News as of February 27th, 2017

February is coming to an end so Spring is in view.  Along with that comes a new energy to change, create or start anew.  Artists are invited to take advantage of upcoming CMW activities.

~Announcement~

*Don’t forget about Donna Jarve’s workshop next weekend on March 4 & 5th.  Details in the prior post.

 

 *There is an Art Crawl on Friday, March 24th.  Sandra Driscoll will be demonstrating at the Paramount Visual Arts Center.
  One more CMW demo artist is needed for art crawls in June, August and November
. Please contact any board member to volunteer.           

~ Meetings~ 

Monday, March 13thGather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN. 
 The meeting will include an update from President, Kerry Kupferschmidt and
a presentation by acrylic artist, Bonnie Cutts from the
Golden Paint Company. Bonnie will conduct an overview of a variety
of art paint mediums and we will have a  Q&A session.  This is a
great chance to enlarge our knowledge and see what is new “out there”.  
Here is Bonnie’s Bio:
Bonnie studied at the University of Minnesota, where she received her BFA with a
concentration in drawing and painting. She has shown her work professionally in both solo and
group exhibits over the past 30 years. Her work, both studio and commissioned, resides in
numerous private and corporate collections around the country. She has been affiliated with
Golden Artist Colors’ Working Artist Program since 1998. She offers technical lectures about
acrylic materials in college classrooms and for a variety of artists’ groups and organizations.
She teaches workshops across the country—as well as internationally—which consist of
information on innovative applications of acrylic materials.

The process of painting is as important as the finished artwork; what is not visible is as
important as what is seen. She finds a true sense of discovery in her work and is always
interested in the next place or thing to see, the next move to make, and the next image to paint.

Monday, April 10th 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 Katia Irie.  She is closely tied to the Russian museum in Richfield, MN.

 

 

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~

Waite Park Library Show – Takedown is Tuesday, February 28, 4-5 pm.
Photos of the show are at the end of this post.

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Show in Sauk Rapids will be held from
March 31st – May 31st.  Information due to Yvonne Schrank  by March 24th. Hang time is from 3-4 on March 31st and take down is from 4-5 PM on
May 31st.  Cost is $5/artist; two paintings/artist. Small paintings at $150 or less sell the best. 
Note the time for hang is different than usual.

East Bank Gallery CMW Show in Sioux Falls, SD – April 1st deadline
 for submission to CMW website
Here is a great opportunity to participate in this exclusive CMW Show which is to be
held in July, 2017.  The Gallery will be promoting and advertising this show so early dates
are necessary.  The Gallery staff project that selections will be made by April/early May and
the artists of the accepted works will be notified then.  There will be 2-4 alternate works
selected in the event that sales occur during the show. 
There is no limit to the number of paintings you can submit for the jurying process. 
Please note:  Once chosen, the paintings must be for sale and kept available after
that date.
 CMW will be coordinating the transport of artwork to and from the Gallery. 

The following is required for your participation in this show:

Before April 1st – Have a jpeg image of your artwork sent to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com
along with the following information:         Title
                                         
                             Price
                                        
                              Size ( framed or projected frame size)
                                                                       Medium  i.e. Watercolor or mixed medium

Mary is very willing to assist you in photographing your work and sending it to her. 
Her phone # is 320-252-4412 Email is:  mnlady949@gmail.com.   
Do not hesitate to call or email her.  You will notice a tab titled “East Bank Gallery” on the CMW
website where the artwork will be displayed for the East Bank Gallery staff selection process.

       ~Events~

 * Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop  onApril 24-27th, 2017 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 putting your
name on a waiting list. The  reduced fee for CMW members is $450.
Contact Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or click on this email to
derick@paramountarts.org. 

For as long as I can remember, I have been a fascinated spectator of human behavior – the quintessential people watcher. I naturally seek the unique character in everyone I encounter. Indeed, I consider my paintings to be records of expression and emotion, rather than portraits. Often, as I observe someone in his or her everyday environment, I am rewarded with a moment when a gesture or expression combines with the play of light and shadow.

A contemplative smile, hands cradling a book or carefully tying a shoe, a shadow cast by a pair of wire-rimmed glasses – and there occurs a pivotal instant when a story appears.

My paintings are an attempt to compose and thoughtfully record the nuances that fixed these moments, these stories, in my mind.

Matisse expresses the notion superbly:  “I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.”


Here are examples of Ted’s work:

  Waite Park Library Show held Feb 2017-Paintings:

 


 

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News as of January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!!

A new year is marked all over the world as a new beginning.  It’s great that we let ourselves be free of the past in whatever way we wish.  As CMW moves forward into 2017, there are lots of opportunities for growth, connecting and participating in shows.  The 2017 Calendar will be online in the near future.  Meanwhile here are some news items.

CMW Board Changes:
We say goodbye to Linda Addicott who served as Vice President and to Robyn York who served as Treasurer these past years.  They did a wonderful job and worked to further help define  these positions in making them very functional for the CMW Board and members. 

 Welcome to our new Vice President, Gordon Schrank .  We look forward to his leadership as he lines up our demo speakers and helps plan our workshops – plus keeps the board on track with all of CMW activities.

 

 

 

We also welcome our new Treasurer, Yvonne Schrank.   She will be the financial tracker, organizer of registrations, keeper of CMW assets and assist the board in their fiduciary responsibilities.

 

 

Meetings

At the November meeting, Peggy Hall gave a demonstration on mixed media using a variety of materials.  Here is her completed work from that demo. It is titled “Sunflower”.

