Call to Artists

The NorthStar Watermedia 6th Annual Juried Art Exhibition Call for Entries welcomes all watermedia entries to our exhibition.

Founded in 1975, the NorthStar Watermedia Society is the oldest watermedia society in Minnesota and has over 200 members this year. Our exhibition prides itself on receiving entries from artists throughout the United States.

Please refer to our website and click on Archives to see a listing and links to our previous exhibitions. The prospectus can be found at and

Please feel free to contact me with any questions at


Corona scare has disrupted our schedule

Our April and May Meetings are cancelled due to the Corona Virus directives.

SOBO Gallery, host to our Annual Show, has closed the gallery, hoping for a re-opening mid May and our show will hang through May 31st. Work will be picked up by artists on a yet to be determined date after May 31st. Bear with us, the exact date has not been determined. If you need access to you work prior, arrangements can be made by contacting Leslie Macaulay, show co-ordinator.

At this time, the Pompeii Show is still a go. The Science Center is determining a new schedule – we will alert the membership when we get confirmation.

Annual Show Award Winners Announced

Teresa Chin, Susan Grogan, Donna Eagles, Mary Ellen Carrier, Vicki Morley, and Cindy Sturla
with their award ribbons during the 2020 Show Reception.  Not pictured Marcela Moglia and Dot Cline.

Congratulations to all the artists whose work makes up the 2020 Annual Juried Show now being exhibited at SOBO Gallery in Winter Garden. During Thursday evening’s reception (3/5/20) the winners of the awards determined by this years jurist were presented and cudos to each of you who took home a recognition.
We have posted the winners and their work on the website but also  encourage you to make the trip to SOBO to see the paintings in person.

Link to 2020 Award Winners

Annual Juried Show now at SOBO…

The judge has decided and the paintings are now on display at the SOBO Gallery in Winter Garden. View the show during SOBO’s operating hours.
We have posted a online gallery of the work along with a ‘catalog’ with artist names, titles and prices.
Goto the Online Gallery.

Congratulations to the represented artists.

Any CFWS work in the 2019-20 FWS online show?

Let us know so we can give you recognition. Email the .jpg of painting, name and title, we’ll update this post with your accomplishment.

“Tilting at Windmills” by Nancy Dias’ was juried into the FWS 2020 Online Show by Judge Carrie Waller. This is Nancy’s seventh FWS Online appearance, she is a P2 in FWS.

Also, “Loving-that-Nectar” by Teresa Chin, CFWS Past President & web contributor.

And, “Irish Fisherman” by Marian Wagster.

And another, CFWS represents!

“Bee Harmony” by Susan Grogan.
This is her second online show, and she is a P2 for FWS.


“ Charles Reid with Corn Cob Pipe”  by former CFWS president Cindy Sturla, first time in FWS Online Show

One more.  “Prague Musicians” by Mary Dall, Past CFWS President.

And another…

“Mamie’s Manor” by Vickie Morley.