Off-Site Exhibitions

Neil Johnston

Northeast Youth & Family Services

1280 N. Birch Lake Blvd
White Bear Lake, MN 55110



Neil Johnston began his painting career as a production billboard painter. After a decade of painting large-scale billboards and wall murals, he worked to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting at the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Shortly after, he completed a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Visual Studies/Painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Through his painted works, Neil often uses layering, fragmentation, and multiplicity to explore time, memory, and place – inspired by and reacting to developments in the study of time physics, visual cognition, geographic mapping, music improvisation, graphic design, pop culture, and anime.

In addition to painting, and the visual arts, Neil is a musical artist and keeps an active creative life in music – writing, performing and recording. Also, Johnston works as a community arts advocate, and enjoys participating in and facilitating creative process dialog. He has completed many successful painting and musical collaborations – working with other artists, musicians, and communities. Neil is an exhibiting member of the AZ Gallery in Lowertown Saint Paul and is a tenured Art department faculty member at Century College in White Bear Lake. Neil has also served on the board of directors of the White Bear Center for the Arts.

Neil’s work has been collected and commissioned by private individuals and corporations. His work can be seen in the corporate collections of Medtronic Inc., Hines International, and at Century College, in White Bear Lake, MN.

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Exhibition Run Time: December 17, 2018 – March 11, 2019

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Cerenity Senior Care

1900 Webber Street
White Bear Lake, MN 55110




I have been artistic as long as I can remember. From pencil-drawing, sculpture, to oils and mixed medium of today. My belief is that Art is observation… Observation of what?? of the world around us, of everything we see, feel and touch.   So, of course my work is landscape and beauty in nature based.

My first true paintings were in high school, and began my long-ranging college period meandering through art-student courses in multiple media, as well as art-history, too. The University of Oregon, then back to U of Minnesota… my education drifted to more and more ‘practical majors’.. Psychology, HumanResources, Business and Leadership.  However, Art has always been an integral part of my world. 

Although I have continued with artwork along the way, the past 15+ years have had more concentration with a full studio and travel-themes to paint and enjoy.  Winter or summer, sailing, hiking, skiing.. or just walking through life… I try to record some of the beauty that surrounds us every day, and everywhere we go. 

My hope is you will enjoy my artwork on display, as much as I enjoyed creating it.


Exhibition Run Time: December 17, 2018 – March 11, 2019

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Purchasing Artwork

If you are interested in purchasing any of the featured artwork on display, contact WBCA at 651-407-0597, or visit us at 4971 LONG AVE, downtown White Bear Lake. WBCA has brought art to the White Bear area for more than 35 years, by providing community art classes, exhibits and events. We have an exciting schedule of classes and events offered year-round.

Become a WBCA member today and receive discounts on art classes and workshops, reduced fees on exhibit entries, invitations to our special events and exhibits, and receive our quarterly newsletter and class catalog. Your tax-deductible contribution helps support our many programs and ensures accessible, community arts for everyone.


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