Contact Us:

We can be reached by phone: 1-651-388-2009

or by email:


Director - Christopher Burawa: (Bio) email

For advertising and residency inquiries contact: Shawn Niebeling: (Bio) email

For billing or facilities rental contact: Joe Loer: (Bio) email



Art Kenyon (Chair)
Robert Hedin (Vice Chair)
Carolyn Hedin (Treasurer)
Peg Noesen (Secretary)
John Christiansen
Bruce Geary
Barb Hanson
Steven Sorman

Advisory Board:

Judy Christianson
Sean Dowse
William Haaland
Steve Lawrence


Location:location map

Anderson Center
163 Tower View Drive, PO Box 406
Red Wing, MN, 55066




Red Wing, Minnesota,
is a picturesque town situated on the Mississippi River. It offers many excellent recreational opportunities. The Mississippi River and Lake Pepin, with boating, skiing, swimming, fishing, and skating, are great attractions. Barn Bluff and Sorin Bluff are favorite hiking and picnicking areas. Colvill Park, with a large municipal swimming pool, also has boating and picnicking facilities. Several eighteen-hole golf courses are situated in the gently rolling hills of the Red Wing area. The beautiful Cannon Valley Bicycle Trail winds its way through the grounds of the Anderson Center and is available to residents of the Center. Red Wing is also home to ArtReach, Goodhue County Historical Museum, the Sheldon Theatre and the Red Wing Arts Association.

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Key Staff Biographies:

Christopher Burawa is the executive director of the Anderson Center and a poet and translator. He served at the director of the Austin Peay State University Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, a research center devoted to the arts, from 2009 to 2015. Before that he was the Literary Arts and Communications Director at the Arizona Commission on the Arts. Burawa has a B.A. in English Language and Literature, M.A. in English Language and Literature, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing with an emphasis in poetry from Arizona State University.
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Joe Loer is the Finance Manager at the Anderson Center and is responsible for managing the operational finances, including recording and tracking program expense and revenue, creation of financial statements for the Finance Committee, and developing planning and budgeting documents. He is an environmental engineer by trade who has worked with private, nonprofit, and public sectors, in the United States and abroad. Before moving back to Red Wing in 2010, Loer was the Managing Director of a nonprofit effort to develop land in Jamaica into an eco-resort. He has rented a writing studio at the Anderson Center since 2011.
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Shawn Niebeling is the Communication Manager at the Anderson Center and is responsible for managing the residency program, membership and donor relations, and marketing. Her professional experience includes more than twenty-five years as a marketing professional at various publishing companies including American Girl and Kalmbach Publishing. She has extensive experience in direct marketing, business management, strategic planning, and customer acquisition and retention.
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