Congratulations to these Artists: We are very supportive of our members and their many successes and accomplishments and are happy to provide their information here for all to enjoy and celebrate with them!

June, 2017

 Congratulations Marilyn!!

“Marilyn Clement won first place in the advanced watercolor category of Artists of MN juried Spring Show in Duluth May 20, 2017.  “Old Mill” was painted after a recent visit to Sedona AZ.”


cebuhar-mary-portraitCongratulations to CMW Member Mary Cebuhar for achieving the Mom’s Choice Award for her Book:  Listen When the Ocean Speaks
She also painted the book cover as shown herecebuhar-book-cover-listen-when-the-ocean-speaks-cover.  Here is an article summarizing her work.


Award-winning Children’s Book Empowers Kids to Help Save Mother Ocean
Listen When the Ocean Speaks Wins an Aug. 2016 Mom’s Choice Award
By Rachel M. Anderson, Contributing Writer
(Cedar Rapids, IA) – For more than a quarter century, Mary Lieder Cebuhar of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has
considered herself a water baby. “I have wintered in Mexico for over 25 years and spent many hours snorkeling
in the Mexican Caribbean, particularly Puerto Morelos on the Yucatan Peninsula where the second largest
barrier reef in the world is located,” she said.
The reef in Puerto Morelos is part of the Mesoamerican Reef, an ancient ecosystem dating some 225 million
years. At nearly 1,000 kilometers in length, it stretches along the coasts of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and
Back in the 1990s when she started snorkeling, Lieder Cebuhar remembers seeing a plethora of tropical fish and
marine creatures; but in recent years there have been a lot of changes. “The water is cloudier. Parts of the reef
and coral heads are dying. The fish population is much less than it was and there are pieces of plastic floating in
the water that were never there before. The star fish, sea cucumbers and conchs that were plentiful are hard to
find now,” she said.
The author says she has also noticed a decrease in marine life in the other places she has snorkeled: The Fiji
Islands and the Bahamas. Wanting to be part of the solution, Lieder Cebuhar recently wrote, illustrated and selfpublished
the children’s book, Listen When the Ocean Speaks.
The book was recently featured in the Ocean Conservancy newsletter, and in Aug. 2016, won a Mom’s Choice
Award. The Mom’s Choice Award program honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services.
The Ocean Conservancy is a nonprofit environmental advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., that helps
formulate ocean policy at the federal and state government levels based on peer reviewed science.
Listen When the Ocean Speaks begins with the words, “Listen. You can hear the ocean when you put a conch
shell up to your ears. Shhh…Listen. Someone is speaking.”
In the text that follows, Mother Ocean proceeds to explain to the children snorkeling in her waters, along with
readers, why her water has become so cloudy, how hurt she is by the disrespect people have shown when they
destroy the mangroves along her shores and throw trash in her waters; and the damage being done to the reefs
by people who pick coral. The mantra presented throughout, “Save the Sea while there’s still time. It’s never too
late to make things fine.”

Kathy Braud Award:  Kathy Braud, Little Falls  Artist, received an Award of Excellence in the Northern Showcase art exhibition  held 11/14/2015 at Blaine City Hall on the watercolor painting, “Four Clucks”.

Braud Award Nov 2015 Four Clucks

This same painting received  “Best Watercolor – North Star Watermedia Society” award at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts  Juried Exhibition this August.


Braud - purple scarf photoKathy Braud received 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



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.

Dan Mondloch recently participated in 3 plein air festivals in MN. Congratulations on these awards! Click on each painting for a closer look!

Red Wing June 22-29, 2015 where he took first place for this painting

1st Place Award

1st Place Award

In Duluth July 12-18, 2015 at Paint du Nord taking first place overall:

"Industrial Charm"

“Industrial Charm”


Aitkin Plein Air – July 15-18, 2015  taking first place with this “Backlit Clouds” painting and first place with “Hazy Aitkin Morning” for the quick paint event.
Aitkin Plein Air Quick Paint 1st place, July 2015

He was also very fortunate to have a few sales at these events

Congratulations to Linda Addicott who sold 4 paintings at her show in Whitney.   In addition, CMW members to be congratulated are Linda Addicott, Elly Van Diest, and Cheryl Running who will be teaching watercolor to residents at area nursing homes/assisted living homes in the month of June.  This is being sponsored and coordinated by Jane Oxton, Art A LaCarte which is an effort to reach out and bring arts to the community.