 

 

The December meeting was full of discussion about the November $50 sale with lots of ideas that resulted.  The Board will be taking this up in the coming year. 

It was fun to give and receive original Christmas cards from colleagues – a sampling is depicted here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yvonne Schrank created a Christmas centerpiece for a drawing and that was won by Donna Jarvae.

 

 

President’s Challenge: Kerry Kupferschmidt announced that the President’s Challenge to the membership was “Spring’s the Thing”.  Members are invited to paint an interpretation along that theme and bring it to show at the February 13th meeting.  This is a fun and supportive meeting.  Feel free to ask for input as you wish.

Shows
Waite Park Library Show will be Feb. 1-28th, 2017.  Drop off is Feb. 1 from 4-5 pm. 

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Show in Sauk Rapids will be held in April/May.  Other details to follow.

Events:
* Campfire Bay Resort – CMW Paint In – Cushing MN – March 9-12, 2017:  Plan now to come and enjoy distraction-free days of painting to your heart’s content or whatever you want to do — take walks, sit by the lake, take naps, read, watch videos – or do all of them. The Resort accommodates groups and is well setup for great work areas. Network with friends and colleagues.  Open to CMW members.  Fee for 3 days/3 nights is only $145 and includes the paint room fee.  Food of your choice is extra.   Sign up at one of the CMW meetings or contact a board member.

 

 * Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop to be held April 24-27th, 2017 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  reduced 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:

 

 

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~Announcements~

Kathy Braud received the Blue Ribbon Award at the Artist Reception 11/12/2016 in Blaine Government Center, Blaine, MN for her Hibiscus Blossoms.  This painting is a 22 x 30 watercolor floral, on display for the Artist del Norte exhibition, Northern Showcase Oct 31 – Nov 26, 2016.  Congratulations Kathy!!

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News as of November 7, 2016

Hi Everyone,    It’s been a busy and fun Fall and we all wonder when the snow will arrive!    Here’s the latest news~~

                                                                             ~ CMW Meetings~

 **November CMW Meeting
Monday, November 14 at the Paramount Studios – 6 PM
Peggy Hall will be the demonstrator for this meeting.   Here is what she says about her work:
I call myself an “intuitive painter”   — Putting my energy into each brushstroke.  Each painting I create has my unique style and color.   
My diversity can be experienced in the various media I utilize. As an artist I never limit myself.  I am open to exploring new techniques. My goal is that my brushwork will reflect my passion and love for painting. When my painting touches your heart and soul, I know it is truly good.”
Here are examples of her work:

 

**December CMW Meeting

Monday, Dec 12, 2016 CMW Holiday Meeting at Paramount Studios – 6 PM
This is a holiday social so bring a treat, bring an original Christmas card xmas-pkg-top_new-1for the card exchange, bring your holiday spirit and enjoy the ASW show. 

 

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      ~CMW Shows~


River’s Edge Convention  Center
CMW currently has an exhibit hanging so stop by and view your colleagues’ work.  The show will end on December 19, 2016

Waite Park Library Show  – Planned for February, 2017:  Hang and takedown dates to be determined.  One painting per artist.  Sign up with Robyn York at robyncmw@gmail.com or at the next CMW meeting.

2017 – In addition to the Waite Park Library exhibits are being planned for shows at the Good Shepherd Care Center, for St. Cloud Hospital, , Centracare,  Sioux Falls S.D. Gallery and more.  Watch this website and the CMW newsletter for further details. 
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~Events~

First Holiday Art Sale by CMW members Donna Jarvae and Carol Euerle
To be held:   Friday, December 2nd from 3-8 PM and on Saturday, December 3rd from 10 AM to 3 PM.
Place:
 551 2nd St. NW, Richmond MN.  Follow the signs

*Matting Workshop – November 5, 2016 was given by Robyn York and Bonnie Schwichtenberg who demonstrated and explained mat cutters and their approach.  There were 2 different brands of mat cutters i.e. Logan and Altos shown.  Ten members attended and it was very well received.

 

*Lian Quan Zhen Fall workshop October 24-26, 2016 focus on Chinese Painting. was held at the Paramount Visual Arts Center.  There were 19 attendees in attendance. cmw-lian-zhen-group-oct-2016 It was an enlightening workshop painting on raw or “shuan” paper and on “sized” rice paper.  

Lian uses a very deliberate approach to his teaching – step by step.img_2474

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attendees painted a floral peony  painting,img_2489 img_2482

 

 

 

 

 

 

an owl, img_2516 img_2503 img_2522

 

 

 

 

 

 

a landscape on crushed rice paperimg_2524 img_2527

 

 

 

 

 

and an undersea coral ridge using Chinese paints and brushes. img_2537 

 

 

 

 

 

Lian displayed a number of his paintings:

 

* Campfire Bay Resort – CMW Paint In – Cushing MN – March 9-12, 2017:  Plan now to come and enjoy distraction-free days of painting to your heart’s content or whatever you want to do — take walks, sit by the lake, take naps, read, watch videos – or do all of them. The Resort accommodates groups and is well setup for great work areas. Network with friends and colleagues.  Open to CMW members.  Sign up at one of the CMW meetings or contact a board member.

 

 * 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:

 

 

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~Announcements~

  • Demo artists are needed for art crawls.  Please volunteer  and notify a board member of your interest or sign up at one of the CMW meetings.
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