Artistry Awash Exhibition and Watercolor Festival

MNWS is pleased to sponsor the 2016 Artistry Awash Exhibition and Watercolor Festival running August 26 – October 14, 2016. This exhibition celebrates nationally- and internationally-recognized Minnesota watercolorists, their work, and the watercolor medium. As a companion to the exhibition, Artistry is offering master classes, hands-on workshops, artist demonstrations, a watercolor “wash-off” competition, artist talks, and panel discussions performed by a selection of exhibiting artists. MNWS members can receive the Artistry member level pricing for any of the master classes, workshops, and event charges.

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MNWS Mission

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.

MNWS Membership Benefits

  • Access to a talented community of local artists
  • Monthly meetings with live artists demos and mini shows
  • Workshop opportunities with regional and national artists
  • Juried member exhibition each spring
  • Open member exhibition every fall
  • Member announcements on our Facebook page
  • Access to a library of watercolor books and DVDs
  • Membership newsletter mailing every 2 months

Upcoming MNWS Events


October Meeting 2016

Demo Artist: Janet Flom

7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Christ Presbyterian Church

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27 - 29Oct2016

Dan Wiemer Watercolor Workshop

Dynamic Landscapes in Watermedia

9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Southshore Community Center

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01 - 03Nov2016

Karen Knutson Workshop

Moving into Abstraction or Semi-abstraction! Watercolor and Collage

9.00 am to 4.00 pm

Lakeville Area Arts Center

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