News as of October 16, 2017

Reminder:    Members’ Choice Award voting  is now in process and goes through October 26th so there is plenty of time to view and consider your selection.   Go to the Great River Gallery  tab on this website to view the paintings and then to the Members’ Choice Award tab to vote — It’s easy.   If you go to the gallery in person, you may vote there.  

Congratulations to Kathy Braud 

Four Clucks by Kathy Braud

 

who was awarded 2nd place in the Northstar Watermedia Juried National Exhibition for her painting, Four Clucks, at their reception held on October 15, 2017 in Blaine City Hall. The Juror was David Feinberg.  That show will be on display at that venue until October 31st.

 

CMW Meeting- Monday, October 9, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios -the meeting was held with Suz Galloway demonstrating her wet into wet approach to underwater rocks and had many other paintings available for viewing.  Suz also  had her very realistic botanical paintings available so we were able to see her wide scope of talent.

CMW Meeting- November 13, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios – registration at 6 PM; meeting begins at 6:20 pm followed by a demo by Karen Knutson. Karen is known for her unique contemporary semi-abstract paintings. Here are some examples of her work. Her website is karenknutson.com.

Here’s some information from Karen’s website:

“I paint watercolors because I love its free and wild qualities, forcing the artist to adjust to its many moods. For the past few years, I’ve added collage and acrylic, which produces wonderful textures and color discoveries. My paintings are sometimes totally abstract, and sometimes there is something recognizable in the painting. I like my paintings to be different than “normal paintings” – anything that will make the viewer take a second look and be drawn into the painting! I used to be attracted to paintings with unusual colors, but now I’m drawn to paintings with dynamic design. First and foremost, I like to have fun while I paint, and I’m constantly trying out new things, so that I will grow as an artist. I feel like the luckiest person alive to be able to do something that I love so much!
My paintings are featured in Splash 6, Watercolor, Fun and Free, and Searching for the Artist Within , Watercolor- The Spirit of Spontaneity, Watercolor without Boundaries, The Artistic Touch 4, Watercolor- Making your Mark, and the magazine, Watercolor Magic (Aug.’04). I am a signature member of Transparent Watercolor Society of America,(formerly known as Midwest Watercolor Society), San Diego Watercolor Society, Red River Watercolor Society, the Montana Watercolor Society, and the Northern Plains Watercolor Society, the Minnesota Watercolor Society, NorthStar Watermedia Society, and Missouri Watercolor Society.”

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Shows

Great River Arts (GRA) Gallery :   CMW “Watercolor Magic” Show– Little Falls, MN – currently showing.  A total of 20 artists show 80 paintings in this show.  October, 2017
Exciting news: From this show, there will be a Members’ Choice Award of $50 with voting by CMW members to be done on the CMW Website.

* The Reception will be held October 28th from 12 – 2 and involved artists should  be present. After the reception, the artists may take their paintings down by 3 PM.
* For those of you who cannot attend the reception or stop in to pick up your paintings  there will be transport of the paintings back to Watab Hall. Pickup of your paintings  may be done between 1-4 pm on Thursday, November 2nd.

 

Paramount Lobby Show – October 30- December 4, 2017

HANG Date: Monday Oct 30 ,4-5pm The Paramount Gallery charges 40% commission.
TAKEDOWN Date:
Monday Dec 4 10am-noon. Art must be gone by noon to allow new show hanging that afternoon.

 


NOTE: There will be no show at the River’s Edge Convention Center this year.

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Events

Coming in October this Fall: David Smith workshopDates will be October 19-21st. Registration is currently closed.  If you want to be on a waiting list that is  coordinated by Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount Visual Arts Center. Contact him at (320) 257-5928 or dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org
. Topics to be covered are: “Master the Mist”, “Stunning Sculptures”, and “Pour the Glow”. One day will be spent on each topic.
His website is https://dsmithfineart.com/

 

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2017 Art Crawl: Nov. 3, 2017 – Thank you to Linda Addicott and Margaret Werlinger for volunteering to demo at the Paramount Visual Art Center.

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** 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.) There is an open invitation for anyone ( even if you’re not a CMW member; even if you use other art mediums) to attend.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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News as of February 2, 2016

We start off with a new month and many events(LOTS) on the calendar!

  1. CMW Meetings
    * February 8th, 6PM at Paramount Arts Studio — Bring your interpretive painting of “Birds of a Feather”  for our Easel night -even if you haven’t completed it.  Or you can bring any piece as you wish.  You can explain your  approach and ask for input as desired.    There will also be  an overview of the CMW website and what’s next.  This is also the last chance to register for the Campfire Bay Weekend  from March 10-13.

    March 14th, 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio — There will be a demo on abstract painting from Gail Speckmann.  You may click on her  website to see her work:  gailspeckmann.com.

    April  (date ??) 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio Watch this website and the CMW newsletter for an official announcement about the date of the meeting.  The plan is to have a demo by Don Andrews, our spring workshop artist, sometime
    in the first week of April.
     2.   CMW Shows
         * Whitney Senior Center – CMW Show runs from February 1 – March 31.
           * Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Sauk Rapids – March 1-31.
Hang date is March 1st.  Enter the main entrance and check in with Jodi Speicher for direction to the art display area        
         * St. Cloud Hospital – “Labor of Love” –  May 1-31.  Information due to Robyn York by April 26, 2016.

   3.   Events ( Educational and Other Activities)
 Campfire Bay Painting Weekend
Final arrangements are being confirmed for the March 10-13th CMW painting weekend.  This will be great fun.  Payment is due at the Feb CMW meeting.  Registrations will close as of that date.  Please contact Robyn York to sign up.  Her email is robyncmw@gmail.com.

