News as of Friday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!!  2018 is having us really “chilling out”.  At least we can enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets — whenever the temperamental sun decides to shine!!

Watercolor painting done by yours truly done under the guidance of Donna Jarve where we mounted watercolor paper on a wooden frame and then painted. Fun!!  Mary Buhl

Welcome to Susan Jensen-Cekalla as our new Vice-President.  Her work will be to coordinate demonstration artists, coordinate the annual meeting and give her highly valuable input to the future planning and events by CMW.  What a great addition to the board. 

 

 

 

 

Member Events: 

Kathy Braud has a large watercolor show at M-State College at:

 Charles Beck Gallery
1414 College Way,
Fergus Falls, MN
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from Jan 8 – Feb 28, 2018.
Reception will be 2 – 4 ,Wed. Feb 7, 2018

 

CMW Meetings: 

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

February 12, 20186 PM Member Meeting– Easel night at the Paramount starts at 6 PM with registrations and networking.  President Gordon Schrank will have a report for the members and the painting viewing will be conducted after that.  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 at the Paramount at 6 PM – There will be registrations for upcoming art shows available and a short meeting.  There will be a demo by Kathy Braud, CMW Member focusing on how to make a variety of skies with clouds that will add interest to landscapes. 

April 9, 2018 – Member Meeting at the Paramount at 6 PM.  Demo artist will be Georgia Kandiko, a current instructor at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, the South Shore Community Center and the U of M Landscape Arboretum.

May 14, 2018 – Member Meeting at the Paramount at 6 PM.  Demo artist will be Catherine Hearding from Lake Elmo.  She is a well known instructor of art organizations in the Cities and was a Juror for Selection and Awards for watercolor at the 2017 State Fair.

Events:

EXCITING NEWS – A Paint in will be held at Linden Hills in Little Falls, MN. May 7-10. Includes 1 day Workshop with David Smith.   There are openings for the day Workshop with David Smith.  Contact Pat Spence to see if there is any availability for the entire retreat event.  See details in CMW January  Newsletter or go under the Newsletter tab on this website.

Upcoming Shows:

Waite Park Library Show – February 1-28, 2018
Important dates
– jpeg of your by March 16, 2-10 painting to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com 

– 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 2 – May, 31 2018
Important dates:
– jpeg of your by March 16, 2-10 painting to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com   
– Hang time is April 2 from 4-5 pm
– Down time is May 31 from 4-5 pm

 

**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 paint whatever it is that you want to work on.

 

CMW Christmas Party – Card Exchange – Enjoy these creative card images!!

And all the wonderful social times and viewing of current art projects accomplished:

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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 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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