In February of 2008, MNWS launched the Signature Status program to honor the members who have shown a high level of creativity for many years.  When the program launched, the Signature Status criteria was applied to all active members and 33 members were immediately awarded signature status.

To earn Signature Status, members must earn 6 points in a 5-year period.

How to earn points

  • One point for each piece accepted into the spring juried exhibition.
  • One point for each piece selected by a juror for an award in the fall open exhibition or the spring juried exhibition.
    • All awards, except for the People’s Choice award, are worth one point.
    • A member can accumulate multiple points in one show (i.e. If Sue has two pieces accepted into the spring exhibition and one piece wins an award, Sue would earn three points.)
  • One point for every ten volunteer hours in a year.
    • Examples include serving as board members, conducting workshops, doing membership mailings, editing the newsletter, etc.
    • Only two points can come from volunteering, the other four points must be earned by artwork in shows.

To retain this status, artists must be paid-up members in good standing. “MNWS” after an artist’s name denotes a MNWS member who has achieved Signature Status.

Signature Members

Julie Kay Allen
Marian Alstad
Rhonda Bank
Lynne Baur
Terry Becker
Molly Bergum
Jeanne Bourquin
David M. Brown
Nancy Carney
Keith Donaldson
Barbara Duffy
Andy Evansen
Bonnie Featherstone
Daniel Green
Dick Green
Jan Green
Rosemary Guttormsson
Catherine Hearding
Harry Heim
Peter Herzog
Paul Higdon
Sonja Hutchinson
Dianne Jandt
Thomas L. Johnson
Georgia Kandiko
Karen Knutson
Sandy Koeger
Mary Sue Krueger
Judy Lieber
Jeanne Long
Deb Magelssen
Susan McLean-Keeney
Jean Meyer*
Judith E. Meyeraan
Doug Meythaler
Kathleen Miller
John O’Leary
George Pope
Diane Posselt
Edward Shimek*
HeeJune Shin
Kathleen Sovell
Roslyn Stendahl
Tara Sweeney
Claudia Trepanier
Jim Turner
Pat Undis
Gail Vass
Janice Vaughan
Wendy Westlake
Emily White
Dan Wiemer
Carol Wingard
Phyllis Winther
Susan Zavadil
Susan Zinchlag

* indicates that this individual is deceased