Last year’s Member Exhibition winning painting “Before the Race” by Rockie Weymouth

NorthStar Watermedia Society 2022 Member Exhibition


March 14 – April 9, 2022
Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Rd, Mahtomedi, MN 55115


Our annual Member Exhibition, Re-awakening will be held in March – April 2022. It will be available for the world to see since it will be virtual, but also, in an in-person, real, live exhibition. We will be exhibiting at the Wildwood Library, 763 Stillwater Rd, Mahtomedi, MN 55115. All members are encouraged to participate and the first 60 members to register will be admitted. The exhibition will be juried for awards, and we will be giving $700 in cash awards for exceptional achievement in painting. In addition to the traditional awards, we will give a special award in honor of Bea Kotz, a past president of NSWS. Registration is by the form on the website only, with an option to mail a check by U.S. Post.

Find the application form for the Member Exhibition HERE.


— Each paid member may submit one painting done after March 2019.
— The work must be completely original to the artist and not done in a class
— Maximum size of framed art cannot exceed 42” in any direction
— Acceptable materials are watercolor, acrylic, casein, gouache, water-soluble ink, and egg tempera, with no more than 25% collage.
— Acceptable supports are paper, yupo, canvas, canvas board, or board.
— Artwork must be family friendly, no hate or nudes
— The artist is responsible for insurance and the sale of any artwork.
— Submit photo of your artwork digitally to Heidi Nelson, at a JPEG or JPG that is under 5MB, 72 ppi, with a minimum of 1200 pixels on the longest side. Rename the jpeg file your name, last name first, first name (i.e. Nelson,Heidi.jpeg).  Please include the title, artist name, medium and price in the email.
— NsWS must receive a fee of $30 with each application. If you prefer to send a check, send it to NsWS Member Exhibition, c/o Mary Hoel, 1181 3rd St. N.W., New Brighten, MN 55112.

Important Dates:

Exhibition Dates:  March 14 – April 9 , 2022
Registration by:  11:59 pm, February 18, 2022
Painting Drop Off:  Saturday, March 12th, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Artists Reception:  Thursday, March 17th, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Painting Pick Up:  Monday, April 11th, 1 – 3 p.m.