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.


* TWSA Vernia O Rubis Memorial Award, 2016 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 Exhibition for “Costal Fog
* Best Nocturn for “The Beaver House”, Grand Marais Plein Air Festival, September 2014
* Honorable Mention for “September Gales”, Grand Marais Plein Air Festival, September 2014
* Painters Award, Northwest Watercolor Society 2012 Waterworks Exhibition
* Red River Regional Award, 2012 Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition for “Wedding Party, Levee Park
* AWS Bronz Medal, 2012 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, judge Brian Stewart
* People’s Choice Award for “Midday Umbrellas“, MNWS Fall Exhibition 2008
* Second Place, Outdoor Painters of MN Competition, 2008
* Finalist, International Artist Landscape Competition Spring 2007
   * Winner of American Artist international watercolor competition 2006
* Best of Show for “Sunbathers“,  MNWS Fall Show 2006
* 1st Place Honors for “Woke Up in a Fog“, MNWS Fall Exhibition 2005
* 1st Place Honors for “Morning Glare“, MNWS Spring Exhibition 2005
* 2nd Place Honors, 2004 Blooming Art Center Fall Exhibition
* Best in Show for Painting at the 2003 Uptown Art Fair, Minneapolis MN
* 1st Place Honors and The People’s Choice Award for “Sunset on Hwy 95“, MNWS Fall Exhibition 2003
Watercolor Outdoors
* Secrets to Painting Watercolor Outdoors
     by Streamline Premium Art Video, February 2015 
* The Artist’s Road, Painting the World’s Beautiful Places, June 2015
* Watercolor Artist, The World is Your Studio, June 2015

* International Artist, Simplifying Watercolors, February/March 2015
* Pratique des Arts: Painting of Foreign Countries, August/September 2014
* International Artist, Art Challenge: Favorite Subjects, April/May 2014
* Watercolor Artist, Oct 2013
* Outdoor Painter, Americans Paint on Location in China, Dec 2012
* Plein Air Magazine, Feb 2012
* American Artist ‘Plein Air Painting’ Spring 2010
* Watercolor Artist magazine, Feb 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
* Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show and Sale, October 2015
* Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Invitational, October 2015
* Looking East, PAPA Exhibition, Cape Cod Museum of Art, June-August 2015
* AWS 2015 Exhibition “Costal Fog, April 2015

* Red Wing Anderson Center Three Man Show, March 2015
* Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show and Sale, October 2014
* Grand Marais MN Pleain Air Festival Exhibit and Sale, September 2014
* Salmagundi Club, NY: Fly Outdoors – The Pleain Air Painters of America , April 2014
* AWS 2014 Exhibition “Plying the Pearl River“, April 2014
* Wilcock Gallery Solo Show, March 2014
* Segil Fine Art Gallery: Kai-Ping American Perspectives , January 2014
* Knowlton Gallery: Triple Threat, January 2014
* Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show and Sale, June 2013
* Plein Air Painters of America, June 2013
* Northwest Watercolor Society 2012 Waterworks Exhibition
* Catalina: The Wild Side Art Show and Sale, summer 2012
* P.A.P.A. (Plein Air Painters of America) 2011 Exhibition and Sale
* Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition, summer 2011 and 2012
* Colors of Catalina, Segil Fine Art Summer 2010
* Works on Paper, Segil Fine Art Summer 2010
* ‘Waterborne; A Regional Exhibition’ Nov/Dec 2008
* ‘Landscape x 4’; Premier Gallery, Minneapolis April-June 2008
* ‘Wet Paint’, Coleman Fine Art, 2007

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