2020 Fall Exhibition: SPLASH!

Celebrating a colorful mix of water media style, subject and talent.

September 17 – October 15, 2020

Hosted VIRTUALLY by the White Bear Center for the Arts at www.whitebeararts.org  due to COVID-19.

Registration is closed.

Registration closes August 14, 2020.*

Best of Show – “Gooseberry Falls” by Rev. Jack Dahl

Exhibition Schedule

  • Registration opens July 16, 2020 and closes August 14, 2020 (not August 20 as previously posted)
  • Judging will be done using the unframed, unmatted and scanned jpeg images submitted as part of the registration process.
  • Winners will be announced via a pre-recorded program that will be posted on the WBCA website on the evening of September 17.
  • Awards will be sent to winners via mail shortly after the announcement.

About the Show

The MNWS Fall Exhibition is a non-juried show open to all active members who have paid dues through May 31, 2021. Artists of all skill levels may submit one painting. The first 70 paid entries will be accepted. The $30 fee is non-refundable and helps support the Minnesota Water Color Society.

All entries must follow MNWS Exhibition Rules.  Artists must accept an online Submission Rules Agreement to participate as part of the registration process.  Artists are strongly encouraged to completely read and understand rules BEFORE deciding what image to submit. Matting and framing requirements do not apply for this virtual show.

Painting Sales

Paintings may be offered for sale or shown as NFS – not for sale. Artists wishing to sell their paintings must provide contact information (website, email or phone number) which will be posted on the WBCA website during the show.

Artists are individually responsible for transacting the sale directly with the buyer and for arranging to ship the artwork to the buyer. WBCA asks for a 15% commission. It is the responsibility of the artist to send the commission to WBCA as a professional courtesy.


Registration opens July 16, 2020 and closes August 14, 2020.

New for 2020: you will have the option to include an Artist Statement about your work during the registration process. Maximum length of 200 words.


 Contact Janet Bates at mnwsfallshow@gmail.com

2020 Judge

Cris Franchevich

Cris Franchevich is a visual artist and architect originally from Brazil and living in Minneapolis since 2000 with her husband and their two daughters. An avid traveler, Cris sees the city with the eyes of an andarilho, a Portuguese word meaning the wanderer, the explorer discovering new territory.

Cris navigates between the realm of figurative and abstract work. What begins as watercolor sketches painted on-site, develops into mixed media paintings in studio. Her art is made similar to how her journeys are made; walking to step away from the comfort zone and seeking new experiences.

Cris teaches watercolor workshops locally and abroad.

Past Exhibitions

Year Exhibition Chair Location Award Images
2020 SPLASH! Janet Bates White Bear Center for the Arts 2020 Show
2019 Minnesota Dreamin’ Therésa Weseman Ames Center 2019 Awards
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