I apologize for the error in the date of our upcoming meeting next Monday — Or was this just a test to see who would catch the error first. Jana Tonsfeldt gets cudos on this test!! Yeah!!
Mary Buhl, Website Administrator
The November CMW Meeting will be held at the Paramount Visual Art Studios this coming Monday, November 13, 2017 beginning with networking/registration at 6 PM, at 6:20 President Kerry Kupferschmidt will provide an update on upcoming CMW activities and the Member’s Choice Award will be announced. Then about 6:30 we will also see this demo.
(For those of you viewers who are not CMW Members, please feel free to come and join us FREE for one meeting. If you wish to come to other demos, the fee is $5/meeting.)
Painting with Wild Abandon with Karen Knutson!
On Monday, November 13th, Karen Knutson will be our demo artist! She teaches workshops across the United States, traveling to a different state every month! She holds signature status in many National Watercolor Societies and has won many awards, both locally and nationally. In December of 2016, Karen was named one of 10 Artists to Watch by the Watercolor Artist Magazine! Her paintings have been featured in many books.
Karen is excited to demonstrate lots of fun tricks, using acrylics. For those of you who are watercolorists, please come and see some new tricks. You may be able to use them in your watercolors as well, OR Karen may sway you over to trying acrylic after all! She loves the brightness of the colors and the fact that one can layer and build such depth, using acrylics. You become a bit of an archaeologist as you remove layers later on and make discoveries underneath! Karen calls this demonstration process, “Painting like Gustav Klimt” because it results in tiny colorful shapes of exciting colors like he did in his paintings. She will also be sharing many gold special effects like Gustav used also. Her demonstration will include dropping liquid acrylic on the paper and then scraping it, using a credit card. The students always LOVE this process! We will touch on the subject of wire drawing, one of Karen’s favorite things EVER! Karen states about her use of acrylics, “Don’t get me wrong. I still enjoy using watercolor too, but I’m a painter first. I will use whatever media works to produce the effects that I want. If you struggle with design and composition, I have some tricks up my sleeve for that too!” To see more of Karen Knutson’s paintings, go to her website, www.karenknutson.com or her blog,
The Highest Power I
Life in Fast Lane
Update about upcoming events
The CMW show is on display from November 1 – December, 4 2017 at the Paramount Community Arts Center in the main lobby. The opening reception is from 5-9 Friday, November 3rd. As part of the St. Cloud Art Crawl, demo artists, Margaret Werlinger and Linda Addicott will be there to show their approach to watermedia art.
Kerry Kupferschmidt & Kathy Braud “Seasons in the Sun” Art Show at Great River Arts in Little Falls: The show starts Nov. 8th but continues through December until Dec. 30th. The Reception is Dec. 2nd at Noon- 2 pm. “We’ll be sending cards out soon.”
Invitations from Diane Runberg:
The Brainerd Area Arts Club will hold a holiday show and sale at the Franklin Art Center in Brainerd on November 11th. The show will feature art and other gift items by member artists.
The Crossing Arts Alliance will hold a “Kringle Market” that same day at 711 Laurel St. in downtown Brainerd. This willhighlight handmade items by its artist members at reasonable prices.
Member Meeting: Monday, November 13th – 6 PM at the Paramount– come and see Karen Knutson demonstrations
Monday, December 11th – 6 PM at Watab Hall – Christmas party. Bring an original painted Christmas Card, a treat to share and a joyful Christmas spirit!!