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

 

News as of February 14, 2016

Happy Valentines’ Day 

PREFACE:
You will notice a change in approach to these posts which will be on a trial basis.  There will be 4 sections:
1.  CMW Meetings— included will be presentations images from the most recent meeting and plans for the next 3 months.
2.  CMW Showsincluded will be CMW shows coming up in the near future
3.  Events (Educational and other events) — included in this section will be regional workshops, paint ins, area and show opportunities based on notice to the CMW website administrator .  The first post for an event will contain detailed information as available.  Events will continue to be referenced until the date of registration or the event has passed. The original posting date with information will be referenced as you will see in this post.  You can also find information in the appropriate tabs on this website.
4.  Announcements included will be acknowledgement of awards, show entries key board messages and other items of interest.  Please send your information and image(s) to Mary Buhl at mnlady205@jetup.net and to Bonnie Schwichtenberg at bswitz@cloudnet.com. (Bonnie publishes the CMW newsletter)

Your feedback is most welcome!  You may contact any member of the CMW Board or Mary or Bonnie at the above emails.

Here’s the latest news :

1.  CMW Meetings

       * The February CMW meeting was held on Feb. 8th with artists showing their “Birds of a Feather” interpretive art.  Here are some of those works:

 


       * March 14th, 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio —   The demo will be done by Gail Speckman.  You may view more of her work at  gailspeckmann.com.


April  (date ??) 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio Watch this website and the CMW newsletter for an official announcement about the date of the meeting.  The plan is to have a demo by Don Andrews, our spring workshop artist, sometime
in the first week of April.

* 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

2.  CMW Shows
* Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Sauk Rapids – March 1-31.
Robyn says “
I will need your artist information by February 25th. I need titles, price, and contact information (email or phone #). It looks like we will have room for 2 pieces per artist. The participation fee is $5 and can be paid when we hang.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 – “Labor of Love” –  May 1-31.  Information due to Robyn York by April 26, 2016. You may email her at robyncmw@gmail.com

 

3.  Events (Educational and other)

*Share Your Art!  *Holdingford High School –  please contact Geriann Friday at geriannfriday@yahoo.com or call 320-333-5577.  Items also accepted for our silent auction/raffle.   See original post Feb 2,2016 for full details.

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

*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.

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.

*Don Andrews Workshop at Paramount Visual Arts Center ( St. Cloud) – April 5-8th with a focus on painting figures into landscapes.  Cost $375 – register with the Paramount Visual Art Center – Derick Segerstrom  Ph:  (320) 257-5928 or email: derick@paramountarts.org 

**Plein Air Grand Marais 2016 CompetitionThe 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

Congratulations to Kathy Braud:  Great news!   On Thursday, February 11th Kathy was interviewed at 8:10 with Northern Community Radio  KAXE | KBXE  during  their  Morning Show that day.   They gave a head’s up about her demo and meet & greet on Feb. 13thheld at the  Crossing Arts Feature Event.  The Northern Community Radio studios are based in Grand Rapids and Bemidji.   Alauna Yust, the radio show producer  said:   “I have looked through your work on the web extensively, and I can hardly believe you work in watercolor. It is just so bold and colorful! I can’t wait to learn more about your work.”