News as of October 8, 2015

There are CMW Art exhibits on display in St. Cloud at the Whitney Senior Center and the River’s Edge Convention Center until November 30.  Stop by and see them.

There is an upcoming CMW show planned at the Waite Park Library.  There are openings and the artist information is due to Robyn York by October 26th, 2015.  You may contact Robyn by clicking  her email

The CMW October Newsletter is now on the website under the Newsletter tab.  Check it out for the latest update and calendar.

The Paramount Visual Arts Center is taking registrations for art classes.  Included in those offerings are a Watercolor Wonders Workshop by Dan Mondloch – Saturday, October 17 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.
Elly VanDiest is conducting a series of classes titled Beyond the Basics of Watercolor – to be held on Tuesdays from October 17 – November 17 from 10 AM – 12:30 PM.  Contact the Paramount Visual Arts Center for further details and registration.

Planning Ahead – Mark your calendar— The CMW board is pursuing a CMW weekend painting getaway at a resort location about an hour north of St. Cloud.  This is a great time to paint what you wish, have fun and enjoy time with your friends and colleagues.  It is tentatively scheduled for March 10-13, 2016.  More details to come soon. 

Website and copyright protection The website has been updated with a program that prevents downloading and copying of paintings in response to a concern for protecting  artists’ right to copyright protection for their work.

THANK YOUThanks to Jan Loebel and Tim Schreder for representing CMW and providing watercolor demonstrations at the Paramount studios for the annual Gala event held Saturday, October 3rd.  CMW is increasingly being requested to show their work and talents for more visibility at the Paramount Visual Arts Center.  This is great for artists and for CMW as a whole and all members are encouraged to sign up when opportunities present. 



News as of September 26, 2015

  1.  The CMW annual membership dinner meeting was held Monday, September 14 at Watab Hall.  The dinner catered by Henry’s Catering of Foley was delicious, the venue very attractive and social time was fun.  President Stephanie Young led the agenda which consisted of recognition of many people for their volunteerism over the past year, up and coming exhibits with discussion of any changes needed, business reports and any suggestions to be submitted for CMW Board discussion and followup.  A draft 2016 CMW calendar of events was distributed and reviewed with exciting activities to come.  For pictures please see the meetings tab.
  2.   There are two upcoming shows– one at Whitney Senior Center and the other at the Rivers’ Edge Convention Center.  These shows go up on September 30 until November 30, 2015.    Stop by these places and take a look!
  3. Newletter tip on diptych’s and triptych – see that tab for details
  4. Dan Mondloch (CMW member)  is exhibiting at the Millstream Arts Festival  in St. Joseph on Sunday, September 28 – stop by and see what’s new with Dan.  Here’s what he has said:
    “In addition to the festival, I am honored to be part of the exhibit  “Millstream Best In Show” Each Year the Millstream Festival is judged, and the winners get a prestigious show at St. Bens which was held (last evening at the Gorecki Center). I am very excited to share this exhibition with you all because it features only my new 3D paintings.”  This work is titled “Log Cabin”.
    Mondloch 3D Sept 15

Annual CMW Dinner Meeting Monday, September 14th, 2015

The CMW Annual Dinner meeting date is coming soon.  All members are encouraged to attend and spread the word to other members.  In addition, please feel free to invite anyone who may be interested in joining and want to see what CMW is all about.  It’s great fun to greet, meet and see other artists who share an interest in painting and art.

Find out What’s New and upcoming for 2016 ( by our President, Steph Young and the Board) and give your input.  May'15 Paint In Stef Young

The delicious meal is catered by Henri’s Catering of Foley and only costs $10 – a bargain!   Coffee, and wine are being provided by CMW.  Also feel free to bring anything else to drink as you wish

* Remember the Silent Auction which is always fun and enjoyable.  Please donate and recycle those items you no longer need and might be of use or interest to others.  A Gerry Korte matted print (measures 18″ x 29″) titled “Lake George Skating Party”  has been donated for this event.
Korte - Lake George Skating Party print

Directions:   From the merge of Highways 15 and 10 , take Highway 10 West(which heads north)  and go about 4 miles until you come to mile marker 169.  Turn (L) on County 79.  Go west about a block and turn (L) into the parking lot for Watab Town Hall.

Here is the agenda for the evening:

CMW Annual Dinner Invitation 2015