The Bluff Country Artists Gallery is organized, funded and operated by members and volunteers. A volunteer board of directors serve and direct the interests of the non profit organization.


Our Mission

Access: to make available quality original art for consumers to view and purchase and to provide a venue for artists to display and sell their art.

Outreach: to offer special exhibits, studio classes, and events that serve our community and region.

Education: to encourage artists to create and to spire people of all ages to “awaken the sleeping artist within.”

Sustainability: to recognize our role in promoting the arts and the importance this has in shaping decision making for the long term development and health of the gallery. 

Bluff Country Artists Gallery was established for the benefit and enjoyment of the arts for people of all ages. We accomplish our mission by: showcasing fine art of the gifted artists of the bluff country region; encouraging creativity through educational opportunities; and integrating the artist and the art fully in the life of the community.

Core Values

Quality: to feature juried fine art and programs that lead to appreciation and understanding through art.

BCAG Board Members

President:  Mary Zaffke

Secretary: Joanne Griffin

Treasurer: Linda Nerstad Kemp

Kris Bjerke: Staffing and Advertising

Lara Wold-Mendez:  Artist Liaison

Rachel Storlie

David Costet

Terri Sontag-Miller

Kjersti Fried



Renee Eiken- Arts Educator and former board member
Mary Zaffke- board member
Terri Sontag-Miller- board member

Joanne Griffin- board member




Want to display your art with us? 
Download a Jury Form here

Hours, Location, Contact

Open noon to 5 p.m. Thursday - Friday, 10:00-4:00 Saturdays

Open Wednesdays noon - 5:00, April through November

Visits at other times may be scheduled by calling 507-498-ARTS

 We are located in beautiful downtown Spring Grove, at 111 West Main Street. You may also contact the gallery via email at Email is checked weekly.

Want to display your art with us? Download a Jury Form here


This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts & cultural heritage fund.