Happy New Year!! 2018 is having us really “chilling out”. At least we can enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets — whenever the temperamental sun decides to shine!!
Watercolor painting done by yours truly done under the guidance of Donna Jarve where we mounted watercolor paper on a wooden frame and then painted. Fun!! Mary Buhl
Welcome to Susan Jensen-Cekalla as our new Vice-President. Her work will be to coordinate demonstration artists, coordinate the annual meeting and give her highly valuable input to the future planning and events by CMW. What a great addition to the board.
Kathy Braud has a large watercolor show at M-State College at:
January 2018 – No Meeting. Prepare for February President’s Challenge and Easel night. The President’s Painting Challenge is “It Caught My Eye”.
February 12, 2018 – 6 PMMember Meeting– Easel night at the Paramount starts at 6 PM with registrations and networking. President Gordon Schrank will have a report for the members and the painting viewing will be conducted after that. 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, 2018 – Member Meeting at the Paramount at 6 PM – There will be registrations for upcoming art shows available and a short meeting. There will be a demo by Kathy Braud, CMW Member focusing on how to make a variety of skies with clouds that will add interest to landscapes.
April 9, 2018– Member Meeting at the Paramount at 6 PM. Demo artist will be Georgia Kandiko, a current instructor at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, the South Shore Community Center and the U of M Landscape Arboretum.
May 14, 2018 – Member Meeting at the Paramount at 6 PM. Demo artist will be Catherine Hearding from Lake Elmo. She is a well known instructor of art organizations in the Cities and was a Juror for Selection and Awards for watercolor at the 2017 State Fair.
EXCITING NEWS– A Paint in will be held at Linden Hills in Little Falls, MN. May 7-10. Includes 1 day Workshop with David Smith. There are openings for the day Workshop with David Smith. Contact Pat Spence to see if there is any availability for the entire retreat event. See details in CMW January Newsletter or go under the Newsletter tab on this website.
Waite Park Library Show – February 1-28, 2018 Important dates –
– jpeg of your by March 16, 2-10 painting to Mary Buhl at email@example.com – hang time is Feb. 1st from 4-5 pm – takedown is Feb. 28 from 4-5 pm Contact Yvonne Schrank to sign up – firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Shepherd Show – April 2 – May, 31 2018 Important dates: – jpeg of your by March 16, 2-10 painting to Mary Buhl at email@example.com – Hang time is April 2 from 4-5 pm
– Down time is May 31 from 4-5 pm
**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 paint whatever it is that you want to work on.
CMW Christmas Party – Card Exchange – Enjoy these creative card images!!
And all the wonderful social times and viewing of current art projects accomplished:
The CMW show is on display from November 1 – December, 4 2017 at the Paramount Community Arts Center in the main lobby. The opening reception is from 5-9 Friday, November 3rd. As part of the St. Cloud Art Crawl, demo artists, Margaret Werlinger and Linda Addicott will be there to show their approach to watermedia art.
Kerry Kupferschmidt & Kathy Braud “Seasons in the Sun” Art Show at Great River Arts in Little Falls: The show starts Nov. 8th but continues through December until Dec. 30th. The Reception is Dec. 2nd at Noon- 2 pm. “We’ll be sending cards out soon.”
Invitations from Diane Runberg: The Brainerd Area Arts Club will hold a holiday show and sale at the Franklin Art Center in Brainerd on November 11th. The show will feature art and other gift items by member artists.
The Crossing Arts Alliance will hold a “Kringle Market” that same day at 711 Laurel St. in downtown Brainerd. This willhighlight handmade items by its artist members at reasonable prices.
Member Meeting: Monday, November 13th – 6 PM at the Paramount– come and see Karen Knutson demonstrations
Monday, December 11th – 6 PM at Watab Hall – Christmasparty. Bring an original painted Christmas Card, a treat to share and a joyful Christmas spirit!!
Congratulations are in order for these CMW Members:
Kathy Braud –Pansies in Crystal Vase received a Merit Award at the NorthStar Watermedia Society Annual Member Exhibition, Mahtomedi,MN at the reception April 20, 2017.
Tulip Bed at Dark received a Merit Award at the M State College in Fergus Falls,MN at the reception April 29, 2017 and the college is also buying the painting.
Pansies in Crystal Vase
Tulip Bed At Dark
Sandra Driscoll–Two paintings of Sandra’s paintings were juried into the Minnesota Watercolor Society’s Spring Show. The show runs from April 13 to June 18 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Her painting “Banjo” was among two paintings given the Merit Award.
Linda Addicott – Hangin’ Out With the Stars
“I just did a watercolor class with the residents and Jane Seymour at St.Benedict’s Nursing Home. She wanted to work with seniors in a painting class so joined us for a painting session today. The photo is of Jane and I and 3 ladies that completed their paintings.”
Today – 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.
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 visit. Here are three of the paintings that will be on display (click to enlarge):
“Cellardoor” Robyn York
“Trinity Library” Robyn York
White’s of Wexford by Robyn York
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) firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 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 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)
Dan Mondloch Plein Air Course – June 6,7,8 2017 9AM – 4PM Contact Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount Visual Arts Center. Thisis 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).”
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.
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.