The Watershed Gallery showcases the beauty and diversity of life in the Mississippi River watershed as seen through the artist’s lens. Through photographic images, paintings, watercolors or other creative media, artists capture a unique perspective on the natural world, reminding us of the interconnectedness of all life in the watershed.

Currently On Exhibit

The Photography of Craig Blacklock
February 2019 – April 2019

Saturday, March 2nd
Presentation – 1pm (1st floor classroom)
Meet the Artist & Book Signing – 2pm – 4pm (in Watershed Gallery)

The year 2018 marked the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. The act gave federal protection to eight rivers, including the Namekagon and the St. Croix River. The Enduring Gift Photography Project is a joint production between photographer Craig Blacklock and the St. Croix River Association. It celebrates the 50-year history and documents the rivers as they are today. For more than two years, Blacklock kayaked, canoed, and hiked the rivers – even exploring them from the vantage point of a drone – to capture images we’ve never seen before.

About the Artist: Craig Blacklock

Craig Blacklock is an internationally recognized fine art landscape photographer specializing in the interface of land and water. Prior to the release of ST. CROIX & NAMEKAGON RIVERS – The Enduring Gift, most of Blacklock’s 18 books focused on wild areas of Lake Superior. As a workshop instructor and lecturer, Craig has influenced thousands of photographers across the country. He currently teaches at Madeline Island School of the Arts, and for the Grand Marais Arts Colony. Learn more about Blacklock’s work at

Interested in submitting your work to The Watershed Gallery?

We are always interested in meeting new artists and viewing their work that showcases the beauty and diversity of life in the Mississippi River watershed.

If you are interested in becoming a Watershed Gallery artist, please send an email to [email protected] with your contact information, brief description of your work and include 2-3 examples. We look forward to hearing from you!