News as of Friday, November 24, 2017

I hope you have all recovered from your turkey coma and are doing something fun.  Maybe you’re putting up Christmas decorations, going Black Friday shopping or just taking it easy after a full Thanksgiving Day of family and/or friends or ~~~~painting your original watercolor card to bring to our December meeting?    It’s all good!!

Here’s the latest news!

Meetings

November 2017 Meeting at Paramount

  1.  The biggest announcement made by Yvonne Schrank, CMW Treasurer was to give out the 2017 Members’ Choice Award of $50.    Paintings by CMW members are viewed and then a vote is made for their favorite work.  There was a tie so this year’s winners were Kerry Kupferschmidt  for “Afternoon Light”and Sandra Driscoll for “Sartell Barn”.  Congratulations to you both!

Yvonne Schrank with Members’ Choice Award Winners – Sandra Driscoll & Kerry Kupferschmidt

 

2.  Our Demo was provided by Karen Knutson who showed members wire painting and other tips in acrylic which can be applied to watercolor.  Below are some pictures about her demonstration.  Click on  photos to enlarge

3.  Gordon Schrank, our incoming 2018 President, announced the February meeting – Easel Night’s Theme for President’s Choice:  “It Caught My Eye”

 

December Meeting – December 11th Christmas Party at Watab Hall 

For your calendar  -note this date which is our annual Christmas meeting where the priority is socializing with friends plus meeting, greeting and making new friends.  Members are invited to paint an original watercolor card for a Christmas card exchange and to bring a treat/goodie to share.  Wine and coffee will be served. This  year members are welcome to bring and share a painting they’ve accomplished as a result  of a workshop or demo done anytime in 2017.   Please come around 6 PM to Watab Hall.

Directions:  Get to highway 15 (north) merging with 10 (west)  and from that merge go about 4 miles to an intersection of County 4 and 79 (it is marked with signage).  Turn left onto Cty 79 and go about the distance of 1 city block – the Watab Hall is on the left.  There is an ample size parking lot.

Shows

Paramount ShowScheduled for takedown 10AM – 12 Noon on Monday, June 4, 2017.  Be sure to arrange someone to pick up your art if you can’t make this extraordinary time.

Waite Park Library Show in February, 2108 This is a smaller venue so spaces are limited.  Be sure to sign up soon.  One painting per artist.  Setup is Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 4-5  PM.  Contact Yvonne Schrank with your interest at schrank@prodigy.netDeadline for registration and jpeg submission to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com is January 22, 2018.

Events

More exciting news – the CMW Board had been working hard to plan a fun spring watercolor painting retreat to be held at Linden Hills Center in Little Falls, MN  for Monday – Thursday, May 7-10, 2018.  Depending on the number of attendees the entire room cost would be somewhere in the range of $150-$200 total for 3 days and nights at this beautiful venue.  Food and drink are at your own expense.

Even more exciting is that David Smith would come for one whole day of instruction on Tuesday, May 8th and includes a lunch.   This is at no added expense to 3 day attendees.  Other CMW members may come for the day, depending on space, for a fee of $100 with a sandwich lunch included.

Please visit the Linden Hills website to see all the amenities and the lovely historical housing.  Their website is linden-hill.org – just click on this link to view.

A non-refundable deposit for registration will be needed soon and will be addressed at the December CMW meeting.  This is needed to secure the dates.

Workshops

A 2018 Fall Workshop with Andy Evenson is in the planning stages.  More to come~~~

Painting Opportunities

Silver Brushes paint from 8:30 – 11:30 on Monday mornings at Whitney Senior Centre. Feel free to join the group

There is a group that paints from 12:30 – 4 PM on Thursday afternoons at Watab Hall.   An artist of any medium is welcome to come.

 

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News as of Monday, May 8, 2017

Congratulations are in order for these CMW Members:

Kathy BraudPansies 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.    

                                                                             

 

Sandra DriscollTwo 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.

   ~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 visit.  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)

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 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 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 – 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.

 

 

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News as of January 15, 2017

Brrrr ~~~ We all need some distractions during Minnesota weather so here are some fun things for you to focus on in future months.

~Announcements~

Sandra Driscoll has been accepted into the Arts In Harmony juried show for 2017.  The show will be located at the Blaine City Hall from January 31 to March 30.  This is the show that used to be held at Elk River, but has been moved due to construction.  Sandra’s painting is titled “Tied Together”.  

 

 

The January 2017 Newsletter is now under that tab.

                                                                                    ~ Meetings~

Monday, February 13th –  Kerry Kupferschmidt selected the theme, “Spring’s the Thing” as the Easel night theme and gave it to the membership as a challenge for creating their own painting.  This meeting provides members an opportunity to present their work, their approach and to ask for input if desired.  This is not a formal critique process so come and join in and learn from artist colleagues.

Monday, March 13thGather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN:  The meeting will include an update from President,  Kerry Kupferschmidt and a presentation by Bonnie Cutts from the Golden Paint Company.  She will conduct an overview of a variety of art paint mediums and we will have a Q&A session.  This is a great chance to enlarge our knowledge and see what is new “out there”.

                                                            ~Shows~
Waite Park Library Show will be Feb. 1-28th, 2017.  Drop off is Feb. 1 from 4-5 pm.  Size of 16″ x 20″ or less are preferred.  Take down is from 4-5 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 28th.   Information and $5 payment is due to Yvonne Schrank by January 26th.  You can reach Yvonne this email – click on this link:  schrank@prodigy.net

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Show in Sauk Rapids will be held from March 31st – May 31st.  Hang time is from 3-4 on March 31st and take down is from 1:30-2:30 on May 31st.  Cost is $5/artist; two paintings/artist. Paintings at $150 or less sell the best.  Note the times for hang and takedown which are different than usual.

East Bank Gallery CMW Show in Sioux Falls, SD – Here is an opportunity to participate in this exclusive CMW Show which is to be held in July, 2017.  They will be promoting and advertising this show so early dates are necessary.  The Gallery staff project that selections will be made in early May and those accepted will be notified then.  There will be 2-4 alternate works selected in the event that sales occur during the show.  There is no limit to the number of paintings you can submit for the jurying process.  CMW will be coordinating the transport of artwork to and from the Gallery. 

The following is required for your participation in this show:

Before April 1st – Have a jpeg image of your artwork sent to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com along with the following information:       Title
                             Price
                             Size ( image size and framed or projected frame size)
                             Medium  i.e. Watercolor or mixed medium

Mary is very willing to assist you in photographing your work and sending it to her.  Her phone # is 320-252-4412.  Do not hesitate to call.  You will notice a page on the CMW website where the artwork will be displayed for the Gallery staff selection process.

                                                                                ~Events~

* Campfire Bay Resort – CMW Paint InCushing MN – March 9-12, 2017:  Plan now to come and enjoy distraction-free days of painting to your heart’s content or whatever you want to do — take walks, sit by the lake, take naps, read, watch videos – or do all of them. The Resort accommodates groups and is well setup for great work areas. Network with friends and colleagues.  Open to CMW members.  Fee for 3 days/3 nights is only $145 and includes the paint room fee.  Food of your choice is extra.   Sign up at one of the CMW meetings or contact a board member.

 * Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop to be held April 24-27th, 2017 coming to the Paramount with a focus on painting portraits. This nationally known artist is in high demand so let Derick Segerstrom know of your interest in signing up for this workshop. The  reduced fee for CMW members is $450. Contact Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or email at derick@paramountarts.org. .
Here are examples of Ted’s work:

 


 

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