News as of March 28, 2016

Note: The header image above is courtesy of Judith Meyeraan.

Spring means new beginnings, new experiences and a fresh start on our creative journeys.  See opportunities below.

1. Meetings

  •  The March 14th  meeting with a demo by Gail Speckmann focused on abstract art.  Here are a few pictures of that meeting.

  April  5th TUESDAY at 6 PM in the Paramount Art Studios – Demo by Don Andrews, the workshop artist for the week.  Don’s emphasis will be
painting figures/people into scenes.  See examples of his art in the prior post.

  *  May 9th, Monday at 6 PM at Paramount Arts StudioDemo by Ellen Jean Diederich. To see more of her work click on this website address

  •  September 12th, Monday – Annual Dinner Meeting and Silent Auction at Watab Hall.  Mark your calendars!!
2. CMW Shows
* St. Cloud Hospital May 1-31. Information due to Robyn York by April 26, 2016. You may email her at  Hang date is May 1st between 4-5 PM.  Take down is 4-5 PM on May 31st.

* Centracare Plaza June 1-30, Information due to Robyn York by May 25th at  Hang and take down dates to be determined.

*  St. Cloud Library – June 27 – July 30, Information due to Robyn York between June 20-25th.  Hang and take down dates to be determined.

* Art Fair in the Garden (Munsinger Gardens) – July 21st: This show will be focused on showing and selling small paintings.   More information to come.

3. Events

*St. Cloud June 10 2016 Art Crawl – There will be CMW artists demo-ing in the Visual Arts Studios. Stop by and see what they’re creating.

*Plein Air Grand Marais 2016 CompetitionThe Grand Marais Art Colony is seeking submissions for the 14th Annual Plein Air Grand Marais competition September 9 – 16, 2016. Applications are being accepted via . Deadline: Friday, April 8th 2016, 11:45pm See original post of Jan 9, 2016 for full details.

* Minnesota State Fair – There is a great opportunity for artists to have their work viewed at this state level.


4. Announcements

Spring Paint InMay 7th at Watab town hall. 9AM – 4 PM $5 fee. Coffee, wine are provided. Bag lunch. Paint as you wish.
Signup with Robyn at


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