The November CMW Meeting will be held at the Paramount Visual Art Studios this coming Monday, November 13, 2017 beginning with networking/registration at 6 PM, at 6:20 President Kerry Kupferschmidt will provide an update on upcoming CMW activities and the Member’s Choice Award will be announced. Then about 6:30 we will also see this demo.
(For those of you viewers who are not CMW Members, please feel free to come and join us FREE for one meeting. If you wish to come to other demos, the fee is $5/meeting.)
Painting with Wild Abandon with Karen Knutson!
On Monday, November 13th, Karen Knutson will be our demo artist! She teaches workshops across the United States, traveling to a different state every month! She holds signature status in many National Watercolor Societies and has won many awards, both locally and nationally. In December of 2016, Karen was named one of 10 Artists to Watch by the Watercolor Artist Magazine! Her paintings have been featured in many books.
Karen is excited to demonstrate lots of fun tricks, using acrylics. For those of you who are watercolorists, please come and see some new tricks. You may be able to use them in your watercolors as well, OR Karen may sway you over to trying acrylic after all! She loves the brightness of the colors and the fact that one can layer and build such depth, using acrylics. You become a bit of an archaeologist as you remove layers later on and make discoveries underneath! Karen calls this demonstration process, “Painting like Gustav Klimt” because it results in tiny colorful shapes of exciting colors like he did in his paintings. She will also be sharing many gold special effects like Gustav used also. Her demonstration will include dropping liquid acrylic on the paper and then scraping it, using a credit card. The students always LOVE this process! We will touch on the subject of wire drawing, one of Karen’s favorite things EVER! Karen states about her use of acrylics, “Don’t get me wrong. I still enjoy using watercolor too, but I’m a painter first. I will use whatever media works to produce the effects that I want. If you struggle with design and composition, I have some tricks up my sleeve for that too!” To see more of Karen Knutson’s paintings, go to her website, www.karenknutson.com or her blog,
The Highest Power I
Life in Fast Lane
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.
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.”
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.
Member Meeting: Monday, November 13th – 6 PM at the Paramount– come and see Karen Knutson demonstrations
Monday, December 11th – 6 PM at Watab Hall – Christmas party. Bring an original painted Christmas Card, a treat to share and a joyful Christmas spirit!!
Reminder: Members’ Choice Award voting is now in process and goes through October 26th so there is plenty of time to view and consider your selection. Go to the Great River Gallery tab on this website to view the paintings and then to the Members’ Choice Award tab to vote — It’s easy. If you go to the gallery in person, you may vote there.
Congratulations to Kathy Braud
Four Clucks by Kathy Braud
who was awarded 2nd place in the Northstar Watermedia Juried National Exhibition for her painting, Four Clucks, at their reception held on October 15, 2017 in Blaine City Hall. The Juror was David Feinberg. That show will be on display at that venue until October 31st.
CMW Meeting- Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios -the meeting was held with Suz Galloway demonstrating her wet into wet approach to underwater rocks and had many other paintings available for viewing. Suz also had her very realistic botanical paintings available so we were able to see her wide scope of talent.
Suz’s demo of rocks underwater
Letting the paint run
A loose painting
Suz and another one of her paintings
|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) Gallery : CMW “Watercolor Magic” Show– Little Falls, MN – currently showing. A total of 20 artists show 80 paintings in this show. 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.
* 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.
Paramount Lobby Show – October 30- December 4, 2017
HANG Date: Monday Oct 30 ,4-5pm The Paramount Gallery charges 40% commission.
TAKEDOWN Date: Monday Dec 4 10am-noon. Art must be gone by noon to allow new show hanging that afternoon.
NOTE: There will be no show at the River’s Edge Convention Center this year.
Coming in October this Fall: David Smith workshop – Dates will be October 19-21st. Registration is currently closed. If you want to be on a waiting list that is coordinated by Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount Visual Arts Center. Contact him at (320) 257-5928 or firstname.lastname@example.org
. Topics to be covered are: “Master the Mist”, “Stunning Sculptures”, and “Pour the Glow”. One day will be spent on each topic. His website is https://dsmithfineart.com/
2017 Art Crawl: Nov. 3, 2017 – Thank you to Linda Addicott and Margaret Werlinger for volunteering to demo at the Paramount Visual Art Center.
** 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.) There is an open invitation for anyone ( even if you’re not a CMW member; even if you use other art mediums) to attend.