About the Confluence of Art Annual

"This exhibit ushers in our fourth season in the James W Hanson Gallery at Pablo Center.   

Welcome to our annual juried art exhibit Confluence of Art Annual.  One of the joys of this annual exhibit is the variety of mediums that are on view. Our patrons are treated to new works from some of the top artists in our region and beyond. Please be sure to read through the artistic statements and biographies of the artists on display, these words will add to the enjoyment and appreciation of the artwork and may give you further reason to purchase a work of art from Pablo Center. Who knows, it may even inspire you to take the next steps in your creative endeavor.   

A special thank you goes out to all of the artists who submitted their artwork to our juror. It takes courage to create, to extend yourself out for the world to see. It takes even more courage to offer your work up to the scrutiny of a practiced and professional eye. Our juror, Lois Peterson, had the challenge of sifting through over 177 images to select 52 works of art that create an exhibit. Ms. Peterson spent countless hours perusing images and selecting artwork. We thank Ms. Peterson for her commitment to the arts."

  Rose Dolan-Neill, Curator
  Visual & Literary Arts Manager
  Pablo Center at the Confluence

Meet the Juror - Lois Peterson 


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. 


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-LaCrosse.  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.