"WATERSHED"

An Exhibition of Paintings by Mary Pettis

November 13, 2021 to January 6, 2022

The waters of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway inspire. Just as those who recognized the rarity of this river in 1968 felt compelled to protect it, new visitors long to cherish it just as it is today and for generations to come.

You get to know the turns and bends, the formations in the rocks carved out long ago, the trees that stand sentinel protecting the banks, and the currents that change with the weather and the seasons. If you've been a friend of the river, you know how time has changed this protected gem and, yet, how it has somehow remained the same. Coming to the river feels like coming home.

The Conservancy is honored to announce its partnership in sharing "Watershed" - An Exhibition of Paintings by Mary Pettis, a solo exhibition with over 50 original plein air and studio oil paintings, showcasing the beauty, relevance, and character of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway and surrounding watershed.

This exhibition draws upon the powerful tools of Expressive Realism to tell shared stories of our love affair with the river to future generations and to support the mission and vision of Wild Rivers Conservancy.

Forever remember the Watershed, in art and in life.
25% of each sale will be donated to Wild Rivers Conservancy in support of a thriving watershed, forever accessible, scenic, and wild.

We welcome you to explore "Watershed - An Exhibition of Paintings by Mary Pettis" in this comprehensive online catalog.
View painting details by zooming in on the images and text to learn more about each original oil painting.

"Long ago, I fell in love with the abstract shapes of the valley: the silhouette of the white pines against a vast sky, the contrast of natural stands of birch groves against the deep forest, the musical structural rhythms formed by the river pressing against its banks. I love its story, the historical and geological narrative stored in the layers of rocky sentinels lining the river. I care now more than ever that this local, thriving, wild, and scenic watershed be preserved and protected." ~ Mary Pettis

To learn more about Mary Pettis and her work, visit her website at www.marypettis.com.
For a sneak peek of more featured artwork, visit "Watershed".

Copyright © 2021 Mary Pettis Galleries - All Rights Reserved. No images may be copied without the written consent of the artist.

"Valley of Vineyards", 18x24", oil on linen, plein air, 2021
"Gathering Moss", 20x16", oil on linen, plein air, 2021
"Classic Echoes", 38x24", oil on linen, 2021

Exhibition Hours & Information

Dates:
November 13, 2021 to January 6, 2022

Opening Night Celebration:
4PM-6PM on November 13, 2021

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday, By Appt. Only
Thursday - Friday from 2PM-6PM
Saturday from 10AM-2PM

Location:
Boulderwall at The Acreage
Home of Wild Rivers Conservancy
1015 N Cascade St  |  Osceola, WI

About the Venue

Boulderwall at The Acreage: A Homecoming

The Horst Rechelbacher Foundation (HRF) has offered Wild Rivers Conservancy the use of Boulderwall, one of the buildings at The Acreage at Osceola, on the north edge of Osceola, WI. Situated on a 350-acre woodland and prairie site adjoining the St. Croix River, the closely aligned missions of the Conservancy and HRF have extraordinary partnership and growth potential. This exciting move, which occurred in October 2021, brings the Conservancy home as these walls once hosted early meetings of the St. Croix River Association.

Untitled design

Questions? Contact us at info (at) wildriversconservancy.org.