Mission: Connecting people to Nature
Kingston, Arkansas. Where I paint with Ozark pigments … and talk to rocks, creeks, and trees.
Madison Woods for art, Roxann Riedel for real estate (soon!) Two names, same person. Just call me “Mad Rox”.

Contact info: madison@wildozark.com or text/call (479) 409-3429

New Acceptance | Watercolor USA 2022


The Forager was accepted to the 61st exhibition of Watercolor USA, a national, annual juried exhibition recognizing contemporary American watermedia painting. The juror was Kevin Umaña, co-founder of The Ekru Project, a Kansas City-based artist-run gallery focused on contemporary, emerging, and historically excluded artists.

Watercolor USA 2022
Exhibit Details

June 4, 2022 – August 28, 2022
At the Weisel and Kelly Galleries

1111 E Brookside Dr, Springfield, MO 65807
Sunday: 1-5 p.m. Monday: Closed Tuesday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed City and National Holidays

The Forager, a painting in Ozark pigments by Madison Woods, was accepted into Watercolor USA 2022.

See the Making of this Painting

Here’s the page where I recorded my process of painting this black bear. https://whttps://www.wildozark.com/the-forager-painting/

All of the pigments are locally foraged by me here at Wild Ozark and the surrounding area. I used 12 x 16″ Arches hot press paper mounted onto board. It is varnished and framed in barnwood without glass. The varnish offers UV and environmental protection.

The painting is sold, but will remain on exhibit until August 28.

First and foremost, apart from being an artist and author, Madison is a nature enthusiast. She enjoys using local resources in every aspect of her life and considers the land she and her husband live on as partners in life. They care for the land and the land cares for them. She’s an herbalist, gardener, and wildcrafter of medicinal plants.



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6 responses to “New Acceptance | Watercolor USA 2022”

  1. Barbara Avatar

    That’s wonderful!

    1. Madison Woods Avatar

      Thanks! I’ve tried to get into this show for the past few years but never made it. Glad to finally get accepted 🙂

  2. sustainabilitea Avatar

    Congratulations, Madison! Wonderful news.

    1. Madison Woods Avatar

      Thanks, Janet! This show was on my bucket list so I’m pretty pleased 🙂

    2. sustainabilitea Avatar

      And well you should be! I’m so happy for you every time I read about one of these acceptances.

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