Share Your Art!

Holdingford High School FAN Club (Fine Arts Now) is looking for YOU to share your talents for our “Celebration of the Arts” event on Sunday March 13th from 1-3:00pm at the Holdingford High School, with a focus on having several “hand on” activities for people to try.  We want to celebrate that art is all around us, so we have people joining us from ALL kinds of arts: song, dance, instrumentals, speeches, woodworking, cake decorating, hair stylist, balloon tying, florist, the list goes on! We want you to join us and celebrate your art!  We are looking for artists to volunteer your talents and help us to celebrate art all around us.  In exchange for volunteering your talents we encourage you to bring anything to promote your business/service.If you are willing to share your talents with our community, please contact Geriann Friday at geriannfriday@yahoo.com or call 320-333-5577.  Items also accepted for our silent auction/raffle.

 

Don Andrews Workshop at Paramount Visual Arts Center ( St. Cloud)
This workshop runs from April 5-8th and will focus on painting persons in landscapes.  Please contact the Paramount Visual Arts Center for registration.

Don Andrews

Don Andrews

  Upcoming Anne Abgott Workshop (Iowa)
The Le Mars Iowa Arts Center is hosting a three day workshop by Anne Abgott in May of 2016. Cost is just $225 for all 3 days. A meet and greet will be on May 23, workshop from 9 – noon and 1 – 4 on May 24 – 26. We invite any of you that are interested to please contact me for more details by email or phone. We are a 501 (c)(3) Non profit organization. Judy Marienau, Administrator 712-546-7476 or email lemarsarts@frontiernet.net 
North Star Artist Market
This event in event will include all kinds of watercolor and watermedia, continuous demo’s under the big mirror, artists at work on the sidelines every day, a chance to visit with artists. Art is for sale, all original works, even cards are original artworks. Free admission.  Contact the northstarwatermedia.com site if interested.

Kathy Braud is giving a demo under the big mirror at Artist Market 2016 at 6 PM Friday evening, May 14, 2016.  A floral – loose and abstract is the plan for that demo.

 4.    Announcements
CongratulationsSandra Driscoll was accepted into the Arts In Harmony for this year. The show runs from Feb 1 to March 24 at the Sherbourne County building in Elk River.  A reception will be held Feb 7 from 1:00 to 3:30.  Here is one of her paintings:
Stone Town

Stone Town


Congratulations also go out to Kathy Braud for several accomplishments:

The 2016 Juried Exhibit is on display at the Jaques Art Center, Aitkin, MN which goes until February 20th, 2016  Judge, Derek Davis.
She has 3 art pieces on display at that exhibit.  Here is one of her works:

Braud - Cherry Toppers

Cherry Toppers

Kathy has a watercolor art exhibition at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, St Paul, MN  January – March 2016
Kathy will also be the featured exhibit artist at the Crossing Arts in Brainerd for February and March.  Saturday, Feb 13 will be a meet and greet plus a demo from 10 AM – 2 PM.

*Phishing- without a line,  hook and sinker!!   Recently some phishing emails have come to the CMW website.  So, how do you know if an email is real or is phishing.    Here are some cautionary tips for you:
*  You will note unusual or strange language used – references are general and not specific.
*  It is common that there are compliments of some kind that are made
*  They often refer to a different website
*  The emails commonly are of a gmail address and there are numbers associated with the name ie
johnsenior6804@gmail.com.  This is a red flag for a phishing email.

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News as of December 5, 2015

  1.   A solo show by Sandra Driscoll is taking place in Little Falls, MN at the Morrison County Government Building gallery during the months of December through February.

    2.  Registration for Don Andrews WorkshopApril 5-8, 2016  – Sign up NOW by calling Derick at 320-257-5928 We are extremely fortunate to have Don Andrews, nationally known watercolorist, conduct a 4 day workshop for CMW members and painters from the surrounding area.  Don is a an active member of the American Watercolor Society as well as a past board member.  He has authored many books and DVDs as well as articles in American Artist and American Artist Watercolor Edition.
    Be sure to sign up immediately to secure a spot with Don since this workshop will be available to the public also.   The fee is $375.  Don will ALSO give the CMW membership a demo on April 4 or 5.  Date to be decided  soon.

       3.  Call for Art – Essential Art Show 2016
Visual Arts Minnesota seeks entries for the Essential Art 2016 juried exhibition. Open to Minnesota residents. Register artwork in any media (painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, etc.) completed within the past two years. The Essential Art Exhibition has been an opportunity for artists to come together on a yearly basis and exhibit their best work. Included in the process is an artist critique on the day of the reception with the juror and a docent talk of the winning pieces during the reception.

* NEW THIS YEAR: Jurying will be online and only accepted work will be delivered to the gallery.


DEADLINE: 11:59 PM on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015.
Register online at www.visualartsminnsota.com.
Late applications will not be considered. Accepted works will be notified on Monday, January 4th, 2016.
$1750 in Awards!! 1st Place: $500 (in each 2D & 3D) 2nd Place: $250 (in each 2D & 3D) 3rd Place: $125 (in each 2D & 3D)

4.  CMW Newsletter and Tips is now on the website so be sure to see those tabs.  The newsletter has LOTS of show and event information for you to note on your calendar.

5. CMW Holiday Meeting – December 14, 2015:  Begin to gather at 6 PM.  There will be an original holiday card exchange, treats and a viewing prize winners from the national Transparent National Water Society show. 

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