Bloomington Visitor Center Gallery

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Our August 2019 gallery artist is Greg Preslicka. The exhibition series "reCollections” is a collection of paintings depicting remembered places on Minnesota's North Shore.  The included works show Greg’s love and passion for the outdoors, our state, and our public lands.

Greg began as a commercial artist as a graphic designer and freelance illustrator.  After making a decision to try painting wildlife, he decided to get out of his studio, in the process developing an interest in plein air painting.  The challenges of painting in fleeting light echoed experiences trying to meet tight deadlines in design and illustration: being able to quickly capture and communicate and idea is essentially the same methodology for both fields.  Now with children growing up, Greg finds himself with more time to paint in the studio, as well as outdoors in nature.


The purpose of our gallery is to illustrate the many connections between nature and art.  Through these exhibitions we strive to educate and inspire visitors at Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge.  Artists selected display art that demonstrates a connection to nature and encourages exploration into the natural world that surrounds us.  Although not required, artists are encouraged to provide an educational opportunity for the public.  To find upcoming events, visit our Events page.

Upcoming Artists

  • Regina Flanagan: Photography (September 2019)
  • Don Tredinnick: Photography (October 2019)
  • Brushworks School of Art, with Patricia Schwartz: Mixed media (November 2019)

If you are interested in an exhibition of your art in our gallery, please contact us via email at with the subject line "Art gallery proposal"