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.
The National Eagle Center hosts opening reception events that offer members of the community a chance to meet the featured artist and provide the first public viewing of the exhibit in the Watershed Gallery. The receptions are held on a weekday evening during the months of January, May and September.
In 1934 the Federal Duck Stamp program was created to raise funds for natural habitat management to guarantee the future of duck hunting. Because of the program’s success throughout the years, numerous states decided to produce individual state stamps for fish, pheasant and other small game animals in addition to the federal stamps.
On display at National Eagle Center, May through August 2018, four Minnesota artists Tim Turenne, Scot Storm, Michael Sieve and Jim Hautman will showcase a variety of their wildlife art including a handful of original stamp paintings. These artists have over 75 winning stamp designs between them.
Wild Wings of Lake City, Minnesota, is one of the nation’s leading publishers of wildlife art. They are very active in the publishing of many of the stamps print programs and are the co-curators with the National Eagle Center for this Watershed Gallery showing.