It’s March and let’s hope for the “Luck o’ the Irish” with all of our events coming up!
**BIG NEWS: The City of St. Cloud has updated their exhibit policies. Now each artist will need to sign off on a Memo of Understanding going forward on each exhibit. This MUST be done when you drop off your painting. If you are giving your work to another artist to bring you also must contact Yvonne Schrank and either pick up an MOU form from her or have her email it to you and you can print it and get it back to her. The galleries are really working on upgrading their display policies and we likely will see this at Centra Care, the St. Cloud Hospital, and the Public Libraries in the near future. Be sure to see the information regarding pertinent shows below.
**The March Newsletter is now under the Newsletter tab. There is a lot of detailed information about upcoming events in there.
** See the very creative artwork from the February CMW Easel Night – President’s Challenge: ” Spring’s the Thing“at the end of this post! It was so much fun and we learned from and enjoyed each other.
** Paint with your colleagues:
Monday mornings “Silver Brushes” participants paint at the Whitney Center; see Whitney Website for details
Thursday afternoons – 12:30 – 4 – Paint to your heart’s content on your own agenda; held at Watab Hall (where CMW annual meetings have been held.) Anyone who wants to, is invited
COME ONE – COME ALL
Monday, March 13th – Gather 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 acrylic artist, Bonnie Cutts from the
Golden Paint Company. Bonnie 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”.
Here is Bonnie’s Bio:
Bonnie studied at the University of Minnesota, where she received her BFA with a
concentration in drawing and painting. She has shown her work professionally in both solo and
group exhibits over the past 30 years. Her work, both studio and commissioned, resides in
numerous private and corporate collections around the country. She has been affiliated with
Golden Artist Colors’ Working Artist Program since 1998. She offers technical lectures about
acrylic materials in college classrooms and for a variety of artists’ groups and organizations.
She teaches workshops across the country—as well as internationally—which consist of
information on innovative applications of acrylic materials.
The process of painting is as important as the finished artwork; what is not visible is as
important as what is seen. She finds a true sense of discovery in her work and is always
interested in the next place or thing to see, the next move to make, and the next image to paint.
Monday, April 10th Meeting – Gather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN.
The meeting will include an update from President, Kerry Kupferschmidt and a demo by Katia Irie. She is closely tied to the Russian museum in Richfield, MN.
Monday, May 8th Meeting – Gather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN.
The meeting will include an update from President, Kerry Kupferschmidt and a demo by Judy Fawcett. Judy plans to show her process of developing a painting from a value sketch to color sketch to final painting. Members are encouraged to bring a sketch book to follow her instructions on drawing simple figures which enhance the over composition of the painting. Her website is mnartists.or/judy-fawcett.
Good Shepherd Lutheran CMW Show- This show will be held at Good Shepherd in Sauk Rapids March 31, 2017- May 30, 2017. Drop off/hang time is March 31st between 3-4:30 pm. Note that participating artists will need to sign an MOU. This MUST be done when you drop off your painting. If you are giving your work to another artist to bring you MUST contact Yvonne Schrank options are to contact her just click on this email address firstname.lastname@example.org to either pick an MOU form from her or have her email it to you and you print it.
Smaller paintings under $150 sell the best. There is a $5 CMW fee. Contact Yvonne at 320-251-8248 or email@example.com. Please have your information to Yvonne Schrank by March 24th, 2017. Hang time is March 31, 2017 between 3-4:30 pm. The take down time is from 3-4:30 pm on. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM OUR NORMAL TIMES!
Also there is no set commission to exhibit or sell a painting at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home, but the Good Shepherd Foundation welcomes a your donation (which is tax exempt) if you DO SELL A PAINTING. The GSFoundation would like your painting as soon as possible.. They do collect the money and your price should contain MN Sales, tax which they will collect and report.
East Bank Gallery CMW Show in Sioux Falls, SD – April 1st deadline
for submission to CMW website
Here is a great opportunity to participate in this exclusive CMW Show which is to be
held in July, 2017. The Gallery will be promoting and advertising this show so early dates
are necessary. The Gallery staff project that selections will be made by April/early May and
the artists of the accepted works 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.
Please note: Once chosen, the paintings must be for sale and kept available after
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
along with the following information: Title
Size ( 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. Email is: email@example.com.
Do not hesitate to call or email her. You will notice a tab titled “East Bank Gallery” on the CMW
website where the artwork will be displayed for the East Bank Gallery staff selection process.
* Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop onApril 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 putting your
name on a waiting list. The reduced fee for CMW members is $450.
The workshop is full but to get on a waiting list you may contact Derick Segerstrom at the
Paramount 320-257-5928 or click on this email to
“For as long as I can remember, I have been a fascinated spectator of human behavior – the quintessential people watcher. I naturally seek the unique character in everyone I encounter. Indeed, I consider my paintings to be records of expression and emotion, rather than portraits. Often, as I observe someone in his or her everyday environment, I am rewarded with a moment when a gesture or expression combines with the play of light and shadow.
A contemplative smile, hands cradling a book or carefully tying a shoe, a shadow cast by a pair of wire-rimmed glasses – and there occurs a pivotal instant when a story appears.
My paintings are an attempt to compose and thoughtfully record the nuances that fixed these moments, these stories, in my mind.”
Matisse expresses the notion superbly: “I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.”
Here are examples of Ted’s work:
CMW Easel Night Paintings : Presidents’ Challenge of “Spring’s the Thing” held Feb 13, 2017: