What is the basic set-up of the NorthStar Watermedia site?

There are several NAVIGATION TOOLS to help you move through the site.

On the HOME PAGE in a blue bar is the main NAVIGATION TOOL. Click on each CATEGORY and you will be connected to the main pages, which include, CALENDAR, NSWS WORKSHOPS, NSWS EXHIBITIONS, and ART ON A LINE. There is a SEARCH BOX to help you find specific information.

Under the logo, is a second navigation bar. It includes information on the upcoming NSWS meeting and event, the last peer winners, information about NSWS (including how to join), and a virtual gallery archive. There is also a number of resources for member links, group painting events, classes and workshops offered by members, member news, and opportunities.

The HOME PAGE also includes quick info about the next meeting in the LOGO BAR, featured photos relating to special pages in the LEFT COLUMN (click on the image to go to the page), and a current connection to the NSWS Facebook newsfeed. The current virtual gallery of members is to the RIGHT.

Do I just send everything to the Web Master or Web Liaison?

No. In most cases, to get information on the website, you have to submit forms which are conveniently located around the site, connected to different categories. If you have other issues or concerns, you can send those directly to the Web Master at

I am a member. How can I get my website listed on the NSWS site?

Under RESOURCES we have a page of MEMBER LINKS. If you are a member, you can post up to 3 different personal website addresses on that page.. You can send your list of your own art links to the webmaster at

I notice that different things get posted on the NorthStar Facebook page. How do you get that information?

Most of the items you see on the Facebook page (search for “NorthStar Watermedia” and “like” us) are items that can be found elsewhere on the NSWS website, but is more “current” news with immediate importance. The Facebook news feed is conveniently placed on the home page of the website, so you can scroll down and see the things that are being noted in Facebook!

There is a Virtual Gallery on the main page of the website. Can I get an image on there?

Actually, if you are a member, you can get 2 images in the Virtual Gallery! The gallery changes periodically so that new images should be sent several times during the year. You should submit 2 images (in the same email if possible) to the Webmaster Calvin deRuyter ( and he will get your images in the next available gallery.

How can I get something listed on the NorthStar CALENDAR?

You can submit calendar items by going to the CALENDAR page and clicking on “See submission guidelines and submit your event” which you will find at the end of the top paragraph. There are some guidelines which you must meet to get listed on that particular calendar page… if you meet the criteria, you can send your request to the webmaster at

There is a list of GROUP PAINT EVENTS under RESOURCES. What is that?

Group painting events are FREE (fee-based options will not be put here) events where people can get together into a group and paint. It does not have to be a NorthStar event to be listed, or even in the metro area. To be included, send your request to the webmaster at