News as of February 14, 2016

Happy Valentines’ Day 

PREFACE:
You will notice a change in approach to these posts which will be on a trial basis.  There will be 4 sections:
1.  CMW Meetings— included will be presentations images from the most recent meeting and plans for the next 3 months.
2.  CMW Showsincluded will be CMW shows coming up in the near future
3.  Events (Educational and other events) — included in this section will be regional workshops, paint ins, area and show opportunities based on notice to the CMW website administrator .  The first post for an event will contain detailed information as available.  Events will continue to be referenced until the date of registration or the event has passed. The original posting date with information will be referenced as you will see in this post.  You can also find information in the appropriate tabs on this website.
4.  Announcements included will be acknowledgement of awards, show entries key board messages and other items of interest.  Please send your information and image(s) to Mary Buhl at mnlady205@jetup.net and to Bonnie Schwichtenberg at bswitz@cloudnet.com. (Bonnie publishes the CMW newsletter)

Your feedback is most welcome!  You may contact any member of the CMW Board or Mary or Bonnie at the above emails.

Here’s the latest news :

1.  CMW Meetings

       * The February CMW meeting was held on Feb. 8th with artists showing their “Birds of a Feather” interpretive art.  Here are some of those works:

 


       * March 14th, 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio —   The demo will be done by Gail Speckman.  You may view more of her work at  gailspeckmann.com.


April  (date ??) 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio Watch this website and the CMW newsletter for an official announcement about the date of the meeting.  The plan is to have a demo by Don Andrews, our spring workshop artist, sometime
in the first week of April.

* May 9th, Monday at 6 PM at Paramount Arts StudioDemo by Ellen Jean Diederich. To see more of her work click on this website address givinity.com

2.  CMW Shows
* Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Sauk Rapids – March 1-31.
Robyn says “
I will need your artist information by February 25th. I need titles, price, and contact information (email or phone #). It looks like we will have room for 2 pieces per artist. The participation fee is $5 and can be paid when we hang.We will hang between 4:00 and 5:00 on March 1st and take down between 4:00 and 5:00 on March 31st.  If you can not be there at these times please make arrangements for delivery or pick up of your paintings.Good Shepherd is in Sauk Rapids, the address is 1115 4th Ave N.”  Enter the main entrance and check in with Jodi Speicher for direction to the art display area  Robyn’s email: robyncmw@gmail.com

* St. Cloud Hospital – “Labor of Love” –  May 1-31.  Information due to Robyn York by April 26, 2016. You may email her at robyncmw@gmail.com

 

3.  Events (Educational and other)

*Share Your Art!  *Holdingford High School –  please contact Geriann Friday at geriannfriday@yahoo.com or call 320-333-5577.  Items also accepted for our silent auction/raffle.   See original post Feb 2,2016 for full details.

Christian Arts Festival, Eagan, MN: We are about a month away from the March 4 deadline for submitting art to this year’s Christian Arts Festival. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me and I can help you out. Also, the deadline for art submission has some flexibility, please just let me know where you are in the process.  Furthermore, we are happy to announce that the internationally acclaimed artist Makoto Fujimura will be speaking at our festival.  Please see the website for further details.  Contact:Cell Phone: 651.246.5234 –  WEBSITE:  TSRRARTS.ORG ;   Art submission information

*Artists’ Market 2016! – Northstar Watermedia Event, May 13-14, 2016. Deadline:  March 17  Please download the Registration Form (Registration Form in Word OR 2016 Registration form word pdf) and follow directions on it.  You can mail the completed form to Pat (see top of form)
See original post Feb 2,2016 for full details.

Artistry Opens Call for Artists for 2018 Exhibition Year   (Bloomington, MN) –All proposals must be received online by March 31, 2016 to be considered and a $10 non-refundable application fee is required. For more information about application requirements and to apply, please visit artistrymn.org/visual_arts/apply/exhibit or contact Rachel Daly at 952-563-8570.  See original post of Jan 16, 2016 for full details.

*Don Andrews Workshop at Paramount Visual Arts Center ( St. Cloud) – April 5-8th with a focus on painting figures into landscapes.  Cost $375 – register with the Paramount Visual Art Center – Derick Segerstrom  Ph:  (320) 257-5928 or email: derick@paramountarts.org 

**Plein Air Grand Marais 2016 CompetitionThe Grand Marais Art Colony is seeking submissions for the 14th Annual Plein Air Grand Marais competition September 9 – 16, 2016. Applications are being accepted via onlinejuriedshows.com  .   Deadline: Friday, April 8th 2016, 11:45pm   See original post of Jan 9, 2016 for full details.

 

4.  Announcements

Congratulations to Kathy Braud:  Great news!   On Thursday, February 11th Kathy was interviewed at 8:10 with Northern Community Radio  KAXE | KBXE  during  their  Morning Show that day.   They gave a head’s up about her demo and meet & greet on Feb. 13thheld at the  Crossing Arts Feature Event.  The Northern Community Radio studios are based in Grand Rapids and Bemidji.   Alauna Yust, the radio show producer  said:   “I have looked through your work on the web extensively, and I can hardly believe you work in watercolor. It is just so bold and colorful! I can’t wait to learn more about your work.”

