Greetings to You!!
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.
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) email@example.com 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
(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:
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
your art. It is on the East Bank Gallery website.
is acrylic. Ruthmary may have a window
space available in sunlight.
Tuesday, June 26th or 27th any time from 3:30-5:00 pm.
St. Germain (west) side
East Bank Gallery Sunday, July 2nd at 1 pm.
there by that time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Show – November, 2017 – Details to follow
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
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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.