Red River Watercolor Society Welcomes MN Artist Andy Evansen as Juror, Workshop Instructor for Annual Exhibition

The Red River Watercolor Society opens its 24th annual watermedia exhibition Monday at the Hjemkomst, and this year, the organization is welcoming Minnesota artist Andy Evansen as juror and workshop instructor for the exhibition!

Evansen is a sought-after workshop instructor from Hastings, MN, who paints and teaches internationally. His paintings have appeared on the cover of American Artist’s Watercolor magazine and in International Artist, Watercolor Artist, Plein Air and American Art Collector magazines. Evansen served as President of the Minnesota Watercolor Society from 2004-2006, and is currently the President of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA).

Minnesota artist Andy Evansen. Photo courtesy of the Red River Watercolor Society.

“It never ceases to amaze me, the creativity of so many out there,” Evansen says. “I really wanted to put together an exhibition that not only showcases the obvious talent of the artists, but would stimulate the public’s perception of water media in general.  The strong work, with its variety of approaches and range of subject matter, will hopefully entice people to spend more time viewing the exhibit and challenge some of the misconceptions about watercolor.”

Evansen will have one of his watercolor works titled “Traditional Dance” on display at the exhibition.

“Traditional Dance” by Andy Evansen. Photo courtesy of Red River Watercolor Society.

In addition to being juror for the exhibition, Evansen is leading a watercolor workshop June 19 – 23 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day at First Congregational-United Church (406 8th Street South in Moorhead). Those interested in registering for the workshop can get more information here (scroll down to last page of the PDF for registration form).

Debra Ann Griffey, the National Exhibition Chair, said she is grateful for all the artists from far and wide who submitted their work for consideration.

“This exhibition and workshop is part of the original vision of the Red River Watercolor Society of providing a diverse selection of watercolor and related opportunities for its members and build a world-class community through Education and exhibitions,” Griffey says.

The 24th Annual Watermedia Exhibition runs June 19 – August 5, 2017, at the Hjemkomst Center at the Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (202 First Avenue North in Moorhead). The public reception takes place Tuesday, June 20, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. with an awards presentation at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

The Red River Watercolor Society is a non-profit, international organization of volunteer art lovers who strive to advance the appreciation and education of the community and artists at all levels about watermedia. For more information, visit the Red River Watercolor Society website.

All photos are courtesy of the Red River Watercolor Society.

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