2019 Spring Exhibition

Honorable Mention – Fred Dingler – “Tree in a Boat”

Mar. 21 – May 1

Reedy Gallery, Minnesota Arboretum
University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Dr, Chaska, MN

Spring Sightings

Definition of “sighting”:

  • The act of catching sight of something, especially something unusual or searched for
  • An occasion when you see something or someone, especially when they are rare or trying to hide

The perfect place to discover “Spring Sightings” after the winter hibernation will be at the MNWS Spring Juried Exhibition at the Arboretum March 21st through May 2nd!

This juried show is open to all MNWS members who have paid their dues through April 30, 2019. If you are not currently a member of the society, you can join when you submit your painting(s).  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.  If a member’s painting is selected for the show, he or she will receive a complementary pass for the Arboretum while the exhibit is up. Please note that the Arboretum retains 50% sales commission when setting the price for your painting.

Complete exhibition rules and entry information can be found on the MNWS website.

Registration Information

Registration is now closed.
Click here to view and print label that should be taped to the top left corner of your framed painting.

Opening Reception

Thurs., March 21,  6 – 8 p.m.

Exhibition Schedule

Sunday, March 3, 2019 – Post accepted paintings on MNWS website
Monday, March 18, 2019 – Drop off at gallery, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – Hang show, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Thursday, March 21, 2019 – Opening Reception 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., with awards presentation at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 – Exhibition ends
Thursday, May 02, 2019 – Pick up paintings at gallery, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The juror for the show is David Feinberg, an Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He is a frequent juror for art exhibits in the Twin Cities metro area.  As an educator, David’s award presentations are informative and motivational for all artists present, regardless if an artist’s painting was selected.  Members and guests are encouraged to attend the opening reception on Thursday, March 21st from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. David will present the awards at 7 p.m. Members and guests can attend the reception and/or see the show without paying any Arboretum admittance or parking fees.

If you have questions, contact Mary Deziel, Spring Exhibition Chair
Email: m.deziel@mchsi.com
Call or text: 952.358.0802


Past Exhibitions

Year Exhibition Chair Location Award Images
2019 Spring Sightings Mary Deziel University of Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 2019 Awards
2018 Spring Contrasts Mary Deziel Minnetonka Center for the Arts 2018 Awards
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 Splendor! 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