Central Minnesota Watercolorists
Nov 1 – Nov 30, 2022
Art Reception: Mon, Nov 14, 2022
5:00 – 6:00PM
Historic Lobby, Main Level
Mon – Fri || 10am – 5pm
Sat || 10am – 2pm
Always Free to Attend. Always Inspiring.
If you would like to purchase a particular piece from the Art Exhibit, please contact the Box Office or Gallery Gift Shop. At this time we are encouraging all sales through the Gallery Gift Shop.
Suspended in Water
Welcome to the Central Minnesota Watercolorists’ Members Only Exhibition.
Established in 1980’s, the Central Minnesota Watercolorists (CMW) provides opportunities and services to regional artists and their members – encouraging artists to strive towards creative excellence in all water mediums. This includes publishing online portfolios, supporting retail opportunities, coordinating monthly networking sessions, along with connections to art demonstrations, specialized workshops, and exhibition experiences.
Consider becoming a member (all experience levels welcomed)!
WATERCOLOR: A HISTORICAL SNAPSHOT
The term “watercolor” refers to both the medium used and the completed work. Distinguishable from other mediums by the role water plays in the creative process as paint/ink is suspended in water to create images. This medium has roots in Asian cultures through scroll/brush painting. It gained popularity in the west by the 19th century to capture a quick sketch before completing a finished engraved or oil piece – referred to as “tinted drawings.” Later it was used by artists like William Gilpin to capture his idea of the picturesque English landscapes. Today, it highly recognizable art form as a standalone medium.