News as of October 16, 2017

Reminder:    Members’ Choice Award voting  is now in process and goes through October 26th so there is plenty of time to view and consider your selection.   Go to the Great River Gallery  tab on this website to view the paintings and then to the Members’ Choice Award tab to vote — It’s easy.   If you go to the gallery in person, you may vote there.  

Congratulations to Kathy Braud 

Four Clucks by Kathy Braud

 

who was awarded 2nd place in the Northstar Watermedia Juried National Exhibition for her painting, Four Clucks, at their reception held on October 15, 2017 in Blaine City Hall. The Juror was David Feinberg.  That show will be on display at that venue until October 31st.

 

CMW Meeting- Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios -the meeting was held with Suz Galloway demonstrating her wet into wet approach to underwater rocks and had many other paintings available for viewing.  Suz also  had her very realistic botanical paintings available so we were able to see her wide scope of talent.

CMW Meeting- November 13, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios – registration at 6 PM; meeting begins at 6:20 pm followed by a demo by Karen Knutson. Karen is known for her unique contemporary semi-abstract paintings. Here are some examples of her work. Her website is karenknutson.com.

Here’s some information from Karen’s website:

“I paint watercolors because I love its free and wild qualities, forcing the artist to adjust to its many moods. For the past few years, I’ve added collage and acrylic, which produces wonderful textures and color discoveries. My paintings are sometimes totally abstract, and sometimes there is something recognizable in the painting. I like my paintings to be different than “normal paintings” – anything that will make the viewer take a second look and be drawn into the painting! I used to be attracted to paintings with unusual colors, but now I’m drawn to paintings with dynamic design. First and foremost, I like to have fun while I paint, and I’m constantly trying out new things, so that I will grow as an artist. I feel like the luckiest person alive to be able to do something that I love so much!
My paintings are featured in Splash 6, Watercolor, Fun and Free, and Searching for the Artist Within , Watercolor- The Spirit of Spontaneity, Watercolor without Boundaries, The Artistic Touch 4, Watercolor- Making your Mark, and the magazine, Watercolor Magic (Aug.’04). I am a signature member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America,(formerly known as Midwest Watercolor Society), San Diego Watercolor Society, Red River Watercolor Society, the Montana Watercolor Society, and the Northern Plains Watercolor Society, the Minnesota Watercolor Society, NorthStar Watermedia Society, and Missouri Watercolor Society.”

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Shows

Great River Arts (GRA) Gallery :   CMW “Watercolor Magic” Show– Little Falls, MN – currently showing.  A total of 20 artists show 80 paintings in this show.  October, 2017
Exciting news: From this show, there will be a Members’ Choice Award of $50 with voting by CMW members to be done on the CMW Website.

* The Reception will be held October 28th from 12 – 2 and involved artists should  be present. After the reception, the artists may take their paintings down by 3 PM.
* For those of you who cannot attend the reception or stop in to pick up your paintings  there will be transport of the paintings back to Watab Hall. Pickup of your paintings  may be done between 1-4 pm on Thursday, November 2nd.

 

Paramount Lobby Show – October 30- December 4, 2017

HANG Date: Monday Oct 30 ,4-5pm The Paramount Gallery charges 40% commission.
TAKEDOWN Date:
Monday Dec 4 10am-noon. Art must be gone by noon to allow new show hanging that afternoon.

 


NOTE: There will be no show at the River’s Edge Convention Center this year.

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Events

Coming in October this Fall: David Smith workshopDates will be October 19-21st. Registration is currently closed.  If you want to be on a waiting list that is  coordinated by Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount Visual Arts Center. Contact him at (320) 257-5928 or dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org
. Topics to be covered are: “Master the Mist”, “Stunning Sculptures”, and “Pour the Glow”. One day will be spent on each topic.
His website is https://dsmithfineart.com/

 

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2017 Art Crawl: Nov. 3, 2017 – Thank you to Linda Addicott and Margaret Werlinger for volunteering to demo at the Paramount Visual Art Center.

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** 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.) There is an open invitation for anyone ( even if you’re not a CMW member; even if you use other art mediums) to attend.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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News as of Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy May!!  Remember the May baskets we made and delivered when we were kids?  Are yours ready to go?

“Tulips” Anita Hendrickx

                                                                             
                                                     
 ~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 visitHere are three of the paintings that will be on display (click to enlarge):

St. Cloud Hospital Show – May 2017

Hang time is TODAY Monday, May 1st from 4-5 pm.  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)

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 and take down dates 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 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 – Details to be announced.

