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 24, 2017

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!

Meetings

November 2017 Meeting at Paramount

  1.  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!

Yvonne Schrank with Members’ Choice Award Winners – Sandra Driscoll & Kerry Kupferschmidt

 

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.

Shows

Paramount ShowScheduled 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 schrank@prodigy.netDeadline for registration and jpeg submission to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com is January 22, 2018.

Events

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.

Workshops

A 2018 Fall Workshop with Andy Evenson is in the planning stages.  More to come~~~

Painting Opportunities

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.

 

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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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