News as of Monday, June 24, 2017

Such a busy summer.  Hope you’re enjoying all that it offers.  I know these “Loons on the Loose” are!!

By Mary Buhl

Here’s what’s going on~~~~

Donna Jarve is offering a one day Workshop on Boho (Bohemian) Art  and Watercolor on Saturday, July 29, 2017.    Sounds so intriguing. Click here for details: Jarve – Boho WS July 17


East Bank Gallery Show in Sioux Falls, SD 
The Art Reception was held Friday, July 7th.  Mary Buhl attended this reception to give an update on the art and to speak to attendees.  This was accomplished at 6:30 PM.  Here is the report that Mary sent to the CMW Board:

 “I wanted to report on the reception.  First if all our show looked terrific.  Ruthmary seemed very pleased with it.  She took me around to every painting and wanted to know about the paintings and the artists plus a little about the various  techniques.  The staff raved about the show and the wonderful color and variety of paintings as did some of the visitors.   I spoke to a watercolor teacher who was very interested in our organizational activities and our different types of gatherings.  I also talked to a beginning artist, a woman who has retired,  a young man who was so excited about the show and how to get to paint as well as those paintings in the show;  another was an art promoter and more people who came to my talk.  They wanted to know about our organization and how we came to be and develop –  I couldn’t believe how fast the time went. 
My observation is that the individual artists are hungering for education from recognized and/or nationally known artists for development and for connection and support from others.  They were very surprised at how developed we are with our activities and collaboration with the Paramount.  One of the ladies is going to get in touch with me and may join our group.  I gave out a few pamphlets also.  
I’m glad I went and was proud of our organization.  Ruthmary was thrilled with our portion of the show.  There were about 8-10 other artists showing and only one other speaker.”  
Mark your calendars
              * Returned East Bank Gallery art will be brought to the St. Cloud Library Parking Lot-              Northwest corner by 6:45 to 7:45 pm.
               *  Please wait for them to arrive. Library will NOT be open.     

Munsinger Park  Annual ” Art Fair in The Garden” – held July 20, 2017

 Pat Spence did a great job of coordinating this event.  There were sales of card and paintings.  



St Cloud Library Exhibit, Takedown date is July 31st, 4-5 PM


Great River Arts CMW “Watercolor Magic” Show– Little Falls, MN   October, 2017; hang date is September 30th.  – CMW Members are encouraged to sign up for this show and up to 4 paintings can be shown. There will be a Members’ Choice Award of $50 with voting by CMW members on the CMW Website.

 Please submit your images to Mary Buhl at  There will be a special tab and page of images on this website for members to view and vote. 

The Reception will be held October 28th which is also the takedown date.


Paramount Lobby ShowOctober 30- December 4, 2017 – The Paramount is putting this event into their Fall brochure.


Northstar Watermedia SocietyCall for Entry – Entry Deadline August 1st.  Kathy Braud says “ This is great opportunity to work toward the challenge of stretching your reach…. beyond your current art goals.  You can submit 3 paintings for the judge to view – only one can be used.”  See details below.


Coming in October this Fall:  David Smith workshopDates will be October 19-21st.  Registration is being coordinated by Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount Visual Arts Center.   Contact him at (320) 257-5928 or .  This workshop will be open to the public in mid-July.  There is 1 opening remaining and others who want to attend will be put on a waiting list.  Topics to be covered are: “Master the Mist”, “Stunning Sculptures”, and “Pour the Glow”.  One day will be spent on each topic.  See this summary by David:

 His website is


Art Crawls:  CMW Artists needed – Please sign up by notifying Kerry Kupferschmidt or any board member.

June 9, 2017   -St. Cloud Down Town Association Spring Art Crawl at the Paramount.   Marilyn Clement and Pat Spence painted at this art crawl.

 Aug. 11, 2017 from 3-9 pm – Again CMW assists the Paramount in bringing the arts to
 the public.   It is really a pleasant way  to spend some hours painting.  Kerry Kupferschmidt, Barb Rogan, Margaret Werlinger and Mary Buhl will be painting.  

Nov. 3, 2017 –  Two artists from the club to represent CMW in Studio B from 5-9 are needed. They can paint, show works for sale, visit with the crowd, whatever  they feel comfortable doing.     


 There are no CMW 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.     Plan to arrive from 5-5:30 PM to register, network and bring your silent auction items for display.  There will be a dinner at 6 PM followed by our President Kerry Kupferschmidt going through the annual agenda. Your presence and input are needed so  please plan to attend.  The Silent Auction will follow.  








News as of January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!!

A new year is marked all over the world as a new beginning.  It’s great that we let ourselves be free of the past in whatever way we wish.  As CMW moves forward into 2017, there are lots of opportunities for growth, connecting and participating in shows.  The 2017 Calendar will be online in the near future.  Meanwhile here are some news items.

CMW Board Changes:
We say goodbye to Linda Addicott who served as Vice President and to Robyn York who served as Treasurer these past years.  They did a wonderful job and worked to further help define  these positions in making them very functional for the CMW Board and members. 

