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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Watch Online: Artistry Awash Artists Panel

The artists panel of John Salminen, Andy Evansen and Nanci Yermakoff kicked off our fall season with a discussion of topics ranging from palettes and process to worldwide watercolor markets. If you missed this special evening, our friends and hosts at Artistry recorded the event and you can watch it here.

Keep in mind that the final days to see the Artistry Awash Watercolor Exhibition are upon us as the exhibition ends October 14. You won’t want to miss it!

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


December Meeting 2016

Demo Artist: Catherine Hearding

7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Christ Presbyterian Church

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January Meeting 2017

Demo Artist: Marty Owings

7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Christ Presbyterian Church

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May Meeting 2017

Demo Artist: Janet Flom

7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Christ Presbyterian Church

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