DSCN24161st Annual NorthStar Watermedia
2015 National Exhibition

“Viewing our NorthStar national juried exhibition gave me chills!” remarked chairperson Janice Anderson at the opening reception September 13 at Hopkins Center for the Arts. Anderson introduced juror Jack Richeson who described the quality of the paintings as “earth shaking.” Of the 322 paintings submitted, Richeson was asked to choose 60 for the exhibition. His first step was to pare the number down to 150. “These were all winners,” Richeson said. Then he was challenged to choose 60 for the exhibition. “It was particularly challenging because the show accepted mixed media, not just watercolor. There are great watermedia artists out there such as Quiller and Francese, but there is incredible talent right here.” He exclaimed that the drawing was exceptional. Richeson presented 16 awards totaling almost $9000 in cash, certificates, and products. He concluded by commending the committee for initiating a process that will “go on and on.”

Enjoying refreshments along with art, family and friends continued to view the paintings which will be displayed until October 18. A CD featuring all of the paintings can be purchased for $10.50.

REMAINING IMPORTANT DATES:
Sunday, October 18 – Exhibition Closes
Monday, October 19 – Pick up of hand-delivered paintings, 10am-1pm
Monday, October 26 – Latest date unsold paintings shipped back (your receive date will vary depending on location)

AND THE WINNERS ARE (click on the image to see it larger):

Best of Show -- Jane Freeman, Lunch With Solveig

Best of Show — Jane Freeman, Lunch With Solveig

Second Place -- Nels Femrite, Fillebrown House

Second Place — Nels Femrite, Fillebrown House

Third Place -- Ken Crippen, Carousel

Third Place — Ken Crippen, Carousel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Richeson & Co. Award -- Nancy Amerson, Hands

Jack Richeson & Co. Award — Nancy Amerson, Hands

Schmincke Award -- Sylvia Roman, Eve's Garden

Schmincke Award — Sylvia Roman, Eve’s Garden

Winsor & Newton Award -- Julie Allen, 50 Marbles

Winsor & Newton Award — Julie Allen, 50 Marbles

Artworks Art & Frame Award -- Robert Jeffery, Sea Goddess Fountain

Artworks Art & Frame Award — Robert Jeffery, Sea Goddess Fountain

Artists Choice Award -- Michaelin Otis, Jake

Artists Choice Award — Michaelin Otis, Jake

Artists Choice Award -- Anita Hendrickx, Koi

Artists Choice Award — Anita Hendrickx, Koi

Wet Paint Award -- Sonja Hutchinson, Jammin'

Wet Paint Award — Sonja Hutchinson, Jammin’

Holbein Award -- Frank Zeller, Exchange

Holbein Award — Frank Zeller, Exchange

Award of Merit -- Barbara Mason, Sweet Sensation

Award of Merit — Barbara Mason, Sweet Sensation

Award of Merit -- Paul Oman, Romantic Snowfall

Award of Merit — Paul Oman, Romantic Snowfall

Award of Merit -- Dan Mondloch, Myr Mar - Lake Mille Lacs

Award of Merit — Dan Mondloch, Myr Mar – Lake Mille Lacs

Award of Merit -- Lucy Lemay, Hong Kong Canyons

Award of Merit — Lucy Lemay, Hong Kong Canyons

Award of Merit -- David Smith, Paradise

Award of Merit — David Smith, Paradise

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
PHOTOS OF THE OPENING (click on image to see larger):

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