News as of August 26, 2015

1. Congratulations!                                                                           

Anita Hendrickx

Anita Hendrickx



NorthStar Watermedia Society announced on July 21, 2015, the names of artists juried into its First Annual National Juried Exhibition.  CMW’s Anita Hendrickx is one of 60 artists selected by juror Jack Richeson. Anita’s painting, “Koi,” will be displayed at the Hopkins Center for the Arts September 13 – October 18, 2015. (Click on her painting to enlarge.)  The public is invited to a reception and awards ceremony Sunday, September 13, 2-4p.m. Over $6500 in prizes will be awarded by Richeson, founder of Jack Richeson School of Art and Gallery.

Hopkins Center for the Arts is located at 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 556343.
Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8a.m. – 8p.m., Saturday, 10a.m. – 8p.m., Sunday 12 – 5p.m.

2.  CMW Annual Dinner Meeting and Silent Auction- Monday, September 14 2015 at Watab Hall
Mark your calendar and round up unwanted items for this fun, Silent Auction annual event.  This year an anonymous donor has contributed a Gerry Korte print for the auction titled Lake George Skating Party.”

 Korte - Lake George Skating Party print





News as of August 10, 2015

1.  Congratulations to Kathy Braud and Sandra Driscoll for being accepted into the Minnesota State Fair’s Fine Arts Exhibition!

Here is Sandra with her work. Click on the painting (Tall Ship)  to enlarge:

Driscoll - Photo Driscoll - Untitled (State Fair)


Here is Kathy with her work.  Click on the painting (Four Clucks) to enlarge:

Braud - purple scarf photo Braud - Four Clucks

Here are more details about events to view these works at the State Fair:

First Glance Event & Preview Night August 25 – Tuesday: First Glance Event, 5-7 p.m.
Artists’ Preview Night, 7-9:30 PM

The Minnesota State Fair Foundation 501(c)(3) invites artists, friends and family to support the future of the arts at the Minnesota State Fair. This is your chance to get a first glance at the selected works and celebrate art at the fair with arts enthusiasts. Light refreshments will be available. Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling (651) 288-4323.

August 25 – Tuesday: Artists’ Preview Night, 7-9:30 p.m.

Participating and non-exhibiting artists and their friends are cordially invited to attend the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Preview Night.

2.  Art Crawl and CMW Show and Sale: Friday August 14th 3-9 PM.   Stop by the Paramount to see CMW artists and their work on display and for sale.  Visit the Paramount lobby and enjoy a display of paintings by a  number of CMW artists.

3.  The August CMW Newsletter is now online in the Newsletter tab .


News as of August 3, 2015

1..  Attending the July “Paint Du Nord” show in Duluth was Ed Cacek.  Here he is with his paintings in the show – Click on any picture to enlarge:

2.  Art in the Garden Show was held at Munsinger Gardens,Thursday, August 16th and was a show lead very well by Kerry  Kupferschmidt.  It was a beautiful day until someone stirred the rain gods at about 4 PM but then it cleared by 5:30 pm.    Our location in the lower gardens was great and along the roadway.  There was good space for our work – on metal display racks (thanks to Bonnie Schwichtenberg)and under a tent (thanks to Anita Hendrickx).  There were 14 artists participating this year compared to 9 artists last year.  Three of our artists had sales.   We look forward to even more artists showing in 2016. All in all it was a very good day. Here are some photos taken at that event-Click on any picture to enlarge

3.  Frank Zeller Workshop coming October 10-11  CMW and the Paramount Visual Arts Center are partnering to present a watercolor workshop there by Frank Zeller, Saturday and Sunday, 9AM to 4PM October 10 and 11, 2015.  One of the perks of your CMW membership is that you have first opportunity to register before it is opened to the public August 14.  Tuition is $100.

Here is what Frank says about art.
– Art must convey something worthwhile to the viewer, here is what “conveying” means:
         1.  Art must convey visual enjoyment in a distinctive way.
         2.  Art must communicate a worthy idea or message.
         3.  Art must produce results that will later facilitate the provisions of one or both of the above points.
May I suggest you looking at paintings by some of our contemporary artist, such as Charles Reid and Claire Harrigan. I purposely choose artist that are popular today, verses artist of the past, because they are living in a culture that reflects in their art.

Here he is with some examples of his work – Click to enlarge.

4.  CMW Show “Lusicous” at the Paramount Theatre Lobby – This exhibit was runs from August 1 – Sept 9, 2015.  Stop by to view the great art.   For more of the paintings, see the Member Exhibits events under the Exhibits tab.  Here are some snapshots – Click to enlarge: