An exhibition of paintings by artist Mary Pettis will be on display at the Wild Rivers Conservancy of the St. Croix & Namekagon.

“Watershed,” an exhibition of paintings by renowned artist Mary Pettis, will be on display beginning Nov. 13, at Wild Rivers Conservancy of the St. Croix & Namekagon. 25% of the proceeds from paintings sold during this exhibition will support the mission of Wild Rivers Conservancy, the official nonprofit partner of the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway. 

The exhibition will feature over 60 original oil paintings of both iconic and intimate subjects throughout the Riverway. “It is my hope that this exhibition does more than just help fund and celebrate the mission of the Wild Rivers Conservancy. I’m hoping that these paintings carry our shared legacy of love for this valley and that they will inspire continued stewardship of our sacred river and its watershed,” shares Mary.

“The Riverway is a special place that is loved by many; but love alone will not ensure this national park remains the treasure we enjoy today,” shares Bethany Cox, Director of Development for the Conservancy. “Generous gifts, like this one given by Mary, help support Riverway protection and enhancement, and provide opportunities for people to explore and discover the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers.”

Mary Pettis, local artist and Expressive Realist, is designated as a Living Master by Art Renewal Center (ARC), the highest gold-standard organization of representational arts. While her art has taken her around the world, Mary’s heart is at home in the St. Croix River Valley. “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 reflects.

The ”Watershed” grand opening is on Saturday, November 13 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Wild Rivers Conservancy, 1015 N Cascade Street, Osceola, WI. The gallery will be open to the public Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through January 6, 2022. 

For more information on gallery hours, location, and the Conservancy, please visit For more information on Mary Pettis and her paintings, please visit

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