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To further the development of the watercolor artist by providing a supportive environment with education and exhibition opportunities and to promote public appreciation and greater visibility of the art.
 

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Spring Show 2014
Click here to see all the Winners
"Vajra Vision"
Kristine Fretheim
"Fountain D'Light"
Gail Vass
"Heavenly Scent"
Julie Allen
 

Photos of MNWS events
Our events are always fun, well-attended and educational, and we try to take photos to record them for posterity. We now have over 1000 pictures for you to look at on our flickr photo account (organized by event). Take a peek. Most events are free for members. https://www.flickr.com/photos/mnws

Advertising Opportunities on the MNWS website
Limited advertising now available on the MNWS site. This will be paid advertising, open to art related businesses and individual artists. What we are offering is a 250x100 pixel ad on the Happenings page (see placeholder ads on that page). Advertisers can produce their own ads (subject to approval), and the cost will be $10 a month (to be paid in 6 month blocks). If you have any questions, please contact us at info@minnesotawatercolors.com.

You are invited to the MNWS Fall Show 2014   click here for details


Upcoming Events

2014

  • Jan 9th, 2014 - Making technology work for your art and Art Swap  See photos

The first half of the meeting will be Wendy Westlake showing you how you can use computer software like PhotoShop Elements to aid you in your artwork, and Deb Magelssen will talk about taking good reference photos, and a little bit about marketing.

The second part of the meeting will be a general Art Swap. This is a chance to clean out your studios or to pick up some new supplies. Artists should bring in their unwanted materials; paint, paper, brushes, books, dvd's etc. The items should be in good condition and should be priced (unless they are give-aways). Members may purchase or swap with other members.

  • February 13th, 2014 - Artist demo with Lynne Baur
  • March 13th, 2014 - Artist demo with Tara Sweeney. The mini show theme this month is "Everything Green."See Photos
  • April 10th, 2014 - MNWS Spring Show 2014 reception See Photos
  • May 8th, 2014 - Artist demo with Cal deRuyter See Photos
  • September 11th, 2014 - Artist demo with Nels Femrite. Watercolor portrait with a live model. Nels retains freshness in portraits by using pure colors and allowing the colors to mix on the paper. See Photos
  • October 23rd 2014 - MNWS Fall Show 2014 reception. The Ames Center. Burnsville, MN.
  • November 13th, 2014 - Artist demo with David Smith "Palette Knife Watercolor Magic" David will paint the misty lake scene, but will emphasize the usefulness of the palette knife when creating trees.

2015

  • February 12th, 2015 - Artist demo Marie Hammond. Landscape, trees, using casein, a milk-based paint. Casein paint provides a very soft, velvety look.
  • May 14th, 2015 - Artist demo with Judy Blain.

MN Watercolor Society Workshops

See the Events page for details and sign-up information

  • Alvaro Castagnet - 4 day workshop October 2014
  • Lisa Fertig - 2 day weekend workshop January 2015

Social Networking for MNWS

We have been looking at better ways to share info and help Society members to connect with each other, so we have launched a number of social networking channels. Participation is voluntary, of course, but we think you might enjoy taking part. We'll be talking more about this as time goes on, so you'll get an opportunity to ask questions, and get help if necessary. Here are the channels that are currently in place:

  • MNWS LinkedIn group. LinkedIn is a networking Website used by people to connect with others in the same industry. It works well for artists, too. You’ll need to join LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com and then do a search for Minnesota Watercolor Society group.

  • Are you a Facebook user? Then search for Minnesota Watercolor Society Fan Page once you are logged in, and join the group to view and post messages, pictures, videos and more.

  • MNWS is on Twitter. Follow our Tweets (short announcements, news, and other Society related info) at www.twitter.com/MNWatercolor

  • MNWS YouTube channel for videos. www.youtube.com/user/MNWatercolorSociety See video from recent Society events, and functions. Subscribe to the channel to be notified of the latest videos and upload your own vids of Society events, short painting demos, personal artist bios, etc.

  • MNWS Flickr account for photos.  www.flickr.com/photos/mnws Browse photos from Society happenings. Got MNWS related photos you want to share? Sign up at www.flickr.com and join the MNWS group.

  • Google+ is easy to use and a great way to keep track of your networks. Sign up, search for Minnesota Watercolor Society and put us in your circles   https://plus.google.com

 

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Last Updated on 2/4/2013