News as of October 1, 2017

Quick Reminders :
1. Paramount Show coming up – Please send your images along with title, size, price and a statement about the painting. The statement could be about what inspired you, an approach that you used, what the painting conveys or anything that you want the viewer to know etc.  Deadline for jpg submission to Mary Buhl is October 10th.
Mary’s email is

2.  Members’ Choice Award voting  begins on this website on Monday, October 2nd and goes through October 26th so there is plenty of time to view and consider your selection.   There will be a tab for easy voting.


CMW Meeting- Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios – registration at 6 PM; meeting begins at 6:20 pm and a demonstration by Suz Galloway to follow.   Suz will focus on a wet into wet approach to underwater rocks. She will also show her poured approach to her “Moonlight Painting accepted by Courage Kenny as one of their 2017 holiday card collection pieces. Here are images of her paintings. Further information can be found at her website:

Suz Galloway is a member of the Transparent Watercolor Society, American Society of Botanical Artists, and Southwestern Watercolor Society and has served in several capacities on the board of the Minnesota Watercolor Society.

Her work has been included in multiple national and regional juried competitions, invitational shows and galleries. Recently one of her botanical pieces was juried into the Eloise Butler Wildflower Florilegium. Currently she teaches at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, the Edina Art Center, and conducts regional workshops and private lessons.


CMW Meeting- November 13, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios – registration at 6 PM; meeting begins at 6:20 pm followed by a demo by Karen Knutson. Karen is known for her unique contemporary semi-abstract paintings. Here are some examples of her work. Her website is

Here’s some information from Karen’s website:

“I paint watercolors because I love its free and wild qualities, forcing the artist to adjust to its many moods. For the past few years, I’ve added collage and acrylic, which produces wonderful textures and color discoveries. My paintings are sometimes totally abstract, and sometimes there is something recognizable in the painting. I like my paintings to be different than “normal paintings” – anything that will make the viewer take a second look and be drawn into the painting! I used to be attracted to paintings with unusual colors, but now I’m drawn to paintings with dynamic design. First and foremost, I like to have fun while I paint, and I’m constantly trying out new things, so that I will grow as an artist. I feel like the luckiest person alive to be able to do something that I love so much!
My paintings are featured in Splash 6, Watercolor, Fun and Free, and Searching for the Artist Within , Watercolor- The Spirit of Spontaneity, Watercolor without Boundaries, The Artistic Touch 4, Watercolor- Making your Mark, and the magazine, Watercolor Magic (Aug.’04). I am a signature member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America,(formerly known as Midwest Watercolor Society), San Diego Watercolor Society, Red River Watercolor Society, the Montana Watercolor Society, and the Northern Plains Watercolor Society, the Minnesota Watercolor Society, NorthStar Watermedia Society, and Missouri Watercolor Society.”



Great River Arts (GRA) CMW “Watercolor Magic” Show– Little Falls, MN – October, 2017
Exciting news: From this show, there will be a Members’ Choice Award of $50 with voting by CMW members to be done on the CMW Website.

* The Reception will be held October 28th from 12 – 2 and involved artists should
be present. After the reception, the artists may take their paintings down by 3 PM.
* For those of you who cannot attend the reception or stop in to pick up your paintings
there will be transport of the paintings back to Watab Hall. Pickup of your paintings
may be done between 1-4 pm on Thursday, November 2nd.

Member’s Choice Award
*  After the GRA show opens you may vote on the painting of your choice on this website.  Just go to the GRA Show tab, a special tab and page of images on this website, to view paintings and then to vote for your favorite painting, go to the Members’ Choice Voting Tab – Deadline is October 26th. The winner will be announced at the Monday, November 13th CMW member meeting.

Paramount Lobby Show – October 30- December 4, 2017

Registration Deadline : October 10th, 2017  – Please send your images along with title, size, price and a statement about the painting to Mary Buhl at The statement could be about what inspired you, an approach that you used, what the painting conveys etc. This early deadline is for promotional purposes.
HANG Date: Monday Oct 30 4-5pm ($5 show fee for 1 or 2 paintings) gallery takes 40% commission
Monday Dec 4 10am-noon. Art must be gone by noon to allow new show hanging that afternoon.

The Paramount has advertised this event in their Fall brochure. There is a $5 signup fee. Sign up soon with Yvonne Schrank at

NOTE: There will be no show at the River’s Edge Convention Center this year.



Coming in October this Fall: David Smith workshopDates will be October 19-21st. Registration is currently closed.  If you want to be on a waiting list that is  coordinated by Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount Visual Arts Center. Contact him at (320) 257-5928 or or put your name on a waiting list . Topics to be covered are: “Master the Mist”, “Stunning Sculptures”, and “Pour the Glow”. One day will be spent on each topic. His website is



2017 Art Crawls: Nov. 3, 2017 – Thank you to Linda Addicott and Margaret Werlinger for volunteering to demo at the Paramount Visual Art Center.


** 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.) There is an open invitation for anyone ( even if you’re not a CMW member; even if you use other art mediums) to attend.




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