to take shape.  More progress!

Past Exhibitions - Not big news, but news - June 18.

Past Exhibitions - Not big news, but news - June 18.

We are slowly adding some content to our past (Joseph Nease Gallery in Kansas City) exhibitions on our Exhibitions page.  Hope you find some of those previous exhibitions interesting and some context for those artists we continue to work with.

UPDATE: Gallery Progress Update June 17

UPDATE: Gallery Progress Update June 17

Finally, we got our building permit on June 16 - Interior renovation work to start soon - on our way to a great exhibition space.  New roof installation started on June 5 and just some detail work remaining; the building is now weather tight.  Before you know it, walls, track lights, and artwork will start coming in.

June 10: Kathy McTavish at 2017 Northern Spark

June 10: Kathy McTavish at 2017 Northern Spark

Kathy participated in the 2017 Northern Spark event in Minneapolis / St. Paul.  We have uploaded a new video work sample from her on her gallery page that can also be accessed from the Vimeo link below.  For more information about the event, go to https://2017.northernspark.org/

Vimeo link https://vimeo.com/220385055

June 5: Heidi Pollard to show at JNG

June 5: Heidi Pollard to show at JNG

We are very pleased that Heidi Pollard, New Mexico artist and 2016 Joan Mitchell grant awardee, will be showing work at the gallery this fall. We look forward to our new relationship.

Heidi's website is http://heidipollard.com

June 2: Rachel Hayes to become part of the Gallery

June 2: Rachel Hayes to become part of the Gallery

Rachel Hayes, a nationally recognized artist that creates painterly fabric structures from intimate to the massive scale, will start showing work at the gallery this fall.  Rachel showed at JNG in Kansas City early in her career with two solo shows.  We will introduce her to this area by showing some interesting, modest size, wall works that relate to her large scale work.  Rachel is busy early this summer in San Francisco installing a major piece in a major permanent collection.

Her website is at http://www.rachelbhayes.com

Building Permit!

Building Permit!

We are working hard with our architect to get our building permit.  Who knew it would be this complicated.  It should be sorted out soon and we will be on our way to a great exhibition space.  New roof installation should start on June 5, weather permitting.  We will respect and take care of this great 1916 building.

James Brinsfield

James Brinsfield

Interview by Dr. David Cateforis

2017

Mr. Brinsfield will have his first exhibition at JNG V2.0 in Duluth, MN in early summer 2018.  Prior to that, stop in and see some of his work already in the gallery.  For some background, see the 2011 interview of Mr. Brinsfield with Dr. David Cateforis.

A cropped studio view at right from late 2016 with work in progress.

Kathy McTavish

Kathy McTavish

2017

Kathy McTavish will have a solo exhibition at the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth opening in October, 2017.

At right is a cropped screen capture from of her chance sketch coding pieces, 2017.

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