News as of September 4, 2017

With Labor Day this week, trees changing colors, kids going back to school, Fall “last” getaways, football, and the CMW Annual Membership Meeting, there is no denying that our seasons are changing.  Your CMW Board has worked hard and the Fall plans for members are listed in this post.   

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Congratulations

Sandra Driscoll and Judith Meyeraan  submitted these paintings to the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts
Section and were selected for entry into that show.  This is the first time Judith has been accepted into this show.  We are proud of our CMW members and wish Sandra and Judith the best.

Kerry Kupferschmidt, Kathy Braud and Anita Hendrickx were accepted into North Star Watermedia National competition.  
Kudos to them!

 

 

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Meetings

CMW Annual Meeting and Silent Auction – Monday, Sept.  11, 2017 at Watab Hall.  Plan to arrive from 5-5:30 PM to register, network and bring your silent auction items for display.  
There will be a dinner at 6 PM followed by our President Kerry Kupferschmidt going through the annual agenda and other items of interest.  The dinner is free for members and $10 for guests.  Your presence and input are needed so  please plan to attend.  The Silent Auction will follow.

 

CMW Meeting- October 9, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios – registration at 6 PM; meeting begins at 6:20 pm and a demonstration by Suz Galloway.  Suz will focus on a wet into wet approach to underwater rocks.  She will also show her poured approach to her “Moonlight Painting accepted by Courage Kenny as one of their 2017 holiday card collection pieces.   Here are images of her paintings.  Further information can be found at her website: birchbriarstudios.com.

Suz Galloway is a member of the Transparent Watercolor Society, American Society of Botanical Artists, and Southwestern Watercolor Society and has served in several capacities on the board of the Minnesota Watercolor Society. 

Her work has been included in multiple national and regional juried competitions, invitational shows and galleries.  Recently one of her botanical pieces was juried into the Eloise Butler Wildflower Florilegium. Currently she teaches at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, the Edina Art Center, and conducts regional workshops and private lessons.

 

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)  CMW “Watercolor Magic” Show– Little Falls, MN –  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.  

Here are some key points:
Participating Artists:
*  You may submit up to 4 paintings (no repeat paintings) for this show — members are encouraged to sign up for this show.  Fee is $5 to sign up -notify Yvonne Schrank at schrank@prodigy.net with a deadline of September 25.
*  GRA collects a commission fee of 30% for GRA members; 40% for non-GRA members.  Note that GRA membership fee is $30.
*   If you want to have your paintings transported to the GRA Gallery in Little Falls,
please bring them to Watab Hall on Thursday,  September 28th 
between 1-4 PM. Otherwise be sure to arrange for transport to the Great River Gallery for the hang from 10-2 on Saturday, September 30.
*  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.

Member’s Choice Award
*  Participating Artists in GRA show, please submit your jpeg images along with title,
size, and price to Mary Buhl at
  mnlady949@gmail.com by Monday, September  25th.
CMW Members:   After the GRA show opens go to a special tab and page of images on this website to view
paintings and then to vote once for your favorite painting – Deadline is October 26th.   There will be a link for voting  on that page.
*  Winner will be announced at the Monday, November 13th CMW member meeting.

 Paramount Lobby Show – October 30- December 4, 2017 – The Paramount has advertised this event in their  Fall brochure.  There is a $5 signup fee.  Sign up soon with Yvonne Schrank at shrank@prodigy.net.

NOTE:  There will be no show at the River’s Edge Convention Center this year.

 

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Events

September 30th, 2017 – One Day Workshop by Donna Jarvae

Donna will present a new option for your watercolor paintings.  No matting, no framing, no glass to clean.  Get the new, modern look of stretched canvas with the beauty of watercolor and all of its properties.  Donna will cover how to stretch and prepare paper for wrapping around a wooden frame The paper then has to dry completely to make the surface tight as a drum.  Donna will have prepared canvasses for attendees to paint on.  She will also have some extra wood frames available for purchase if you are interested.  Then attendees will paint on the stretched paper so they can see how to handle it.  You will then do a painting of a lovely birch tree.  Here is Donna’s registration form for your convenience in knowing class content, venue details and registration.

