Current Restaurant Gallery Show

8th Annual Arboretum Photographers Society Show & Sale
Jan. 3-Apr. 5

November RoseThe Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is proud to host the 8thannual Arboretum Photographers Society (APS) Show & Sale, opening Jan. 9 and continuing through April 5 in the Restaurant Gallery of the Arboretum's Oswald Visitor Center.

The exhibit theme is "Best of the Arboretum-Seasons," featuring a variety of styles and subject matter--from macro images of blossoms and birds to shimmering landscapes. All photographs were taken on the grounds of the Arboretum. Special thanks to judges Richard Sennott,recently retired StarTribune photojournalist and current photography curator for the online news site Global Post (; Mark Olson, editor and photojournalist for Chaska Herald; and Rita Farmer, photographer and mobile curator for many Instagram accounts and community-building initiatives.

Christopher Hall was the big winner with two photos winning "Best of Show." His "Cardinals in February Snow" is stunning. "I've been thinking how it seems to be much easier to get photos with more impact in the fall and winter than in spring and summer," recalls Hall. "The 'Cardinals' shot was taken on Feb. 20, when we had a big snowstorm. The APS had cancelled their meeting that day and sane people were staying home, but I had to take photos. It was taken just off the Snyder patio not too far away from the birdfeeder."

Here are the winners(in alphabetical order, by photographer):

Best of Show: "Cardinals in February Snow" and "Koi in Fall Colors," both by Christopher Hall.
Gold Award winners: "November Rose" (pictured above left) by Christopher Hall, and "A Three Mile Walk" (pictured below right) by Patrick A Three Mile WalkWitherow.
Silver Award winners: "Graceful Grandeur" by Michael Borg; "Baby Slipper" by Craig Isaacson; and "Verdant Falls Flow" by Mark Paulson.
Bronze Award Winners: "Green Heron Pond Departures" by Patrick Witherow, and "Pink & Green" by Thomas Yoemans.
Honorable Mentions:
"Nature's Jewelry" by Al Giencke; "Foggy Reflections" by Craig Isaacson; "Monarch Flock on Orchid" and "Hummingbird Buried in Blue Sage" by Mark Paulson; and "Blackbird Melody" and "Skimming the Pond Through Cattails" by Joan Wallner.
There are also several runners-up, including: "A Time for Reflection" by Ken Evans; "Promise of Spring" by Kim Herzog; "False Sunflowers Truly Beautify the Prairie Grassland" by Joel Hillyer; "Eclipse" by Lester Hughes-Seamans; "Maple Leaf" by Dianne Jandt; "Summer Jewels" by Maggi Keith; "Hooded Merganser" by Roger Pavelle; "Worker Bees" by Vienna Volante and "Winter Cardinal" by Al Whitaker.

All works are available for purchase; just inquire at the Arboretum Gift Store.


Coming Soon!

Minnesota Lakes and Life
April 9-June 30

A stylized collection of prints by Minnesota artist Brian Jensen chronicling his love of Minnesota lakes, boats, life and landscapes.


Immediate past exhibits:

Miniature 4

"The Art of Miniatures"
Oct. 26-Dec. 31

Artist's small sketches, mini paintings and postcard-sized original art, each less than one square foot. From a collection of nationally celebrated painters.






About the Restaurant Gallery

A second exhibit space adjacent to the Arboretum Restaurant featuries exhibits of photography by the Arboretum Photographers Society, and special exhibits throughout the year ranging from individual artists to prints presented by the Andersen Horticultural Library from their collection of seed catalog covers or botanical prints, etc.  Check this more intimate and informal space for delightful interpretations of Arboretum seasons, fanciful prints and other photography exhibits in conjunction with Arboretum seasonal exhibits and displays.  All artwork is available for sale through the Arboretum Gift Store. A portion of proceeds benefits the Arboretum.

2014 APS Show

Current Exhibit:  7th Annual APS Juried Show & Sale, Jan. 10-April 4, 2014

Featuring Winning Entries from the Arboretum Photographer's Society. Entries are also available for purchase.

Pictured: Macchi in the Spring by APS Photographer Gayle Fleming