2018 Fall Exhibition: Awash in Autumn

Sept. 13 – Oct. 20

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville MN

Registration for this show is closed.

“Pumpkins” by Jean Allen

Opening Reception

Thursday, Sept. 13, 6 – 8 p.m.

Exhibition Schedule

Fri., Aug. 17 – Postmark/payment deadline
Tues., Sept. 11 – Drop off at gallery, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thurs., Sept. 13 – Exhibition opens
Thurs., Sept. 13 – Reception, 6 – 8 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20 – Exhibition ends
Mon., Oct. 22 – Pick up at gallery, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Artist Eligibility

“Awash in Autumn” is a non-juried show that is open to all MNWS members in good standing who have paid their dues through April 30, 2019. You may join MNWS or renew your membership by sending a separate check for membership dues with your entry fee, or you may pay online here.

Show registration is $30. Each member may enter one painting. The first 70 paintings will be accepted. We will return forms and entry fees arriving after space is filled or the deadline has passed.  Please review full MNWS exhibition rules here.

For questions contact Therésa Weseman at 952-200-8592 or fallshow@minnesotawatercolors.com

Awards Juror: Calvin deRuyter

Calvin deRuyter is a painter whose primary medium of choice is many forms of watermedia. Nontraditional in his approach, he achieves his often vibrant colors by doing all of the mixing of his watermedia on the surface he is working on—whether it be paper, canvas, or canvas board—and shuns the use of a palette to mix his pigments. Although he is probably best known for his impressionistic landscapes (the outer world) reminiscent of the Midwest, he has recently moved seriously into the world of abstraction (the inner world). You can explore all of his paintings at www.calsportfolio.net.


Past Exhibitions

Year Exhibition Chair Location Award Images
2018 Awash in Autumn Therésa Weseman Ames Center 2018 Awards
2017 Luminous Light Therésa Weseman Hopkins Center for the Arts 2017 Awards
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