CMW Meeting – Monday, November 13, 2017

The November CMW Meeting will be held at the Paramount Visual Art Studios this coming Monday, November 13, 2017 beginning with networking/registration at 6 PM, at 6:20 President Kerry Kupferschmidt will provide an update on upcoming CMW activities and the Member’s Choice Award will be announced.  Then about 6:30 we will also see this demo.

(For those of you viewers who are not CMW Members, please feel free to come and join us FREE for one meeting.  If you wish to come to other demos, the fee is  $5/meeting.)

Painting with Wild Abandon with Karen Knutson!

On Monday, November 13th, Karen Knutson will be our demo artist!  She teaches workshops across the United States, traveling to a different state every month!  She holds signature status in many National Watercolor Societies and has won many awards, both locally and nationally.  In December of 2016, Karen was named one of 10 Artists to Watch by the Watercolor Artist Magazine!  Her paintings have been featured in many books.

Karen is excited to demonstrate lots of fun tricks, using acrylicsFor those of you who are watercolorists, please come and see some new tricks.  You may be able to use them in your watercolors as well, OR Karen may sway you over to trying acrylic after all!  She loves the brightness of the colors and the fact that one can layer and build such depth, using acrylics.  You become a bit of an archaeologist as you remove layers later on and make discoveries underneath!  Karen calls this demonstration process, “Painting like Gustav Klimt” because it results in tiny colorful shapes of exciting colors like he did in his paintings.  She will also be sharing many gold special effects like Gustav used also.  Her demonstration will include dropping liquid acrylic on the paper and then scraping it, using a credit card.  The students always LOVE this process!  We will touch on the subject of wire drawing, one of Karen’s favorite things EVER!   Karen states about her use of acrylics, “Don’t get me wrong.  I still enjoy using watercolor too, but I’m a painter first.  I will use whatever media works to produce the effects that I want.  If you struggle with design and composition, I have some tricks up my sleeve for that too!”  To see more of Karen Knutson’s paintings, go to her website, or her blog,



News as of September 26, 2015

  1.  The CMW annual membership dinner meeting was held Monday, September 14 at Watab Hall.  The dinner catered by Henry’s Catering of Foley was delicious, the venue very attractive and social time was fun.  President Stephanie Young led the agenda which consisted of recognition of many people for their volunteerism over the past year, up and coming exhibits with discussion of any changes needed, business reports and any suggestions to be submitted for CMW Board discussion and followup.  A draft 2016 CMW calendar of events was distributed and reviewed with exciting activities to come.  For pictures please see the meetings tab.
  2.   There are two upcoming shows– one at Whitney Senior Center and the other at the Rivers’ Edge Convention Center.  These shows go up on September 30 until November 30, 2015.    Stop by these places and take a look!
  3. Newletter tip on diptych’s and triptych – see that tab for details
  4. Dan Mondloch (CMW member)  is exhibiting at the Millstream Arts Festival  in St. Joseph on Sunday, September 28 – stop by and see what’s new with Dan.  Here’s what he has said:
    “In addition to the festival, I am honored to be part of the exhibit  “Millstream Best In Show” Each Year the Millstream Festival is judged, and the winners get a prestigious show at St. Bens which was held (last evening at the Gorecki Center). I am very excited to share this exhibition with you all because it features only my new 3D paintings.”  This work is titled “Log Cabin”.
    Mondloch 3D Sept 15

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.