News as of February 27th, 2017

February is coming to an end so Spring is in view.  Along with that comes a new energy to change, create or start anew.  Artists are invited to take advantage of upcoming CMW activities.

~Announcement~

*Don’t forget about Donna Jarve’s workshop next weekend on March 4 & 5th.  Details in the prior post.

 

 *There is an Art Crawl on Friday, March 24th.  Sandra Driscoll will be demonstrating at the Paramount Visual Arts Center.
  One more CMW demo artist is needed for art crawls in June, August and November
. Please contact any board member to volunteer.           

~ Meetings~ 

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 acrylic artist, Bonnie Cutts from the
Golden Paint Company. Bonnie 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”.  
Here is Bonnie’s Bio:
Bonnie studied at the University of Minnesota, where she received her BFA with a
concentration in drawing and painting. She has shown her work professionally in both solo and
group exhibits over the past 30 years. Her work, both studio and commissioned, resides in
numerous private and corporate collections around the country. She has been affiliated with
Golden Artist Colors’ Working Artist Program since 1998. She offers technical lectures about
acrylic materials in college classrooms and for a variety of artists’ groups and organizations.
She teaches workshops across the country—as well as internationally—which consist of
information on innovative applications of acrylic materials.

The process of painting is as important as the finished artwork; what is not visible is as
important as what is seen. She finds a true sense of discovery in her work and is always
interested in the next place or thing to see, the next move to make, and the next image to paint.

Monday, April 10th 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 Katia Irie.  She is closely tied to the Russian museum in Richfield, MN.

 

 

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~

Waite Park Library Show – Takedown is Tuesday, February 28, 4-5 pm.
Photos of the show are at the end of this post.

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Show in Sauk Rapids will be held from
March 31st – May 31st.  Information due to Yvonne Schrank  by March 24th. Hang time is from 3-4 on March 31st and take down is from 4-5 PM on
May 31st.  Cost is $5/artist; two paintings/artist. Small paintings at $150 or less sell the best. 
Note the time for hang is different than usual.

East Bank Gallery CMW Show in Sioux Falls, SD – April 1st deadline
 for submission to CMW website
Here is a great opportunity to participate in this exclusive CMW Show which is to be
held in July, 2017.  The Gallery will be promoting and advertising this show so early dates
are necessary.  The Gallery staff project that selections will be made by April/early May and
the artists of the accepted works 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. 
Please note:  Once chosen, the paintings must be for sale and kept available after
that date.
 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 ( 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 Email is:  mnlady949@gmail.com.   
Do not hesitate to call or email her.  You will notice a tab titled “East Bank Gallery” on the CMW
website where the artwork will be displayed for the East Bank Gallery staff selection process.

       ~Events~

 * Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop  onApril 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 putting your
name on a waiting list. The  reduced fee for CMW members is $450.
Contact Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or click on this email to
derick@paramountarts.org. 

For as long as I can remember, I have been a fascinated spectator of human behavior – the quintessential people watcher. I naturally seek the unique character in everyone I encounter. Indeed, I consider my paintings to be records of expression and emotion, rather than portraits. Often, as I observe someone in his or her everyday environment, I am rewarded with a moment when a gesture or expression combines with the play of light and shadow.

A contemplative smile, hands cradling a book or carefully tying a shoe, a shadow cast by a pair of wire-rimmed glasses – and there occurs a pivotal instant when a story appears.

My paintings are an attempt to compose and thoughtfully record the nuances that fixed these moments, these stories, in my mind.

Matisse expresses the notion superbly:  “I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.”


Here are examples of Ted’s work:

  Waite Park Library Show held Feb 2017-Paintings:

 


 

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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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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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