Our Doors are Now Open on North Fifth Street

The Veronique Wantz Gallery invites the Twin Cities community to join us at our new home on on Saturday September 23rd.

After a few busy but rewarding summer months we've have finally opened our doors and are hard at work installing and arranging pieces for our gallery opening.

With our industrial, modern, and minimalist space, we’re more than ready to take on the future. But, staying true to our past, we’re also proud to be picking up where we left off as curators of high-quality fine art in the twin cities community and beyond.

Please come celebrate with us at our opening on Saturday, September 23rd from 4pm-8pm. We’ll toast to new beginnings, new friendships, and inspiring art.

 You’ll see that our walls have been warmed by abstract paintings both bold and serene, yet always expressive by Allison Johanson, Jack Dale, Kathy Wismar, Linda Puiatti and Debora Stewart, to name but a few.

From the world of pottery and ceramics, we’re equally excited about Samuel Johnson’s earthy, unglazed stoneware and Juliane Shibata’s delicate porcelain shapes, which bear traces of plant and ocean life. 

We’re also so pleased to share with you a variety of approaches to sculpture, from Asa Hoyt’s architecturally inspired metalwork to Donna Rice’s intricate glass art.

We hope to see you soon!  In the meantime, here are some highlights: 

Farewell: 125 N First Street / Hello: 905 N Fifth Street!

With the sale of our beautiful Foundry building, the Veronique Wantz Gallery is in the midst of moving to a new 'corner' of the North Loop & Warehouse District of Minneapolis. 

While The Foundry building is restored to its former glory and embarks on a new era as a pivotal location within the North Loop, we are continuing our gallery's journey in a restored former produce building on North Fifth Street.

We're so excited about this fresh start in a larger space, with wonderful industrial features and a full street window to display our art to the world.

Additionally, we are thrilled to be inviting new artists to join our gallery and cannot wait to share their works with you.

As many of you know, relocation can be quite a process! So, we're going with the flow and taking our time to build a space that we will be proud of and that will welcome you in the next few weeks

So, while the dust settles, take a peek at what we've been up to so far.

Wish us luck, and see you soon at 905 N Fifth Street - the all NEW Veronique Wantz Gallery!

 

*** Stay tuned for our Grand Opening in the Summer! ***

(And the many other openings and events to come...)

Silvana LaCreta Ravena DEMO artwork

We were honored to have Silvana LaCreta Ravena take part in her Meet the Artist event with a demonstration of her process. It was wonderful to see her work and, by the end of the night, she had created a beautiful piece of art! As part of the demonstration, a raffle took place so one lucky guest could bring home Silvana's piece. All of the proceeds went to The WARM, an arts organization close to Silvana's heart. Thank you to Silvana, and everyone who came out Thursday night! Hope to see you all at the next Meet the Artist event... there may even be another raffle for an original piece of art by another exceptionally talented artist!

Pop-Up Exhibition "Flutter" July 9th from 5-9pm featuring Elmira Lilic

Come explore Elmira's collection of artwork for one evening at the Veronique Wantz Gallery. She hopes to touch your curiosity and make you smile with her vibrant color combinations.

Kids are welcome.
Show time is 5pm-9pm.

There is no ticket purchase, visit Elmira's site and let her know if any piece is meant for you. RSVP for the event  here.

Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy and celebration. Hummingbirds open our eyes to the wonder of the world and inspire us to open our hearts to loved ones and friends. Like a hummingbird, I aspire to influence people in my life through art in any way that I can with love, joy and celebration.

I have reached a new phase in my life where I get to explore my creativity and build my tribe both in California and Minnesota. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning. I am showcasing "Flutter" to bring all of us together and give you a glimpse of the beauty that lies within my mind. - Elmira Lilić

Reminder: Meet the Artist Event Tomorrow 30th June 5-8pm

WIN AN ORIGINAL SILVANA LACRETA RAVENA PAINTING!!!

Don't forget to join us tomorrow Thursday 30th June from 5-8pm for our Meet the Artist Event! Featuring Silvana LaCreta Ravena
and exhibiting her new Interdimensional Series

Silvana will detail her process by doing a DEMONSTRATION throughout the evening. Guests will have a chance to participate in a RAFFLE to win her demo painting. All proceeds will go to the Mentor- Protégée Program at THE WARM (www.thewarm.org), which is a nonprofit that helps emerging women artists to start and/or to improve their art careers. This was the first organization that helped Silvana merge into the local art scene when she arrived from Brazil 10 years ago.  

A former practicing clinical psychologist, Silvana infuses her work with psychological concepts and ideas. Memory, the passage of time, and connection to the inner-self are concepts within her work that she hopes stimulates viewers on a deeper level. Her work brings viewers in with their bright multiplicity of colors and layers. Please RSVP here.

ArtPlusOne featuring SPRUCE

It's the night of our second ArtPlusOne event, this time featuring the new-fashioned flower shop Spruce! Their stunning arrangements have brightened up our gallery and we are in love with the results! The flower arrangements pair beautifully with pieces from our collection, especially the Chuck Solberg ceramics. Spruce will sell springy "Market Bunches" and we are offering Chuck's small gourd vessels at a special Date Night price.

Check out the stunning Spruce arrangements at our second ArtPlusOne event!

Check out the stunning Spruce arrangements at our second ArtPlusOne event!

ArtPlusOne featuring RYPEN

Our ArtPlusOne series kicked off with sharp design and pops of color from one of our favorite furniture designers, Rypen. The show featured several small scenes where Rypen's fun furniture framed beautiful pieces from the Veronique Wantz Gallery collection. We cannot wait for our next ArtPlusOne event tonight as part of the North Loop's Date Night, every third Thursday!

The crowd's favorite Vignette featuring a beautiful Richard Rehl piece and a modern lamp and two stools from Rypen's furniture collection.

The crowd's favorite Vignette featuring a beautiful Richard Rehl piece and a modern lamp and two stools from Rypen's furniture collection.

Gorgeous interplay of colors and textures featuring one of our favorite Silvana Ravena pieces and fun Rypen furniture - with a special shout-out to Minnesota on the paddle!

Gorgeous interplay of colors and textures featuring one of our favorite Silvana Ravena pieces and fun Rypen furniture - with a special shout-out to Minnesota on the paddle!

Ephemeral Forms Exhibition opening

We were thrilled with the opening of our latest exhibition: Ephemeral Forms! Thank you to Eleanor McGough for her stunning works, some of which have already found homes with some very lucky people. It was also a pleasure to have Hortense La Tour with us all the way from France, her jewels made the evening even more special and gave the night a particular sparkle.

 In case you missed it, here are some photos from the event. The show will be up for a couple more weeks, so if you're in the neighborhood please stop in for a look!