News as of August 29, 2016

Robyn York

Robyn York

HAPPY FALL!!  Doesn’t this candy corn look yummy? (Thanks to Robyn York for sharing)

I’m back — Just in case you were wondering if the CMW website was “frozen”.  Nope – it’s not.  The CMW updates and news posts will now be back on track.  The 2016 calendar is updated; the newsletters are up to day. This summer has been one of great transition for this author necessitating, among other things, a change in email address.  My new email is mnlady949@gmail.com.   Please use communicate with me about anything related to your events, your successes, your questions, your images or anything else. 

So – let’s get to it!


1. 
 2016 Meetings held at the Paramount Art Studios:

*
 September 12th, MondayAnnual CMW Member meeting.  Come to meet and greet colleagues, bring items for the Silent Auction, enjoy a
free dinner, find out the future of CMW  and provide your input.  Arrive at 5:15 to register and submit Silent Auction items plus meet friends and new members.  REMEMBER to visit the Paramount show before September 12th and bring your voting form for the new Member’s Choice Award.  The form is found at the back of the August newsletter — print it and bring it.  Another important item — CMW will need a new Treasurer and a new Vice President.  CMW depends on member volunteers to fill these leadership roles.  The Board operates in a collegial way and decisions are made by consensus where there is support given to all positions.  Consider stepping forward to fill with these roles.

 

October 10th, Monday – Meeting and demo by Terry Oscarson focused on Zendoodle.  Arrive at 6 PM to sign in, signup for shows and network

 

* November 14th, Monday – Meeting and demo by Peggy Hall  -her focus is use of mixed media.  Arrive at 6 PM to sign in, signup for shows and networking.

Here are 2 of Peggy’s works – you can see more at www.peggyhall.com:

Hall - Peggy Nov 2016 2Hall Peggy - Nov 2016

 

 

 

* December 12th, Monday – Holiday meeting with an original watercolor card exchange (optional); please bring treats to share.  6 PM Arrival.

 

2.  CMW Shows

Art in the Garden show – was held in July, 2016 – This is the report to you from Pat Spence, CMW coordinator of this show
CMW had fourteen members participate. Nine members sold art:  cards and matted and framed paintings. We had a beautiful display of paintings this year, and the sales are testimony to that. In spite of the heat, we had good traffic and a very fun time.  Sales totaled $475.00.

I want to thank each artist who participated, Anita Hendrix for letting us use her tent, Bonnie Schwichtenberg for the display frame, and each artist who volunteered his or her time to staff the tent during the day.
We look forward to next year!”
Pat Spence
November 4- December 19th, 2016- River’s Edge Convention Center –  $5 to participate.   Drop off art between 4-5 PM on November 4th.  Takedown to be determined.

 

November 4, 2016 Best Ever $50 Sale Show this is a new concept brought to you by the CMW Board.  This is an all club, framed or unframed art show.  Each piece – framed or unframed – must be able to be hung.  All works will have a price of $50 and there is no limit to the number of pieces you hang.  You put up and take down your work – which needs to have your name on it.  It will be held at the Paramount in Studio B from 5-9 PM.  Hanging the art will begin at 3:30  – please arrive early enough to have your work hung by Art Crawl time.  There are to be no early take downs. Members will be available to handle sales.

 

3.  Events – Includes workshops, other organization invitations

Fishing for 2

By Dan Mondloch

**September 27th Plein Aire 1 Day Workshop – Dan Mondloch will be teaching a one day plein air watercolor workshop at Tall Pines Retreats on Lake Alexander, Cushing,MN.  The workshop will be  on September 27 from 10-4, but participants can start arriving by 9.  The cost is $75 and a $5 facility fee.  Please bring a bag lunch and beverage.  
Dan will be demonstrating and teaching.  Since the cabin has many windows , participants can paint from within or outside and/or a combination of both!
Plan to come and enjoy a fun day in a beautiful setting ;)  Limited Enrollment- register early!
For more information and to register with Marilyn Girtz:
320-232-9706 text/call or click on this email mbg20032001@yahoo.com

 

** Matting Workshop – FREE to members –November 5, 2016 given by Robyn York who has much expertise in this area.   It will be held at Watab Town Hall from 1-4.  Bring some mat board materials to work with for this hands on workshop.

 

* Lian Quan Zhen Fall workshop October 24-26, 2016 focus is Chinese Painting. This is a great time to learn how to paint with simple strokes and exercise your skills in not overworking your paintings. Signup with Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or email at derick@paramountarts.org. Here are examples of Lian’s Chinese paintings:

 

* Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop coming to the Paramount with a focus on painting portraits. This nationally known artist is in high demand so let Derick Segerstrom know of your interest in signing up for this workshop.   The fee for CMW members is $450.  Contact Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or email at derick@paramountarts.org. Here are examples of Ted’s work:

 

4. Announcements

  • Demo artists are needed for art crawls in St. Cloud – Contact a CMW board member to volunteer. It’s a fun experience — and you can be doing most anything which is entertaining to the visitors.

