Sunday, August 7, 2011

SooVac Gallery - Gallery Profile

Soo Visual Arts Center
2638 Lyndale Ave S
Mpls, MN 55408

Who are three or four local artists who represent the quality and style of work you exhibit at your gallery?
We are open to a wide variety of possibilities so it would be impossible to pin point a quality or style though we have images of all our past shows full of brilliant art on our website: And something completely different could be just around the corner.

Image of Annual Fundraiser, Get Lucky 2011, Image Courtesy of Christian Erickson.

For Artists:
How do you prefer artists contact you regarding exhibiting in your gallery?
Looking on our website is the best resource. We keep it updated with deadlines and information on how to apply here: The information is under submissions to our curatorial panel. And if there is any questions about the process artists should feel free to contact us at

What general advice would you give to artists trying to show in local

Do your research on spaces around town…pick the best fit for you and your work. Getting discouraged can easily happen though there are new exhibition spaces always sprouting up and lots of opportunities to exhibit at others.

And remember we need the support of artists just like they need our support. With so much talent in the cities it is impossible to give everyone deserving a chance to exhibit.

Soft Chaos, Installation in the Main Gallery by David Bowen

For Collectors:
What is the typical price range for works for sale in your gallery?
Typically prices can range from $250 to $3000.

Systematics, Featuring work by Liz Miller and R. Justin Stewart

Do you have any advice for collectors looking locally to buy art?
There is plenty to choose from so collectors do not have to look very hard to buy local. Check out all the local galleries and choose something that means something to you, remember you will be supporting and sharing this art. Our exhibitions consist mostly of local artists so there is a great reservoir of them on our website and we would be happy to provide more information and images of work for any of them.

If by chance all of the local art galleries were having opening receptions on the same night, where else would you recommend people go to maximize their art experience?

Go to them all…most openings last around three hours that is plenty of time to fit them all in and that is the best way to maximize your experience.

What is your current exhibit and what is coming up?

Now showing until August 21, 2011 is two must see group exhibitions, the 8th year of our juried Untitled Series and the 2nd year of SooFUZE our juried Minnesota teen arts exhibition:

Featured Artists:
Emily Bennet Beck

Untitled 8


Soo Visual Arts Center is a FY2011 recipient of an Art Access grant from
the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is funded, in part, by the
Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota
State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of
Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

Current and Prior Exhibit Information:
Greg Gossel through August 2012
Samantha French through 7/7/12
Simon Huelsbeck, exhibiting at SooVac from 11/5/11 through 12/3/11.
Katharine Hawthorne, Chris Schlicting and Kristin Van Loon on August 13th, 2011 7-10PM: (Link)

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