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News as of February 2, 2016

We start off with a new month and many events(LOTS) on the calendar!

  1. CMW Meetings
    * February 8th, 6PM at Paramount Arts Studio — Bring your interpretive painting of “Birds of a Feather”  for our Easel night -even if you haven’t completed it.  Or you can bring any piece as you wish.  You can explain your  approach and ask for input as desired.    There will also be  an overview of the CMW website and what’s next.  This is also the last chance to register for the Campfire Bay Weekend  from March 10-13.

    March 14th, 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio — There will be a demo on abstract painting from Gail Speckmann.  You may click on her  website to see her work:  gailspeckmann.com.

    April  (date ??) 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio Watch this website and the CMW newsletter for an official announcement about the date of the meeting.  The plan is to have a demo by Don Andrews, our spring workshop artist, sometime
    in the first week of April.
     2.   CMW Shows
         * Whitney Senior Center – CMW Show runs from February 1 – March 31.
           * Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Sauk Rapids – March 1-31.
Hang date is March 1st.  Enter the main entrance and check in with Jodi Speicher for direction to the art display area        
         * St. Cloud Hospital – “Labor of Love” –  May 1-31.  Information due to Robyn York by April 26, 2016.

   3.   Events ( Educational and Other Activities)
 Campfire Bay Painting Weekend
Final arrangements are being confirmed for the March 10-13th CMW painting weekend.  This will be great fun.  Payment is due at the Feb CMW meeting.  Registrations will close as of that date.  Please contact Robyn York to sign up.  Her email is robyncmw@gmail.com.

Share Your Art!

Holdingford High School FAN Club (Fine Arts Now) is looking for YOU to share your talents for our “Celebration of the Arts” event on Sunday March 13th from 1-3:00pm at the Holdingford High School, with a focus on having several “hand on” activities for people to try.  We want to celebrate that art is all around us, so we have people joining us from ALL kinds of arts: song, dance, instrumentals, speeches, woodworking, cake decorating, hair stylist, balloon tying, florist, the list goes on! We want you to join us and celebrate your art!  We are looking for artists to volunteer your talents and help us to celebrate art all around us.  In exchange for volunteering your talents we encourage you to bring anything to promote your business/service.If you are willing to share your talents with our community, please contact Geriann Friday at geriannfriday@yahoo.com or call 320-333-5577.  Items also accepted for our silent auction/raffle.

 

Don Andrews Workshop at Paramount Visual Arts Center ( St. Cloud)
This workshop runs from April 5-8th and will focus on painting persons in landscapes.  Please contact the Paramount Visual Arts Center for registration.

Don Andrews

Don Andrews

  Upcoming Anne Abgott Workshop (Iowa)
The Le Mars Iowa Arts Center is hosting a three day workshop by Anne Abgott in May of 2016. Cost is just $225 for all 3 days. A meet and greet will be on May 23, workshop from 9 – noon and 1 – 4 on May 24 – 26. We invite any of you that are interested to please contact me for more details by email or phone. We are a 501 (c)(3) Non profit organization. Judy Marienau, Administrator 712-546-7476 or email lemarsarts@frontiernet.net 
North Star Artist Market
This event in event will include all kinds of watercolor and watermedia, continuous demo’s under the big mirror, artists at work on the sidelines every day, a chance to visit with artists. Art is for sale, all original works, even cards are original artworks. Free admission.  Contact the northstarwatermedia.com site if interested.

Kathy Braud is giving a demo under the big mirror at Artist Market 2016 at 6 PM Friday evening, May 14, 2016.  A floral – loose and abstract is the plan for that demo.

 4.    Announcements
CongratulationsSandra Driscoll was accepted into the Arts In Harmony for this year. The show runs from Feb 1 to March 24 at the Sherbourne County building in Elk River.  A reception will be held Feb 7 from 1:00 to 3:30.  Here is one of her paintings:
Stone Town

Stone Town


Congratulations also go out to Kathy Braud for several accomplishments:

The 2016 Juried Exhibit is on display at the Jaques Art Center, Aitkin, MN which goes until February 20th, 2016  Judge, Derek Davis.
She has 3 art pieces on display at that exhibit.  Here is one of her works:

Braud - Cherry Toppers

Cherry Toppers

Kathy has a watercolor art exhibition at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St Paul, MN  January – March 2016
Kathy will also be the featured exhibit artist at the Crossing Arts in Brainerd for February and March.  Saturday, Feb 13 will be a meet and greet plus a demo from 10 AM – 2 PM.

