News as of May 18, 2017

Greetings to You!! 

by Mary Buhl

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.

   ~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 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) 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)

                     * 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:

1. Your Art:  You need to properly frame your work, including strong wiring (only) on back.
         *To keep work safe for transport we are asking everyone to
                 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
                  properly. 
            * Bring your signed “Guest Artist Agreement” (2 pages) with
                         your art.  It is on the East Bank Gallery website.
             * Let Kerry know if you use UV protected glass or if your art
                        is acrylic. Ruthmary may have a window 
                         space 
available in sunlight.
     
  2.  Art delivery:    
               *Plan to deliver your art to Kerry’s place on Monday or 
                  Tuesday,  June 26th or 27th any time from 3:30-5:00 pm.
                  Address is: 3600 W. St. Germain St. (#340),  St. Cloud.     
                               Our gray Rav 4 in the parking lot by Door B on the
                                  St. Germain (west) side  
 
 3. Art Transport:
                *Kerry and his wife will do the drop off all art to the        
                          East Bank  Gallery Sunday, July 2nd at 1 pm.
                 *The Gallery will hang the show.
                 * If you prefer to deliver art yourself the art needs to be
                          there by that time. 
 
 
  4.  Reception:  July  7, 5-8 PM
              * Mary Buhl is planning to attend the reception.  It would be 
                      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 mnlady949@gmail.com
 
 
   5.   Close of Show and transport back:  Sunday July 30th, 1 PM    
            * Bonnie Schwichtenberg is coordinating the return of the art – she cannot
                         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.
              * Returned art will be brought to the St. Cloud Library Parking Lot,
                                                    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 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 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 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 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 competition@mnstatefair.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 dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org 
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.

 

 

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Linda Kemp Workshop

Linda Kemp Teaching at CMW

Linda Kemp teaching CMW members at the Paramount

Watercolor artist and teacher Linda Kemp delivered an intense 4-day workshop at the Paramount. So much information and so little time! Lucky CMW members spent 4 days with Linda Kemp learning her methods and secrets to her stunning paintings. Later we spent more time bonding as a group with Linda at Anton’s restaurant Friday evening. Fifteen CMW members and 4 other painters from Iowa and other Minnesota locations enjoyed Linda Kemp’s negative painting expertise emphasizing hue, value and intensity at the Paramount Visual Arts Center April 23 through April 26.

Her informative and friendly “painting out loud” compels her audience to eagerly attend every word and demonstration. Building from a delicately hued underpainting she builds her composition methodically applying her technique of forming shapes emphasizing negative spaces with layered color, coaxing aesthetically pleasing images. Those images inform her next steps.

Questions were welcomed resulting in additional insights and interesting anecdotes. Linda is direct and positive as she provides
feedback to her students.

To see images of her work and listings of her printed and digital publications, go to her web site www.lindakemp.com.

 

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Member Meeting and News

Jeanne Larson demo

CMW members enjoyed a fun watercolor demonstration by artist Jeanne Larson at our monthly meeting on April 14th. She informed us with her painting methods and stories about galleries, her studio and career.  See photos of this demo below. Visit Jeanne’s website at: http://www.jeannelarson.com/

Linda Kemp workshop at the Paramount

The Paramount Visual Arts Center has informed us that there are now 2 openings for the Linda Kemp workshop next week!  If you would like to sign up, please call Derick at 320-257-5928 or email him.
This is an amazing opportunity to be taught by an internationally-known artist and teacher and network with your fellow painters.  See more on this workshop here.

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