New items as of March 22, 2015

The CMW March meeting featured a demo by Carol Spohn on the topic of batik watercolor painting.  Under the Learning- Meeting tab go to the Demo’s and Meetings subtab for images.
Spohn March '15 Pink Lilies Spohn March '15 Mermaid


Under the TIPS tab – under the Websites subtab there is a new video about application and different methods of using mask.

NOTE:  The CMW April 13th  meeting  has had a change in the demonstrator due to the change with the Lian Zhen workshop moving to June.  In April, Pam Hall will be the demonstrator and her topic will be multimedia and watercolor.  View her paintings at (click on link to view)

The next Office Art Display
Selection deadline from the Sales Gallery is Tuesday, March 24th so be sure to get your art submitted before this date.


Visual Arts Invitation – Artist Meetings


You are Invited! Visual Arts Minnesota Launches New Artist Group: Do Art.

Dear Artist, you are cordially invited:

Visual Arts Minnesota Launches New Artist Group: Do Art.

St. Cloud, MN- March 11th, 2015. Visual Arts Minnesota invites artists from the community to participate in an artist group meeting on a monthly basis at the Good Earth Food Co-op Community Room, St. Cloud with the first meeting on Monday, March 16th, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm.

These casual meetings are offered in an effort for artists to find connections with other artists by sharing news from their own art practice and creating. Potential future ideas: casual critiques, demonstrations, etc. Come share your ideas! These meetings are free and visual artists and creatives of all mediums, ages and abilities are invited to attend.

Do Art. Meeting Location: Good Earth Food Co-op Community Room 2010 Vetrans Drive, St. Cloud, MN

When: Every 3rd Monday of the Month  6:00pm to 8:00pm

Visual Arts Minnesota is a nonprofit arts organization with a mission of Creating opportunities for visual artists to exhibit and promote their work; providing resources for visual artists, students, and educators; and fostering an appreciation for the visual arts in our everyday lives. For more information please call 320-230-8000 or email or visit us at


Natalie Ratha, Executive Director, Visual Arts Minnesota.  320-230-8000

— Natalie RathaExecutive DirectorVisual Arts Minnesota(320)



News and Items as of March 7, 2015


Here are a number of opportunities and activities of note:
CMW Meeting Monday, March 9th – 6 PM at the Paramount Studios.  Demo by Carol Spohn: Watercolor on Batik

Visual Arts Minnesota Invitation to participate in March 20th, 2015 Art CrawlHere is the invite from Natalie Ratha:  “We have an Art Scope Community Gallery at Falcon National Bank in St. Cloud. This location also has an atrium and is a stop during the Downtown St. Cloud Art Crawl. We are looking for artists to set up their own tables and display to showcase their art work during the upcoming artcrawl on Friday, March 20th in the atrium. I am reaching out to our members first. We are looking for around 5 artists. The event takes place from 5pm to 9pm. You would have to be set up and ready to go before 5pm.  Please let me know if you are interested in this opportunity. I would like to know by Tuesday, March 9th. Thank you!  Natalie”  Visual Arts Minnesota,  (320)230-8000 or click on:

*Exhibit Application Timelines:  See the “Other exhibits tab” for details and application opening and deadlines for:
the upcoming Northstar Watermedia Fall show – applications taken :  April 1 – July 1, 2015
–  for The Christian Arts Festival at Trinity School  deadline to enter is March 13, 2015
–  new posting for the Red River Watercolor Society national show – deadline for entry is April 1,
2015 – Red River Water Color Society March 2015 (click to see prospectus)

*Under the Tips tab in the “Other tips” section there are 4 websites listed that contain free photo reference material ;  in the “Website” section there is a site for a guide to taking photos,  and the March 15 Newletter tips regarding “Shadows” is in the Newsletter tips section.