Exhibits and Shows

Brick & mortar and on-line Retail & Galleries

The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market (Minneapolis)
The Owl Pages (owl website & gallery)
ETSY.com (prints, cards, original paintings)
zazzle.com (my designs expertly printed on an astonishing array of their stuff)
shopvida.com/collections/susan-gainen (my designs on scarves and shirts — benefit world-wide literacy)


Saint Paul Art Crawl
The Show Gallery, 346 N. Sibley Street
April 26, 27, 28
Featuring Small Works

Art-a-Whirl 2019
May 17-18-19


June 1  10-5 p.m.
Swede Hollow Park, Saint Paul
Featuring Creatures & Abstracts

Mystery of Cats Festival
June 30     12-8 p.m.
A-Mill Lofts, Minneapolis
Featuring Cats — of course


Saint Paul Art Crawl 2018
The Rossmor, 500 North Robert Street Second Floor
October 12-14, 2018
Friday 6–10 PM, Saturday 12–8 PM, Sunday 12–5 PM



Powderhorn Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN
Powderhorn Park August 5-6
In the tent with the Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market


Center for Pain Management, Sartell, MN
July 2- August 31
This show is a collection of whimsical creatures selected for the amusement
and enjoyment of People in Chronic Pain.


Art-in-the-Park (CHS Field)
July 23 – Gates Open at 3:30 p.m.

Como Fest
July 15, Como Park Pavilion 10-2

Art-in-the-Park (CHS Field)
July 13 – Gates open 5:30 p.m.


An exhibition at Curran’s Restaurant, Minneapolis
4201 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis (since 1948)


Fire and Ice: A Winter Carnival Art Show
January 12 – February 19
A-Z Gallery, 308 Prince Street, St. Paul

Celebration! Acrylic paint and mediums.



Vine Arts Center Holiday Sale, Minneapolis MN
December 3 & 4


Get Behind the Work IV
Vine Arts Center Member Show, Minneapolis
October 8-29 (My work: Neighborhoods)
Opening reception: October 8, 6-9 pm

Northstar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition
Lakeville Area Center for the Arts, Lakeville MN
October 1-30


NEEMA Fall Fine Arts Show, Solar Arts Building, Minneapolis
September 16-25. Opening 9/16– 6-10 p.m.


Powderhorn Art Fair, Minneapolis, MN
August 6-7
With The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market


Manhattan Arts International
The Healing Power of ART 2016
July 20 to September 20
Award of Excellence: Big Neighborhoods 2


Art-in-the-Hollow, Swede Hollow, St. Paul
June 4 – 10-5


Artists’ Market (Northstar Watermedia Society)
MN State Fairgrounds
May 13-14

Art-a-Whirl, Northrup King Building, Studio 435
May 20-May 22


Saint Paul Art Crawl 2016, Dow Gallery
April 20-24, 2016


Flying Pigs' World Headquarters
Flying Pigs’ World Headquarters

Bethesda Hospital Cafe and Gallery
WARM Past Proteges: Where are they now
February 1-March 31, 2016
Flying Pigs World Headquarters


First Unitarian Society, Minneapolis
Solo show: Connections & Creatures
December 30, 2015-February 6, 2016



Vine Arts Center Holiday Sale, Minneapolis, MN
December 5 (11-5); December 6 (12-5)

Banfill-Locke Holiday Gift mART and Tea, Fridley, MN
December 3-19. (10-4, Tuesday-Saturday).


Hot Pop-up With 6 WARM Artists, Northrup King Building
November 20-21

Peggy’s Holiday Boutique, Roseville Oval, Roseville MN
November 7-15


Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN
MMAM Women in Art Fair (12 Minnesota Women Artists)
October 16, First Look Reception: 6 to 8 p.m. ($10 admission)
October 17, 10-5  All day event is free and open to the public.
800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN

Vine Arts Center Member Show
Process-Presentation: Get Behind the Work III
October 3-27
Opening Reception: October 3 6-9 PM

Saint Paul Art Crawl, Dow Art Gallery & Framing
October 9-11
“Help the Zebras Find their Stripes,” October 11, 1-2 p.m.
A “make and take” event for Children of All Ages

Scott County Art Crawl
October 10 (yes! I need a scheduler)
Savage City Hall, 6000 McColl Drive
10-4 pm

Banfill-Locke Member Exhibition
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley MN
October 3-24


Space Between the Words, Vine Arts Center Gallery, Minneapolis
September 3-27
Closing event: September 26 3:30-5

WARM Volunteers & Board Members at Bethesda Hospital, St. Paul
Closing reception September 25 7-9 pm


Powderhorn Art Fair, Powderhorn Park, Minneapolis
With The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market
August 8-9, 2015


Festa Italiana, Harriet Island
July 17-18, 2105

Loring Alley Ralley, Minneapolis
July 19 & 26, 2015

Colors of Humanity Black & White
Colors of Humanity Gallery Juried Show
“Conversations Connections Black & White)
July 2015


Art in the Hollow
Swede Hollow Park, Saint Paul
June 6, 10-5


Artist’s Market (formerly Art-on-a-Line)
Northstar Watermedia Society
Fine Arts Building, MN State Fairgrounds
May 29-30

