News as of January 15, 2017

Brrrr ~~~ We all need some distractions during Minnesota weather so here are some fun things for you to focus on in future months.


Sandra Driscoll has been accepted into the Arts In Harmony juried show for 2017.  The show will be located at the Blaine City Hall from January 31 to March 30.  This is the show that used to be held at Elk River, but has been moved due to construction.  Sandra’s painting is titled “Tied Together”.  



The January 2017 Newsletter is now under that tab.

                                                                                    ~ Meetings~

Monday, February 13th –  Kerry Kupferschmidt selected the theme, “Spring’s the Thing” as the Easel night theme and gave it to the membership as a challenge for creating their own painting.  This meeting provides members an opportunity to present their work, their approach and to ask for input if desired.  This is not a formal critique process so come and join in and learn from artist colleagues.

Monday, March 13thGather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN:  The meeting will include an update from President,  Kerry Kupferschmidt and a presentation by Bonnie Cutts from the Golden Paint Company.  She will conduct an overview of a variety of art paint mediums and we will have a Q&A session.  This is a great chance to enlarge our knowledge and see what is new “out there”.

Waite Park Library Show will be Feb. 1-28th, 2017.  Drop off is Feb. 1 from 4-5 pm.  Size of 16″ x 20″ or less are preferred.  Take down is from 4-5 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 28th.   Information and $5 payment is due to Yvonne Schrank by January 26th.  You can reach Yvonne this email – click on this link:

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Show in Sauk Rapids will be held from March 31st – May 31st.  Hang time is from 3-4 on March 31st and take down is from 1:30-2:30 on May 31st.  Cost is $5/artist; two paintings/artist. Paintings at $150 or less sell the best.  Note the times for hang and takedown which are different than usual.

East Bank Gallery CMW Show in Sioux Falls, SD – Here is an opportunity to participate in this exclusive CMW Show which is to be held in July, 2017.  They will be promoting and advertising this show so early dates are necessary.  The Gallery staff project that selections will be made in early May and those accepted will be notified then.  There will be 2-4 alternate works selected in the event that sales occur during the show.  There is no limit to the number of paintings you can submit for the jurying process.  CMW will be coordinating the transport of artwork to and from the Gallery. 

The following is required for your participation in this show:

Before April 1st – Have a jpeg image of your artwork sent to Mary Buhl at along with the following information:       Title
                             Size ( image size and framed or projected frame size)
                             Medium  i.e. Watercolor or mixed medium

Mary is very willing to assist you in photographing your work and sending it to her.  Her phone # is 320-252-4412.  Do not hesitate to call.  You will notice a page on the CMW website where the artwork will be displayed for the Gallery staff selection process.


* Campfire Bay Resort – CMW Paint InCushing 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:



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