News as of December 6, 2017

Happy St. Nick’s Day!  Does anyone celebrate this day anymore?  At suppertime, my Uncle Jerry,  when coming in from the barn, would bang on the house and make such a ruckus outside that the little kids knew St. Nick was near and went running for their lives to huddle in a back bedroom. The next thing they heard was the sound of nuts and treats being thrown across the kitchen floor.   It is a fond family memory.





 Up Next is our Annual Holiday Gathering at Watab Hall on Monday, December 11, 2017. 

Here’s the plan:
 * Plan to meet and mingle around 6 PM
* Bring a treat to share; beverages provided are coffee, hot water for tea and hot chocolate plus wine will be available. Feel free to bring your own beverage if you wish
* Bring a painting to share that you have accomplished in the past year – could be based on a demo or workshop you attended or can be anything else you would like to share
* Bring your original painted watercolor card for our traditional card exchange –  optional participation
* Kerry will have a short agenda about the year and some items for discussion and input

January 2018 – No Meeting.  Prepare for February President’s Challenge and Easel night.  The President’s Challenge is “It Caught My Eye”.

February 12, 2018Member Meeting– Easel night at the Paramount starting at 6 PM.  Bring your painting in response to the President’s Challenge, “It Caught My Eye”  and/or any other paintings you would like to show to your colleagues.   This night is not a critique but rather you may ask for input if you wish.    It’s a very friendly and supportive process.

March 12, 2018Member Meeting, 6 PM – Demo by Kathy Braud, CMW Member

EXCITING NEWS – Paint in at Linden Hills in Little Falls, MN.  May 7-10.  Includes 1 day Workshop with David Smith.  See details in CMW December Newsletter under the Newsletter tab on this website.

Upcoming Shows:  

Waite Park Library Show – February 1-28, 2018
    Important dates –  jpeg of your painting to Mary Buhl at

                                      by January 22, 2018
– hang time is Feb. 1st from 4-5 pm
– takedown is Feb. 28 from  4-5 pm
Contact Yvonne Schrank to sign up –

Good Shepherd Show – April & May, 2018
Important dates  – jpeg of your painting to Mary Buhl at

                                   by March 16, 2018
  – Hang and takedown times to be determined

**Keeping your paints and brushes wet – Paint with your Colleagues

Monday mornings 8:30-11:30  at Whitney center — Silver Brushes

Thursday afternoons 12:30 – 4 at Watab Hall – informal group gathering to do whatever you want to work on