Arts Cafe at Struthers Parkinson’s Center
May 28 (demonstration & story telling)

Art-a-Whirl 2015 at the Keg Arts Building (F8 on the map)
34 13th Avenue NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
May 15-17


St. Paul Art Crawl, In the Gallery at the Dow Building (#17 on the map)
April 24-26


Flow Art Space, Saint Paul, MN
Open Salon (non-juried) with the exhibition “Elemental: earth, water, air, fire”
Red Cave Parrot from the Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul
March 6-25, 2015


WARM Portals and Passages
Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI
Conversations Connections
Artist Talks Panel April 4, 2-4 p.m.
February 27 – April 5, 2015

The Colors of Humanity Gallery: Red 
February 2015
Three Cave Frogs
Ax-Man 10th Gear


Trunk Show at the Clay Squared Pop Up Shop in the Minneapolis Skyway
December 2014

Vine Arts Center Holiday Sale, Minneapolis, MN
December 2014

Tangletown Art CrawlSaint Paul, MN
December 2014

Banfill-Locke Holiday Gift mART and Tea
December  2014

Remission Accomplished American Cancer Society Holiday Sale
Eden Prairie Community Center
November 2014

Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN.
Member Exhibition, October 4 to November 1, 2014.
7 Who Me? Cats
Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul: Three Running Cats
Watercolor Running Cats

Vine Arts CenterMinneapolis, MN. “Behind the Work #2,” October 4 to November 1, 2014.
Friendship #5: Messy. Complicated. Beautiful if you’re lucky.

Park Grove Library, Cottage Grove, MN, October 1 to October 31, 2014
28 Creatures: Lost Cave Paintings, Wild Parrots of Saint Paul, One Panda From the Hidden Bamboo Forest of Saint Paul, 3-D Roosters and more!
Workshop: Zebras with or without stripes? October 15, 2014

Beyond the Surface: The WARM Mentor-Protegee Show
Grain Belt Bottling Company, Minneapolis, October 3 to November 1, 2014
Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul: 5 Panels and a Flamingo

Powderhorn Art Fair August 2014
With The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market

UCare Skyway Center, Minneapolis
of the Month – July 2014

Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market
Artist of the Month – July 2014

Anoka County Library – Mississippi Branch
May-June 2014

St. Paul Art Crawl Spring 2014
Rossmor 5th Floor Hallway
April 25-27, 2014

SE Hennepin Library (Minneapolis)
Creatures of Whimsy
January – March 2014
Reading From The Small Friends’ Chronicles
& Zebra Drawing Session


Minnesota Artists Association
Fall Exhibition Nov-Dec 2013
Bethesda Hospital Gallery
Running Cats

WARM Juried Members’ Exhibit
Celebrating Women
Oct-Nov 2013
2 Cave Rhinos

Saint Paul Art Crawl
Lowertown Lofts Apartments
October 4-5, 2013

Powderhorn Art Fair (In the Vine Arts Center booth)
Minneapolis, MN
August 3-4, 2013

Twin Cities’ Roots, Rock & Deep Blues Music Festival
Patrick’s Cabaret, Minneapolis
July 13, noon to 7

Hopkins Center for the Arts
Lost Cave Paintings “Off the Wall”
7-9 – 8/12/2013

Northstar Watermedia Society
11th Annual Art-on-a-Line
MN State Fairgrounds Fine Arts Center
Demonstration: Cave Paintings
May 19 and 20, 2013

Minnesota Watercolor Society
2013 Spring Juried Show
Minnetonka Center for the Arts
Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul: Chinese Horse

Oakdale Library, Oakdale, MN
Nine Wild Parrots of Saint Paul, Friends & Nanoscapes
4/1 – 5/30/2013 
Traveling With Watercolor Workshop
5/8/2013, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Altered Aesthetics, Minneapolis, MN
Straight Trippin’ Exhibition
Fractured Glass #3, All the Colors & Paths #1
2/28 – 3/28/2013
Artist Talk:  3/9/2013

River Walk Artists LLC, Grand Forks, MN
1st National/Intl Juried Art Show
Lost Cave Paintings of St. Paul Jungle Cat #1
2/27 – 3/22/2013

St. Paul Winter Carnival Art Show
Lost Cave Paintings (2 Jungle Cats, Cave Penguin)
1/5/- 2/3/2013


Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MN
Lost Cave Paintings of Saint Paul: Jungle Cat #1
Juried Member Show
9/22 – 10/20/2012 

Light, Space, Time
“Abstracts” Juried Competition
Blue DNA – Special Recognition
July 2012

Hopkins Center for the Arts
Hopkins, MN
12 small friends “Off the Wall”
6/23 – 7/14/2012

Northstar Watercolor Society
Art-on-a-Line Show & Sale
nanoscapes & small friends
MN State Fairgrounds Fine Arts Bldg
5/18 – 5/20/2012

Manhattan Arts International
Positive Art That Lifts the Spirit
Winner, The Sail #1 
Online: 5/14 – 6/30/2012

