News as of August 29, 2015

  1. The CMW exhibit at the Centracare Plaza will be hung on Tuesday, September 1st and will be up until September 30th.  Stop by and see the work of our artists.

2. Kathy Braud received more good news about her painting “Four Clucks” which had won the Northstar Best Watermedia Award! She will be receiving a rosette and a $100 check on behalf of Northstar Watercolor Society from the State  Fair.

Four Clucks

Four Clucks

3. Carol Spohn Watercolor Batik Workshop was held on Saturday, Aug 22nd was a great success.  View some of these artists and their work in progress below ( click on any photo to enlarge)

4.  There is new tip information for watercolor paint substitutions under the Tips tab – see the Websites subtab.

News as of August 26, 2015

1. Congratulations!                                                                           

Anita Hendrickx

Anita Hendrickx



NorthStar Watermedia Society announced on July 21, 2015, the names of artists juried into its First Annual National Juried Exhibition.  CMW’s Anita Hendrickx is one of 60 artists selected by juror Jack Richeson. Anita’s painting, “Koi,” will be displayed at the Hopkins Center for the Arts September 13 – October 18, 2015. (Click on her painting to enlarge.)  The public is invited to a reception and awards ceremony Sunday, September 13, 2-4p.m. Over $6500 in prizes will be awarded by Richeson, founder of Jack Richeson School of Art and Gallery.

Hopkins Center for the Arts is located at 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 556343.
Gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 8a.m. – 8p.m., Saturday, 10a.m. – 8p.m., Sunday 12 – 5p.m.

2.  CMW Annual Dinner Meeting and Silent Auction- Monday, September 14 2015 at Watab Hall
Mark your calendar and round up unwanted items for this fun, Silent Auction annual event.  This year an anonymous donor has contributed a Gerry Korte print for the auction titled Lake George Skating Party.”

 Korte - Lake George Skating Party print





News as of August 10, 2015

1.  Congratulations to Kathy Braud and Sandra Driscoll for being accepted into the Minnesota State Fair’s Fine Arts Exhibition!

Here is Sandra with her work. Click on the painting (Tall Ship)  to enlarge:

Driscoll - Photo Driscoll - Untitled (State Fair)


Here is Kathy with her work.  Click on the painting (Four Clucks) to enlarge:

Braud - purple scarf photo Braud - Four Clucks

Here are more details about events to view these works at the State Fair:

First Glance Event & Preview Night August 25 – Tuesday: First Glance Event, 5-7 p.m.
Artists’ Preview Night, 7-9:30 PM

The Minnesota State Fair Foundation 501(c)(3) invites artists, friends and family to support the future of the arts at the Minnesota State Fair. This is your chance to get a first glance at the selected works and celebrate art at the fair with arts enthusiasts. Light refreshments will be available. Tickets are available for purchase at or by calling (651) 288-4323.

August 25 – Tuesday: Artists’ Preview Night, 7-9:30 p.m.

Participating and non-exhibiting artists and their friends are cordially invited to attend the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Preview Night.

2.  Art Crawl and CMW Show and Sale: Friday August 14th 3-9 PM.   Stop by the Paramount to see CMW artists and their work on display and for sale.  Visit the Paramount lobby and enjoy a display of paintings by a  number of CMW artists.

3.  The August CMW Newsletter is now online in the Newsletter tab .