Artist - Illustrator


Michaelin Otis is a nationally known artist, workshop leader, juror, and author. She owned Avalon Arts, a gallery and teaching studio in White Bear Lake, MN for 18 years.  Her well recieved book, "Watercolor for the Fun of It - Painting People" was published by North Light Boods in 2005.  She is contributing author of "Drawing and Painting People, the Essential Guide" and has illustrated 10 children's books.  The latest, "Trainman" was published by the Autism and Asperger Publishning Company.  Her compelling portratis have been featured in local and national publications, on book covvers, in magazines and on CD covers, as well as in an invitational equine exhibit at the S.P.A.S. Gallery in St. Petersburg, Russia in June of 2005.  She has written articles for several magazines, including Watercolor, Artist Magazine and Watercolor Magic.  Her work has been featured in many others, most recently in Western Art Collector. Winner of numerous awards in juried shows across the country, she has signature membership in the Louisiana Watercolor Society, Taos National Society of Watercolors and the Art Guild of Rural Texas Invitational ACT. As an instructor for H K Holbein art materials, she taught at trade shows around the country.  She is currently represented by Rogoway Turquoise Tortise Gallery, Tubac, AZ and Simon Fine Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ. 

Some Awards include
Best in Show  Santa Rita Art League   2007
Award of Excellence   Northern Lights  St Paul, MN  2005
Finalist Artist Magazie Animal Competition  2004
Second Place Tubac Members Juried Show   Tubac Center for the Arts  2004
Second Honors  MN State Fair Juried Show  2003
Award of Excellance Northern Plains Watercolor Society  2001
Beso of Show MN WAtercolor Society 2001
Best of Show Northern Lights Juried Show  St Paul. MN 2001
Signature Membership Taos National Watercolor Society 2001, 2004. 2005
Signature Membership Louisiana Watercolor Society 2005, 2006, 2007
Bronze Signature Member Art Guild of Rural Tesas Invitational ACT 2009.2010. 2011

Citrus College, Nursing and Fine Art

One Woman Shows

Iris Gallery Lindstrum, MN

Avalon Arts
Two Visions Jan 2004

Spring Show Avalon Arts
June  2006

Manos Gallery
Impressions of the Southwest    2008

Manos Gallery
Colors of Arizona    2010




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