News as of Saturday, June 24, 2017

Ahhhh!! -Summertime is here!  As I inspect my roses for aphids and other critters, I am always inspired when a dragonfly goes by as it waffles across bushes and leaves then flies go-lightly keeping to it’s own reason for being.  Susan’s painting below makes me think of those times…..and so I go on enjoying my own reason for being.

                                                          “Dragonfly” Susan-Jensen Cekalla                                                               Watercolor on Masa paper

 

Here’s what’s going on~~~~

Congratulations Marilyn!!

“Marilyn Clement won first place in the advanced watercolor category of Artists of MN juried Spring Show in Duluth May 20, 2017.  “Old Mill” was painted after a recent visit to Sedona AZ.”


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In followup to Judy Fawcett’s  demo at our Monday,
May 8th Meeting , Judy showed us a relatively easy way to think about putting people  forms into paintings.   If you’re like me, you lost your paper and now want to review her approach so here you go. She uses letters to help create these forms.

 

   ~Shows~

 

Centracare Plaza Show  – June 2017  –
– There is a lovely show at this location so be sure to stop by and see it.
                  * Takedown date is June 30 from 4-5 pm.

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East Bank Gallery Show in Sioux Falls, SD

Here are the paintings that will be on display  at the East Bank Gallery during the month of July.   Click on a painting to enlarge.

– Here are the details for participating artists:

 

1. Your Art:  You need to properly frame your work, including strong wiring (only) on back.
         *To keep work safe for transport we are asking everyone to
                 use bubble  wrap to protect your work

          *Put your wrapped art in a large garbage bag labeled
                  with your name on it so that we get 
it returned to you
                  properly. 
            * Bring your signed “Guest Artist Agreement” (2 pages) with
                         your art.  It is on the East Bank Gallery website.
             * Let Kerry know if you use UV protected glass or if your art
                        is acrylic. Ruthmary may have a window 
                         space 
available in sunlight.
     
  2.  Art delivery:    
               *Plan to deliver your art to Kerry’s place on Monday or 
                  Tuesday,  June 26th or 27th any time from 3:30-5:00 pm.
                  Address is: 3600 W. St. Germain St. (#340),  St. Cloud.     
                               Our gray Rav 4 in the parking lot by Door B on the
                                  St. Germain (west) side  
 
 3. Art Transport:
                *Kerry and his wife will do the drop off all art to the        
                          East Bank  Gallery Sunday, July 2nd at 1 pm.
                 *The Gallery will hang the show.
                 * If you prefer to deliver art yourself the art needs to be
                          there by that time. 
 
 
  4.  Reception:  July  7, 5-8 PM
              * Mary Buhl is planning to attend the reception.  It would be 
                      good if we could have some people join   
                      her in representing
 CMW.                                  
              * Contact Mary to coordinate travel and car pooling.  Her 
                      number is 320-252-4412  or email mnlady949@gmail.com
 
   5.   Close of Show and transport back:  Sunday July 30th, 1 PM    
            * Bonnie Schwichtenberg is coordinating the return of the art – she cannot
                         bag and bring back all 23 art pieces.   
   Mark your calendars
              * Returned art will be brought to the St. Cloud Library Parking Lot,
                                                    Northwest corner by 6:45 to 7:45 pm.

               *  Please wait for them to arrive. Library will NOT be open.      
 
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Munsinger Park  Annual ” Art Fair in The Garden” – (CMW booth) Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Contact Yvonne Schrank at schrank@prodigy.net if interested in participating.  NO FEE.   Pat Spence will be in charge of coordinating this event.

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St Cloud Library Exhibit, July 1-31, 2017, $5 fee.   Contact Yvonne at 320-251-8248 or schrank@prodigy.net. Hang date is June 30 from 4-5  and take down date TBA.  

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Great River Arts CMW Show– Little Falls, MN   October, 2017  
By July 5th, please submit an example of your art to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com.  Art is needed for potential use by this gallery for promotional purposes.

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River’s Edge Convention Center CMW Exhibit November -December 2017  –  Tentative dates. Further details to follow.

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Paramount Lobby ShowOctober 30- December 4, 2017 – Details to follow
 

                                                                  ~Events~

 

Minnesota State Fair – Great opportunity for watercolor artists – August, 2017  See information at: http://www.mnstatefair.org/competition/fine_arts.html or
please contact competition@mnstatefair.org or call (651) 288-4417

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Northstar Watermedia SocietyCall for Entry – Entry Deadline August 1st.  Kathy Braud says “ This is great opportunity to work toward the challenge of stretching your reach…. beyond your current art goals.  You can submit 3 paintings for the judge to view – only one can be used.”  See details below.

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Coming in October this Fall:  David Smith workshopDates will be October 19-21st.  Registration is being coordinated by Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount Visual Arts Center.   Contact him at (320) 257-5928 or dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org .  This workshop will be open to the public in mid-July.  Topics to be covered are: “Master the Mist”, “Stunning Sculptures”, and “Pour the Glow”.  One day will be spent on each topic.  See this summary by David:

 His website is https://dsmithfineart.com/

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Art Crawls:  CMW Artists needed – Please sign up by notifying Kerry Kupferschmidt or any board member.

