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Juried Student Exhibition
April 20, 2022

2022 Juried Student Exhibition Awards & Reception: Photo Gallery

On April 7, Finlandia’s International School of Art & Design hosted its annual reception and award ceremony for the 2022 Juried Student Exhibition. Friends, family, faculty and staff gathered at the Finlandia Reflections Gallery to view and discuss artwork submitted by students from across campus.  Finlandia University Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler presented student awards in the categories of 2D, 3D, Freshman and a Purchase Award.

Learn more about this exhibit, other exhibits and the Finlandia University Gallery in general by visiting 

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April 1, 2022

2022 Alumni Exhibit Virtual Tour | Finlandia University Gallery

Due to popular demand, the 2022 ISAD Alumni Exhibit has been extended until April 19.

“The public response to this exhibit has been exceptional,” Gallery Director Carrie Flaspohler said. “I have extended the exhibit until April 19th to allow for more in-person viewing, but if you are from out of the area, please enjoy this video tour of the exhibit.”

The featured artworks in this video were created by the following alumni, in order of appearance:

Hayley Laban (’11) John Fish (’10) Jessica Shields (’19) Gray Kotila (’10) Paige Lewandowski [...]

Alumni Exhibition Poster
February 17, 2022

Twenty-one alumni from around the world reunite in an exhibit marked by diversity and excellence

“I’m blown away,” says Carrie Flaspohler, Gallery Director of the Finlandia University Gallery as she reflects on the bi-annual alumni exhibit that opened to the public on February 10, 2022. “The high quality and the diverse forms of artistic expression exhibited makes me so proud of the International School of Art & Design alumni. There is something for every viewer to enjoy in this year’s exhibit, including tailor-made hats, sculpture, photography, mixed media, painting, ceramics, fashion design and even [...]

Participating artists in the 2020 ISAD Alumni Exhibit
January 27, 2022

Gallery announce dates for upcoming exhibit receptions, Feb. 3 & 24

Finlandia University Gallery is hosting two upcoming events on Feb. 3 and 24. Experience the 31st Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition live at the Gallery on Thursday, Feb. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m. The free, open to the public reception for the artist Natalie Salminen Rude will be featuring her exhibit, “in·ter·stice: (noun) a small intervening space”.

On Thursday, Feb. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., alumni will discuss their artwork at a live reception of the Internation [...]

Natalie Salminen Rude Video
January 7, 2022

31st Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition Virtual Reception | Finlandia University Gallery

On Thursday, December 9, 2021, the Finlandia University Gallery held a virtual reception of the 31st Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition featuring the artwork of Natalie Salminen Rude. The exhibit is open to the public until Feb. 4.

At the reception, Finnish American artist Natalie Salminen Rude presented an exhibit titled “in·ter·stice: (noun) a small intervening space”. Contemplative, multidisciplinary and inquisitive, Salminen Rude aims to identify and uncover the dehumanizing forces found within technology and systemization. What is to [...]

Gerald Matthew Immonen
December 30, 2021

Gerald Matthew Immonen Collection Virtual Tour | Finlandia University Gallery

Earlier this year, Finlandia University was the proud recipient of a collection of artwork by the preeminent Finnish American artist Gerald Matthew Immonen (1936-2011). Immonen’s ties to Finlandia go back decades as once a featured artist in the Finlandia University Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition, the longest-running exhibit series in the United States celebrating the accomplishments of Finnish American artists.

Immonen’s exhibit, Into Another World: Works by Finnish American artist Gerald Matthew Immonen (1936-2011), was on display at the [...]

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December 3, 2021

Join us for our 125th Anniversary celebrations on Dec. 5!

On Dec. 5, Finlandia will celebrate its 125th Anniversary with two spectacular events!

Join us at 10:30 a.m. for Sunday Worship at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Hancock, MI and then join us again at 1:00 p.m. for a special, one-of-a-kind 125th Anniversary Edition of Finlandia’s Annual Finnish Independence Day Observance being held at the Finnish American Heritage Center on Finlandia’s campus!

For those interested in attending, both events will require masks and sign-in. For those unable to attend, both events will also [...]

Natalie Salminen Rude
December 1, 2021

Gallery announces schedule of 31st Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series

HANCOCK, MI – Finlandia University Gallery will present the 31st Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition featuring the artwork of Natalie Salminen Rude at the Finlandia University Gallery, located in the Finnish American Heritage Center (FAHC), Hancock from December 4, 2021 to February 4, 2022.

An opening Zoom reception will be held on Thursday, December 9th at 7pm EST with meeting info available below.

Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85740123384?pwd=VkxCVTVwck5PZzZKdTJYTFBYUHJxdz09

Meeting ID: 857 4012 3384 Passcode: 713269

An in-person closing reception for the [...]

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November 12, 2021

Sneak Peek: Upcoming 31st Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition

31st Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition Natalie Salminen INTERSTICE: a small, intervening space December 4, 2021- February 4, 2022

Finnish American artist Natalie Salminen Rude will present an exhibit titled Interstice: [noun] a small, intervening space, for the 31st Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series. Contemplative, multidisciplinary and inquisitive, Salminen Rude aims to identify and unmask the dehumanizing forces found within technology and systemization. What is to be done if we are too deeply steeped in a system that [...]

October 13, 2021

Finlandia Gallery announces Gerald Matthew Immonen exhibit and reception

Finlandia University was honored to receive a collection of artwork by the preeminent Finnish American artist Gerald Matthew Immonen.  In 1996 Immonen was the featured artist in Finlandia University’s Annual Contemporary Finnish American Artist Series Exhibition, the longest running exhibit series in the United States celebrating the accomplishments of Finnish American artists.

Finlandia University’s collection of paintings, drawings, sketches and research materials by Gerald Immonen has great significance for the university. “We truly value our role as stewards of Finnish [...]