ST. PAUL’S MONASTERY GALLERY
Over the centuries, Benedictines have encouraged women and men who use color, form, sound and word to express the beauty one experiences in the encounter with God’s own creativity.
Current Exhibit: Northstar Watermedia Society
Featuring 50 paintings, selected out of 200+ submitted entries, the NorthStar Watermedia Society is proud to host its 8th annual national juried exhibition. This year’s exhibition will take place at the St. Paul Monastery Gallery, 2675 Benet Rd., St. Paul, MN 55109, starting on August 22 and ending on November 3, 2022. The Gallery is open daily from 9 am – 5 pm; masks and proof of vaccination required.
Juror for this year’s exhibition is Tara Sweeney, an award-winning artist, illustrator and author based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Her prolific body of work includes watercolor painting, plein air sketching, illustration and creative non-fiction. She is art professor emeritus with Augsburg University, where she taught 25 years, served as chair of the department, and sat on the committee of exhibition selection for Augsburg's Galleries. She currently teaches watercolor workshops nationally and internationally. Tara is an experienced juror and holds signature membership in the National Watercolor Society, Red River Watercolor Society and Minnesota Watercolor Society.
Founded in 1975, NorthStar Watermedia is the oldest watermedia society in Minnesota. With a current membership of 200+ artists, NorthStar offers monthly membership meetings featuring live demos by local and national artists. In addition, it offers artists’ workshops led by nationally-and internationally-known painters, members’ and national juried exhibitions, and artists’ sales events. For more information as well as membership information, please see our website: www.northstarwatermedia.com.
Our Art Collection
From their earliest days, Benedictine monasteries have supported the arts. Benedictines view beauty as a window into the presence of God, and the practice of making art itself as a spiritual discipline. Artwork contributes to keeping ourselves and others mindful of God’s abiding presence. Through permanent and rotating exhibits, St. Paul’s Monastery Gallery provides a place for that encounter.
Come visit to share in our experience. Call ahead so we are ready to welcome you.
Guests are welcome to view the art gallery and beautiful public spaces daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. We ask that you sign in at the front desk as you enter, and maintain the quiet, reverent atmosphere during your visit.
RULE OF ST. BENEDICT
OUR ART COLLECTION
THE WORD OF OUR FOLLOWERS
Mike and Janis Nash
Jerome and Barbara Bovy
Father Dave McCauley
Father Jan Michael Joncas
Father Cyprian Weaver
THE RULE OF ST.BENEDICT
THE RULE OF ST. BENEDICT
The Rule of St. Benedict serves as an invitation to open our hearts to God. It summons us to recognize our responsibility in the world and the proper use of resources. Above all, the Rule reminds us of the fundamental value of living our lives in search and service of God, preferring nothing to the love of Christ.