News Items as of Friday, April 17, 2015



1.  Lian Zhen, Watercolor Artist Workshop - Paramount Visual Arts has added a second workshop from June 15-18th.  There are openings remaining. For registration, please contact Derick Segerstrom
VAC Office Manager & Tour Coordinator    at 320-257-5928  or     

Art by Lian Zhen

Art by Lian Zhen




2.  Opportunity to attend the Hopkins Festival of the Arts
-Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 1pm to 4:30pm Hopkins Center for the Arts, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
As a way to let people know about their workshops, Dillman’s puts on a day of free demonstrations in the Twin Cities. You are invited to this afternoon of demonstrations to include CMW’s own Dan Mondloch.
Here is the schedule:
1:00 Bill Alexander – The Gifts of Aging
1:00 Ellen Jean Diederich – Progressive Painting in Watercolor
1:00 Pam Luer – Nature Sketchbook
2:15 David R. Becker – The Most Important Watercolor Workshop
2:15 Mary Bauschelt – Create and Illustrate an Artist’s Accordion Book
3:30 Douglas L. House – Pastel Landscape Painting
3:30 Dan Mondloch – Bold Undercoatings that Glow in Watermedia
3:30 Sharon Reilly – Exploring Traditional Asian Watercolor Techniques
ONGOING Darren Thompson – Native American Flute Journeys

For More information on the demo day, follow this link: Hopkins Flyer and More Information.
You can also email  Dan Mondloch  at

3.  Great River Arts in Little Falls MN is excited to announce an open call for art for the upcoming Juried Exhibition. Please share with all of your friends who are artists!GRA Summer Exhibition 2015





4.  Upcoming Deadlines

Paint In is May 9 at Watab Township Hall. Cost is $5. Contact Robyn York to sign up at

Shows*: (Contact Robyn York with information at  Cost to show is $5/painting.
Artist information is needed for the following shows to include title, price, phone number or e-mail.
Centracare show by May 26th
St. Cloud Library show by June 22nd
Paramount CMW Show by July 27th
*Must be a CMW member to participate.

Batik Watercolor Class by Carol Spohn  – Registration for this  August 22, 2015  class ends June 22nd and fees must be paid by then.   Cost is $40 for members and $50 for nonmembers.




News Items, April 4, 2015

NorthStar National Watermedia Exhibition

NorthStar Watermedia Society is sponsoring a national show at Hopkins Center for the Arts September 8 – October 18, 2015. Judge and juror will be Jack Richeson founder of Jack Richeson & Co., Inc., a world-wide manufacturer, importer, and distributor of quality artists’ materials. Over $4000 in cash and other prizes will be awarded. Entries accepted April 1 – July 1. Register online through After signing in to caFE, click on View all Calls. Then, under Search – Keyword, type in Northstar.

Reception will be September 13, 2 -4 with awards at 3:00.    Details can also be found at – click on this link.


May 2015 Paint-in
There will be a CMW paint-in at the Watab Town Hall on May 9th.  See the 2015 calendar for details.  Come and enjoy the relaxed environment and social comraderie.
Lian Zhen Workshop – June, 2015
The Paramount Visual Arts Center is offering a 4 day workshop by Lian Zhen June 8-11 and may offer a followup workshop the next week if the first week is filled and there is enough interest  For more details contact Derick Segerstrom
VAC Office Manager & Tour Coordinator
(320) 257-5928
Carol Spohn Class  – August 22, 2015 - This class (9-4) is a followup to the demo Carol conducted at the March, 2015 CMW meeting.  Class size is limited – contact Robyn York at to register – Deadline is June 22, 2015.

New items as of March 22, 2015

The CMW March meeting featured a demo by Carol Spohn on the topic of batik watercolor painting.  Under the Learning- Meeting tab go to the Demo’s and Meetings subtab for images.
Spohn March '15 Pink Lilies Spohn March '15 Mermaid


Under the TIPS tab - under the Websites subtab there is a new video about application and different methods of using mask.

NOTE:  The CMW April 13th  meeting  has had a change in the demonstrator due to the change with the Lian Zhen workshop moving to June.  In April, Pam Hall will be the demonstrator and her topic will be multimedia and watercolor.  View her paintings at (click on link to view)

The next Office Art Display
Selection deadline from the Sales Gallery is Tuesday, March 24th so be sure to get your art submitted before this date.