CIRCA Gallery's North Loop Minneapolis location has closed. We will continue to post updates on this site, and on our social media, regarding the gallery's new space - the fourth location in our nearly 30 year history! Please reach out to staff@circagallery.org with any artwork inquiries, and check us out on Artsy.net


September 14, 2018: Laura Stack is showing her expansive large-scale ink collages in “Pulchra Scientia: The Aesthetics of Discovery,” a national juried group exhibit at Carleton College’s Perlman Teaching Museum.

August 27, 2018: Brad Durham's artwork is featured in a home designed by Lucy Interiors in Mpls St. Paul Magazine.

August 9, 2018: Three CIRCA artists' - Audrey Phillips, Lindsy Halleckson, and Myke Reilly - artwork appears in a featured home in Interior Appeal Magazine's Fall 2018 issue (Orlando, FL).

June 14, 2018: CIRCA Gallery is featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune's article "Twin Cities' 5 must-see art shows this weekend."

May 10, 2018: First Street Gallery in New York selects Lindsy Halleckson to exhibit in their annual juried exhibition on view from June 21 - July 14.

May 8, 2018: Lisa Grossman's painting "In the Cottonwood Watershed" is selected as the winner of the 2018 Prairie Art Exhibition at Symphony in the Flint Hills and is available as a limited edition commemorative print.

May 3, 2018: The Greater Columbus Arts Council includes Melinda Rosenberg in their 2018 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Awards Exhibition at the Columbus Museum of Art recognizing "outstanding talent and ability."

April 14, 2018: Barbara Kreft is included in a two-person exhibition "Dissonance & Repair" in the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University in Saint Paul, MN, on view through May 20, 2018.

March 23, 2018: Upcoming exhibition "Organic to Geometric" for Lisa Pressman at the Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Provincetown, MA May 25 - June 24.

February 23, 2018: Ahavani Mullen is announced as a recipient of an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center, and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council to attend.

February 20, 2018: James Beaman and Kathleen Waterloo's artwork appears in a home featured in Traditional Home Magazine's March/April 2018 issue.

January 17, 2018: CIRCA Gallery and OMFORME Design are featured in a blog post from Midwest Home Magazine highlighting the "bold boho" joint exhibition of abstract art and custom furnishings.

January 10, 2018: Lindsy Halleckson is a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant to complete a series of paintings based on the air composition and atmospheric makeup of Hennepin County in Minneapolis.

November 16, 2017: Melinda Rosenberg is a recipient of Greater Columbus Arts Council Artist Exchange Program and her work will be on view May through August 2018 at the Columbus Museum of Art. 

September 22, 2017: Richard Hutter's work has been featured in Volume Thirty Eight of Studio Visit Magazine.

August 18, 2017: Lisa Pressman's two person exhibition "Two Painters Talking: Sara Mast & Lisa Pressman" opens at Holter Museum of Art.

June 28, 2017: Lindsy Halleckson is announced as a recipient of the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council's Next Step Fund grant to help fund her upcoming artist residency in the Arctic Circle.

June 1, 2017: Paintings by James Edward Scherbarth are highlighted in the spring issue of Encaustic Arts Magazine, in which Ahavani Mullen's work is also featured.

May 2017: James Edward Scherbarth, Janice Mason Steeves, and Lisa Pressman are featured in new book, Cold Wax Medium: Techniques, Concepts and Conversations.

April 2017: CIRCA's new ad, in collaboration with Kinetic Construction, premiers in the Spring 2017 Star Tribune Magazine.

April 2017: The premiere issue of the Star Tribune Magazine features a Lisa Pressman painting in a Barbara Schmidt / studiobstyle-designed interior and a story profiling an Andrew Flesher Interiors project cites the designer's penchant for choosing Circa art.

April 2017: Artwork from Lindsy Halleckson appears in Spaces magazine in an interior designed by Barbara Schmidt of studiobstyle.

April 2017: Lindsy Halleckson has been awarded an expedition residency from The Arctic Circle, taking place in fall of 2018.

February 27, 2017: Janice Mason Steeves has been awarded one of only ten September artist residencies at Iceland's Baer Art Center.

February 22, 2017: Encaustic Arts June 2017 magazine shares Ahavani Mullen's work as one of their featured artists.

February 21, 2017: Lisa Pressman's artwork is featured in the book Encaustic Art in the Twenty-First Century by Anne Lee & E. Ashley Rooney (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.).

February 18, 2017: Jeff Leonard's painting process is featured in an interview on Cheddar TV, New York City.

February 7, 2017: Midwest Home Magazine's blog recommended Circa's Twisted Tryst exhibition to its readers.

January 10, 2017: Lindsy Halleckson and Laura Stack's work was selected for inclusion in Soo Visual Arts Center's juried Untitled 13 exhibition. 

January 3, 2017: CityScene magazine interviewed Melinda Rosenberg, focusing on the inspiration and ideas for her art.

December 30, 2016: The Minneapolis Star Tribune credits Circa Gallery artists who "quietly awe us once more"  during this year's annual Winter Salon group show.

December 2016:  A painting by Margaret Fitzgerald will be featured in the Big Idea exhibition at The Painting Center, NYC.

December 2016: INTO Minneapolis' inaugural issue featured the work of artists Matthew Bergen and Lindsy Halleckson.