Exhibitions Without Walls
Finalist “Round Boxes Dots” 
5/1 – 5/31/2012

Still Point Gallery
The Abstraction Distraction (juried)
11/16/11 – 2/14/12
Balloons, Purple Glaze, Trilobite 4×5

Richeson 75 Small Works 2012 (juried)
Meritorious Entry
Great Green Dragon (small friend)


Northstar Watercolor Society
All About Color (open)
11/3 – 12/3/11
Stained Glass Cat (small friend)

Minnesota Watercolor Society
Mosaic Colors of Autumn (open)
9/25 -11/4/11
Great Green Dragon (small friend)

2011 Salon 300: Hopkins Center for the Arts
August 13 to September 3, 2011
The Sail

Rings & Links: Celebrate Connections
The FrameWorks Gallery, St. Paul, MN
July – November 2011  
10 Rings & Links Paintings

R.H. Stafford Library, Woodbury MN
“Getting Started With Watercolor” 
A class for kids!
July 12, 2011 2 – 3 p.m.

Savage (MN) Arts Council Spring Juried Show
June 10 – July 14
The Tall Silo of Iowa

Still Point Gallery: Never Enough Nature
On-line exhibition June 1 – August 9, 2011
Nebraska Fields from the Air
Indiana Fields from the Air

Art on a Line Sale, Northstar Watercolor Society
May 13-15, 2011
MN State Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building

Hopkins Center for the Arts Spring Members’ Show
Hopkins Center for the Arts
April 21 to May 22
Peter Pangolin and Long Square Rings

MN Watercolor Society Spring Show “Rejuvenation!”
Minnetonka Center for the Arts
April 7 to May 5
Long Rings #1

January 10 – February 20, 2011
R.H. Stafford Library, Woodbury, MN
34 nanoscapes: geometric abstracts & small friends
Artist Talk: Watching Paint Dry Can Be Fun
January 23, 2 p.m.


September 23 – November 13, 2010
Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Show
Fractured Glass Bubbles

August 21- September 5, 2010
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Hopkins, MM
Salon 300: Minnesota State Fair Overflow Show
Fractured Glass #3

August 10-October 12, 2010
Still Point Gallery’s TRUE ARTIST Exhibition (juried) 
Fractured Glass #1, #2, #3

July 17, 2010
Woodbury Lakes Art Faire, Woodbury Lakes Center, Woodbury, MN

June 29, 2010  –
Lake Elmo Regional Art Center, Lake Elmo, MN
My Toronto

June 24, 2010 Carew Atrium, Target Field, Minneapolis, MN
“Lawyers With Talent,” 2010 MSBA Convention (9 days in June: The Unconventional Convention)

June 13, 2010 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Band Together for a Cause – Wings of Refuge (for orphans in Tanzania and Uganda)

June 11 – July 17,  2010
Savage Arts Council Juried Art Show, Savage, MN
7 Palms

April 20, 2010 – November 2010
23 nanoscapes @ Prinsbank, Champlin, MN 
Meet the artist June 5. 10:30 to noon

March 10 – May 4, 2010
Still Point Art Gallery Online Juried Exhibition, The Painting Exhibition
Big Bright Boxes, All the Colors & Paths, Boxes & Dots

March 16 – April 30, 2010
Minnesota Watercolor Society Juried Spring Show “Swing into Spring”
Silverwood Gallery, Visitors Center, St. Anthony, MN
7 Palms

February 18 to  June 13, 2010
Foot in the Door 4, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minneapolis, MN
Tiny Kaleidoscope #2 (The green one)

February 10 – April 6, 2010
Still Point Art Gallery Online Juried Exhibition,
 Geometric Abstractions 
Kaleidoscope 3, 100 Buttons, Tiny Wild Rings #4
Gallery Director Christine Cote’s blog on the exhibition

October 2009 – April 2010
Seven Original Nanos at Crema
Seven Original Nanos


October 2 – October 26, 2009
Ice House Gallery, 291-B Main Street, Washington VA (540-675-3039)

1st Annual Little Washington Miniatures Painting Exhibition sponsored by the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington DC.  (juried)
My Toronto, Tiny Kaleidoscope #1 and Tiny Kaleidoscope #2.

September 24 – November 13, 2009
Minnesota Watercolor Society’s Fall Exhibition, “Ripples & Reflections: Views of the River”

Not Up North #2

August 27 – September 7, 2009
2009 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Competition  (juried)

Connections #4

July 2009 – March 2010
25 nanoscapes: A collaboration between the Lake Elmo Arts Council and the City & County Credit Union   

Many dates in the summers of 2009 – 2014
Hopkins Minnesota Center for the Arts – Farmers’ Market Artist Booth

March 2009 – September 2009
11 NANOS   Lake Elmo Minnesota City Council Chamber

September 10, 2008 – March 2009
12 NANOS   Rosalie E. Wahl Public Library, Lake Elmo, MN


September 21 – November 12, 2008
Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition, “Seasons in the City”
Blue Bridge

September 13, 2008, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
My Father’s Daughter 2008 Art and Craft Fair