News as of April 12, 2016

Happy hard to make it hereSpring!!  Ready for all the new activities?  Take a look~~

  1. Meetings
    April’s meeting was a very enjoyable meeting with Don Andrews conducting a demo of his very loose approach to landscape painting.   Here is Don’s finished painting from that demo:
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May 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

                                                                               

     

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

 

  2.  CMW Shows

*St. Cloud Hospital ShowMay 2-May 31, 2016  Here is information from Robyn York:

“Since the show in February was rescheduled for May I would like you to resubmit your artist information. I need your contact information, frame size, the price (tax included) and the title of the painting. Space is limited so we can only show one painting per artist. I need this information by April 26th.We will hang the show on May 2nd between 4:00 and 5:00. We will be taking it down on May 31st between 4:00 and 5:00. Please make arrangements to deliver and pick up your painting. We will be charging a $5.00 participation fee which must be paid before your painting is hung. This is a wonderful place to display our paintings and we hope you plan to take advantage of it. The gift shop does take a 15% commission so keep that in mind when pricing your painting. We have had sales in previous years.”  Please contact Robyn at robyncmw@gmail.com

*Centracare Plaza $5 fee; 15% Commission – 1 painting per artist.
Hang & Takedown June 1 – June 30th..  Signup with robyncmw@gmail.com by May 25th.

*St. Cloud Library – $5 fee;  2 paintings per artist.
Hang & Takedown June 27 – July 30th.   Signup with robyncmw@gmail.com between June 20-25.

*Art in the Garden – Tenth Annual Art Fair in the Gardens will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Pat Spence will coordinate this event. $5 fee.   Signup with robyncmw@gmail.com

 

3.  Events

*The Don Andrews Workshop was held the first week of April.  It was truly and learning experience with Don encouraging participants to “practice” very different approaches.  He emphasized loose approaches, granular application techniques, how to paint and place figures into paintings, how to be an artist rather than a “reporter” of images,  his approach to color mixing and harmony.  Below are some images from that workshop (click to enlarge):

 

St. Cloud June 10 2016 Art CrawlThere will be CMW artists demo-ing in the Visual Arts Studios. Stop by and see what they’re creating.

* Minnesota State Fair – There is a great opportunity for artists to have their work viewed at this state level.  Registration is required. Eligible artists must register their work and provide a digital image(s) online via the Minnesota State Fair website at www.mnstatefair.org.  Registration must be completed online by 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2016.  ALL changes to a registered item must be completed by 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2016.  Prior to the deadline, artists may modify their registration by signing in to their existing account, making their changes and reconfirming the registration.    IMPORTANT: ENTRIES WILL NOT BE RECEIVED IF NOT REGISTERED  See Website:  www.mnstatefair.org/competition/fine_arts.htmlwww.mnstatefair.org/competition/fine_arts.html

4.  Announcements:

Spring Paint In – May 7th at Watab town hall. 9AM – 4 PM $5 fee. Coffee, wine are provided. Bag lunch. Paint as you wish.
Signup with Robyn at robyncmw@gmail.com or just show up and sign up with her then.

 

 

 

News as of February 27, 2016

1.  Meetings


March 14th, 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio —   A watercolor demo will be done by Gail Speckmann and will focus on abstract art.  You may view more of her work at  gailspeckmann.com.


April  Tuesday April 5th, 6 PM at Paramount Arts Studio —A demo by Don Andrews, our spring workshop artist, will be given and will focus on painting figures in landscapes.  Click to enlarge.

Don Andrews

Don Andrews

   

                            

 

* May 9th, Monday at 6 PM at Paramount Arts StudioDemo by Ellen Jean Diederich. To see more of her work click on this website address givinity.com

* Summer, 2016 – No member meetings scheduled. 
2.  CMW Shows
* Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Sauk Rapids – March 1-31.
We will hang between 4:00 and 5:00 on March 1st and take down between 4:00 and 5:00 on March 31st.  If you can not be there at these times please make arrangements for delivery or pick up of your paintings.Good Shepherd is in Sauk Rapids, the address is 1115 4th Ave N.  Enter the main entrance and check in with Jodi Speicher for direction to the art display area  Robyn’s email: robyncmw@gmail.com
St. Cloud Hospital –  May 1-31.  Information due to Robyn York by April 26, 2016. You may email her at robyncmw@gmail.com

* Centracare Plaza June 1-30,  Information due to Robyn York June 18-27th at robyncmw@gmail.com.

