News as of Monday, September 25, 2017

The 2017 CMW Annual Meeting was held September 11, 2017 at 5 PM in Watab Hall.  The food was great, the networking even better.  Kerry  Kupferschmidt was happy to announce that Gordon Schrank is to be the 2018-19 President and Susan Jensen-Cekalla, new Vice-President.  The Silent Auction was a great success resulting in more than $500 addition to our coffers which is the result of generous members both in giving to the Silent Auction and in purchasing these donated items.  Thank you !

At the end of this post see also – the CMW Website Update which was distributed at the Annual meeting.

COMING UP NEXT

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:

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.  Submission of the images is Sept. 25th to Mary Buhl at mailto:mnlady949@gmail.com.
*  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 GRA Show, 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

Registration Deadline : October 10th, 2017  Please send your images along with title, size, price and a statement about the painting.  The statement could be about what inspired you, an approach that you used, what the painting conveys etc.   This early deadline is for promotional purposes.
HANGINGMonday Oct 30 4-5pm ($5 show fee for 1 or 2 paintings) gallery takes 40% commission
TAKEDOWN:  
 Monday Dec4 10am-noon.  Art must be gone by noon to allow new show hanging that afternoon.

 

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

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 topicHis website is https://dsmithfineart.com/

 

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2017 Art Crawls:    Nov. 3, 2017 – Thank you to Linda Addicott and Margaret Werlinger for volunteering to demo at the Paramount Visual Art Center.

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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.)  There is an open invitation for anyone ( even if you’re not a CMW member; even if you use other art mediums) to attend.

 

CMW Website Update

1. Security Update – CMW has engaged the services of Sitelock for continual monitoring and preventive services related to viruses, Trojans, hacks and malware increasing activity.  You should not notice any problems interacting with our website.  Please notify Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com if you do.

2.  Posts – For those of you who have subscribed to the website and get new posts in your email and if the email is “quirky”  ie.  hard to read due to size, or is disjointed where breaks occur in the sentences, please go to the website where you will find the post more cohesive.  You can also enlarge images on the website and you cannot do that in an email.  Computer functions can be so varied.

3.  New Website Process for CMW Shows – Beginning this Fall we are asking members who are entering CMW shows to send a jpeg image of their paintings to Mary for display on our website.  In addition to the actual painting – title, price, size, medium* and a statement related to the painting is needed. * It will be assumed that the medium is watercolor unless stated otherwise.
    Galleries are becoming more active about promoting shows and they want to use current images in those efforts.  CMW is benefited by getting free, early advertising and exposure to attract key audiences.  If you need assistance in any of these efforts i.e. photography, downloading/ uploading of images or anything else in the process please contact Mary Buhl at email (above).

4. YOUR Event  – If you have an event (workshop, class, exhibit, show) you want to promote, send Mary your request with details and images if you wish,  so that she can have your message go out in a post and will be available under the events tab.  Remember – This is your website intended to serve you.

 

 

 

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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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News as of Monday, May 8, 2017

Congratulations are in order for these CMW Members:

Kathy BraudPansies in Crystal Vase received a Merit Award at the NorthStar Watermedia Society Annual Member Exhibition, Mahtomedi,MN  at the reception April 20, 2017.

Tulip Bed at Dark received a Merit Award at the M State College in Fergus Falls,MN  at the reception  April 29, 2017 and the college is also buying the painting.    

                                                                             

 

Sandra DriscollTwo paintings of Sandra’s paintings were juried into the Minnesota Watercolor Society’s Spring Show.  The show runs from April 13 to June 18 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.  Her painting “Banjo” was among two paintings given the Merit Award

Linda Addicott – Hangin’ Out With the Stars

 “I just did a watercolor class with the residents and Jane Seymour at St.Benedict’s Nursing Home.   She wanted to work with seniors in a painting class so joined us for a painting session today. The photo is of Jane and I and 3 ladies that completed their paintings.”



                                                                
                                                   

 
Today – Monday, May 8th Meeting – Gather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN. 
The meeting will include an update from President, Kerry Kupferschmidt and a demo by Judy Fawcett.  Judy plans to show her process of developing a painting from a value sketch to color sketch to final painting.  Members are encouraged to bring a sketch book to follow her instructions on drawing simple figures which enhance the over composition of the painting.   Her website is mnartists.or/judy-fawcett.

