Spring Contrasts: 2018 Spring Exhibition
Minnetonka Center for the Arts
2240 North Shore Drive
Wayzata, MN 55391
Selection Juror: Leslie Wilson, Walnut Creek, CA
Leslie has focused on watercolor painting for more than 25 years, capturing the moment in vibrant light and color, both en plein air and in the studio. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Secondary Art Education and currently teaches watercolor in Lafayette and Walnut Creek, California. She is a signature member of the California Watercolor Association and the San Diego Watercolor Society.
Awards Juror: John Salminen, Duluth, MN
John has won more than 230 awards in national and international exhibitions, including the AWS Gold Medal two times, the Silver Star First Place Award in the National Watercolor Society Exhibition two times, the Gold and Silver Medal in Allied Artists of America and the Transparent Watercolor Society of America first place award three times. He has received the Shanghai Zhoujiajiao International Biennial Award, the Thailand Ministry of Culture and the Arts Award, the Pakistan Watercolor Society Lifetime Achievement award and most recently the Daniel Smith Award in the Shenzhen Biennale. In addition, he is the first American ever to be awarded membership in the Australian Watercolour Institute.
|Early January||Registration opens|
|Saturday, March 10||Registration closes|
|Saturday, March 24||Selected paintings posted on MNWS website|
|Saturday, April 7, 10 am – 1 pm||Drop off for selected paintings|
|Thursday, April 12, 6 pm – 8 pm||Awards announced by John Salminen at 7:00.|
|Friday, May 11||Exhibition closes at end of day|
|Saturday, May 12, 10 am – 1 pm||Pick up paintings|
This juried show is open to all MNWS members who have paid their dues through May 31, 2018. Each member may enter up to two paintings. The entry fee is $30 for the first painting and $5 for the second entry. Entry fees are not refundable. Click here to learn more about artist eligibility and submission requirements.
Fine Print: All exhibited work must be for sale, no exceptions. 40% of the net retail-selling price will be retained by the Minnetonka Center for the Arts if the artist is a member or 50% if a non-member. Percentages do not include sales tax, which will be collected by the Art Center.
If you have questions, contact Mary Deziel, Spring Exhibition Chair
Call or text: 952.358.0802
|2017||Dancing With Color and Light||Georgia Kandiko||University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum||2017 Awards|
|2016||Nourishing Life Through Art||Georgia Kandiko||University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum||2016 Awards|
|2015||Hydro + dynamics||Laura Hanson||Minnetonka Center for the Arts||2015 Awards|
|2014||Perspectives||Laura Hanson||Silverwood Gallery||2014 Awards|
|2013||Up Close||Laura Hanson||Minnetonka Center for the Arts||2013 Awards|
|2012||Spring Spendor!||Deb Magelssen||Silverwood Gallery||2012 Awards|
|2011||Rejuvenated!||Deb Magelssen||Minnetonka Center for the Arts||2011 Awards|
|2010||Swing into Spring!||Deb Magelssen||Silverwood Gallery||2010 Awards|
|2009||Spring Light||Deb Chapin||Minnetonka Center for the Arts||2009 Awards|
|2008||Spring Splash||Deb Chapin||Colonial Church||2008 Awards|
|2007||Spring Tonic||Deb Chapin||Minnetonka Center for the Arts||2007 Awards|
|2006||H2O Magic||Deb Chapin||Colonial Church||2006 Awards|
|2005||Making Waves||Mary Hanson||Minnetonka Center for the Arts||2005 Awards|