September 12, 2016 -Two Items

REMINDER:

  1. September 12th, MondayAnnual CMW Member meeting. Come to meet and greet colleagues, bring items for the Silent Auction, enjoy a
    free dinner, find out the future of CMW and provide your input. Arrive at 5:15 to register and submit Silent Auction items plus meet friends and new members. REMEMBER to visit the Paramount show before September 12th and bring your voting form for the new Member’s Choice Award. The form is found at the back of the August newsletter — print it and bring it. Another important item — CMW will need a new Treasurer and a new Vice President. CMW depends on member volunteers to fill these leadership roles. The Board operates in a collegial way and decisions are made by consensus where there is support given to all positions. Consider stepping forward to fill with these roles.

 

        2.  October meeting – Change in demo artist

Unfortunately Terry Oscarson (Zen Doodle) will not be able to join us due to an unplanned emergency.  Susan Fryer Voigt has agreed to come to our October meeting at the Paramount and here is what she says about her demo:

“Here is the information about what I will be demonstrating.   In 2011, I was fortunate to study with a well-known American artist in Scotland. During those two weeks of painting with transparent watercolors outdoors, the instructor suggested that I might be a “layerist” instead of a transparent watercolorist. He offered his casein and acrylic paints so that I could work the way I do with acrylics, pastels, oils and casein. Since then, I have been using watercolor in a “layerist” manner – often using a roller and trowels along with brushes to attain the dimension and texture. Aquapasto is an additive that thickens watercolor and gouache can really make a difference. Even plein air painting is now pleasurable with watercolors. I will be demonstrating how I use these tools, paints, additives, and different surfaces.”  Susan Fryer Voigt

Here are some examples:

 

 

News as of April 19, 2016

Take a look at these new events:

*Dan Mondloch – Plein Air Workshop June 7-9
Here is what 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).

Click on this link for more information and signup:     www.paramountarts.org or call 320-257-5928


*Upcoming Northstar Media 2016 National Juried Exhibition
  The following provides a brief overview of key information and dates:

CALL FOR ENTRY

NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition, Twin Cities, MN.

Submission dates: May 1 – August 1, 2016 (deadline: August 1, 2016 @midnight).

Exhibition dates: October 1 -30, 2015 at Lakeville Area Arts, Lakeville, MN

Awards: a minimum of $4,000 in cash and non-cash awards (more than $8,000 in cash and non-cash awarded in 2015).

Media:  All watermedia.

Participation fee: Up to 3 entries per artist–$35 member; $45 non-member.

Artist prospectus – click here: callforentry.org and northstarwatermedia.com/exhibitions

Best Regards,
Leny Wendel, Publicity Chair
2016 National Juried Exhibition

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