News as of Friday November 3, 2017

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 HallChristmas party. Bring an original painted Christmas  Card, a treat to share and a joyful Christmas spirit!!
















News as of Monday, June 24, 2017

Such a busy summer.  Hope you’re enjoying all that it offers.  I know these “Loons on the Loose” are!!

By Mary Buhl

Here’s what’s going on~~~~

Donna Jarve is offering a one day Workshop on Boho (Bohemian) Art  and Watercolor on Saturday, July 29, 2017.    Sounds so intriguing. Click here for details: Jarve – Boho WS July 17


East Bank Gallery Show in Sioux Falls, SD 
The Art Reception was held Friday, July 7th.  Mary Buhl attended this reception to give an update on the art and to speak to attendees.  This was accomplished at 6:30 PM.  Here is the report that Mary sent to the CMW Board:

 “I wanted to report on the reception.  First if all our show looked terrific.  Ruthmary seemed very pleased with it.  She took me around to every painting and wanted to know about the paintings and the artists plus a little about the various  techniques.  The staff raved about the show and the wonderful color and variety of paintings as did some of the visitors.   I spoke to a watercolor teacher who was very interested in our organizational activities and our different types of gatherings.  I also talked to a beginning artist, a woman who has retired,  a young man who was so excited about the show and how to get to paint as well as those paintings in the show;  another was an art promoter and more people who came to my talk.  They wanted to know about our organization and how we came to be and develop –  I couldn’t believe how fast the time went. 
My observation is that the individual artists are hungering for education from recognized and/or nationally known artists for development and for connection and support from others.  They were very surprised at how developed we are with our activities and collaboration with the Paramount.  One of the ladies is going to get in touch with me and may join our group.  I gave out a few pamphlets also.  
I’m glad I went and was proud of our organization.  Ruthmary was thrilled with our portion of the show.  There were about 8-10 other artists showing and only one other speaker.”  
Mark your calendars
              * Returned East Bank Gallery art will be brought to the St. Cloud Library Parking Lot-              Northwest corner by 6:45 to 7:45 pm.
               *  Please wait for them to arrive. Library will NOT be open.     

Munsinger Park  Annual ” Art Fair in The Garden” – held July 20, 2017

 Pat Spence did a great job of coordinating this event.  There were sales of card and paintings.  



St Cloud Library Exhibit, Takedown date is July 31st, 4-5 PM


Great River Arts CMW “Watercolor Magic” Show– Little Falls, MN   October, 2017; hang date is September 30th.  – CMW Members are encouraged to sign up for this show and up to 4 paintings can be shown. There will be a Members’ Choice Award of $50 with voting by CMW members on the CMW Website.

 Please submit your images to Mary Buhl at  There will be a special tab and page of images on this website for members to view and vote. 

The Reception will be held October 28th which is also the takedown date.


Paramount Lobby ShowOctober 30- December 4, 2017 – The Paramount is putting this event into their Fall brochure.


Northstar Watermedia SocietyCall for Entry – Entry Deadline August 1st.  Kathy Braud says “ This is great opportunity to work toward the challenge of stretching your reach…. beyond your current art goals.  You can submit 3 paintings for the judge to view – only one can be used.”  See details below.


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 .  This workshop will be open to the public in mid-July.  There is 1 opening remaining and others who want to attend will be put 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


Art Crawls:  CMW Artists needed – Please sign up by notifying Kerry Kupferschmidt or any board member.

June 9, 2017   -St. Cloud Down Town Association Spring Art Crawl at the Paramount.   Marilyn Clement and Pat Spence painted at this art crawl.

 Aug. 11, 2017 from 3-9 pm – Again CMW assists the Paramount in bringing the arts to
 the public.   It is really a pleasant way  to spend some hours painting.  Kerry Kupferschmidt, Barb Rogan, Margaret Werlinger and Mary Buhl will be painting.  

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


 There are no CMW 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.     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. Your presence and input are needed so  please plan to attend.  The Silent Auction will follow.  








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.


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) 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 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 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


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

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 


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

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: or
please contact 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.