Zeller pARTnership Art Gallery in Victoria City Hall
Initiated in 2020, the Zeller pARTnership is a collaboration with local artist and Victoria resident Deb Zeller, who owns Zeller Studio in Hopkins, to bring rotating art shows to City Hall. Minnesota-based artists lend their paintings to the City of Victoria to line the walls of Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall.
Featured Artists Over the Years
- Diane Foster
- Dianne Sanders
- Kathe Drake
- Bernie Anderson
- Jim Geisinger
- Suzanne Shaff
- Brush Pilots
- Tom Foty
- Krista Lee Johnson
- Jim Turner
- Coco Connolly
- Kathleen Litwin
- Kim Gordon
- Susan Spoden
- Julianne Jonker
- Deb Zeller
Current Show: Dan Wiemer
Dan Wiemer's Artist Statement:
I am obsessed with design, negative shape making and the ruggedness of the north. These obsessions led me to study Canadian painters, most notably Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven, who worked primarily in the early 1900’s. The illustrative style is personally relatable to me. Their career paths evolved from graphic designers, to illustrators, to painters. This has been my path as well.
Finding rhythm in the landscape has become a hallmark of my work. Rhythm to me is connecting highlight shapes with linked shadow shapes in an interesting way that creates movement and pathways for the eye.
My technique uniquely combines opaque acrylic with transparent watercolor that stylizes the landscape and is influenced by printmakers and batik artists. Their approach to creating negative shapes is similar to how I construct and distill my scenes.
Painting on location (plein air) and in the studio are different experiences and bring different perspectives to my work. As a past president of the MN Watercolor Society, I saw firsthand the endless variety of ways to handle watermedia. This excited me and drove me to explore and develop the distinctive style I have today.
I was fortunate to have two extended stays in China— painting, teaching, and exhibiting. In addition to China, I have painted in Puerto Rico, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and throughout the United States.
To see my work shows and workshop schedule, visit danwiemer.com or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Zeller pARTnership Art Gallery is available to the public at any time City Hall is open. Stop by the front desk to inquire about viewing the paintings.