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


Avian Night Sky
Paintings by MaryBeth Garrigan & Petra Lommen
September 2019 through December 2019


The collaboration between MaryBeth Garrigan and Petra Johnita Lommen arose from MaryBeth telling stories from her long history with birds. Combined with the metaphysics and sacred traditions of iconic bird imagery, MaryBeth’s stories suggested visual ideas. When the artists visited Wabasha, leaving behind the light pollution of the Twin Cities, they were captivated by the dark night sky and realized that the stars provide the perfect backdrop for the visual bird stories. Together, they are a beautiful blend of science and magic.

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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!