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Thursday                   5:30 to 8:30 PM

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4915 42nd Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
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Artists of Robbin Gallery

The artists of the Robbin Gallery are listed alphabetically below.  
You can also search by name or medium on the right hand side of this page.


Mullany, Marla

Oil, sculpture, jewelry

I do impressionistic oil painting, often plein air.  I use vibrant colors for everyday scenes.  My sculpture is figurative usually for outdoors, but increasingly I'm using other mediums.  My jewelry is very funky and colorful.


Nafranowicz, Lida

Oil, Acrylic Painting


Neimi, John C.

Digital Art/Photography

My Digital Abstracts enable me to engage color, texture and shape to create a pixelated form.  Hidden in most digital images, I use the pixel to tell the story.  Its presence is essential to define the visual field - transition from one color to another, the shape and movement within the image. The pixel informs the viewer and at the same time hides within the image.  It is a result of thousands of on/off computer contortions. 

In a visual and digital world I am challenged to paint with the computer. Digital art is literally created by “painting with my mouse”.

Nature photography enables me to explore nature’s patterns/patterns in nature. I attempt to capture small details with large presentation; and capture large patterns in nature making the presentation small. Having minored in photography in college, I work to capture the image in the camera so that what I see through the lens is exactly what I print – little if any editing, very little color adjustment. It is my challenge. 



Newman, Bob


Seeing and photographing interesting and beautiful things in nature and everyday surroundings often suggests a story and a painting title which brings inspiration to start another painting. The sources of many of my paintings come from scenes near our cabin on Fish Trap Lake, Cushing, MN. I hope that you enjoy my depiction of nature’s creations as much as I enjoy painting them.

Bob was born with severe Hemophilia Type A and has experienced numerous life threatening and crippling challenges. In 2005 he was honored by the MN/Dakota Hemophilia Chapter with the  Lifetime Achievement award. Bob painted his first oil painting at fourteen when his Aunt sent him some brushes and oil paint while confined to bed with a lingering illness. Before graduating from high school, he was well known by his classmates for his colored pencil drawings. Deciding to attend art school, he started his own sign and showcard painting business for tuition and art supplies, often trading showcards for food at a hamburger shop near the art school.
Bob attended Minneapolis School of Art (now Minneapolis Collage of Art and Design) and Gene Hundredmark Graphic Arts School before entering the commercial art field in 1951. After a few months of working for advertising agencies, he started doing technical illustration for a farm machinery manufacturer. In 1961, he and a copywriter founded Manual-matic Company and operated it as owner and President for 43 years. Most of his work was black and white exploded view line drawings. During those years, he occasionally painted watercolor landscapes. In 2004, Bob finally shut down his illustration business and followed the urge to oil paint landscapes, still life, portraits (adults, children and pets) and florals.

Price for framed oil paintings are based on size and complexity but most are in the $195.00 to $900.00 range. I prefer working with the subject on portrait commissions or if photos are the only thing available they should be several views from different angles (no flash). All commissions require 50% down before starting.

Associate member of Oil Painters of America
Active member of Great River Arts Assn., Little Falls, MN
Sustaining member and Treasurer of Hennepin Artists of Robbin Gallery, Robbinsdale, MN
Member of the Northwestern Suburbs Art Crawl, Maple Grove, MN

Personal: (612) 860-9931   Home: (763) 537-5124



Pappas, Sharon

Watercolor, Oil Painting


Paprock, John Brian

Photography, Painting, Pastel

Recently - a wide variety of photography and face painting.  In the past - Art of Healing Project (pastels)



Perlbachs, Victor

I am a member of the Brush Pilots watercolor group. We exhibited at the Gallery in June 2016.  I enjoy painting urban landscapes and like to represent my subjects in an unexpected way.

I have had several group and one-person shows over the years.


Peters, Michael J.

Photography, Oil Painting, Poetry

I am a multifarious artist.  I dig photography, film and digital. I dig impressionist oil painting.  I dig graphic design, writing poetry, singing and playing music, and acting.  My passion is to create works of art that I love and others can enjoy.  I was born and raised in St. Louis Park, MN where I attended high school and discovered my talents for painting, acting, singing, and writing.  I pursued poetry at the U of MN, taking 4 semesters of peotry workshops.  My wife and I, along with our 4 young children, live in Crystal.


Pobuda, Gera

Visual Artist, Painter

I have painted a series expressing "Bohemian Flats," immigration, assimilation, and desired better life in America.  I organized the Bohemian Flats Day event.


Prokofieff, Karen

Watercolor, Pencil, Chalk, Pottery

I have been a member for many years.  I have a studio and have done pottery and three-dinensional art for many years.


Proulx, Michael

Oil and Acrylic Painting

I like to paint large paintings with acrylics and oils in a photorealistic style.  My inspiration comes from photographs of tightly packed urban areas.  I see them as abstractions.   



Randall, Lee

Mixed Media, Oil, Acrylic, Graphite, Charcoal


Reese-Olson, Janice

Pastel and Oil Painting

I am a self-taught artist working in pastel and oil. I attend workshops at least once a year with well-known international artisis. I love to draw the place where land meets water. I paint outside in the landscape where sounds and seasons excite my inner  soul. I am a member of the North Country Pastel Society, Hopkins Center for the Arts, and a long-time member of the Robbin gallery.


Reisdorf, Luke

Encaustic, Sharpie, Digital Art


Reiss, Harriet

Collage, Watercolor


Reynen, Tom


I am a photographer and am primarily interested in travel, nature, and architectural photography.  I am Vice-President of Gallery 96, a non-profit arts organization for the northern St. Paul suburbs and am a member of AZ Gallery, an artist cooperative in the Lowertown neighborhood of St. Paul.  I show my work in a variety of locations including the St. Paul Art Crawl where I serve as chair of the PR Committee.  My latest passion is using computer software to digitally enhance and manipulate my photo images.


Robinson, Arthur

Oil Paintings and Collage

Originally from New York City, Arthur now resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Arthur studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City under the tutelage of Francis Criss , Jack Potter and Eugene Karlin.  After three years of study at the School of Visual Arts, Arthur continued his studies at the Art Students League (New York City) where he studied for four years under the guidance of Robert Brackman, and David Leffel,. Arthur has also taught painting at the School of Visual Arts with the Alumni Society.

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Ruskin-Shanklin, Elizabeth

Painting, Collage

I have a BFA from UW Superior, painting and dance…what an experience in my 20's to explore media with materials and gesture.  The gesture of the arm, the texture and abstractions are the focus of my work. Then I jump back to collage and color and new ways of seeing.  I am presently working in abstractions and looking forward to some plein air abstract spring landscapes.


Sable, Jack

Pastel, Oil Painting

Hobby Artist


Sandmeier, Edie

Hand-Made Paper Products with Pressed Flowers

My love of flowers started at an early age when I followed my Grandmother from flower to flower as she pointed them out.  She did not speak much English but I managed to absorb the names anyway.  From the lovely blue bachelor buttons that reseeded themselves every year, to the gorgeous mounds of pink, white and burgandy peonies, we spoke a common language.

Now my love of flowers extends to taking the blossoms from my gardens, pressing them to preserve them, and placing them artistically into my hand-made paper products.  I have received several awards for my various creations.