News as of November 16, 2015

There are LOTS of activities and events planned – here is a list:

CMW December 2015 Holiday Meeting, Monday – December 14 This is a special time of year and we celebrate by getting together, bringing treats and, as an option, paint an original holiday greeting card to be put into the basket for an exchange.  The gathering starts at 6 PM at the Paramount Visual Arts Studio; the  meeting begins at 6:20.  President Stef Young will update the group on all that’s going on and we will view the annual Transparent Watercolor Society Awards Show.

Wanted – CMW President:    CMW is an all volunteer organization and is led by a President and Board made up of members who volunteer to give service to keep all the activities going.  Stef Young has served in the role of President the past 2 years and as treasurer before that.  Now is the time for you to step up and take your turn to give service. You will be mentored and supported in taking on this role in addition to being backed by a strong Board and activities already planned for 2016.  Notify any Board member (Listed in the “About” tab of this website) of your willingness to serve in this role.

January 11, 2016 CMW Meeting to be held – hopefully the weather will cooperate.  Because of all the activities that are occurring, the Board decided that this  meeting will be helpful to bridge the gap and keep us all connected.  In addition, Robyn York will give a demonstration and advice about matting and framing – a topic that raises so many questions.  Be sure to bring yours to the meeting.

Sunshine  – Spread it around:  CMW supports its members in many ways.   In the event of an illness, a loss or other adversity that impacts one of our members, we would like to be able to send a card.  We invite you to contribute an original painted card of yours to the CMW Sunshine Box to be used in such cases.  The card should measure 5″x7″ and can be brought to any CMW gathering.  Place it in the box or give it to one of the Board members.

Don Andrews Workshop Spring of 2016, April 5-8:  Register now with the Paramount Visual Arts Center to reserve your space for this workshop.  Don is nationally known and will be focusing on painting and including figures into landscapes.  To see more of his work, click here:
To register, contact Derick Segerstrom  by phone: 320) 257-5928 or by clicking here:

Upcoming Shows:  (Note – participation fees have changed to  a flat $5/show where
indicated and not $5/painting)
*Whitney Senior Center, St. Cloud,  January 1-February 28, 2016
Signup and info due to Robyn York by December 25th.
Participation is free
*St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud  February 1-28th.
“Labor of Love” show title
Signup and info due to Robyn York by January 26, 2016
$5 participation fee
*Good Shepherd Care Center, Sauk Rapids  March 1-31, 2016
Signup and info due to Robyn York by February 25, 2016
$5 participation fee

CMW Painting Getaway
– Campfire Bay Resort on Fishtrap Lake,
Cushing MN (1 hour north Hwy 10)
Treat yourself to this March 10-13, 2016 paint-in, have fun with friends, paint and do as you wish at this activity.  Cost is $39/nite plus a onetime studio fee of $5 – open 24/7.  Food is your chosing – bring your own, order in, go out to eat.  Kitchens in cabins and studio.  Limit of 20 people. Signup at meetings or contact one of the Board members.  (Click on images to enlarge).
Click on this website:  for more information.

Kerry Kupferschmidt ‘s Detroit Lakes show – It is at the Historic Holmes Theatre – 806 Summit Ave., Detroit Lakes. Artists Reception is Thursday, Nov. 19th, 5:30- 7 pm.
Show continues Friday noon- 7pm and Sat. the 21st 10am- 4pm.
There will be live music each night including Keri Noble Friday evening. “This is my first time there, so I don’t know other artists, but it is 12th year of the show. We get an 8 ft. x 3 ft. booth, so I will have prints, originals & cards.”  Here one of his new paintings.

Raspberry Island Light

Raspberry Island Light

CMW November Meeting and Demo by Duane Barnhart CMW members enjoyed a watercolor demonstration by Duane in which he showed how he took a photo of an old pickup  sunken in the grass and turned it into a work of art.  Duane worked in layers– working light to dark. Here is some of what the group saw:



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