3.  Events

*Christian Arts Festival, Eagan, MN:We are about a month away from the March 4 deadline for submitting art to this year’s Christian Arts Festival. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me and I can help you out. Also, the deadline for art submission has some flexibility, please just let me know where you are in the process.  Furthermore, we are happy to announce that the internationally acclaimed artist Makoto Fujimura will be speaking at our festival.  Please see the website for further details.  Contact:Cell Phone: 651.246.5234 –  WEBSITE:  TSRRARTS.ORG ;   Art submission information

*CMW Artists will be heading to Campfire Bay Resort, Cushing MN for a Paint-in the weekend of March 10-13.  If you’re in the area, feel free to stop by and visit.  If you would like to  join the group for a day of painting, you are most welcome and the fee for the day will be only $15.

*Artists’ Market 2016! – Northstar Watermedia Event, May 13-14, 2016. Deadline:  March 17  Please download the Registration Form (Registration Form in Word OR 2016 Registration form word pdf) and follow directions on it.  You can mail the completed form to Pat (see top of form)   See original post Feb 2,2016 for full details.

*St. Cloud March 18 2016 Art Crawl  – There will be CMW artists demo-ing in the Visual Arts Studios.  Stop by and see what they’re creating.
March 2016 Crawl

Artistry Opens Call for Artists for 2018 Exhibition Year   (Bloomington, MN) –All proposals must be received online by March 31, 2016 to be considered and a $10 non-refundable application fee is required. For more information about application requirements and to apply, please visit artistrymn.org/visual_arts/apply/exhibit or contact Rachel Daly at 952-563-8570.  See original post of Jan 16, 2016 for full details.

**Plein Air Grand Marais 2016 Competition – The Grand Marais Art Colony is seeking submissions for the 14th Annual Plein Air Grand Marais competition September 9 – 16, 2016. Applications are being accepted via onlinejuriedshows.com  .   Deadline: Friday, April 8th 2016, 11:45pm  See original post of Jan 9, 2016 for full details.

4.  Announcements

* CMW is seeking CMW members as demonstrators for the March 18th art crawl.  Notify any of the board members to volunteer.

Spring Paint InMay 7th at Watab town hall. 9AM – 4 PM  $5 fee.  Coffee, wine are provided.  Bag lunch.  Paint as you wish.
Signup with Robyn at  robyncmw@gmail.com

 

News Items, April 4, 2015

NorthStar National Watermedia Exhibition

NorthStar Watermedia Society is sponsoring a national show at Hopkins Center for the Arts September 8 – October 18, 2015. Judge and juror will be Jack Richeson founder of Jack Richeson & Co., Inc., a world-wide manufacturer, importer, and distributor of quality artists’ materials. Over $4000 in cash and other prizes will be awarded. Entries accepted April 1 – July 1. Register online through callforentry.org After signing in to caFE, click on View all Calls. Then, under Search – Keyword, type in Northstar.

Reception will be September 13, 2 -4 with awards at 3:00.    Details can also be found at northstarwatermedia.com/exhibitions – click on this link.

 

May 2015 Paint-in
There will be a CMW paint-in at the Watab Town Hall on May 9th.  See the 2015 calendar for details.  Come and enjoy the relaxed environment and social comraderie.
Lian Zhen Workshop – June, 2015
The Paramount Visual Arts Center is offering a 4 day workshop by Lian Zhen June 8-11 and may offer a followup workshop the next week if the first week is filled and there is enough interest  For more details contact Derick Segerstrom
VAC Office Manager & Tour Coordinator
(320) 257-5928
derick@paramountarts.org
Carol Spohn Class  – August 22, 2015 – This class (9-4) is a followup to the demo Carol conducted at the March, 2015 CMW meeting.  Class size is limited – contact Robyn York at robyncmw@gmail.com to register – Deadline is June 22, 2015.