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“Artistry Awash” watercolor festival and exhibition

Nanci YermakoffArtistry is pleased to announce Artistry Awash, an exhibition and festival celebrating nationally- and internationally-recognized Minnesota watercolorists, their work, and the watercolor medium. In addition to the exhibition, the festival will include master classes, hands-on workshops, an artist demonstration, a watercolor “wash-off” competition, and a panel discussion held by a selection of the exhibiting artists. Artistry Awash is sponsored by Wet Paint, Inc.

Exhibiting Artists:  Artistry Awash features the work of Cheng-Khee Chee (Duluth, MN), Andy Evansen (Vermillion, MN), Stan Fellows (Aurora, CA), Jane Freeman (Bemidji, MN), Terry Genesen-Becker (Minneapolis, MN), Sandra Muzzy (Bloomington, MN), John Salimen (Duluth, MN), and Nanci Yermakoff (Saint Paul, MN).

Schedule of Activities:
Artists Panel Discussion: Tuesday, September 6, 7:00pm
An informal discussion with participating exhibiting artists. Come with questions; share ideas. Featuring Andy Evansen, Nanci Yermakoff, John Salminen, and Sandra Muzzy.

Watercolor Wash-Off Competition: Saturday, September 24, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
An “iron-chef” style competition where three talented watercolorists compete to complete the best painting in one hour’s time. Competing artists are yet to be announced.

Master Classes:
Painting Simple Watercolors
Taught by Andy Evansen
MondayWednesday, September 1921, 9:004:00 p.m. (3 days)

Drawing in Stillness: Introduction to Watercolor Journaling
Taught by Stan Fellows
Thursday-Friday, September 22 – 23, 9:004:00 p.m. (2 days)

Compare and Contrast: East and West Watercolor Techniques
Taught by Cheng-Khee Chee
Saturday, October 1, 1:003:00 p.m.

Multi-Week Classes:
Introduction to Watercolor
Taught by Sandra Muzzy
Tuesdays, October 11 – December 6, 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.  (8 sessions)
No class November 22

Intermediate & Advanced Watercolor Techniques  
Taught by Sandra Muzzy
Tuesdays, October 11 – December 6, 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.  (8 sessions)
No class November 22

Gallery Location and Hours:  The Inez Greenberg Gallery is located on the main level of the Bloomington Center for the Arts at 1800 W. Old Shakopee Road in Bloomington, MN. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. There is no admission fee.

About Artistry: Artistry is a regional arts nonprofit serving more than 80,000 people annually through theater, visual arts, arts education, and creative placemaking programs. Artistry is a proud participant in the Twin Cities Ivey Awards and one of seven nonprofit organizations based in the Bloomington Center for the Arts. For more information, visit www.artistrymn.org or call 952-563-8575.

Photo Caption:
Series 10 #9 by Nanci Yermakoff

Exhibition website:
https://www.artistrymn.org/visual_arts/awash