About the Confluence of Art Annual

Juried Annual Exhibit Featuring Recent Works from Regional and National Artists

Confluence of Art Annual Exhibition: Homecoming resides in each fall in the James W Hansen Gallery at Pablo Center at the Confluence. Regional and national artists submit their work for review for display in the exhibit with over 50 works crossing different media, techniques, and motifs selected for display in the exhibit each year.

Year after year, the volume and quality of works submitted continue to grow and is a testament that arts scene in the Chippewa Valley and beyond is thriving, alive, and well. We welcome guests and artists alike to participate in the exhibit and share in artistic excellence of our region.



In-Person in the James W Hansen Gallery during Performances | Virtual Exhibit Online Anytime

Pablo Center Galleries will open two hours before your ticket performance. You must be attending a ticketed performance to enter the exhibits. You may also view exhibits during the artist reception or anytime through our virtual exhibits.


2021 Confluence of Art Annual

September 11 - November 14, 2021

Virtual & In-Person in the James W Hansen Gallery

Pablo Center is currently open during ticketed performances only. Galleries are free, however you must be attending a ticketed performance to visit. You may also view exhibits during artist receptions and art talks or view anytime online at


Artists' Reception & Award Ceremony

October 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Riverfront Room

Grab a drink at our lobby bar and join us for an evening of artfull conversations. Have you ever wondered what inspired an artist to create their work? Have you been curious as to what materials they used and how long it took them to create? Meet the exhibiting artists, listen to their stories and methods, and ask them questions about their work in an enjoyable evening of free-flowing conversation.

This event is free, however must reserve a ticket.

Reserve Your Ticket

Meet the Juror - Lois Peterson


See Lois Peterson's work on her website.

Peterson received her MFA degree in Ceramics, Drawing, Art History and Museum Studies from Texas Tech University and holds a Bachler’s degree in Art Education from UW-La Crosse. Peterson served as a faculty member in Art/Art History Dept at Gustavus Adolphus College, where she served as a Professor for 27 years and was the founder of the Arts Administration Program. Peterson’s art is exhibited nationally and regionally, her work has been recognized and supported through grants from the Blandin Foundation and the MN State Arts Board. Peterson currently works from her private studio in Dakota, Minnesota.

Artist Statement

"Prairie landscapes, flowing rivers and night skies all provide spaces of quiet mystery for me and it is here that I search for clues of the elusive. Through drawing I attempt to make visible a belief that there exists something beyond what can be seen. My work provides for me a vehicle to research and envision the non-physical. I attempt to envision that which I hope to understand, that which language cannot explain and what science and mathematics seek to discover, a knowing that exists beyond one’s limits."

Flow by Lois Peterson

Explore Previous Exhibitions

Each juror, artist, and year brings new experiences and perspectives to the Confluence of Art Annual. Explore our previous exhibits to view the history of the Confluence of Art Annual at the confluence.