May, 2015 –  A big Congratulations to three CMW members for being accepted into the Red River Watercolor Society’s 22nd Annual National Watermedia Exhibition. Their paintings will be on display June 21 – July 31, 2015 at the Hjemkomst Gallery, Moorhead, MN.

Kathy Braud is showing this painting:

I've Got a Secret by Kathy Braud

I’ve Got a Secret by
Kathy Braud

Sandra Driscoll is showing this painting:

Swan Meeting by Sandra Driscoll

Swan Meeting by
Sandra Driscoll

Kerry Kupferschmidt is showing this painting:

Savannah Morning by Kerry Kupferschmidt

Savannah Morning by
Kerry Kupferschmidt


February – 2015  – Meyeraan - Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceJudith Hallbeck Meyeraan’s painting: “Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” was accepted into the Minnesota Watercolor Society 2015 Spring Show which runs from March 24 – April 9, 2015; reception at the Minnetonka Art Center on March 12; 6 – 8PM.  Click on painting to see larger picture.
February, 2015
Dan Mondloch received 2nd place prize for his “Spring Puddles” painting at the Arts in Harmony reception held February 2, 2015 at the Sherburne County Government Center.  The show runs from Monday, February 2 – Thursday, March 26th.
Dan- 2nd Prize - Arts in Harmony Feb 2015

Spring Puddles

Spring Puddles








Dan Mondloch was one of the featured artists in this year’s Cheap Joe’s catalog. His painting “Superior Afternoon” can be found on page 25 of the catalog.    Here is that work:

Superior Afternoon 2

Superior Afternoon 2


January 14, 2015 –  Kathy Braud received Honorable Mention for her watercolor painting, Sunnyside Up at the Jaques Art Center, Aitkin, MN.Braud award-Jaques Sunny Side up Jan 15


Braud - purple scarf photoKathy also received approval of a $2,500 grant from the Five Wings Art Council for the topic titled “Create and Frame a New body of Work to expand the Geographic Range of the Audience for Artwork”. 




Dan Mondloch was asked to paint a gift for Tony Goddard, outgoing Executive Director for the Paramount.  Here is that painting:

Mondloch - St. Cloud City
Judith Hallbeck Meyeraan won Best of Show in the Artist del Norte 2014 Fall Exhibition at the Blaine Town Hall on November 15 with her work, Refugees”. The juried show was open to all mediums and included 80 entries. Click here to see Judy with the juror and her work. Preview of Artists del Norte

Here is Judy’s award winning artwork “Refugees”:Meyeraan - Refugees

Mary Cebuhar has written and illustrated a children’s book titled Samu L. Rat which has been printed and delivered. The response has been great and Mary is delighted with this work and the response. Good luck to you, Mary!
Cebuhar - Samu L. Rat Bok

Kathy Braud received an Honorable Mention Award at the Northern Showcase exhibition on Saturday at Blaine City Hall. Artist del Norte was the sponsoring organization. The painting is titled “Mother and Child”, mixed media.

Braud - Mother and Child Honorable Mention Fall 2014
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Judith Hallbeck Meyeraan won first honors at the 2014 Fall Exhibition of the Minnesota Watercolor Society on October 23 at the Ames Center in Burnsville. Her transparent watercolor is titled “Sunset Roses,” and the show can be seen until December 1. See her painting below and to see more of her work, click on this website:

Meyeraan - Sunset Roses



Mill Stream Arts Festival – Sept 2014 Selects Dan Mondloch’s art  and presentation for BEST IN SHOW!
Mondloch Mill Stream Arts Award - Best in Show
Mondloch Mill Stream Arts Award - Best in Show III







Fall 2014 – Sandra Driscoll:  Sandra’s watercolor art, shown below, was chosen by the Minnesota Chapter of motorcycle riders for printing on their commemorative t-shirt.        Driscoll - motorcycle shirt


Summer 2014Karen Reede – Karen’s painting Milwaukee Avenue Historic District took Best Of Show at the Bremness Gallery competition in Glenwood, MN. 

Reede- Heritage

August 2014Sandra Driscoll – At the Minnesota State Fair, Sandra took Third Place overall for her painting of Ready for Pie”.  See the September newsletter to view this painting.

July 2014Kerry Kupferschmidt – At the Art Soup Juried Show in Elk River, Kerry won “Honorable Mention” for his July Sunset” painting ( shown below)



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