News as of December 6, 2017

Happy St. Nick’s Day!  Does anyone celebrate this day anymore?  At suppertime, my Uncle Jerry,  when coming in from the barn, would bang on the house and make such a ruckus outside that the little kids knew St. Nick was near and went running for their lives to huddle in a back bedroom. The next thing they heard was the sound of nuts and treats being thrown across the kitchen floor.   It is a fond family memory.

 

 

 

CMW MEETINGS

 Up Next is our Annual Holiday Gathering at Watab Hall on Monday, December 11, 2017. 

Here’s the plan:
 * Plan to meet and mingle around 6 PM
* Bring a treat to share; beverages provided are coffee, hot water for tea and hot chocolate plus wine will be available. Feel free to bring your own beverage if you wish
* Bring a painting to share that you have accomplished in the past year – could be based on a demo or workshop you attended or can be anything else you would like to share
* Bring your original painted watercolor card for our traditional card exchange –  optional participation
* Kerry will have a short agenda about the year and some items for discussion and input

January 2018 – No Meeting.  Prepare for February President’s Challenge and Easel night.  The President’s Challenge is “It Caught My Eye”.

February 12, 2018Member Meeting– Easel night at the Paramount starting at 6 PM.  Bring your painting in response to the President’s Challenge, “It Caught My Eye”  and/or any other paintings you would like to show to your colleagues.   This night is not a critique but rather you may ask for input if you wish.    It’s a very friendly and supportive process.

March 12, 2018Member Meeting, 6 PM – Demo by Kathy Braud, CMW Member

EXCITING NEWS – Paint in at Linden Hills in Little Falls, MN.  May 7-10.  Includes 1 day Workshop with David Smith.  See details in CMW December Newsletter under the Newsletter tab on this website.

Upcoming Shows:  

Waite Park Library Show – February 1-28, 2018
    Important dates –  jpeg of your painting to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com

                                      by January 22, 2018
– hang time is Feb. 1st from 4-5 pm
– takedown is Feb. 28 from  4-5 pm
Contact Yvonne Schrank to sign up – schrank@prodigy.net

Good Shepherd Show – April & May, 2018
Important dates  – jpeg of your painting to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com

                                   by March 16, 2018
  – Hang and takedown times to be determined

**Keeping your paints and brushes wet – Paint with your Colleagues

Monday mornings 8:30-11:30  at Whitney center — Silver Brushes

Thursday afternoons 12:30 – 4 at Watab Hall – informal group gathering to do whatever you want to work on

 

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News as of September 4, 2017

With Labor Day this week, trees changing colors, kids going back to school, Fall “last” getaways, football, and the CMW Annual Membership Meeting, there is no denying that our seasons are changing.  Your CMW Board has worked hard and the Fall plans for members are listed in this post.   

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Congratulations

Sandra Driscoll and Judith Meyeraan  submitted these paintings to the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts
Section and were selected for entry into that show.  This is the first time Judith has been accepted into this show.  We are proud of our CMW members and wish Sandra and Judith the best.

Kerry Kupferschmidt, Kathy Braud and Anita Hendrickx were accepted into North Star Watermedia National competition.  
Kudos to them!

 

 

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Meetings

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 and other items of interest.  The dinner is free for members and $10 for guests.  Your presence and input are needed so  please plan to attend.  The Silent Auction will follow.

 

CMW Meeting- October 9, 2017 at the Paramount Art Studios – registration at 6 PM; meeting begins at 6:20 pm and a demonstration by Suz Galloway.  Suz will focus on a wet into wet approach to underwater rocks.  She will also show her poured approach to her “Moonlight Painting accepted by Courage Kenny as one of their 2017 holiday card collection pieces.   Here are images of her paintings.  Further information can be found at her website: birchbriarstudios.com.

Suz Galloway is a member of the Transparent Watercolor Society, American Society of Botanical Artists, and Southwestern Watercolor Society and has served in several capacities on the board of the Minnesota Watercolor Society. 

Her work has been included in multiple national and regional juried competitions, invitational shows and galleries.  Recently one of her botanical pieces was juried into the Eloise Butler Wildflower Florilegium. Currently she teaches at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts, the Edina Art Center, and conducts regional workshops and private lessons.

 

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)  CMW “Watercolor Magic” Show– Little Falls, MN –  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.  

Here are some key points:
Participating Artists:
*  You may submit up to 4 paintings (no repeat paintings) for this show — members are encouraged to sign up for this show.  Fee is $5 to sign up -notify Yvonne Schrank at schrank@prodigy.net with a deadline of September 25.
*  GRA collects a commission fee of 30% for GRA members; 40% for non-GRA members.  Note that GRA membership fee is $30.
*   If you want to have your paintings transported to the GRA Gallery in Little Falls,
please bring them to Watab Hall on Thursday,  September 28th 
between 1-4 PM. Otherwise be sure to arrange for transport to the Great River Gallery for the hang from 10-2 on Saturday, September 30.
*  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.

Member’s Choice Award
*  Participating Artists in GRA show, please submit your jpeg images along with title,
size, and price to Mary Buhl at
  mnlady949@gmail.com by Monday, September  25th.
CMW Members:   After the GRA show opens go to a special tab and page of images on this website to view
paintings and then to vote once for your favorite painting – Deadline is October 26th.   There will be a link for voting  on that page.
*  Winner will be announced at the Monday, November 13th CMW member meeting.

 Paramount Lobby Show – October 30- December 4, 2017 – The Paramount has advertised this event in their  Fall brochure.  There is a $5 signup fee.  Sign up soon with Yvonne Schrank at shrank@prodigy.net.

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

 

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Events

September 30th, 2017 – One Day Workshop by Donna Jarvae

Donna will present a new option for your watercolor paintings.  No matting, no framing, no glass to clean.  Get the new, modern look of stretched canvas with the beauty of watercolor and all of its properties.  Donna will cover how to stretch and prepare paper for wrapping around a wooden frame The paper then has to dry completely to make the surface tight as a drum.  Donna will have prepared canvasses for attendees to paint on.  She will also have some extra wood frames available for purchase if you are interested.  Then attendees will paint on the stretched paper so they can see how to handle it.  You will then do a painting of a lovely birch tree.  Here is Donna’s registration form for your convenience in knowing class content, venue details and registration.

Here are examples of the birch tree painting referenced above:

 

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 dsegerstrom@paramountarts.org to register or put your name 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 https://dsmithfineart.com/

 

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

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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.)  Anyone who wants to, is invited.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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March 25th – Last day to signup for Good Shepherd CMW Show and Sale

Special Reminder:  Good Shepherd CMW Show and Sale, Sauk Rapids, MN

– Be sure to get your information to Yvonne Schrank (click on her email address) schrank@prodigy.net by today, March 25, 2017.  
                * Artist name – with phone and/or email contact information
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Title of painting, Price (Including sales tax)
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 Framed Size
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Medium  

– Cost to participate is $5 one time fee;

2 paintings and can bring another depending on space

Sign the Good Shepherd MOU ( fee and MOU can be done at time of hanging of the show) 

– Hang time is Friday, March 31st from 3-4:30.  Takedown time is Tuesday, May 30 from 3-4:30.

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