News as of July 27, 2015

1.  Here are a few items of note for your  activity calendar so be sure to stop by and view the latest art work.

*  The CMW show at the Paramount will go up on July 31st and will run until September 9th.

* CMW artists will be participating in the CMW Annual Show and Sale at the Art Crawl on
Friday, August 14th at the Paramount.

*  There will be a CMW exhibit at Centracare Plaza from September 1-30th.

2.   Dan Mondloch recently participated in 3 plein air festivals in MN.  Congratulations on these awards!  Click on each painting for a closer look!

Red Wing June 22-29 where he took first place for this painting

1st Place Award

1st Place Award

  In Duluth July 12-18 at Paint du Nord taking first place overall:

"Industrial Charm"

“Industrial Charm”


Aitkin Plein Air – July 15-18 taking first place with this “Backlit Clouds” painting and first place with “Hazy Aitkin Morning” for the quick paint event.
Aitkin Plein Air Quick Paint 1st place, July 2015

He was also very fortunate to have a few sales at these events.

Dan’s next shows will be at Loring Park Arts Festival August 8-9, and Hudson Plein Air Festival August 14-17.

He will have an exhibit of plein air paintings at the Paramount’s Studio C, October 23 – December 5th, with a reception on October 24th.  If you would like to be added to Dan’s mailing list for more information, you can subscribe on his website:

Dan will be teaching 3 classes at the Paramount Visual Arts Center this fall.
Contact Derick at the Paramount for more info: 320.257.5928 or online at
~Beginner Watercolor October 17th
~Beginner Acrylic November21
~Intermediate Acrylic December 5th

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Visual Arts Invitation – Artist Meetings


You are Invited! Visual Arts Minnesota Launches New Artist Group: Do Art.

Dear Artist, you are cordially invited:

Visual Arts Minnesota Launches New Artist Group: Do Art.

St. Cloud, MN- March 11th, 2015. Visual Arts Minnesota invites artists from the community to participate in an artist group meeting on a monthly basis at the Good Earth Food Co-op Community Room, St. Cloud with the first meeting on Monday, March 16th, 2015 from 6pm to 8pm.

These casual meetings are offered in an effort for artists to find connections with other artists by sharing news from their own art practice and creating. Potential future ideas: casual critiques, demonstrations, etc. Come share your ideas! These meetings are free and visual artists and creatives of all mediums, ages and abilities are invited to attend.

Do Art. Meeting Location: Good Earth Food Co-op Community Room 2010 Vetrans Drive, St. Cloud, MN

When: Every 3rd Monday of the Month  6:00pm to 8:00pm

Visual Arts Minnesota is a nonprofit arts organization with a mission of Creating opportunities for visual artists to exhibit and promote their work; providing resources for visual artists, students, and educators; and fostering an appreciation for the visual arts in our everyday lives. For more information please call 320-230-8000 or email or visit us at


Natalie Ratha, Executive Director, Visual Arts Minnesota.  320-230-8000

— Natalie RathaExecutive DirectorVisual Arts Minnesota(320)


New Items as of March 2, 2015

View the following items:

*  See the Exhibits tab – CMW Exhibits to view many of the paintings shown at the GRA Gallery.
        – Also  see Linda Addicott and Bonnie Schwichtenberg  who have exhibits at Whitney

*See the Congrats Tab to view Judy Meyeraan’s acceptance into a juried show.

* See the Tips Tab under the Website section to view a new link to an artist blog spot – many   subjects of interest
 for artists

*Under the Meetings/Learning tab – Classes/WS’s – See information re: Dan Mondloch’s workshop
being held in 
the Melrose area.

* You will notice a change in the Calendar tab –  Click on the 2015 calendar and you will see a
new format for the topics and increased level of detail for the 2015 year. Note that calendar items are always subject to change due to variability in weather, venue, presenter schedules etc.  Every attempt will be made to keep the calendar updated with any changes as they occur.