Here are examples of the birch tree painting referenced above:

 

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 to register or put your name on a waiting list .    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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2017 Art Crawls:    Nov. 3, 2017 –  Two artists from the club to represent CMW in Studio B from 5-9 are needed.  You can paint, show Your works for sale, visit with the crowd, whatever  you feel comfortable doing.  

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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.)  Anyone who wants to, is invited.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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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
 

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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 January 15, 2017

Brrrr ~~~ We all need some distractions during Minnesota weather so here are some fun things for you to focus on in future months.

~Announcements~

Sandra Driscoll has been accepted into the Arts In Harmony juried show for 2017.  The show will be located at the Blaine City Hall from January 31 to March 30.  This is the show that used to be held at Elk River, but has been moved due to construction.  Sandra’s painting is titled “Tied Together”.  

 

 

The January 2017 Newsletter is now under that tab.

                                                                                    ~ Meetings~

Monday, February 13th –  Kerry Kupferschmidt selected the theme, “Spring’s the Thing” as the Easel night theme and gave it to the membership as a challenge for creating their own painting.  This meeting provides members an opportunity to present their work, their approach and to ask for input if desired.  This is not a formal critique process so come and join in and learn from artist colleagues.

Monday, March 13thGather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN:  The meeting will include an update from President,  Kerry Kupferschmidt and a presentation by Bonnie Cutts from the Golden Paint Company.  She will conduct an overview of a variety of art paint mediums and we will have a Q&A session.  This is a great chance to enlarge our knowledge and see what is new “out there”.

                                                            ~Shows~
Waite Park Library Show will be Feb. 1-28th, 2017.  Drop off is Feb. 1 from 4-5 pm.  Size of 16″ x 20″ or less are preferred.  Take down is from 4-5 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 28th.   Information and $5 payment is due to Yvonne Schrank by January 26th.  You can reach Yvonne this email – click on this link:  schrank@prodigy.net

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Show in Sauk Rapids will be held from March 31st – May 31st.  Hang time is from 3-4 on March 31st and take down is from 1:30-2:30 on May 31st.  Cost is $5/artist; two paintings/artist. Paintings at $150 or less sell the best.  Note the times for hang and takedown which are different than usual.

East Bank Gallery CMW Show in Sioux Falls, SD – Here is an opportunity to participate in this exclusive CMW Show which is to be held in July, 2017.  They will be promoting and advertising this show so early dates are necessary.  The Gallery staff project that selections will be made in early May and those accepted will be notified then.  There will be 2-4 alternate works selected in the event that sales occur during the show.  There is no limit to the number of paintings you can submit for the jurying process.  CMW will be coordinating the transport of artwork to and from the Gallery. 

The following is required for your participation in this show:

Before April 1st – Have a jpeg image of your artwork sent to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com along with the following information:       Title
                             Price
                             Size ( image size and framed or projected frame size)
                             Medium  i.e. Watercolor or mixed medium

Mary is very willing to assist you in photographing your work and sending it to her.  Her phone # is 320-252-4412.  Do not hesitate to call.  You will notice a page on the CMW website where the artwork will be displayed for the Gallery staff selection process.

                                                                                ~Events~

* Campfire Bay Resort – CMW Paint InCushing MN – March 9-12, 2017:  Plan now to come and enjoy distraction-free days of painting to your heart’s content or whatever you want to do — take walks, sit by the lake, take naps, read, watch videos – or do all of them. The Resort accommodates groups and is well setup for great work areas. Network with friends and colleagues.  Open to CMW members.  Fee for 3 days/3 nights is only $145 and includes the paint room fee.  Food of your choice is extra.   Sign up at one of the CMW meetings or contact a board member.

 * Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop to be held April 24-27th, 2017 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. The  reduced fee for CMW members is $450. Contact Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or email at derick@paramountarts.org. .
Here are examples of Ted’s work:

 


 

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