*Phishing- without a line,  hook and sinker!!   Recently some phishing emails have come to the CMW website.  So, how do you know if an email is real or is phishing.    Here are some cautionary tips for you:
*  You will note unusual or strange language used – references are general and not specific.
*  It is common that there are compliments of some kind that are made
*  They often refer to a different website
*  The emails commonly are of a gmail address and there are numbers associated with the name ie
johnsenior6804@gmail.com.  This is a red flag for a phishing email.

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News as of January 16, 2016

1. CMW has a new President– Kerry Kupferschmidt.  After a lot of nervous waiting we are very happy to announce that Kerry Kupferschmidt has agreed to serve for the years of 2016 and 2017 as President of Central Minnesota Watercolorists.   We look forward to continuing the full agenda of CMW events thoughout these next 2 years.

Kupferschmidt - Portrait

After much soul searching I have decided to say “Yes.”  Yes to being your next President of Central Minnesota Watercolorists! I look forward to playing a role in the continued growth of a great organization. We have a lot of exciting opportunities in the upcoming years and I am delighted to be part of that. I love watercolor and see much potential for us to express our creativity and continue to grow as artists. Stef and the rest of the board has made great progress in the last couple years. I only hope I can give everyone a nudge to continue to progress.  I am glad to step up and help!”
Kerry Kupferschmidt

2.  CMW Meetings:
~~~The January CMW Meeting on the 11th included a demo on framing and matting by Robyn York.   It was very informative and clarified many aspects about mat cutters, materials, technique and framing principles.

~~~The February CMW Meeting  to be held Monday, Feb 8th in the Paramount Visual Art Center will be devoted to hearing from our new President and then having Easel Night where we may show our paintings along the theme of “Birds of a Feather” or any other work we would like to exhibit.  If you like, you may ask for feedback on your work.  If you need a ride, you may feel free to contact anyone from the CMW board and we will help line up a ride for you.
This is the last chance to sign up for the March Paint-in weekend at Campfire Bay from March 10-13th.

~~~For the March CMW Meeting to be held Monday the 14th, there is a change in the demonstrator presentation.  Taking Pat Choffrut’s place will be Gail Speckmann focusing on abstract paintings.  You may click on her website to see her work:  gailspeckmann.com.

3.  Upcoming Shows:
* The Red River Watercolor Society (RRWS) is gearing up for the 23rd Annual National Watermedia Exhibition!
Deadline is February 1, 2016 
Opening is May 17th, 2016 at the Plains Art Museum
Juried by Tom Francesconi, AWS, NWS, TWSA, WW

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 15, 2016 Contact: Rachel Daly, Director of Visual Arts 952-563-8570│rdaly@artistrymn.org
Artistry Opens Call for Artists for 2018 Exhibition Year   (Bloomington, MN)   Emerging and established artists and artist groups residing in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin who are 18 years or older are invited to submit a proposal for the 2018 Exhibition Program at Artistry. All proposals must be received online by March 31, 2016 to be considered. Individuals or groups working in any medium, with the exception of film or video, are eligible. Proposals will be reviewed by a jury panel who will select artists/artist groups based upon the quality of the artwork, creativity and originality, technical skill, and the overall quality of the proposal. Artists may be combined for a small group show or chosen for a solo exhibition to create a dynamic and exciting exhibition calendar that showcases a variety of media and styles. Artistry curates approximately fourteen exhibitions per year in the Inez Greenberg Gallery and Atrium Gallery, both located in the Bloomington Center for the Arts. There were over 48,000 visits to the Inez Greenberg Gallery in 2015. All proposals must be received online by March 31, 2016 to be considered and a $10 non-refundable application fee is required. For more information about application requirements and to apply, please visit artistrymn.org/visual_arts/apply/exhibit or contact Rachel Daly at 952-563-8570.
About Artistry: Artistry is a regional arts nonprofit serving more than 80,000 people annually through theater, visual arts, arts education, and creative placemaking programs. Artistry is a proud participant in the Twin Cities Ivey Awards and one of seven nonprofit organizations based in the Bloomington Center for the Arts. For more information, visit www.artistrymn.org or call 952-563-8575.

4.  Congratulations !!

* Kerry Kupferschmidt won an Honorable Mention Award at the Jaques Art Center Annual Juried Show in Aitkin.
   The show continues until February 20th, 2016.
  Here is his painting “Winter Departs” – Click on the painting to enlarge.

Winter Departs

Winter Departs

Dan Mondloch’s painting “The Rocks at Jay Cook” and Bonnie Schwichtenberg’s painting “Looking for Dinner” have been accepted into the 2016 Essential Art Exhibition. The opening reception is January 22nd between 6:00 and 8:00. Awards will be presented at 7:00.   Their paintings are below – click on them to enlarge.

Looking for Dinner

Looking for Dinner

Rocks at Jay Cooke

Rocks at Jay Cooke

5.  Don’t forget to sign up for the Don Andrews Workshop at the Paramount Visual Arts Center to be held in April.   There are only 6 spots remaining.  See prior posts for further information.

 

 

 

 

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