 Welcome to our new Vice President, Gordon Schrank .  We look forward to his leadership as he lines up our demo speakers and helps plan our workshops – plus keeps the board on track with all of CMW activities.




We also welcome our new Treasurer, Yvonne Schrank.   She will be the financial tracker, organizer of registrations, keeper of CMW assets and assist the board in their fiduciary responsibilities.




At the November meeting, Peggy Hall gave a demonstration on mixed media using a variety of materials.  Here is her completed work from that demo. It is titled “Sunflower”.



The December meeting was full of discussion about the November $50 sale with lots of ideas that resulted.  The Board will be taking this up in the coming year. 

It was fun to give and receive original Christmas cards from colleagues – a sampling is depicted here.












Yvonne Schrank created a Christmas centerpiece for a drawing and that was won by Donna Jarvae.



President’s Challenge: Kerry Kupferschmidt announced that the President’s Challenge to the membership was “Spring’s the Thing”.  Members are invited to paint an interpretation along that theme and bring it to show at the February 13th meeting.  This is a fun and supportive meeting.  Feel free to ask for input as you wish.

Waite Park Library Show will be Feb. 1-28th, 2017.  Drop off is Feb. 1 from 4-5 pm. 

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Show in Sauk Rapids will be held in April/May.  Other details to follow.

* Campfire Bay Resort – CMW Paint In – Cushing 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 .
Here are examples of Ted’s work:





Kathy Braud received the Blue Ribbon Award at the Artist Reception 11/12/2016 in Blaine Government Center, Blaine, MN for her Hibiscus Blossoms.  This painting is a 22 x 30 watercolor floral, on display for the Artist del Norte exhibition, Northern Showcase Oct 31 – Nov 26, 2016.  Congratulations Kathy!!


News as of Friday, May 6 2016

Banner paintings above courtesy of Judith Meyeraan  

“May Flowers are here~~~ – enjoy! 

Trillium by Linda Addicott

Trillium by Linda Addicott

Of Special Note:  There is a paint in at Watab Hall this Saturday, May 9th from 9-4.  Bring a bag lunch, your art supplies and make the most of the day.  Coffee and wine is proviced. Cost is $5 payable at the door.

Here’s the news~~

  1. Meetings

Monday, May 9th Meeting -To be held on May 9th at the Paramount Visual Arts Studio 6 PM.   Our guest artist, Ellen Diederich, will be doing the demonstration. Ellen sent this message: 2016 Ellen Jean Diedrich

“My demonstration will be on Painting Powerful Paintings with Colorful Darks. This is based on my new workshop where we focus on values, open and closed shapes and selecting dominant value and color groups for your paintings. Several watercolor techniques will be used and discussed to create the demonstration painting. I will be using the staining pigments. In my actual workshop, students will practice working with these design factors as they uncover the power of the staining pigments. As technical as this all sounds, I believe this will be a fun (experience)and hopefully everyone will be tempted to give up any fear of the darks.” See and example of her work below ( Click on it to enlarge):
Diederich - Charleston Light

Charleston Light

The next regularly scheduled membership meeting to be held will be the annual membership dinner and silent auction September 12th at Watab Hall.

2. Shows

May 1 – 31 *CMW has a show at St. Cloud Hospital

June 1-20  CMW show at Centracare Plaza.  Fee $5; one painting.  Signup by May 25, 2016 with Robyn York – or call 320-220-0684.

June 27 – July 29  CMW show at the St. Cloud Library.  Fee $5; two paintings.  Signup by June 18 with Robyn York or call 320-220-0684.

July 21st   Art in the Garden Show at Munsinger Gardens, St. Cloud MN.  Pat Spence will coordinate – contact her at

3.  Events

*Dan Mondloch – Plein Air Workshop June 7-9
Here is what 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).”

Click on this link for more information and signup: or call 320-257-5928


*CALL for ART!
Visual Arts Minnesota (VAM) is looking for 2D and 3D artists to exhibit their artwork during the 2nd Annual Lemon Twist Tour on Thursday, June 23rd, from 12-6pm. Lemon Twist is a partnership of VAM, St. Cloud State University (SCSU) and the Historic South Side Neighborhood in conjunction with the Lemonade Concert & Art Fair. Artwork will be featured in 5 historic homes near SCSU, including a sculpture garden.

Notes about artwork:
-All mediums accepted.
-All artwork must be ready to display (wired if framed).
-All artwork must be for sale.
-Members and non-members of VAM are encouraged to apply.

To be considered, please complete the application form,, which includes 5 images of your artwork.
Deadline for application is Sunday, May 15, at 5pm.

Visit the CMAB Calls For Artists Page for application links!

* Lian Quan Zhen Fall workshop October 24-26, 2016 focus is Chinese Painting.  This is a great time to learn how to paint with simple strokes and exercise your skills in not overworking your paintings. Signup with Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928   or email at  Here are examples of Lian’s Chinese paintings:


* Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop 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.  ContactDerick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or email at  Here are examples of his work:


4.  Announcements

  • Demo artists are needed for art crawls in St. Cloud – Contact a CMW board member to volunteer.  It’s a fun experience — and you can be doing most anything which is entertaining to the visitors.