An Exhibition of Paintings by Mary Pettis
Now Extended through January 29, 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
Exhibition Hours & Information - Now Extended Through January 29, 2022
Friday, December 17 | 2PM - 6PM
Saturday, December 18 | 10AM - 2PM
Thursday, December 23 | 2PM - 6PM
Thursday, December 30 | 2PM - 6PM
Thursday, January 6 | 2PM - 6PM
Friday, January 7 | 2PM - 5PM
Saturday, January 8 | 12PM - 3PM
Friday, January 14 | 2PM - 5PM
Saturday, January 15 | 12PM - 3PM
Friday, January 21 | 2PM - 5PM
Saturday, January 22 | 12PM - 3PM
Friday, January 28 | 2PM - 5PM
Saturday, January 29 | 12PM - 3PM
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.