News as of October 16, 2017
Reminder: Members’ Choice Award voting is now in process and goes through October 26th so there is plenty of time to view and consider your selection. Go to the Great River Gallery tab on this website to view the paintings and then to the Members’ Choice Award tab to vote — It’s easy. If you go to the gallery in person, you may vote there.
Congratulations to Kathy Braud
Four Clucks by Kathy Braud
who was awarded 2nd place in the Northstar Watermedia Juried National Exhibition for her painting, Four Clucks, at their reception held on October 15, 2017 in Blaine City Hall. The Juror was David Feinberg. That show will be on display at that venue until October 31st.
CMW Meeting- Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios -the meeting was held with Suz Galloway demonstrating her wet into wet approach to underwater rocks and had many other paintings available for viewing. Suz also had her very realistic botanical paintings available so we were able to see her wide scope of talent.
Suz’s demo of rocks underwater
Letting the paint run
A loose painting
Suz and another one of her paintings
|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 karenknutson.com.
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) Gallery : CMW “Watercolor Magic” Show– Little Falls, MN – currently showing. A total of 20 artists show 80 paintings in this show. 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.
Paramount Lobby Show – October 30- December 4, 2017
HANG Date: Monday Oct 30 ,4-5pm The Paramount Gallery charges 40% commission.
TAKEDOWN Date: Monday Dec 4 10am-noon. Art must be gone by noon to allow new show hanging that afternoon.
NOTE: There will be no show at the River’s Edge Convention Center this year.
Coming in October this Fall: David Smith workshop – Dates 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 email@example.com
. 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 https://dsmithfineart.com/
2017 Art Crawl: 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.