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Red River Watercolor Society

National Juried Watermedia Exhibition

June 16, 2022 - August 20, 2022

The Ruth and Seymour Landfield Atrium & Xcel Energy Gallery

Established in 1985, Red River Watercolor Society (RRWS) is a non-profit, international organization of volunteer artists and art supporters. RRWS’s vision is to provide a diverse selection of water-media and related opportunities for RRWS members and the Red River Valley community, both urban and rural, through guest artist demonstrations/presentations; national and local exhibitions; in-person and online workshops from nationally recognized artists; and urban/rural plein air events.

Each RRWS National Juried Watermedia Exhibition is hosted from June through August. This event is the largest water- media exhibition in a five-state region with artists from around the United States, including area and local artists, and Canada. The National Exhibition provides area residents and tourists an opportunity to experience award-winning works of art in a gallery setting. A four-day workshop is held in concert with the exhibition. Both are led by a nationally-acclaimed juror and instructor, Michael Holter, NWS, OPS, SWS, SWA.

Plains Art Museum thanks our generous PlainsArt4All members and donors, and our Organizational Partners for their support. Additional support provided by The McKnight Foundation, Bush Foundation, The Arts Partnership, The FUNd at Plains Art Museum, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funds from the North Dakota Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
left to right: Marilynne Bradley, Harbor Reflections, Watercolor, 15 x 22 • Mary Axelson, Glass Confetti IV, Watercolor

Ongoing Exhibitions

No Time For Despair

Ongoing
No Time For Despair

To say that right now is the ideal time to make art that speaks directly to the people about social justice is an understatement. Because the very nature of art is to undertake or assume the role of a healer by shading light on the human condition.

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Bee in Flight

Ongoing
Bee in Flight

Community artist and school art teacher MeLissa Kossick, who guides youth classes at the Museum on art, gardens, and pollinators, has created an enchanting mosaic design in the Creativity Pathway in the Serkland Gallery called Bee in Flight.

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The North Dakota Mural

Ongoing
The North Dakota Mural

Drawing on his childhood memories of the Great Plains, he created a work that speaks to the wide open spaces, huge vistas, and ocean-like skies of the region.

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Fragile Preservation

Ongoing
Fragile Preservation
A Tallgrass Community

While the Tallgrass Prairie is a community made up of a great diversity of species, Fragile Preservation represents a selection of them.

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