June 9, 2017   -St. Cloud Down Town Association Spring Art Crawl at the Paramount.   Marilyn Clement and Pat Spence painted at this art crawl.

 Aug. 11, 2017 from 3-9 pm – Again CMW assists the Paramount in bringing the arts to the public.  
This is a longer time and we usually split up the shifts and paint for part of it in pairs.  It is really a
 pleasant way 
 to spend some hours painting.  Kerry Kupferschmidt, Barb Rogan and Mary Buhl will be painting.  

Nov. 3, 2017 –  Two artists from the club represent CMW in Studio B from 5-9. 
 They can paint, show works for sale, visit with the crowd, whatever  
they feel comfortable doing.             2 artists are needed  

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 There are no meetings this summer so keep up to date on this website and  the newsletter!!

** 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.)  Anyone who wants to, is invited.

 SAVE THE DATE:  CMW Annual Meeting and Silent Auction – Monday, Sept.  11, 2017 at Watab Hall.      Further details TBD.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

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News as of Sunday, April 23, 2017

It’s the Spring debut- rain, thunder, green, sprouts, gardens, birds, daylight, sunshine, hikers, and ~~~~~~Painting!

                                                                                   ~ Meetings~ 

Monday, May 8th Meeting – Gather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN. 
The meeting will include an update from President, Kerry Kupferschmidt and a demo by Judy Fawcett.  Judy plans to show her process of developing a painting from a value sketch to color sketch to final painting.  Members are encouraged to bring a sketch book to follow her instructions on drawing simple figures which enhance the over composition of the painting.   Her website is mnartists.or/judy-fawcett.

 

** 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.)  Anyone who wants to, is invited.

                                                                             
                                                                                      
 ~Shows~

St. Cloud Hospital Show – May 2017

– Be sure to get your information to Yvonne Schrank (click on her email address) schrank@prodigy.net by  Wednesday, April 26, 2017.  
                  * Artist name – with phone and/or email contact information
                *
Title of painting, Price (Including sales tax)
                *
 Framed Size
                * Price – with and without tax  – Tax amount is 7.375%
  (Let Yvonne know and she would be willing to calculate this for you)

Cost to participate is $5 one time fee;
Location: The gallery on the first floor adjacent to the chapel.  The nearest entrance is the main entrance on the north side of the hospital past the gift shop and administration office area then head south to the middle of the building.
– 2 paintings and can bring another depending on space
Commission is 15%
– Hang time is Monday, May 1st from 4-5 pm.  Takedown time is Wednesday, May 31st from 4-5 pm

Centracare Plaza Show  – June 2017  – Contact Yvonne Schrank at schrank@prodigy.net if interested in participating.

Munsinger Park  Annual Art Fair – (CMW booth) Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Contact Yvonne Schrank at schrank@prodigy.net if interested in participating.

St Cloud Library Exhibit, July 1-31, 2017, $5.  Contact Yvonne at 320-251-8248 or schrank@prodigy.net. Hang and take down dates TBA.  

Great River Arts CMW Show– Little Falls, MN   October, 2017   Further details to follow

River’s Edge Convention Center CMW Exhibit – November -December 2017  –  Tentative dates. Further details to follow.

Paramount Lobby ShowNovember, 2017  Details TBA
 

                                                                                                    ~Events~
           
Paramount Visual Arts Center has an opportunity for CMW member participation:

Dan Mondloch Plein Air Course  – June 6,7,8 2017  9AM – 4PM  Paramount Visual Arts Center
To see further information – click on this web address:  https://paramountarts.secure.force.com/ticket/#sections_a0Fo000000iVaCWEA0

 “Painting outdoors is exhilarating because you get to stretch your legs, enjoy fresh air, and immerse yourself in inspirational subjects. While inspiration runs high when painting outside, sometimes the amount of material to paint from can be overwhelming. In this workshop I will show you how I select a subject and composition from the expansive 360 degree view. Learn to simplify your subject and find strength in the power of large shapes. With the big shapes taken care of, it’s easier to loosen up and find confidence in using fluid washes, expressive brushwork, and bold color. There will be a plein air demonstration each morning and afternoon, with plenty of time for students to paint and explore on their own. Painting locations to be determined (input welcome).”

Here are examples of Dan’s work:

 

 

Minnesota State Fair – Great opportunity for watercolor artists

See information at: http://www.mnstatefair.org/competition/fine_arts.html or
please contact competition@mnstatefair.org or call (651) 288-4417

 

Coming in October this Fall:  David Smith workshop – Details to be announced.

Here are examples of David Smith’s art:

 

Art Crawls:  CMW Artists needed – Please sign up at the May meeting

June 9, 2017   -St. Cloud Down Town Association Spring Art Crawl at the Paramount.  Two artists from CMW in Studio B from 5-9.  
They can paint, show works for sale, visit with the crowd, whatever they feel comfortable doing. 

