The 11th annual Art 4 Shelter will be a virtual event on May 12, 2021! Art 4 Shelter is an exhibit and sale of original artworks on paper by emerging and established artists. Each 5 x7 piece of original artwork, purchased

Spring Show Chroma! Opening

Twin Cities based artist, Carl Oltvedt , will judge the paintings accepted into the MNWS 2021 Spring Inclinations Exhibition. Carl Oltvedt works full-time as an artist in a variety of painting and drawing media.  He relocated to the Twin Cities following

2021 Spring Exhibition – Chroma!

2021 Spring Exhibition – Chroma! Best in Show Award: Suzanne Shaff “Portrait in Green Shirt” Chroma! Chroma / kroh-muh /: noun1. Saturation  A quality of color combining hue and saturation Purity and intensity of color Twin Cities based artist, Carl Oltvedt , will

MNWS Virtual Workshop with Pat Dews

MNWS Virtual Workshop with Pat Dews AWS D.F., NWS, NCS, NJWCS, FWS Join the Minnesota Watercolor Society for an immersive experience in creative process and dynamic design with Pat Dews. You will see Pat demo her approach, work on specific

February Virtual Demo Artist – Catherine Hearding

Catherine Hearding has more than 40 years of experience painting in watercolor. She earned a BA degree in zoology and botany from the University of Montana (1974). Catherine designed and marketed a line of watercolor notecards from 1974 until 1990.

January Virtual Demo Artist – Georgia Kandiko

Georgia Kandiko is familiar with entering her work in exhibits. Each show has a list of rules for entry (a prospectus) that tells what kinds of work are being accepted, how they must be displayed for this show, dates and

December Virtual Demo Artist – Andy Evansen

Andy began painting watercolors in the mid 1990s as a change of pace from his career as a medical illustrator. His work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005. 

November Virtual Demo Artist – Tara Sweeney

We all know that watercolor can be challenging. But do you think of it as being playful—and fun? Whoah–Game Changer. Tara Sweeney believes play is essential to nurturing creativity. “When I play I open up my heart and mind to make connections I