News as of January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!!

A new year is marked all over the world as a new beginning.  It’s great that we let ourselves be free of the past in whatever way we wish.  As CMW moves forward into 2017, there are lots of opportunities for growth, connecting and participating in shows.  The 2017 Calendar will be online in the near future.  Meanwhile here are some news items.

CMW Board Changes:
We say goodbye to Linda Addicott who served as Vice President and to Robyn York who served as Treasurer these past years.  They did a wonderful job and worked to further help define  these positions in making them very functional for the CMW Board and members. 

 Welcome to our new Vice President, Gordon Schrank .  We look forward to his leadership as he lines up our demo speakers and helps plan our workshops – plus keeps the board on track with all of CMW activities.




We also welcome our new Treasurer, Yvonne Schrank.   She will be the financial tracker, organizer of registrations, keeper of CMW assets and assist the board in their fiduciary responsibilities.




At the November meeting, Peggy Hall gave a demonstration on mixed media using a variety of materials.  Here is her completed work from that demo. It is titled “Sunflower”.



The December meeting was full of discussion about the November $50 sale with lots of ideas that resulted.  The Board will be taking this up in the coming year. 

It was fun to give and receive original Christmas cards from colleagues – a sampling is depicted here.












Yvonne Schrank created a Christmas centerpiece for a drawing and that was won by Donna Jarvae.



President’s Challenge: Kerry Kupferschmidt announced that the President’s Challenge to the membership was “Spring’s the Thing”.  Members are invited to paint an interpretation along that theme and bring it to show at the February 13th meeting.  This is a fun and supportive meeting.  Feel free to ask for input as you wish.

Waite Park Library Show will be Feb. 1-28th, 2017.  Drop off is Feb. 1 from 4-5 pm. 

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Show in Sauk Rapids will be held in April/May.  Other details to follow.

* Campfire Bay Resort – CMW Paint In – Cushing MN – March 9-12, 2017:  Plan now to come and enjoy distraction-free days of painting to your heart’s content or whatever you want to do — take walks, sit by the lake, take naps, read, watch videos – or do all of them. The Resort accommodates groups and is well setup for great work areas. Network with friends and colleagues.  Open to CMW members.  Fee for 3 days/3 nights is only $145 and includes the paint room fee.  Food of your choice is extra.   Sign up at one of the CMW meetings or contact a board member.


 * Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop to be held April 24-27th, 2017 coming to the Paramount with a focus on painting portraits. This nationally known artist is in high demand so let Derick Segerstrom know of your interest in signing up for this workshop. The  reduced fee for CMW members is $450. Contact Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or email at .
Here are examples of Ted’s work:





Kathy Braud received the Blue Ribbon Award at the Artist Reception 11/12/2016 in Blaine Government Center, Blaine, MN for her Hibiscus Blossoms.  This painting is a 22 x 30 watercolor floral, on display for the Artist del Norte exhibition, Northern Showcase Oct 31 – Nov 26, 2016.  Congratulations Kathy!!

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