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

   ~Shows~

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.     
 
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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.  

 

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

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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 mnlady949@gmail.com.  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.

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

                                                                  ~Events~

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.

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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 dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org .  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 https://dsmithfineart.com/

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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.     

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 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.  

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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News as of May 18, 2017

Greetings to You!! 

by Mary Buhl

In spite of the frequent rains, the mud, the clouds, the breezes, the cool air – the birds still sing, the flowers still bloom , new babies are everywhere,the trees bud out new leaves of green ~~~ and we get to keep painting and creating.  We can be grateful for it all.

Here’s what’s going on~~~~

The Monday,
May 8th Meeting was held in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN.  Judy Fawcett was our guest artist and described her approach to watercolor painting.  Judy’s approach was unique and influenced by her prior experience painting in oils.  Here are some photos from that evening with her final painting of the demo at the end of this display.

   ~Shows~

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 view her work.  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) schrank@prodigy.net 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)

                     * Hang date is June 1st, 4-5 pm
                  * Takedown date is June 30 from 4-5 pm.

East Bank Gallery Show in Sioux Falls, SD – Here are the details:

1. Your Art:  You need to properly frame your work, including strong wiring (only) on back.
         *To keep work safe for transport we are asking everyone to
                 use bubble  wrap to protect your work

          *Put your wrapped art in a large garbage bag labeled
                  with your name on it so that we get 
it returned to you
                  properly. 
            * Bring your signed “Guest Artist Agreement” (2 pages) with
                         your art.  It is on the East Bank Gallery website.
             * Let Kerry know if you use UV protected glass or if your art
                        is acrylic. Ruthmary may have a window 
                         space 
available in sunlight.
     
  2.  Art delivery:    
               *Plan to deliver your art to Kerry’s place on Monday or 
                  Tuesday,  June 26th or 27th any time from 3:30-5:00 pm.
                  Address is: 3600 W. St. Germain St. (#340),  St. Cloud.     
                               Our gray Rav 4 in the parking lot by Door B on the
                                  St. Germain (west) side  
 
 3. Art Transport:
                *Kerry and his wife will do the drop off all art to the        
                          East Bank  Gallery Sunday, July 2nd at 1 pm.
                 *The Gallery will hang the show.
                 * If you prefer to deliver art yourself the art needs to be
                          there by that time. 
 
 
  4.  Reception:  July  7, 5-8 PM
              * Mary Buhl is planning to attend the reception.  It would be 
                      good if we could have some people join   
                      her in representing
 CMW.                                  
              * Contact Mary to coordinate travel and car pooling.  Her 
                      number is 320-252-4412  or email mnlady949@gmail.com
 
 
   5.   Close of Show and transport back:  Sunday July 30th, 1 PM    
            * Bonnie Schwichtenberg is coordinating the return of the art – she cannot
                         bag and bring back all 23 art pieces.  
We have a second driver, Jana Tonsfeldt
                         but we must have an additional volunteer to  arrive at 1 pm at East Bank Gallery 
                         July 30th. They will assist Bonnie, our return driver, with re- packing
                         and the return trip.
              * Returned 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 – (CMW booth) Thursday, July 20, 2017 – Contact Yvonne Schrank at schrank@prodigy.net 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 schrank@prodigy.net. Hang date is June 30 from 4-5  and take down date 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
 

                                                                  ~Events~

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 http://greatart.org/juried-exhibition/

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 

ACCEPTED WORKS MUST BE DELIVERED ON SATURDAY, JULY  1 (10 – 2 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 info@greatart.org

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: http://www.mnstatefair.org/competition/fine_arts.html or
please contact competition@mnstatefair.org or call (651) 288-4417

 

Coming in October this Fall:  David Smith workshop – Dates 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 dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org 
Here are examples of David Smith’s art.  His website is https://dsmithfineart.com/

 

 

Art Crawls:  CMW Artists needed – Please sign up by notifying Kerry Kupferschmidt

June 9, 2017   -St. Cloud Down Town Association Spring Art Crawl at the Paramount.   Marilyn Clement and Pat Spence will be painting.

