Member Artist Spotlight

Friends’ members are eligible to apply for a Member Spotlight which is displayed on the east wall of the first floor lobby.

Showcases run for four weeks. We generally book 9 to 12 months out. 


Member Spotlight. M Schalles

Marjorie Magidow Schalles

member artist, on view through April 25, 2021

Marjorie has been drawing and painting since moving to Hopkins, Minnesota in 1991. Having grown up in Southern California, she never felt inspired to paint, but as soon as she arrived here, she started painting and hasn’t looked back. Her dream as a child was to move to the Midwest to immerse herself in nature and the myriad seasons; her favorite subjects are the local landscapes. She works in acrylic, watercolor, collage, and mixed media.  

The pieces shown here represent her transition from realism (Postcard from Haiti) to abstract subjects (Taking Chances and Salt Pond #2).  

Exhibiting here at the Hopkins Center for the Arts is especially meaningful to Marjorie, as she did not know anyone when she moved here and quickly made friends who made her feel right at home. Her three children, who are grown now with children of their own, immediately approved of her choice of destination after having been raised in California. 

 For more information and samples of her art, please visit Marjorie’s Facebook page: 

Studio 749 Design or 

Marjorie also has a gallery at:  

425 Northrup King Building,1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418 


Chris Walton

Works by Member Artist, Chris Walton, are currently on view and for sale at Cream & Amber.

Cream & Amber, located at 1605 Mainstreet in Hopkins, partners with Hopkins Center for the Arts by showcasing member artists work. Stop by Tuesday - Saturday between 9am - 6pm or Sundays from 9am - 1pm and to enjoy their offerings of books, beer and coffee.

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Contact Us

Interested members should contact Jim Clark at 952-548-6489 or by turning in the form.