Paddle Party 2015

Group Charity Exhibit at The Gallery at Fox Tax

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JUNE 24TH, 4-8PM


JUNE 24TH-AUGUST 5, 2015

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We are pleased to be partnering with the local non profit One Heartland for our next art show entitled Paddle Party 2015.

For this fundraising event, dozens of local artists have painted and otherwise decorated canoe paddles that will be on display and for sale. All proceeds from paddle purchases will benefit One Heartland’s camp programs, which serve LGBT youth, youth affected by HIV/AIDS, youth facing homelessness and living in transitional housing, and families working to achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Opening Reception will be on Wednesday, June 24th from 4-8pm. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. All paddles will be on display with artists, One Heartland staff and campers on hand to make remarks and answer questions.

“We are thrilled to partner with the amazing community of artists in the Twin Cities to bring the spirit of the camp to those who haven’t had a change to see it for themselves.” said One Heartland’s Executive Director Patrick Kindler. “We hope that every time you look at the new, beautiful paddle hanging on your wall, you think of camp and all the good that comes out of sending kids to a place where they truly feel like they belong.”



The exhibition will be on display from June 24th until August 5th, 2015

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JANUARY 10, 2015, 6 to 10 PM


JAN 10 – APRIL 15, 2014

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Happy New Year!  I hope you’ve had enough Christmas cookies and family time to keep you warm in the continuing winter cold!  We wanted to invite you to one more event to warm up your January.  As an end-cap to the 10 year anniversary of Fox Tax and as a last hurrah before embarking on our 11th tax season frenzy, we want to invite you to our art opening party: Fox Faves Revisited. This salon style show will feature two to three pieces by a dozen of our favorite former exhibitors.

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We think this should be one of our most fun shows, displaying many of our favorites locally and nationally.  Artists include:


Gregory Euclide,

Jennifer Davis,

Amy Rice,

John Grider,

Miles Mendenhall,

Josie Lewis,

Alex Kuno,


Drew Peterson,

John Alspach,

Eric Inkala

Colin Kopp

and more.

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We’re excited to put all these talented artists together in one big group show! Please come check it out, say hello and see us one last time before we fall into the abyss of tax season!


Opening Reception will be on January 10th from 6 to 10 pm.

The exhibition will be on display from January 10th to April 15th , 2014.




OCTOBER 18, 2014, 6 to 10 PM

OCT 18 – NOV 15, 2014

We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming art show titled Patefacio.  In the curatorial debut of local painter Jonathan Aller, a group of local artists were asked to interpret and create their version of classic Pin Up Art.  In the current era of twerking tweens and overt sexuality in constantly streaming HD, it’s hard to remember that in the not so distant past, there was an industry and art form focused on the illustrative and sultry subtleties of Pin Ups.  This show offers a chance for the artists and the viewers to open a dialogue on both that era and our own.


Aller’s inspiration for this show was his fascination with pin up paintings of bygone eras.  “One of the main features that attract me is the vignette; being minimal but showing just enough information to tell a story. With Patefacio I wanted to leave the interpretation open to the participating artists: expressing in their own voice what “Pin Ups” mean to them through their art work,” says Aller.

Participating artists include the curator Jonathan Aller as well as Doug Hoffman, Brian MacNeil, Kyle Pettis, Linda Nelson and Matt Boswell.  Aller’s goal with this show is to showcase the best talent from all across the nation in one of the premier galleries in Minneapolis.

Opening Reception will be on October 18th from 6 to 10 pm.

The exhibition will be on display from October 18 to November 15 , 2014.


Jonathan Aller spent most of his life sketching everything he saw. His passion for sketching and drawing carried into a love for painting.  After graduating from Ringling College of Art and Design he traveled to Florence, Italy to study at The Angel Academy Atelier. It was there that he was taught the techniques of the masters. “I love painting from life; a portrait, a figure study or a still life all express my desire to create.  I strive to keep true to the subject while breathing life and excitement into the painting.”


Housed within the warehouse offices of their tax preparation business in the ever-gentrifying Northeast Arts District, the 7 year old gallery continues to focus on promoting both new and established artistic talent, as well as garner both local and national media attention for its unique approach to assisting artists both in promotions and business.  Recent exposure from the Star Tribune, Kare 11 News, Metro, Ready Made Magazine, and others have helped this brother/sister team of tax accountants create a premiere exhibition site within the Minneapolis art scene.


