Fall into Color

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September 27 – November 4, 2022

White Bear Center for the Arts

4971 Long Ave

White Bear Lake, MN

Exhibition Schedule

  • Registration opens:        Thursday, July 21, 2022
  • Registration closes:        Friday, July, 29, 2022
  • Painting drop-off:            Saturday, September 17th from 10 am – 1 pm ONLY*
  • Award Ceremony:           Thursday, October 13 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Painting pick-up:              Saturday, November 5 from 10 am – 1 pm ONLY*

You may have someone else drop-off and/or pick-up your painting for you. White Bear Center for the Arts cannot accept early drop-offs or hold a painting for late pick-up.

About the Exhibition

The MNWS Fall Exhibition is a non-juried show open to all active members who have paid dues through May 31, 2023. The first 70 paid entries will be accepted. Each member is allowed one entry. The $30 fee is non-refundable and helps support the Minnesota Watercolor Society.

Registration will only be available online. If you need assistance, please email Karen Stuhlfeier at mnwsfallshow@gmail.com and she will be happy to assist you.

Paintings may be offered for sale or shown as NFS – not for sale. The White Bear Center for the Arts will exclusively handle all transactions and collect a 30% commission. If your painting is NFS we will need a value for it for insurance purposes.

All entries must follow MNWS Exhibition Rules which are posted on the MNWS website. Artists are strongly encouraged to completely read and understand rules before registering to avoid having a painting disqualified at drop-off.

The exhibit will be on view at the White Bear Center for the Arts from September 27 to November 4. It is located at 4971 Long Avenue in White Bear Lake and is a wonderful venue for our show. It is always a beautiful show and we look forward to your participation.

Nancy Carlson , will judge the paintings to be accepted into the MNWS 2022 Fall into Color Exhibition.

Nancy Carlson is an accomplished children’s book author and illustrator who has published more than 60 books. She is one of the few people who knew even back in kindergarten what she wanted to do for a living: “Make pictures and tell stories!”

Nancy is a life-long Minnesotan. Born and raised in Edina, Minnesota, Nancy had a happy and fulfilling childhood surrounded by an outgoing family. Her parents read to her and her brother and sister every night. The comic books she loved to read as a child have influenced her style of drawing and use of color. Many of Nancy’s stories are taken from her own childhood experiences.

Nancy graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design with a major in printmaking, and shortly afterward became fascinated with children’s books while working at Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center. Nancy began to write her own stories and created accompanying drawings. It wasn’t long before she found herself approaching publishers with her own ideas for children’s books. She had numerous art exhibitions before getting into the publishing world and her artwork is held in many private and public collections. Recognition for her published work includes several Reading Rainbow selections, the Children’s Choice Award from the International Reading Association and Children’s Book Council, the Minnesota Children’s Museum Great Friends to Kids Award and several others.

Nancy believes that life should be fun for everyone, but especially for children. This optimistic message permeates her picture books and provides a positive counterpoint to much of what children are influenced by in today’s society. Her characters aren’t always perfect. They often have fears, anxieties, and disabilities. Through her books, kids learn to cope with different challenges. They can learn that they don’t have to be perfect to be a good person. Her characters also convey positive messages without being “preachy”. They gently remind children what is right.

Nancy is also a guest author and illustrator at over 150 school classrooms each year, and has touched the lives of thousands of children across the country.

 For more information on Nancy www.nancycarlson.com.

Questions?

Please direct any questions to Karen Stuhlfeier by email at mnwsfallshow@gmail.com.

Past Exhibitions

Year Exhibition Chair Location Award Images
2021 Lost In Paint Janet Bates, Karen Stuhlfeier Ames Center 2021 Awards
2020 SPLASH! Janet Bates White Bear Center for the Arts 2020 Show
2019 Minnesota Dreamin’ Therésa Weseman Ames Center 2019 Awards
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

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