Happy –hard to make it here–Spring!! Ready for all the new activities? Take a look~~
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:
Our guest artist, Ellen Diederich, will be doing the demonstration. Ellen sent this message:
“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):
2. CMW Shows
*St. Cloud Hospital Show – May 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 email@example.com
*Centracare Plaza – $5 fee; 15% Commission – 1 painting per artist.
Hang & Takedown June 1 – June 30th.. Signup with firstname.lastname@example.org by May 25th.
*St. Cloud Library – $5 fee; 2 paintings per artist.
Hang & Takedown June 27 – July 30th. Signup with email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*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 Crawl – There 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
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 email@example.com or just show up and sign up with her then.