Call Detail
2023 Ninth Annual NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition
Entry Deadline: 7/1/23
Application Closed

Entry Fee (Entry Fee - Member): $40.00
Entry Fee (Entry Fee - Non-Member): $55.00
Work Sample Requirements
Images | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Total Samples | Minimum:Min. 1, Maximum:Max. 3
Call Type: Exhibitions
Eligibility: National
State: Minnesota
Event Dates: 5/1/23 - 7/1/23


This year’s Exhibition will be held at the Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust Street, Hudson, WI, 54016. The Phipps Art Gallery is open M-Sat. 9:30am-9:30pm and Sunday 12:00-5:00 pm. The Phipps is a beautiful center for the arts overlooking the scenic St. Croix River.  We are delighted the NSWS National Juried Exhibition has been invited to be part of the exciting events which will take place during their 40th anniversary celebration this fall. This venue has several large galleries housing many more exhibition paintings.


Our juror, Dan Mackerman, received his MFA from the University of Minnesota and is a Walker Art Center Alum. He works as both a production artist and fine artist. Dan’s production work includes sculpting for Disney as well as back drop painting for the Minnesota Opera. Dan has experience in oil, acrylic, pastel, gouache, casein, and watercolor. Dan teaches in his studio and has work in over 70 public collections.

2023 Exhibition Calendar

May 1 to July 1, 2023Entries accepted until midnight, Saturday, July 1, 2023
Wednesday, July 12, 2023Acceptance notification and shipping instructions.
September 8 – 13Receive framed and unframed paintings to Artists' Choice
Wednesday, September 13, 10am-1pmHand delivered paintings received.
September 15 to October 29Exhibition dates: M-Sat. 9:30am-9:30pm and Sunday 12:00-5:00 pm. 
September 15, 6:30-8:30pmPhipps Public Reception celebrating the 40th anniversary of Art at the Phipps
Sunday, October 29, 2-4:30pmNSWS Artist reception and award ceremony.
Sunday, October 29, 4:30-5:30pm and Monday, October 30, 10am-1:00pmPick up hand-delivered paintings.
Friday, November 11Latest date unsold paintings shipped back.

Application Requirements


Exhibition entry is online ONLY at Entry deadline is midnight, July 1, 2023.

File Type: JPEG or JPG only.

File Dimensions: 1,200 pixels or greater on the longest side.

File Size: Under 5 MB.

Color Profile: sRGB

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Show ONLY the image without frame or wall in the proper orientation (vertical or horizontal) without digital watermark.
Each artist may submit up to three paintings: however, only ONE will be selected for exhibition.
Entrants give NSWS permission to make digital images of submitted paintings for NSWS archives and may be used in an exhibition catalog, in future prospectus applications and/or for publicity. Therefore, all entries must be copyright free from any third party and wholly the property of the artist.
Price and title may not be changed after entry deadline. Pricing should reflect framing costs, shipping, sales tax and the 40% sales commission to the Phipps Center if sold. NFS paintings must include an insurance value. 
NorthStar entry questions:

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all artists 18 years and older.

Entry Fee (non-refundable)

NorthStar Watermedia Society members: $40 for up to three images.
Non-members: $55 for up to three images.

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