“Water + Color” - dedicated to Jamie Kruidenier - is an exhibition of works in watercolor and gouache featuring local, water-medium artists. The pieces, selected by the artists, represent a wide range of subject matter antechnique. Well-respected for their art, these artists have been featured individually in many exhibitions, juried competitions, and galleries. Uniting them for this show is their gratitude and affection for Jamie Kruidenier, who passed away on July 11, 2018, at the age of 63 after a nearly decade-long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Participating artists: Ann McDowell • Ann Rund • Anu Murphy • Barbara England • Birute Simaitis • Bonnie Sweitzer • Jenny Barrett • Jim Gallagher • Margaret Decardy • Martha Seif • Rebecca Renwick • Sandra Hynds • Sarah Wiseman

Exhibition opening: Sept. 4, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Exhibition run: Sept. 4 to Oct. 20
On view at Artists’ Alley in the Foundation: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Past dates

Download schedule


  • Starting Thursday, September 5th, 2019, repeated every day until Sunday, October 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • Occurred Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm


Artists' Alley at The McKinley Foundation

405 E. John St.
Champaign, IL 61820