 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.  Kerry Kupferschmidt, Barb Rogan and Mary Buhl will be painting.  At least one more artist is needed.

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.             2 artists are needed                       

 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.

 

 

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News as of February 27, 2016

1.  Meetings


March 14th, 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio —   A watercolor demo will be done by Gail Speckmann and will focus on abstract art.  You may view more of her work at  gailspeckmann.com.


April  Tuesday April 5th, 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio —A demo by Don Andrews, our spring workshop artist, will be given and will focus on painting figures in landscapes.  Click to enlarge.

Don Andrews

Don Andrews

   

                            

 

* May 9th, Monday at 6 PM at Paramount Arts StudioDemo by Ellen Jean Diederich. To see more of her work click on this website address givinity.com

* Summer, 2016 – No member meetings scheduled. 
2.  CMW Shows
* Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Sauk Rapids – March 1-31.
We will hang between 4:00 and 5:00 on March 1st and take down between 4:00 and 5:00 on March 31st.  If you can not be there at these times please make arrangements for delivery or pick up of your paintings.Good Shepherd is in Sauk Rapids, the address is 1115 4th Ave N.  Enter the main entrance and check in with Jodi Speicher for direction to the art display area  Robyn’s email: robyncmw@gmail.com
St. Cloud Hospital –  May 1-31.  Information due to Robyn York by April 26, 2016. You may email her at robyncmw@gmail.com

* Centracare Plaza June 1-30,  Information due to Robyn York June 18-27th at robyncmw@gmail.com.

3.  Events

*Christian Arts Festival, Eagan, MN:We are about a month away from the March 4 deadline for submitting art to this year’s Christian Arts Festival. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me and I can help you out. Also, the deadline for art submission has some flexibility, please just let me know where you are in the process.  Furthermore, we are happy to announce that the internationally acclaimed artist Makoto Fujimura will be speaking at our festival.  Please see the website for further details.  Contact:Cell Phone: 651.246.5234 –  WEBSITE:  TSRRARTS.ORG ;   Art submission information

*CMW Artists will be heading to Campfire Bay Resort, Cushing MN for a Paint-in the weekend of March 10-13.  If you’re in the area, feel free to stop by and visit.  If you would like to  join the group for a day of painting, you are most welcome and the fee for the day will be only $15.

*Artists’ Market 2016! – Northstar Watermedia Event, May 13-14, 2016. Deadline:  March 17  Please download the Registration Form (Registration Form in Word OR 2016 Registration form word pdf) and follow directions on it.  You can mail the completed form to Pat (see top of form)   See original post Feb 2,2016 for full details.

*St. Cloud March 18 2016 Art Crawl  – There will be CMW artists demo-ing in the Visual Arts Studios.  Stop by and see what they’re creating.
March 2016 Crawl

Artistry Opens Call for Artists for 2018 Exhibition Year   (Bloomington, MN) –All proposals must be received online by March 31, 2016 to be considered and a $10 non-refundable application fee is required. For more information about application requirements and to apply, please visit artistrymn.org/visual_arts/apply/exhibit or contact Rachel Daly at 952-563-8570.  See original post of Jan 16, 2016 for full details.

**Plein Air Grand Marais 2016 Competition – The Grand Marais Art Colony is seeking submissions for the 14th Annual Plein Air Grand Marais competition September 9 – 16, 2016. Applications are being accepted via onlinejuriedshows.com  .   Deadline: Friday, April 8th 2016, 11:45pm  See original post of Jan 9, 2016 for full details.

4.  Announcements

* CMW is seeking CMW members as demonstrators for the March 18th art crawl.  Notify any of the board members to volunteer.

Spring Paint InMay 7th at Watab town hall. 9AM – 4 PM  $5 fee.  Coffee, wine are provided.  Bag lunch.  Paint as you wish.
Signup with Robyn at  robyncmw@gmail.com

 

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