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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 2015 winners 
"Whitewater"
Catherine Hearding
"Graceful Beauty"
Georgia Kandiko
"Fall Daze"
Jim Turner
MNWS Spring Show 2015  See all the winners


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.


*Save the Date! MNWS MEMBERS’ DAY, Saturday, June 27th, 2015*

Head into summer with new painting ideas and old friends. This year, MNWS Members’ Day will be held at Highland Lake Park Preserve Visitor Center, 10145 Bush Lake Road in Bloomington, 9AM – 3PM. We’ll start the day with two demos in the Lakeview Room.

Carol Wingard will demonstrate batik painting with watercolor, and Georgia Kandiko will create an atmospheric European cityscape using wash techniques. After a catered box lunch, we’ll move outside for a plein air demo by Pat Undis, a rising star in the world of outdoor painting in Minnesota. Pat’s demo will be followed by painting time on the grounds and an informal critique for those who wish to stay.
 
The registration form for Members’ Day is in the latest issue of Brushstrokes and also can be found at this link. The registration deadline is June 19, and the maximum number of participants is 60. Please consider volunteering to help make Members’ Day a success. Volunteer opportunities are listed at the bottom of the registration form.

Questions? Contact Wendy Westlake, 1-507-259-1481, westlakewatercolor@yahoo.com, or MarySue Krueger, 612.716.4829, marysue@marysuekrueger.com.



Upcoming Events

2015

  • January 8th, 2015 - Artist demo with Georgia Kandiko (postponed due to bad weather).
  • February 12th, 2015 - Artist demo Marie Hammond. Landscape using casein, a milk-based paint providing a very soft, velvety look. See Photos
  • March 12th, 2015 - MNWS Spring Show reception. Details to follow.
  • April 9th, 2015 - Artist demo with Georgia Kandiko. Minishow theme: Spring Thaw.
  • May 14th, 2015 - Artist demo with Judy Blain. Minishow theme: Awakening.
  • June 27th, 2015 - Members' Day. Highland Lake Park Preserve Visitor Center.

MN Watercolor Society Workshops

See the Events page for details and sign-up information

  • Pat Weaver - 23rd-25th April, 2015
  • Keiko Tanabe - 22nd-25th October, 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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