   ~Shows~

Robyn York – Show at the St. Cloud Library, May 1-31, 2017.  The show includes paintings from Ireland as well as some recent paintings and several older paintings. Stop by and visit.  Here are three of the paintings that will be on display (click to enlarge):

St. Cloud Hospital Show – May 2017

Takedown time is Wednesday, May 31st from 4-5 pm

Centracare Plaza Show  – June 2017  –
– Be sure to get your information to Yvonne Schrank (click on her email address) schrank@prodigy.net by  Wednesday, May 24, 2017.  
               * Artist name – with phone and/or email contact information
                *
Title of painting, Price (Including sales tax)
                *
 Framed Size
                * Price – with and without tax  – Tax amount is 7.375%
  (Let Yvonne know and she would be willing to calculate this for you)

Munsinger Park  Annual Art Fair – (CMW booth) Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Contact Yvonne Schrank at schrank@prodigy.net if interested in participating.  Pat Spence will be in charge of coordinating this event

St Cloud Library Exhibit, July 1-31, 2017, $5.  Contact Yvonne at 320-251-8248 or schrank@prodigy.net. Hang and take down dates TBA.  

Great River Arts CMW Show– Little Falls, MN   October, 2017   Further details to follow

River’s Edge Convention Center CMW Exhibit November -December 2017  –  Tentative dates. Further details to follow.

Paramount Lobby ShowNovember, 2017 – Details to follow
 

                                                                  ~Events~

Northstar Watermedia Society – 15th Annual Show and Sale 
May 19-21, 2017.  See information below which include daily demonstrations.  Kathy Braud, CMW member will be demonstrating on Friday, May 19 from 1-2 PM.

  

Great River Arts Juried Exhibition – Little Falls, MN

“Collective Visions” 
July & August 2017

The Great River Arts Juried Exhibition is open to all artists and mediums in Minnesota. Entries must be original work not previously exhibited at Great River Arts. This show will be held in the Main Gallery of Great River Arts at 122 1st St SE in Little Falls, MN. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces for the jurors to review.  See further info at http://greatart.org/juried-exhibition/

Dates to Remember: 

  • Wednesday, March 1 – Submission Entry Open
  • Wednesday, May 24 – Deadline for Entries                         
  • Wednesday, May 31 – June 3 – Jury Art 
  • Wednesday, June 7 – Acceptance Notices Sent Out
  • Saturday, July 1 – Deliver Art Work to GRA, 10 am – 2 pm 
  • Thursday, July 20 – Opening Reception, 6 – 8 pm
  • Saturday, September 2 – Pick up Art Work from GRA, 2 – 4 pm 

ACCEPTED WORKS MUST BE DELIVERED ON SATURDAY, JULY  1 (10 – 2 pm) 

How to Submit Work: 

The submission window is between March 1, 2017 & May 24, 2017. 

  • Fill out 2017 Juried Exhibition Submission Form (online or by mail)
  • Submit payment (online, by check or over the phone)
  • Email sample images to info@greatart.org

Dan Mondloch Plein Air Course  – June 6,7,8 2017  9AM – 4PM  Contact Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount Visual Arts Center.   This is a great educational opportunity for CMW member participation – Sign up soon  on the Paramount website.

Dan says: “Painting outdoors is exhilarating because you get to stretch your legs, enjoy fresh air, and immerse yourself in inspirational subjects. While inspiration runs high when painting outside, sometimes the amount of material to paint from can be overwhelming. In this workshop I will show you how I select a subject and composition from the expansive 360 degree view. Learn to simplify your subject and find strength in the power of large shapes. With the big shapes taken care of, it’s easier to loosen up and find confidence in using fluid washes, expressive brushwork, and bold color. There will be a plein air demonstration each morning and afternoon, with plenty of time for students to paint and explore on their own. Painting locations to be determined (input welcome).”

Here are examples of Dan’s work:

Minnesota State Fair – Great opportunity for watercolor artists – August, 2017  See information at: http://www.mnstatefair.org/competition/fine_arts.html or
please contact competition@mnstatefair.org or call (651) 288-4417

 

Coming in October this Fall:  David Smith workshop – Details to be announced.

Here are examples of David Smith’s art:

 

 

Art Crawls:  CMW Artists needed – Please sign up at the May meeting

June 9, 2017   -St. Cloud Down Town Association Spring Art Crawl at the Paramount.  Two artists from CMW in Studio B from 5-9.  
They can paint, show works for sale, visit with the crowd, whatever they feel comfortable doing. 

 Aug. 11, 2017 from 3-9 pm – Again CMW assists the Paramount in bringing the arts to the public.  
This is a longer time and we usually split up the shifts and paint for part of it in pairs.  It is really a pleasant way
 to spend some hours painting.

Nov. 3, 2017 –  Two artists from the club represent CMW in Studio B from 5-9. 
 They can paint, show works for sale, visit with the crowd, whatever  
they feel comfortable doing.                                    

 There are no meetings this summer so keep up to date on this website and  the newsletter!!

** 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.

 SAVE THE DATE:  CMW Annual Meeting and Silent Auction – Monday, Sept.  11, 2017 at Watab Hall.      Further details TBD.

 

 

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