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.
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!
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.
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.”
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:
* 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE: There will be no show at the River’s Edge Convention Center this year.
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 workshop – Dates 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 email@example.com 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/
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.
** 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.