Here are examples of David Smith’s art:

 

 

 

Art Crawls:  CMW Artists needed – Please sign up at the May meeting

June 9, 2017   -St. Cloud Down Town Association Spring Art Crawl at the Paramount.  Two artists from CMW in Studio B from 5-9.  
They can paint, show works for sale, visit with the crowd, whatever they feel comfortable doing. 

 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.

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. 

                                                                                              ~Meetings~

 
Monday, May 8th Meeting – Gather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN. 
The meeting will include an update from President, Kerry Kupferschmidt and a demo by Judy Fawcett.  Judy plans to show her process of developing a painting from a value sketch to color sketch to final painting.  Members are encouraged to bring a sketch book to follow her instructions on drawing simple figures which enhance the over composition of the painting.   Her website is mnartists.or/judy-fawcett.

 There are no meetings this summer so keep up to date on this website or 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.

Ted Nuttall Workshop – Here are some images of the participants,  their work and of Ted’s work with the class.  The energy was high and LOTS of learning occurred and many participants said it was the best workshop they’ve ever attended.  

 

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News as of January 15, 2017

Brrrr ~~~ We all need some distractions during Minnesota weather so here are some fun things for you to focus on in future months.

~Announcements~

Sandra Driscoll has been accepted into the Arts In Harmony juried show for 2017.  The show will be located at the Blaine City Hall from January 31 to March 30.  This is the show that used to be held at Elk River, but has been moved due to construction.  Sandra’s painting is titled “Tied Together”.  

 

 

The January 2017 Newsletter is now under that tab.

                                                                                    ~ Meetings~

Monday, February 13th –  Kerry Kupferschmidt selected the theme, “Spring’s the Thing” as the Easel night theme and gave it to the membership as a challenge for creating their own painting.  This meeting provides members an opportunity to present their work, their approach and to ask for input if desired.  This is not a formal critique process so come and join in and learn from artist colleagues.

Monday, March 13thGather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN:  The meeting will include an update from President,  Kerry Kupferschmidt and a presentation by Bonnie Cutts from the Golden Paint Company.  She will conduct an overview of a variety of art paint mediums and we will have a Q&A session.  This is a great chance to enlarge our knowledge and see what is new “out there”.

                                                            ~Shows~
Waite Park Library Show will be Feb. 1-28th, 2017.  Drop off is Feb. 1 from 4-5 pm.  Size of 16″ x 20″ or less are preferred.  Take down is from 4-5 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 28th.   Information and $5 payment is due to Yvonne Schrank by January 26th.  You can reach Yvonne this email – click on this link:  schrank@prodigy.net

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Show in Sauk Rapids will be held from March 31st – May 31st.  Hang time is from 3-4 on March 31st and take down is from 1:30-2:30 on May 31st.  Cost is $5/artist; two paintings/artist. Paintings at $150 or less sell the best.  Note the times for hang and takedown which are different than usual.

East Bank Gallery CMW Show in Sioux Falls, SD – Here is an opportunity to participate in this exclusive CMW Show which is to be held in July, 2017.  They will be promoting and advertising this show so early dates are necessary.  The Gallery staff project that selections will be made in early May and those accepted will be notified then.  There will be 2-4 alternate works selected in the event that sales occur during the show.  There is no limit to the number of paintings you can submit for the jurying process.  CMW will be coordinating the transport of artwork to and from the Gallery. 

The following is required for your participation in this show:

Before April 1st – Have a jpeg image of your artwork sent to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com along with the following information:       Title
                             Price
                             Size ( image size and framed or projected frame size)
                             Medium  i.e. Watercolor or mixed medium

Mary is very willing to assist you in photographing your work and sending it to her.  Her phone # is 320-252-4412.  Do not hesitate to call.  You will notice a page on the CMW website where the artwork will be displayed for the Gallery staff selection process.

                                                                                ~Events~

* Campfire Bay Resort – CMW Paint InCushing MN – March 9-12, 2017:  Plan now to come and enjoy distraction-free days of painting to your heart’s content or whatever you want to do — take walks, sit by the lake, take naps, read, watch videos – or do all of them. The Resort accommodates groups and is well setup for great work areas. Network with friends and colleagues.  Open to CMW members.  Fee for 3 days/3 nights is only $145 and includes the paint room fee.  Food of your choice is extra.   Sign up at one of the CMW meetings or contact a board member.

 * Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop to be held April 24-27th, 2017 coming to the Paramount with a focus on painting portraits. This nationally known artist is in high demand so let Derick Segerstrom know of your interest in signing up for this workshop. The  reduced fee for CMW members is $450. Contact Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or email at derick@paramountarts.org. .
Here are examples of Ted’s work:

 


 

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