Book Signing with Award Winning Authors

May 11, 20235:00 pm – 6:30 pm

The Gift Gallery will feature an after hours book signing/talk with Award-winning author Jess Lourey as well as Jessie Chandler and Judy Kerr all from Minnesota!

Books will be available for purchase and signing the night of the event.

Judy M. Kerr
Judy M. Kerr lives and writes in Minnesota. Black Friday, the first novel in her MC McCall series with a postal inspector protagonist, was published by Launch Point Press in July 2019. Silent Service, the second series installment, was released in March 2022. A number of Judy’s short stories have been published in various anthologies, including “Ruby Red Heist” in the Dark Side of the Loon: Where History Meets Mystery anthology published in 2018 by the Twin Cities Chapter of Sisters in Crime. She is currently working with Jessie Chandler, co-authoring a crime fiction novel loosely based on two MN crimes from the 1970s. Judy also serves as Secretary for the Twin Cities Chapter of Sisters in Crime. http://judymkerr.com/

Jess Lourey
Jess Lourey is the Edgar-nominated, 2022 ITW Thriller Award and Anthony Award winning, bestselling author of true-crime inspired thrillers. Her latest book, The Quarry Girls, released November 1 and is set in 1977 St. Cloud. https://www.jessicalourey.com/

Jessie Chandler
Jessie Chandler is the author of eight novels, including the humorously suspenseful Shay O’Hanlon Caper Series. Her crime fiction has garnered a Lambda Literary finalist nod, three Golden Crown Literary Awards, three USA Book Awards, and an Independent Publisher Book Award. As a kid, Jessie honed an interest in crime and punishment by avidly reading Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown, and Alfred Hitchcock’s The Three Investigators series under the covers with a flashlight. She currently lives in Central Minnesota with her crazy family, including three too adorable for their own good mutts, and three deviously cute cats. Fall and winter finds Jessie feverishly writing, and she spends springtime knee deep in edits and revisions. Summers are spent selling T-shirts, books, and other assorted trinkets to unsuspecting conference and festivalgoers. http://www.jessiechandler.com/




Mon – Fri 10:00am – 5:00pm

Sat 10:00am – 2:00pm

*1hr before most performances

Click the images for additional details and purchase information!

Not finding exactly what you are looking for? Email us! We may have additional options, created by your favorite artist, for you to consider!

Take pride in knowing that your purchase helps support local artists
and keeps the arts a vibrant part of our Central Minnesota community!



The Paramount’s Gallery Gift Shop features the work of more than 80 artists that have been selected by their peers (juried) to display and sell work throughout the year. Retail artists applications for the Paramount Gallery Gift Shop are reviewed monthly by our selection committee. Criteria used to select artists include mastery/command of the medium, uniqueness, affordability, and our ability to appropriately display the work onsite.


The PCA retains a commission based on total sales. Artists that elect to volunteer in the Gallery Gift Shop, a minimum of four hours a week are offered a reduction in the PCA’s sales commission. Special rates apply to student work.

Interested in presenting your work for consideration in our retail space?

There are three ways to connect to this opportunity.

1) Complete the online form (Link)

2) Make a Request by Email

Subject Line: Gallery Gift Shop Application

  • Contact Information (Full name and phone number)
  • Images (2 megabyte or higher) of the work you would like to sell
  • A brief artist statement describing yourself and the technique(s) used in your work
  • Suggested prices for submitted works (not including PCA’s commission)

3) Deliver Work In-person:

Samples of the work you would like to sell

  • Contact information (Full name, phone number and email)
  • A brief artist statement describing yourself and the technique(s) used in your work
  • Suggested prices for submitted work (not including PCA’s commission)

Please Note: PCA will need to retain your work for up to one month for consideration

Contact the Gallery Gift Shop at (320) 257-3120 to arrange a drop-off day and time.

Connect with our Gallery Staff

Patty Soltis, Gallery Gift Shop Manager


320-310-6591 OR 320-204-1675

100 Year Commemorative Ornaments



Nathan Bray

Sandy Fabian (Designed to Keep)

Dave Glenn

Lois Ann Helgeson

Spencer Johannes

Stacy Larson

Desi Murphy

Charlotte Neron

Cindy Pope

Linda Schmidt

Laurie Yourk

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Mike Carlson

Terri Hess

Isaac Theobold

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Wood, Fiber, & Metal Arts

Gary Mrozek

Scott Voigt

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Mary Gohman

Michael and Beatriz Lauer

JT Maui

Traci Millar

Desi Murphy

Linda Radin

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Painting + Drawing

Paula Benfer


Pat Honer

Terri Huro

Dede Leither

Dan Mondloch

Glenn Quist

Barbara Rogan

Colleen Swenson

Mary Wolke

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Mary Cebuhar

Cynthia Frank-Stupnik

Scott Hamilton

J. Vincent Hansen

Julianna Howard

Pam Lillehei

Carol Olig

Paramount Center for the Arts

Joan Rydberg

Marilyn Salzl Brinkman

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Chuck Norwood

Mary Olson

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Bags and Wallets

Susanne Mesna

*Not finding exactly what you are looking for? Email us! We may have additional options, created by your favorite artist, for you to consider! *

*All items are sold as described (ie framed or not framed) and all sales are final*