About The Northern Prints Gallery

Since October 2003, the Northern Prints Gallery (NPG) has presented at least five to six exhibits annually, showing exclusively the hand made original prints created by members of the Northern Printmakers Alliance (NPA). In addition, the gallery maintains an extensive file of the prints of NPA artists, one of the largest gallery collections of hand made prints in Minnesota. Gallery exhibits have included two to three group shows of NPA members annually which were often theme shows, three collaborative exhibits with the poets of the Lake Superior Writers from which three chapbooks were published of the poetry and prints made specifically for these shows. One of these chapbooks was a finalist in the Minnesota Book Awards for 2007. There has been an exhibit of two portfolios made by the NPA, one in collaboration with the Women Printmakers Alliance of Austin, Texas. [See Elements portfolio] Several solo exhibits of NPA members have been featured, and there is an annual solo exhibit of the works of Cecilia Lieder. Every traditional printmaking medium has been represented in the gallery, and all members have participated at one time or another. The publicity for these shows has been remarkably good: previews and reviews are frequent. The gallery been covered by every newspaper in the region at one time or another, as well as the Rake and the Star Tribune in the Twin Cities. Our shows are consistently and generously covered by the Duluth News Tribune, the Budgeteer, the Weekly Reader and the Grand Marais and Grand Rapids newspapers.

The gallery is located in the lower floor of a duplex in gallery director Cecilia Lieder's 1891 vintage Duluth home. The gallery openings, which have the ambiance of friendly home gatherings, are enthusiastically attended. Exhibits run approximately two months, with regular gallery hours on the weekends from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday. The gallery welcomes visitors from across the country and appointments are available to accommodate visitor needs. For location of the gallery see Map and Directions. For information about facilitating your visit to the gallery, see Visit Duluth.