News as of Friday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!!  2018 is having us really “chilling out”.  At least we can enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets — whenever the temperamental sun decides to shine!!

Watercolor painting done by yours truly done under the guidance of Donna Jarve where we mounted watercolor paper on a wooden frame and then painted. Fun!!  Mary Buhl

Welcome to Susan Jensen-Cekalla as our new Vice-President.  Her work will be to coordinate demonstration artists, coordinate the annual meeting and give her highly valuable input to the future planning and events by CMW.  What a great addition to the board. 





Member Events: 

Kathy Braud has a large watercolor show at M-State College at:

 Charles Beck Gallery
1414 College Way,
Fergus Falls, MN
from Jan 8 – Feb 28, 2018.
Reception will be 2 – 4 ,Wed. Feb 7, 2018


CMW Meetings: 

January 2018 – No Meeting. Prepare for February President’s Challenge and Easel night. The President’s Painting Challenge is “It Caught My Eye”.

February 12, 20186 PM Member Meeting– Easel night at the Paramount starts at 6 PM with registrations and networking.  President Gordon Schrank will have a report for the members and the painting viewing will be conducted after that.  Bring your painting in response to the President’s Challenge, “It Caught My Eye” and/or any other paintings you would like to show to your colleagues. This night is not a critique but rather you may ask for input if you wish. It’s a very friendly and supportive process.

March 12, 2018Member Meeting at the Paramount at 6 PM – There will be registrations for upcoming art shows available and a short meeting.  There will be a demo by Kathy Braud, CMW Member focusing on how to make a variety of skies with clouds that will add interest to landscapes. 

April 9, 2018 – Member Meeting at the Paramount at 6 PM.  Demo artist will be Georgia Kandiko, a current instructor at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, the South Shore Community Center and the U of M Landscape Arboretum.

May 14, 2018 – Member Meeting at the Paramount at 6 PM.  Demo artist will be Catherine Hearding from Lake Elmo.  She is a well known instructor of art organizations in the Cities and was a Juror for Selection and Awards for watercolor at the 2017 State Fair.


EXCITING NEWS – A Paint in will be held at Linden Hills in Little Falls, MN. May 7-10. Includes 1 day Workshop with David Smith.   There are openings for the day Workshop with David Smith.  Contact Pat Spence to see if there is any availability for the entire retreat event.  See details in CMW January  Newsletter or go under the Newsletter tab on this website.

Upcoming Shows:

Waite Park Library Show – February 1-28, 2018
Important dates
– jpeg of your by March 16, 2-10 painting to Mary Buhl at 

– hang time is Feb. 1st from 4-5 pm
– takedown is Feb. 28 from 4-5 pm
Contact Yvonne Schrank to sign up –

Good Shepherd Show – April 2 – May, 31 2018
Important dates:
– jpeg of your by March 16, 2-10 painting to Mary Buhl at   
– Hang time is April 2 from 4-5 pm
– Down time is May 31 from 4-5 pm


**Keeping your paints and brushes wet – Paint with your Colleagues

Monday mornings 8:30-11:30 at Whitney center — Silver Brushes

Thursday afternoons 12:30 – 4 at Watab Hall – informal group gathering to paint whatever it is that you want to work on.


CMW Christmas Party – Card Exchange – Enjoy these creative card images!!

And all the wonderful social times and viewing of current art projects accomplished:




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