September 27, 2016: Melinda Rosenberg has been awarded one of only two 2017 artist residencies in Dresden, Germany on behalf of the Greater Columbus Arts Council's Artist Exchange Program.

September 1, 2016: Margaret Fitzgerald has been invited to participate in the Brooklyn-based Dose Project, an organization that pairs contemporary artists with charitable causes.

August 24, 2016: Midwest Home Magazine's blog brought the CIRCA + NEU exhibition to its readers' attention. 

August 2016: Lindsy Halleckson's work was selected for inclusions in Fresh Paint Magazine's International Issue 14: August 2016.

June 25, 2016: Lisa Grossman was featured in American Art Review magazine "Painter of the Flint Hills" and the Summer 2016 edition of Lawrence Magazine.

May 19, 2016: Lindsy Halleckson's exhibition "Parsing Silence: Meditations on Solitude" will open at the Larson Gallery at the University of Minnesota's St. Paul Student Center.

May 1, 2016: JANICE MASON STEEVES | LIGHTWORKS is highlighted in City Pages, with its "... nod to the Northern Lights, the quality on midnight, endless summers, and cold ocean water." - Camile LeFevre.

April 28, 2016: LIGHTWORKS, Janice Mason Steeves' "exquisite" exhibition garners a mention in the Star Tribune article, "Three Minneapolis Gallery Shows Celebrate Earth and Its Troubled Beauty."

March 22, 2016: Janice Mason Steeves has been awarded one of only ten July artist residencies at Iceland's Baer Art Center.

January 30, 2016: CIRCA Gallery's neighborhood, North Loop Minneapolis makes Fodor's Top 25 World Destinations.

January 24, 2016: Melinda Rosenberg's "Pair of X's"  was selected by Greater Columbus Arts Council board of trustees from the Community Arts Partnership Exhibition to be an award to a local company in support of the arts. 

January 2, 2016: The Star Tribune's Mary Abbe features ANN LEDY | ELLEN RICHMAN exhibition in the Variety section.

November 12, 2015: Huffington Post Arts & Culture interviews Lisa Pressman about her new work in her latest show 'Passing Through'.

September 24, 2015: The Star Tribune highlights JEFF LEONARD | PAUL RINALDI exhibition in the Stage+Arts section.

September 4, 2015: CIRCA's community-mindedness and 25th Anniversary are profiled in the Star Tribune.

July 16, 2015: James Holmberg's paintings are featured in the #bemispainters, 1982-2015 exhibition at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE.

June 25, 2015: The Star Tribune says, "Its Unseasonably Hot at Four Minneapolis Galleries," including CIRCA Gallery.

June 23, 2015: Minnesota Monthly magazine talks with Ellen Richman in "5 Questions With Abstract Artist Ellen Richman."

June 5, 2015: The Star Tribune showcases the CIRCA + Omforme exhibition in the Stage+Arts weekend calendar.

June 1, 2015: The Star Tribune's "Christie's brings buzz to Minneapolis College of Art and Design Auction" article also highlights the Twin Cities commercial art gallery scene including CIRCA Gallery.

April 17, 2015: The Star Tribune's Mary Abbe spotlights Lisa Grossman's RIVER MILES show in the stage+arts section.

March 20, 2015: Minnesota Monthly magazine cited WINTER SALON in online editorial for readers.

March  19,2015: WINTER SALON II and the show's featured artists are recognized by the Star Tribune's Mary Abbe.

January 8, 2015: L'etoile magazine's blog, What's What, highlighted WINTER SALON I.

January 7, 2015: WINTER SALON I was featured in City Pages' Art/Gallery preview.

January 2015: CIRCA Gallery is celebrating 25 years in 2015! We are honored to continue exhibiting work by a diverse group of talented contemporary artists and we thank our clients, collectors, Twin Cities community and friends as we embark on the next 25 years! 

October 2, 2014: Carmen Vetter's exhibit FOLDING | FAULTING is featured in L'etoile magazine's blog What's What.

October 2014: Lisa Grossman's paintings have been chosen out of nearly 1000 submissions and is now featured in New American Paintings | 114; it is the third time the painter has received this honor.

June 16, 2014: Barbara Kreft's painting, "Lily Pad" has been acquired and added to the permanent collection at Macalester College, in St. Paul, MN.

May 7, 2014: A painting by Matthew Bergen has been selected for inclusion in the Minnesota Museum of American Art 2014 Biennial.

May 1, 2014: FORAGE + CIRCA "…is a smart, stylish display that may just inspire a rethinking of your walls, your decor, your life." - Star Tribune's Mary Abbe. Read the entire review here.

April 19,2014: FORAGE + CIRCA is featured in L'etoile magazine's staff-recommended, What's What.

March 8 and 27, 2014: CONFISCAPE exhibition featuring Matthew Bergen, Jacob Lunderby and Barry Maxwell is profiled and recommended in a L'etoile blog feature What's What, and reviewed in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

January 23, 2014: Barbara Kreft and Tucker Hollingsworth's exhibit BOTH | AND is featured in City Pages' Gallery Preview and the Arts Blog.

Dec 3, 2013: Barbara Kreft's paintings are selected for inclusion in From Beyond The Window, a group exhibition at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery, University Of Minnesota. Exhibit dates: February 25 - March 29, 2014.

Nov 6, 2013: STATE OF FLUX: Ellen Richman + Stephen Taucher exhibition garners a City Pages Art/Gallery A List preview.