News Items as of Friday, April 17, 2015



1.  Lian Zhen, Watercolor Artist Workshop – Paramount Visual Arts has added a second workshop from June 19-22nd.  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.




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