2019 Fall Exhibition: Minnesota Dreamin’


  • a succession of Minnesota images, thoughts, or emotions passing through the mind during sleep.
  • the sleeping state in which this occurs.


  • to have a dream.
  • to indulge in Minnesota daydreams or reveries.

Sept. 19 – Oct. 26

Ames Center
12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville MN

Registration is now closed, we have reached our maximum number of paintings for the exhibition.

Award of Merit – “Sleeping Golden” by MarySue Krueger

Opening Reception

Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 – 8 p.m.

Exhibition Schedule

Thurs., July 11 – Registration opens online
Fri., Aug. 23 – Postmark/payment deadline
Tues., Sept. 17 – Drop off at gallery, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.*
Thurs., Sept. 19 – Exhibition opens
Thurs., Sept. 19 – Reception 6 – 8 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 26 – Exhibition ends
Mon., Oct. 28 – Pick up at gallery, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.*

*Please keep in mind paintings cannot be dropped off early or picked up late. The Ames Gallery will not store paintings. You may arrange to have a friend or family member drop off or pick up your painting.

Artist Eligibility

The MNWS Fall Show is a non-juried show that is open to all MNWS members in good standing who have paid their dues through, May 31, 2020. Artists of all skill levels may submit 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. The entry fee is $30. All fees are non-refundable and support MNWS exhibitions. Paintings may be offered for sale or “Not for Sale” (NFS). Ames Center will exclusively handle sales and collect 25% commission on artwork. Exhibition rules can be found on the MNWS website: www.minnesotawatercolors.com/exhibition-rules here.

The Fall judge is Kat Corrigan.

Kat Corrigan, Artist Bio

Beginning in the summer of 2010, Kat committed herself to a painting-a-day series she called “30 Dogs in 30 Days” which was quickly followed (by popular demand) by “30 Cats in 30 Days” in early spring 2011. This project has proven to be highly popular and has gained a wider audience for her work. The concept is simple: assemble a number of dogs’ (or cats’) photos, make a list including the date of the dog to be painted and the dog’s name, and post each painting on a blog daily. This commitment has been a great way for Kat to focus on her style and technique, as well as a way to develop the skill to make quick decisions in composition and color use. She has given demonstrations in public and is happy to explain her philosophy to onlookers. This project has been published in a series of books, available on Kat’s Blurb bookstore.

In 2014, Kat’s work was featured in the book “1000 Dog Portraits” curated by Robynne Raye, and in the book “How to Be A Feminist Artist” by E Erickson and P Olson.  In July 2016, Kat’s popular dog paintings were featured in a Solo Show at Artistry titled “The Dog Days of Summer”. Her “Otters Underwater” series has been exhibited at the Great Lakes Aquarium in Duluth, Sept 2104- Jan 2015, at Tettegouche State Park Art Gallery July 2017, at Sivertson’s Gallery in Grand Marais, fall 2017,  and at the MWMO Art Gallery in Northeast Minneapolis through January 2018. She has been a Featured Artist at the Powderhorn Art Fair in 2017, 2018, and 2019. She was a featured artist at the St Anthony Park Art Fesitval in June 2019. Kat teaches Painting Lessons from her South Minneapolis studio where she promotes the idea of Daily Painting and coaches her students on become dedicated painters themselves.

She exhibits her paintings throughout the metro area and actively seeks gallery representation and private commissions. Her work has won awards and recognition in juried shows throughout the United States and has been widely collected both in the US and in England, Australia, Japan, Wales, and Lebanon. She is currently represented by Articulture, The Edina Art Center, Banfille-Locke Art Center, and Crossings at Carnegie in Zumbrota, MN.

Please contact the fall show chairperson, Therésa (Traysa) Weseman at 952-200-8592 or email theresaweseman@gmail.com with questions.

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