SEPTEMBER 20, 2014, 6 to 9 PM

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The Gallery at Fox Tax is pleased to announce that veteran local painter Bruce Nygren is returning for his second solo exhibit of new works. Opening reception will be held on September 20, 2014 from 6 to 9 pm.

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Painting full-time in Minneapolis for nearly 40 years, Bruce Nygren has spent decades making the unbelievable believable.  He wows viewers with spectacular scenes, from fully furnished houses floating over storm swept seas to giant turtles roaming the landscape with skyscrapers growing from their shells.  This exhibit will showcase his still life paintings that dazzle with the same magical feel.  For Nygren, imagination and curiosity about the world come together to create these fantastical pieces and transport the viewer to a wholly new world.

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Although commonly described as such, Bruce does not put himself in the league of Surrealist painters.  When asked to describe his paintings, he explained “I’m not a Surrealist, so no explanation is needed.  The impact for me and the viewer would be diluted and polluted by some symbolic or political explanation.  I simply paint what and how I like.  The subject for my fantasy paintings comes from curiosity as much as from my imagination.”  This curiosity has led him to a lifelong career of creating canvas worlds where the impossible is not only possible, but somehow probable.


Bruce Nygren, a 1969 MCAD graduate, lives in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis with his dog, Truman where he creates his spectacular oil paintings.


The exhibition will be on display from September 20th to October 12, 2014.

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ON DISPLAY: MAY 16 – JUNE 20, 2014
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The Gallery at Fox Tax and guest curator Nathaniel Smith are excited to present a group exhibition which explores ideas surrounding crowds of people, and masses used by artists in their work. Specifically timed during Art-a-Whirl, the largest open studio arts tour in the United States, the exhibition openly questions the positives and negatives associated with massive groupings of people, from the power found in numbers, to the loss of perspective when alone in a large group. Guest curator, artist and arts writer Nathaniel Smith, has chosen six local artists whom utilize groupings in their work, either of people, information, or repetitive process to highlight inherent beauty when the one becomes many, and the information lost when the individual artistic gesture (or person) is lost in the whole.


Opening reception will take place on May 16th from 5 pm to 9 pm., and through the duration of the Art-a-Whirl studio crawl (Saturday 17th from 12 to 5, and Sunday the 18th from 12 to 5. The exhibition runs through June 20th, 2014.

The Masses is a group exhibition featuring artwork focuses on artists who have who utilize grouping, collections and repetition in their work, including paintings by Nick Howard, drawings by Noah Harmon, Erik Baden, and collaborative work by Andy Ducett, Ric Stultz, and Michael Joseph Winslow.

Nick Howard’s ink and gouache paintings group a repeating cast of characters which represent parts of the society created by man. Says Howard, “I am fascinated with people, relationships and mass psychology. In particular, I am interested in how the mind works and how the feelings, thoughts, ideas, and perceptions we have create our world, both personally and collectively.”

Noah Harmon describes his highly idiosyncratic drawings as exploring themes which “include but are not limited to: Relaxing, Enjoyment, Creeps, Hotties, Champions, and Rock & Roll. The work is informed by the internet, television, and the supernatural.” Harmon’s recent “Congolomo” series takes all of his characters and combines them into densely packed, highly detailed groups, where one becomes the sum of a whole.

Erik Baden pencil and ink drawings are collections of mark making in massive gatherings, which ultimately resemble flocks of birds, clouds, or crowds. These works, from the series begun in 2007, is called “The Multitudes”. Says Baden, “This work is driven by the relationship between the individual making and it’s collected whole; a plurality and its summative singularity.” A graduate of Milwaukee Institute ofArt and Design, Baden now lives and works in the Twin Cities.

The crowded, collaborative works created by Andy Ducett, Ric Stultz and Michael Joseph Winslow fit tightly into a show based around ideas of massed objects. Coming from different backgrounds, (Ducett, an artist, Stultz, an artist/designer, and Winslow, a writer), the three created a series of works where each added whatever they deemed appropriate to each page, until it was full, and therefore, complete.


Nathaniel Smith is a Minneapolis-based visual artist, arts writer and arts exhibition organizer interested in contemporary art. He was the founder and Director of The FUTURE PRESENCE Gallery, which was awarded Best New Gallery (2011) as well as 3 of the 10 Best Art Exhibitions of 2012 honors by several publications in its one-year run. He is the online arts editor for LA-based art and design site Beautiful/Decay, a contributing columnist for l’étoile, and has also contributed, the Walker Art Center’s website, and Minneapolis Public Radio, amongst others.