2017 Fall Exhibition: Luminous Light

Hopkins Center for the Arts | 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins MN 55343

Exhibition Schedule

Fri., Aug. 25: Postmark/payment deadline
Tue., Sep. 19: Drop off at gallery 10 am – 1 pm
Sat., Sep. 23: Opening Reception 6-8pm (Awards 7pm)
Sun., Oct. 29: Exhibition ends
Mon., Oct. 30: Pick up at Gallery 10 am – 1 pm


Each member may enter one painting. The first 65 paintings will be accepted. We will return forms and entry fees arriving after space is filled or the deadline has passed. Don’t wait! Watch for the limit deadline posted on our facebook page.

Entry is $30. All fees are non-refundable and support MNWS exhibitions.

Paintings may be offered for sale or “Not for Sale” (NFS).  Sales will be handled by Hopkins Center for the Arts (HCA), with a 25% commission to HCA.

    1. Review the exhibition rules to confirm eligibility.
    2. Register online here.
    3. Email image of your entry (.jpg) to Therésa at theresaweseman@gmail.com.
    4. Pay entry fee via PayPal when you register online OR mail a check to: MNWS Fall Show 2017, c/o Therésa Weseman,10910 Quebec Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55438. Make checks payable to Minnesota Watercolor Society. Enclose a separate check for membership dues if applicable.
    5. Please volunteer! We need help with drop off and pick up. Volunteering is a lot of fun and a great way to meet new friends! You can volunteer online when you register or by emailing Therésa at theresaweseman@gmail.com.

Awards Juror, Keren Kroul

Keren Kroul is a visual artist and instructor at Augsburg College.

She works with watercolor on paper to create dense and rhythmic organic formations from meticulous lines and delicate washes, inspired by memories, neural pathways, and natural elements.

Born in Haifa, Israel, to an Argentinean father and Israeli mother, Kroul was raised in Mexico City and Costa Rica, and currently lives in Minneapolis, MN. She holds an MFA in painting from Parsons School of Design (NY) and a BA in fine arts from Brandeis University (MA).

Kroul has exhibited at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, Rockford Art Museum, Duluth Art Institute, Art Museum of the University of Memphis, Revolving Museum, and Soo Visual Arts Center, among others. She was featured in the 2016 season of MN Original (TPT-Twin Cities PBS), and was an ArtPrize Finalist in 2016 (2D category).

Kroul is a 2015 and 2017 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and a 2017 Jerome Emerging Artist at the Rochester Art Center (MN).

Past Exhibitions

Year Exhibition Chair Location Award Images
2016 Flying Colors Suzi McArdle Lakeville Area Arts Center 2016 Awards
2015 Brilliant Passages Suzi McArdle Ames Center 2015 Awards
2014 Inspired Images Vic Perlbachs Ames Center 2014 Awards
2013 Waterworks Vic Perlbachs Colonial Church 2013 Awards
2012 Finding Minnesota Vic Perlbachs Christ Church Lutheran 2012 Awards
2011 Mosaic Vic Perlbachs Colonial Church 2011 Awards
2010 Illuminated Sonja Hutchinson Burnsville Performing Art Center 2010 Awards
2009 Ripples and Reflections Sonja Hutchinson Bloomington Art Center 2009 Awards
2008 Seasons in the City Catherine Hearding Plymouth Congregational Church 2008 Awards
2007 Awash with Color Catherine Hearding Bloomington Art Center 2007 Awards
2006 Brush to Paper CeCeile Hartleib Blaine City Hall 2006 Awards
2005 Different Strokes
CeCeile Hartleib
Terry Kayser
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts 2005 Awards
2004 September Splendor Holly Landauer Bloomington Art Center 2004 Awards