News as of December 6, 2017

Happy St. Nick’s Day!  Does anyone celebrate this day anymore?  At suppertime, my Uncle Jerry,  when coming in from the barn, would bang on the house and make such a ruckus outside that the little kids knew St. Nick was near and went running for their lives to huddle in a back bedroom. The next thing they heard was the sound of nuts and treats being thrown across the kitchen floor.   It is a fond family memory.

 

 

 

CMW MEETINGS

 Up Next is our Annual Holiday Gathering at Watab Hall on Monday, December 11, 2017. 

Here’s the plan:
 * Plan to meet and mingle around 6 PM
* Bring a treat to share; beverages provided are coffee, hot water for tea and hot chocolate plus wine will be available. Feel free to bring your own beverage if you wish
* Bring a painting to share that you have accomplished in the past year – could be based on a demo or workshop you attended or can be anything else you would like to share
* Bring your original painted watercolor card for our traditional card exchange –  optional participation
* Kerry will have a short agenda about the year and some items for discussion and input

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

February 12, 2018Member Meeting– Easel night at the Paramount starting at 6 PM.  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, 6 PM – Demo by Kathy Braud, CMW Member

EXCITING NEWS – Paint in at Linden Hills in Little Falls, MN.  May 7-10.  Includes 1 day Workshop with David Smith.  See details in CMW December Newsletter under the Newsletter tab on this website.

Upcoming Shows:  

Waite Park Library Show – February 1-28, 2018
    Important dates –  jpeg of your painting to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com

                                      by January 22, 2018
– hang time is Feb. 1st from 4-5 pm
– takedown is Feb. 28 from  4-5 pm
Contact Yvonne Schrank to sign up – schrank@prodigy.net

Good Shepherd Show – April & May, 2018
Important dates  – jpeg of your painting to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com

                                   by March 16, 2018
  – Hang and takedown times to be determined

**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 do whatever you want to work on

 

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News as of Friday November 3, 2017

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. 

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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.”

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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.

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Member Meeting:  Monday, November 13th – 6 PM at the Paramount– come and see Karen Knutson demonstrations

Monday, December 11th – 6 PM at Watab HallChristmas party. Bring an original painted Christmas  Card, a treat to share and a joyful Christmas spirit!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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.”

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Shows

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.

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Events

Coming in October this Fall: David Smith workshopDates 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 dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org
. 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/

 

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2017 Art Crawl: Nov. 3, 2017 – Thank you to Linda Addicott and Margaret Werlinger for volunteering to demo at the Paramount Visual Art Center.

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** 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.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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