Merry Christmas! News as of December 24, 2015


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!!  IMG_1440

It’s going to be an exciting year; there are many activities planned.  Here are a few that are coming up in the near future:

 

1.    CMW Meetings:  (Please bring a printed or original watercolor card to donate to our
Sunshine Box
to be used to support our members as needed.)

            January 11, 2016 at the Paramount Visual Art Studios:  Sign in at 6 PM; meeting  begins at 6:20.   Featured will be a matting demo and framing demo by Robyn York.  Many people have questions about this topic and we will have ample time for a Q & A session so be sure to bring yours.
          February 8, 2016 at the Paramount Visual Art Studios:  Sign in at 6 PM; meeting  begins at 6:20.  This will be “Easel Night” with members invited to show their paintings of the President’s challenge i.e. “Birds of a Feather” – whatever your interpretation of this theme will be.  And you may show any other painting that you wish.  This is all about the fun and learning of our art as it is to each of us and is not a critique though you may request input.
        March 14, 2016 at the Paramount Visual Art Studios:  Sign in at 6 PM; meeting  begins at 6:20.  Featured will be a demo by Minnesota watercolorist, Pat Choffrut.  You may see her work on Etsy, Pinterest or You tube.

2. Upcoming shows:  Robyn York Contact info:  robyncmw@gmail.com
     St. Cloud Hospital Show: “Labor of Love” Feb. 1-29
Signup to Robyn York by **January 26th**.
     $5 entry fee/artist for the show.
      * Whitney Show:  February 1 – March 31.
Signup to Robyn York by **January 26th**.   No entry Fee for this show.

      * Good Shepherd Show:  March 1-31.
Signup to Robyn York by **February 25th**.  $5 entry fee/artist for the show.

3.  CMW dues needed by January 31st.   Art by members who are on the CMW website will be removed once their dues lapse.  Please send your payment or contact Robyn York in regard to your member status.

4.  Don Andrews Workshop in St. Cloud – This workshop will be held at the Paramount Visual Arts Studio April 5-8, 2016.  The Paramount will open this up to the general public so be sure to contact Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount soon to make your reservation.  There will also be a demo by Don at the April CMW meeting. To register, contact Derick Segerstrom  by phone: 320) 257-5928 or by clicking here:  derick@paramountarts.org

5.  Campfire Bay Paint In WeekendMarch 10-13th.   Register soon – first come, first serve .  The CMW Board has decided to open the weekend up to other watercolorists so contact Robyn York to get your name on the list.  It will be a great time to paint – the studio will be open 24/7 for us so you can go with the flow of your creative clock!  Payment in  full will be due February 8th (at CMW meeting) at the latest.  Day guests are welcome for a fee of $45 which does include the studio fee.

6. Kerry Kupferschmidt Classes Kerry will be teaching Watercolor Class I for Brainerd Community Education. It is an “intermediate level” class, emphasizing landscape & color mixing/ glazing.  Dates for the class are Feb 11th – March 17th, 2016.  5 classes 6:30- 9:00 pm at Falcon Ridge Middle school, Baxter MN.   It will be in their Community Ed Bulletin too. Contact Kerry at klkart.kupferschmidt@gmail.com if you need further information.

 

 

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MERRY CHRISTMAS to ALL~~

 A few brave CMW members ventured out in the icy sleet on Monday, December 15, 2014 to attend the annual Christmas treat and original watercolor card exchange.   The room was bright,  the company warm, the treats good and the cards were beautiful.
Here are some of the highlights:

 

Ultimate Painting (UP) Opportunity for Painting in Acrylic

Ultimate Painting (UP) is more than likely coming to St. Cloud in mid-December.  Final date and location will be posted here when it gets scheduled.   This event is a free-to-enter competition and is a lot of fun.    Twelve different people show up with their brushes ONLY.  All paint, easels, canvasses, etc.  are supplied.  There are  2 painting rounds- 6 people have 20 minutes to paint whatever you want with no photos, phones, tablets, references etc.     The audience votes (via cell phone) for 2 paintings from each round. The 4 winners  do a final 20 minute paint round and 2 finalists are chosen to go to Michigan in July.   ACRYLIC ONLY!      ALL paintings are put in a silent auction which is conducted at the end of the night.  The individual artists keep half of the proceeds that come from the auction.  Our CMW member, Tim Schreder, is the one responsible for promoting St. Cloud and sees this as a great way to do that.     If this sounds like something you or anyone else would be interested in please respond to Tim for more information  at this email address : timschreder230@gmail.com . 

Tim's UP Art

Tim’s UP Art

Schreder - Ultimate Paint table Nov 2014 resize