Spring Show

Thanks to all those who participated in Art by the River May 20-22, 2022

The 2022 Spring Show was a great success! Despite the delays due to Covid-19, the will was there to bring it all together at the lovely Park Event Center in St. Cloud. The show looked great, and the turnout was very good.

Everyone enjoyed the demos by Patricia Lintner and Duane Barnhart.  A highlight of the show was Scott Lloyd Anderson as our show judge. He did a great job as judge and his demo was a brave, large, and finely executed oil on canvas. A big thank you to all our demo artists and judge!

Other highlights included a wonderful tour of the Bresnahan Pottery studio at St. John’s University and a great raffle due to procurement of several donations from generous local businesses. Our local art organization, Central Minnesota Watercolorists, provided helpful people to host and organize the show. We received assistance from the local tourism organization too. Thanks to all the artists for an excellent exhibit. You have shown us that your hard work during the worst of the pandemic has paid off.

AOM show committee

From our New President,
Greetings Members!

Thanks to past-president Myrna Putnam who led us through the pandemic and appreciation to Edna Stromquist, our new editor, for her willingness to coordinate news and a record of AOM activities. Additional thanks go to Kerry Kupferschmidt and Sue Chapin who guided the planning committee to and through Artists of Minnesota (AOM) Spring Show May 2022. Forty-nine people were registered, showed their work, and by most reports enjoyed time together sharing, learning, basking in the welcoming atmosphere, and BEING with other artists.

Lily Atwel

Next Annual Conference and Show: Grand Rapids MN May 5,6,7 2023!

Elections at the 2022 Annual Member’s Meeting, click here to see the names of our current AOM Board.


Here are 6 Pages of the Award Winning paintings as shown in the July Palette News. At the bottom of each page is a Down Arrow to go to the next page.

(If you would like to download this 6 page PDF document, click here!
2022 Show Winners


All images are the property of the artists and protected by copyright.
No image can be used without the written permission of the artist.

See below for photos from our past Shows!



2020, 2021 Spring Shows in St. Cloud was canceled due to COVID



2019 May 17, 18, 19 was in Duluth, MN

Waves of creativity swept over Duluth during our 2019 Spring Show! Thanks go out to our show judge Sarah Brokke and demo artists Louise Laakso Lundin, and Wendy Rouse.

Click here to see the 2019 Winners!


2018 Art on the Waterfront, Held May 18-20 in Duluth, MN

Judging the Spring Show in Duluth MN was Frank Zeller, a watercolor artist and teacher from White Bear Lake

Click here to see the 2018 Winners!


2017 Creative Magic  Held May 19-21, in Duluth, MN

Judging the Spring Show in Duluth MN was oil and watercolor Artist, Rick Kochenash, from Chaska MN

Click here to see the 2017 Award Winners!


2016 Colors of Spring   Held May 20-22, in Walker, MN

Judging the Spring Show was Watercolor Artist, Jane Freeman from Bemidji, MN

Click here to see the 2016 Award Winners!