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Exhibit Schedule


January - Ming Chiao Chapter January 2-27

February - Robbinsdale Historical Society January 30 - February 24

March - March Madness Member’s Show dates TBD

April - Secondary Student Show dates TBD

May - John Niemi May 1 - May 26

June - Yelena Kurdyumova and Sergey Porada May 29 - June 23

July - Whiz Bang Member’s Show Dates TBD

August - Richard Mittlestadt July 31 - August 25

September - Christine Halverson August 28 - September 22

October - Joan Orozco / Yvonne Foster September 25 - October 20

November - Extremely Minnesota Dates TBD

December - Art is Primary Dates TBT

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March Madness 2013


February 2013; Warm@40


WARM@40 celebrates forty years of the supportive community of WARM. This selection of work shows the quality and value of art produced by current members. These are women who have benefited from the opportunities available through WARM and take the responsibility to continue that process for future artists.

Link to the article in the StarTribune                WARM Press Release      



January 2013, Richard Mittelstadt

Revelations and Inspirations

Richard Mittelstadt; Artist's statement November 2012

This exhibition is a combination of all three forms of art, representational, abstract, and non-objective.  As much as my strength is in creating representational artwork, I prefer to stay away from it as much as possible.  Being a perfectionist and craftsman, my representational work often times evolves from spontaneously expressing an impression to replicating accurately the subject.  By working in the abstract and non-objective realm, I starve my need to make my work look right and I am free to make the artwork look visually pleasing and/or interesting while expressing by feelings through paint.  

Having taught high school art with a Masters degree, I have a diverse background in art materials and processes. As I worked on my college degrees in art education and studio art, I focused on drawing, printmaking and jewelry making. While teaching high school art, I concentrated on landscape watercolor painting. After retiring, I turned my attention to photography and most recently acrylic painting.

I enjoy acrylic painting. The easy of paint application with large brushes is offset by the challenge of its rapid drying time. I am a fan of instant gratification and thus I avoid using a paint retarder in the paint. To keep the paint from drying out, I spray it with water. To speed up the drying process, I use a hair dryer. 

My ambition has always been to abstract my painting subjects. However, as an observational and mechanical artist, that has always been a challenge. With acrylic paints, I can enthusiastically play with abstractionism—creating more colorful, expressive, and whimsical forms of landscapes as well as non-objective compositions. 

I totally enjoy the magic that takes place during the painting process. As I immerse myself into each creative adventure, I often times find myself feeling transported into another dimension as if time no longer exists and my imagination and hands work to materialize a new image with color, line, texture, a sense of movement, balance, expression, and mood. 

Having painted with acrylic paints for the past three and a half years, I am content with most of my final results. Every painting goes through a probation period during which I react to its visual impact. If the painting passes the visual test and achieved my personal goal, I sign it, seal it, and prepare it for public display. I think of my artwork as a theater production in which the viewer is expected to temporarily suspend disbelief. For the viewer, my artwork becomes a momentary distraction—a gift of enchantment, amusement and emotional connection. 

Besides earning several awards for my intaglio prints, drawings, and watercolor paintings over the past several decades, early in 2010 I received the Award of Excellence in acrylic painting in the Burnsville Visual Arts Society 2010 Art Fete and First Place Award in Water Media in the Savage Arts Council 2010 Juried Art Competition for the same acrylic painting, “Rocky Coast.” My painting, “Apprehension,” was the second place winner in the online gallery, Light, Space & Time October Exhibition, “Liquid.” This summer two of my paintings were accepted in the 2012 Savage Arts Council Juried Exhibition with “Be Still My Soul” winning third place in water media. In July, my acrylic painting, “Destiny,” receive an Award of Excellence in the Robbin Gallery Membership Exhibition.

 Richard Mittelstadt 



Art Is Primary Dec. 2012


Extremely Minnesota 2012

16th Annual "Extremely Minnesota" Juried Art Show

November 10 - December 15, 2012