 

Special Event: Dan Mondloch Plein Aire Workshop and Demo June 7, 2016

Dan Mondloch is leading a 3 day Plein Air Workshop at Munsinger Gardens June 7-9th.  He is offering a demo to CMW – here is his information:

Let’s plan for 6pm June 7th meeting at the Gazebo of the lower part of Munsinger gardens. There is parking along the street. Yes – bring a lawn chair if you want to sit. If it rains, we can use the gazebo for shelter – not sure how many can fit underneath it, maybe twenty or so. I’m open to alternate rain plan if you think of one. If it rains really hard we can also just cancel or postpone. “

If you’re interested in attending the entire workshop, please contact the Paramount Visual Arts Center for registration.

 

News as of Friday, May 6 2016

Banner paintings above courtesy of Judith Meyeraan  

“May Flowers are here~~~ – enjoy! 

Trillium by Linda Addicott

Trillium by Linda Addicott

Of Special Note:  There is a paint in at Watab Hall this Saturday, May 9th from 9-4.  Bring a bag lunch, your art supplies and make the most of the day.  Coffee and wine is proviced. Cost is $5 payable at the door.

Here’s the news~~

  1. Meetings

Monday, May 9th Meeting -To be held on May 9th at the Paramount Visual Arts Studio 6 PM.   Our guest artist, Ellen Diederich, will be doing the demonstration. Ellen sent this message: 2016 Ellen Jean Diedrich

“My demonstration will be on Painting Powerful Paintings with Colorful Darks. This is based on my new workshop where we focus on values, open and closed shapes and selecting dominant value and color groups for your paintings. Several watercolor techniques will be used and discussed to create the demonstration painting. I will be using the staining pigments. In my actual workshop, students will practice working with these design factors as they uncover the power of the staining pigments. As technical as this all sounds, I believe this will be a fun (experience)and hopefully everyone will be tempted to give up any fear of the darks.” See and example of her work below ( Click on it to enlarge):
Diederich - Charleston Light

Charleston Light

The next regularly scheduled membership meeting to be held will be the annual membership dinner and silent auction September 12th at Watab Hall.

2. Shows

May 1 – 31 *CMW has a show at St. Cloud Hospital

June 1-20  CMW show at Centracare Plaza.  Fee $5; one painting.  Signup by May 25, 2016 with Robyn York – robyn@cmwgmail.com. or call 320-220-0684.

June 27 – July 29  CMW show at the St. Cloud Library.  Fee $5; two paintings.  Signup by June 18 with Robyn York robyn@cmwgmail.com. or call 320-220-0684.

July 21st   Art in the Garden Show at Munsinger Gardens, St. Cloud MN.  Pat Spence will coordinate – contact her at gpdspence@gmail.com.

3.  Events

*Dan Mondloch – Plein Air Workshop June 7-9
Here is what 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).”

Click on this link for more information and signup:     www.paramountarts.org or call 320-257-5928

 

*CALL for ART!
Visual Arts Minnesota (VAM) is looking for 2D and 3D artists to exhibit their artwork during the 2nd Annual Lemon Twist Tour on Thursday, June 23rd, from 12-6pm. Lemon Twist is a partnership of VAM, St. Cloud State University (SCSU) and the Historic South Side Neighborhood in conjunction with the Lemonade Concert & Art Fair. Artwork will be featured in 5 historic homes near SCSU, including a sculpture garden.

Notes about artwork:
-All mediums accepted.
-All artwork must be ready to display (wired if framed).
-All artwork must be for sale.
-Members and non-members of VAM are encouraged to apply.

To be considered, please complete the application form, https://form.jotform.com/51095205117952, which includes 5 images of your artwork.
Deadline for application is Sunday, May 15, at 5pm.

Visit the CMAB Calls For Artists Page for application links!



* Lian Quan Zhen Fall workshop October 24-26, 2016 focus is Chinese Painting.  This is a great time to learn how to paint with simple strokes and exercise your skills in not overworking your paintings. Signup with Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928   or email at derick@paramountarts.org.  Here are examples of Lian’s Chinese paintings:

 

* Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop coming to the Paramount with a focus on painting portraits.  This nationally known artist is in high demand so let Derick Segerstrom know of your interest in signing up for this workshop.  ContactDerick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or email at derick@paramountarts.org.  Here are examples of his work:

 

4.  Announcements

  • Demo artists are needed for art crawls in St. Cloud – Contact a CMW board member to volunteer.  It’s a fun experience — and you can be doing most anything which is entertaining to the visitors.