I hope you have all recovered from your turkey coma and are doing something fun. Maybe you’re putting up Christmas decorations, going Black Friday shopping or just taking it easy after a full Thanksgiving Day of family and/or friends or ~~~~painting your original watercolor card to bring to our December meeting? It’s all good!!
Here’s the latest news!
November 2017 Meeting at Paramount
- The biggest announcement made by Yvonne Schrank, CMW Treasurer was to give out the 2017 Members’ Choice Award of $50. Paintings by CMW members are viewed and then a vote is made for their favorite work. There was a tie so this year’s winners were Kerry Kupferschmidt for “Afternoon Light”and Sandra Driscoll for “Sartell Barn”. Congratulations to you both!
2. Our Demo was provided by Karen Knutson who showed members wire painting and other tips in acrylic which can be applied to watercolor. Below are some pictures about her demonstration. Click on photos to enlarge
3. Gordon Schrank, our incoming 2018 President, announced the February meeting – Easel Night’s Theme for President’s Choice: “It Caught My Eye”
December Meeting – December 11th Christmas Party at Watab Hall
For your calendar -note this date which is our annual Christmas meeting where the priority is socializing with friends plus meeting, greeting and making new friends. Members are invited to paint an original watercolor card for a Christmas card exchange and to bring a treat/goodie to share. Wine and coffee will be served. This year members are welcome to bring and share a painting they’ve accomplished as a result of a workshop or demo done anytime in 2017. Please come around 6 PM to Watab Hall.
Directions: Get to highway 15 (north) merging with 10 (west) and from that merge go about 4 miles to an intersection of County 4 and 79 (it is marked with signage). Turn left onto Cty 79 and go about the distance of 1 city block – the Watab Hall is on the left. There is an ample size parking lot.
Paramount Show – Scheduled for takedown 10AM – 12 Noon on Monday, June 4, 2017. Be sure to arrange someone to pick up your art if you can’t make this extraordinary time.
Waite Park Library Show in February, 2108 – This is a smaller venue so spaces are limited. Be sure to sign up soon. One painting per artist. Setup is Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 4-5 PM. Contact Yvonne Schrank with your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for registration and jpeg submission to Mary Buhl at email@example.com is January 22, 2018.
More exciting news – the CMW Board had been working hard to plan a fun spring watercolor painting retreat to be held at Linden Hills Center in Little Falls, MN for Monday – Thursday, May 7-10, 2018. Depending on the number of attendees the entire room cost would be somewhere in the range of $150-$200 total for 3 days and nights at this beautiful venue. Food and drink are at your own expense.
Even more exciting is that David Smith would come for one whole day of instruction on Tuesday, May 8th and includes a lunch. This is at no added expense to 3 day attendees. Other CMW members may come for the day, depending on space, for a fee of $100 with a sandwich lunch included.
Please visit the Linden Hills website to see all the amenities and the lovely historical housing. Their website is linden-hill.org – just click on this link to view.
A non-refundable deposit for registration will be needed soon and will be addressed at the December CMW meeting. This is needed to secure the dates.
A 2018 Fall Workshop with Andy Evenson is in the planning stages. More to come~~~
Silver Brushes paint from 8:30 – 11:30 on Monday mornings at Whitney Senior Centre. Feel free to join the group
There is a group that paints from 12:30 – 4 PM on Thursday afternoons at Watab Hall. An artist of any medium is welcome to come.