 Aug. 11, 2017 from 3-9 pm – Again CMW assists the Paramount in bringing the arts to the public.  
This is a longer time and we usually split up the shifts and paint for part of it in pairs.  It is really a pleasant way
 to spend some hours painting.

Nov. 3, 2017 –  Two artists from the club represent CMW in Studio B from 5-9. 
 They can paint, show works for sale, visit with the crowd, whatever  
they feel comfortable doing. 

 

 SAVE THE DATE:  CMW Annual Meeting and Silent Auction – Monday, Sept.  11, 2017 at Watab Hall.
Further details TBD.
       

 


 

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News as of Friday, May 6 2016

Banner paintings above courtesy of Judith Meyeraan  

“May Flowers are here~~~ – enjoy! 

Trillium by Linda Addicott

Trillium by Linda Addicott

Of Special Note:  There is a paint in at Watab Hall this Saturday, May 9th from 9-4.  Bring a bag lunch, your art supplies and make the most of the day.  Coffee and wine is proviced. Cost is $5 payable at the door.

Here’s the news~~

  1. Meetings

Monday, May 9th Meeting -To be held on May 9th at the Paramount Visual Arts Studio 6 PM.   Our guest artist, Ellen Diederich, will be doing the demonstration. Ellen sent this message: 2016 Ellen Jean Diedrich

“My demonstration will be on Painting Powerful Paintings with Colorful Darks. This is based on my new workshop where we focus on values, open and closed shapes and selecting dominant value and color groups for your paintings. Several watercolor techniques will be used and discussed to create the demonstration painting. I will be using the staining pigments. In my actual workshop, students will practice working with these design factors as they uncover the power of the staining pigments. As technical as this all sounds, I believe this will be a fun (experience)and hopefully everyone will be tempted to give up any fear of the darks.” See and example of her work below ( Click on it to enlarge):
Diederich - Charleston Light

Charleston Light

The next regularly scheduled membership meeting to be held will be the annual membership dinner and silent auction September 12th at Watab Hall.

2. Shows

May 1 – 31 *CMW has a show at St. Cloud Hospital

June 1-20  CMW show at Centracare Plaza.  Fee $5; one painting.  Signup by May 25, 2016 with Robyn York – robyn@cmwgmail.com. or call 320-220-0684.

June 27 – July 29  CMW show at the St. Cloud Library.  Fee $5; two paintings.  Signup by June 18 with Robyn York robyn@cmwgmail.com. or call 320-220-0684.

July 21st   Art in the Garden Show at Munsinger Gardens, St. Cloud MN.  Pat Spence will coordinate – contact her at gpdspence@gmail.com.

3.  Events

*Dan Mondloch – Plein Air Workshop June 7-9
Here is what Dan says:

“Painting outdoors is exhilarating because you get to stretch your legs, enjoy
fresh air, and immerse yourself in inspirational subjects. While inspiration runs
high when painting outside, sometimes the amount of material to paint from
can be overwhelming. In this workshop I will show you how I select a subject and
composition from the expansive 360 degree view. Learn to simplify your subject
and find strength in the power of large shapes. With the big shapes taken care
of, it’s easier to loosen up and find confidence in using fluid washes, expressive
brushwork, and bold color. There will be a plein air demonstration each morning
and afternoon, with plenty of time for students to paint and explore on their
own. Painting locations to be determined (input welcome).”

Click on this link for more information and signup:     www.paramountarts.org or call 320-257-5928

 

*CALL for ART!
Visual Arts Minnesota (VAM) is looking for 2D and 3D artists to exhibit their artwork during the 2nd Annual Lemon Twist Tour on Thursday, June 23rd, from 12-6pm. Lemon Twist is a partnership of VAM, St. Cloud State University (SCSU) and the Historic South Side Neighborhood in conjunction with the Lemonade Concert & Art Fair. Artwork will be featured in 5 historic homes near SCSU, including a sculpture garden.

Notes about artwork:
-All mediums accepted.
-All artwork must be ready to display (wired if framed).
-All artwork must be for sale.
-Members and non-members of VAM are encouraged to apply.

To be considered, please complete the application form, https://form.jotform.com/51095205117952, which includes 5 images of your artwork.
Deadline for application is Sunday, May 15, at 5pm.

Visit the CMAB Calls For Artists Page for application links!



* Lian Quan Zhen Fall workshop October 24-26, 2016 focus is Chinese Painting.  This is a great time to learn how to paint with simple strokes and exercise your skills in not overworking your paintings. Signup with Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928   or email at derick@paramountarts.org.  Here are examples of Lian’s Chinese paintings:

 

* Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop coming to the Paramount with a focus on painting portraits.  This nationally known artist is in high demand so let Derick Segerstrom know of your interest in signing up for this workshop.  ContactDerick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or email at derick@paramountarts.org.  Here are examples of his work:

 

4.  Announcements

  • Demo artists are needed for art crawls in St. Cloud – Contact a CMW board member to volunteer.  It’s a fun experience — and you can be doing most anything which is entertaining to the visitors.

 

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