Andy Evansen

Andy began painting watercolors in the mid 1990’s, is largely self-taught, and has studied with such well-know watercolorists as Skip Lawrence, Eric Weigardt, Alvaro Castagnet and Joseph Zbukvic.
His watercolors first gained recognition after winning an international competition through American Artist magazine in 2005.  His paintings have appeared on the cover of American Artist’s Watercolor magazine and in International Artist, Watercolor Artist, Plein Air and American Art Collector magazines.  His award-winning paintings are in collections on 4 continents and he has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally.
He served as president of the Minnesota Watercolor Society from 2004-2006, was elected a signature member of the prestigious Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) in 2012 and is now serving as their president.  He remains the only watercolorist invited to exhibit in the annual ‘Wild Side’ Exhibition, a show of works done on Catalina Island by some of the top landscape painters in the country.  His paintings have won numerous awards, including the Bronze Medal of Honor at the 2012 American Watercolor Society Exhibition, the High Winds Medal at the 2015 AWS Exhibition, and the Painters Award in the Northwest Watercolor Society’s 2012 Waterworks Exhibition.

    Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS), Signature Member October 2015
    American Watercolor Society (AWS), Signature Member April 2015
    Red River Watercolor Society (RRWS), Signature Member
    President, Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA), Signature Member 2012
    California Art Club, Artist Member

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    Best In Show, 2017 Door County Plein Air Festival for “The Charter
    Elsie and David Wu-Ject Key Memorial Award, 2017 American Watercolor Society Exhibition for “On a Cobblestone Street
    Vernia O Rubis Memorial Award, 2016 Transparent Watercolor Society of America for “Passerby
    High Water Award, 2016 Red River Watercolor Society National Show for “Night Shift
    Honorable Mention, 2016 Door County Plein Air Festival for “Ephraim Morning”
    Artists’ Choice, 2015 Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
    AWS High Winds Medal, 2015 American Watercolor Society Exhibition for “Costal Fog
    Best Nocturn, September 2014 Grand Marais Plein Air Festival for “The Beaver House”
    Honorable Mention, September 2014 Grand Marais Plein Air Festival for “September Gales”
    Painters Award, 2012 Northwest Watercolor Society Waterworks Exhibition
    Red River Regional Award, 2012 Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition for “Wedding Party, Levee Park
    AWS Bronze Medal of Honor, 2012 American Watercolor Society Exhibition for “Scene from the Rooftops, Izamal
    Richeson Award, 2011 Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition
    Best Collection Award, 2011 Red Wing Plein Air Festival
    People’s Choice Award, 2008 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition for “Midday Umbrellas
    Second Place, 2008 Outdoor Painters of Minnesota Competition
    Finalist, Spring 2007 International Artist Landscape Competition
    Winner, 2006 American Artist International Watercolor Competition
    Best of Show, 2006 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition for “Sunbathers
    1st Place Honors, 2005 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition for “Woke Up in a Fog
    1st Place Honors, 2005 Minnesota Watercolor Society Spring Exhibition for “Morning Glare
    2nd Place Honors, 2004 Bloomington Art Center Fall Exhibition
    Best in Show for Painting, 2003 Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN
    2st Place Honors and The People’s Choice Award, 2003 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Exhibition for “Sunset on Hwy 95

    Oscar Asensio’s book: A Watercolour a Day: 365 Tips and Ideas for Improving Your Skills and Creativity
    Southeast Art magazine, November 2016
    Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, November 2015
     The Artist’s RoadPainting the World’s Beautiful Places, June 2015
    Watercolor Artist magazine, The World is Your Studio, May 2015
    International Artist magazine, Simplifying Watercolors, February/March 2015
    Fine Art Connoisseur magazine, December 2014
    Pratique des Arts: Painting of Foreign Countries, August/September 2014
    International Artist, Art Challenge: Favorite Subjects, April/May 2014
    Watercolor Artist magazine, October 2013
    Outdoor Painter magazine, Americans Paint on Location in China, December 2012
    Plein Air magazine, February 2012
    American Artist ‘Plein Air Painting’ Spring 2010
    Watercolor Artist magazine, February 2010
    Watercolor Magic magazine, 2009
    American Artist ‘Watercolor’ magazine, Summer 2008
    International Artist magazine, Feb/March 2007
    American Artist ‘Watercolor’ magazine, Summer 2006
    American Artist ‘Watercolor’ magazine Sprint 2006
    International Artist’s book “100 Ways to Paint People and Figures”, Vol. 1

Exhibitions and Galleries:
    Qingdao China, International Watercolor Masters Plein Air Painting Event July 2017
Northwest Watercolor Society International Exhibition 2017, 2015 and 2014
     Transparent Watercolor Society of America Exhibition 2017 and 2016
     American Watercolor Society Exhibition 2017-2014 and 2012
    Qingdao-Jimo China, International Watercolor Exhibition November 2016
     Salmagundi Club NY, ‘American Masters’ Exhibition November 2016
     Catalina Conservation Society, ‘Wild Side’ Exhibition, 2012-2016
     American Watercolor Society Exhibition April 2016
     Nanning, China, Third ‘Watercolor Masters Invitational’ November 2015
     Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Invitational, October 2015
     Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis MA, PAPA Exhibition, ‘Looking East’ June-August 2015
     Red Wing Anderson Center Three Man Show, March 2015
     Grand Marais MN, Plein Air Festival Exhibition September 2014
     Salmagundi Club NY, ‘Why Outdoors – The Plein Air Painters of America’ April 2014
    Wilcock Gallery Solo Show, March 2014
     Segil Fine Art, Monrovia CA, ‘Kaiping: American Perspectives’ January 2014
     Knowlton Gallery, Lodi CA, ‘Triple Threat’ January 2014
     Plein Air Painters of America, ‘Celebrating Summer’ June 2013
     Northwest Watercolor Society, ‘Waterworks’ Exhibition 2012
     PAPA (Plein Air Painters of America), Exhibition and Sale 2011 
     Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition, 2016, 2012 and 2011
     Segil Fine Art, Monrovia CA, ‘Works on Paper’ Summer 2010
     U of M Katherine Nash Gallery, ‘Waterborne; A Regional Exhibition’ Nov/Dec 2008
     Premier Gallery, Minneapolis MN, ‘Landscape x 4’ April-June 2008
     Coleman Fine Art, Charleston SC, ‘Wet Paint 2007’

One thought on “Andy Evansen

  1. Amazing work Andy keep up the hard work Practice practice practice Hope to get to take a course with you again someday

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