by Mike Nistler
Tucked in the middle of the Millstream Shops in downtown St. Joseph sits the Satellite Gallery, which opened on Nov. 1 and is the brainchild of JD Jorgenson, a local wood-fire potter.
The Satellite Gallery’s intent is to provide a space for exhibitions of artists both locally and internationally. The gallery is an extension of Jorgenson’s studio and provides a venue for exhibitions, shows and sales.
“This is part of the puzzle,” Jorgenson said, of allowing artists to make their work and then show their work.
Jorgenson works with artists who are accepted for internships at his studio who are then selected for shows at the gallery.
But more than that, the gallery is open to others in the area. For instance, a holiday sale was held at the gallery in December where many of Bobby Vee’s paintings were unveiled for the first time to the public. It was a huge success, Jorgenson said.
Recently Jorgenson opened his gallery to the All Saints Academy Montessori Preschool and Cheri Burg’s students who presented a “Preschool Picassos” exhibit. (See accompanying story.)
The Satellite Gallery is located at 15 Minnesota St. E. #107B. You may also visit the gallery website at: thesatellitegallerystjoseph.com. For more information, contact Jorgenson at 320-309-1529.
Upcoming Exhibitions at the Satellite Gallery
July 2013 – Kristin Plucar (paper and mixed media)
August 2013 – Heidi Jueb (painting)
Artists who are interested in exhibiting
The Satellite Gallery provides many opportunities, one of which is an option for artists to have solo, joint or group exhibitions. There are many advantages to being represented by the gallery. For example, artists will have a selection of their work displayed and for sale on the online gallery. All represented artists will also have the opportunity to show pieces in a group exhibition once a year in the physical gallery space.
There are many options available so please contact the gallery. For more information or to apply, go to the Satellite Gallery St. Joseph MN Facebook page, where you will find the application form.