Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 8th // New Work going up at Lizzard’s Gallery. Stay tuned!

Ongoing Events

Haiku Conversations // every third Wednesday of the month // 7-9 // Studio Haiku  // $5

the art of five – seven – five
a practice you’ll love

Join us for communal conversation on the wonderful art of haiku poetry. We begin our gatherings by discussing a facet of haiku or perhaps a prompt that we’ll use for composing haiku. Time is then allowed for processing and writing. We conclude the evening by gathering back together to share what we’ve written and experienced. It’s a fun and informal way to gather together and celebrate poetry! We would love to have you join us. RSVP’s very much appreciated. Light refreshments provided. Space is limited.

Past Events

Saturday, May 18th // Art-A-Whirl // Studio Haiku will be in NE Minneapolis for Art-a-Whirl again this year on Saturday, May 18th at Popol Vuh & Centro. You’ll find us outside in a more than festive situation! Come by and say hi. I will have new encaustic paintings, prints, note cards and haiku poetry as well as freshly designed paddles from Glorud Design. Centro will be taking care of our guests by offering delicious food and drinks (think Mexico!). Last year was an absolute blast and we can’t wait to see our southern friends once again this year at the largest art crawl in the nation! Proud to be a Minnesota arts advocate! We’ll see you soon.



  • After a year of renovations and preparations, I am happy to invite you to visit me in my new studio this year, studio Haiku, in Duluth, Minnesota, as I work on new projects and exhibits. Dreaming this studio into being has been a labor of love. So many exciting things coming up!


  • I’ve got two Commissions Projects that will be completed the spring of 2018 that are very near and dear to my heart. More on both of them – soon! Think Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the amazing work of an organization that is breathing new life into so many during into these trying times.


  • Baja, Mexico! I’m off to Mexico to paint again this March. Look for inspiring photos via Instagram and desert-sun beauty in encaustic. This travel fuels my spirit to keep making, and fills my wonder-cup to the brim. I’ve been hired again by an art firm to create work for another new luxury residence in Chileno Bay. Very grateful for this opportunity and the chance to catch a few waves. (#alwaysabeginner)


  • Grand Opening: Studio Haiku will celebrate soon.  Sign up for our newsletter (I’m trying to make it more than just an annual one!) and we’ll send out the date…thinking June 2018!


  • Visit instagram/ to see what’s new in our new showroom. Beautiful artwork, hand-crafted furniture, poetry and installations. You are just going to love this space 🙂


  • And many haiku prints are available! Printed as 5×7 on heavy, textured paper, they are small treasure of images and words arranged. Dreaming of a book…would that interest you? To see more visit: instagram/tuliptea








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Intermediate Encaustic Workshop March 12 + 13, 2016

Duluth Art Institute

Intermediate Encaustic
Natalie Salminen Rude
Saturday and Sunday, March 12 & 13, 2016
$250 ($300 non-members) + $45 supply fee paid to instructor
Lincoln Center for Arts Education – Duluth, Minnesota
Explore techniques beyond the basics of encaustic, while refining previous encaustic knowledge. Morning demos include building texture, exploring gold leaf, and continued use of the torch and mixed media collage. Afternoons reserved for developing your own work. Intermediate level. Space is limited. Register here.

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University Wisconsin – Superior

Department of Visual Arts

Holden Fine Arts Building

October 5-30, 2015

Opening Reception: October 8th, 5:00-7:00pm

I’m pleased to announce I’ll be showing new work at the Kruk Gallery this October. As an alumna of UWS, I’m very excited and find it a great privilege to be showing work where my art education formally began. Celebrate this coming-full-circle moment with myself and with painter Adam McCauley, UWS alum and Duluth resident, who will also be showing current work.

The show will exhibit my first body of work since returning to Minnesota in 2014.







Introduction to Encaustic Workshop with Natalie Salminen Rude



Natalie Salminen Rude

Saturday & Sunday, October 17 + 18, 2015

9am – 4pm

$280 ($320 non-members) + $45 supply fee paid to instructor

Encaustic is an ancient medium consisting of beeswax, resin and pigment. Working in layers, heat is used to fuse each layer together onto a rigid surface, creating a unique and luminous surface. Learn about the essentials in this very unique introductory workshop; the history of the medium, fundamental techniques and mixed media additions. Space is limited.

In this intermediate class, students will dive further into the medium by exploring texture, mixed media additions, gold leaf and more. Students will also be given open studio time.

Click to register –> Classes for Adults via the Duluth Art Institute.