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 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 – 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
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 to register – Deadline is June 22, 2015.

New Items – February 5, 2015

Local Exhibit Opportunities:
1.  2nd Annual Sartell Pine Groove Art Festival

This indoor arts and craft fair will be held at Sartell Middle School on Saturday April 25, 2015, and they are looking for a wide variety of artists and crafters.  In addition to the arts and craft fair, they will have live music throughout the day, provided by students, music faculty, community musicians, and youth choirs.

2.  Visual Arts Minnesota – Call for Artists to display in local venues.

See the Exhibits Tab -Other Exhibit Opportunities for these event details, registration and contact information.

Free Artist Classes at the Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley MN
There are a number of upcoming free classes related to “business” aspects of becoming an artist.
See the Meetings-Learning tab and the Classes/workshop topic for further details.


News items as of January 28, 2015


There are 2 new art show opportunities – one is the MN Fringe Lottery and the other is the 2015 Christian Arts Festival being held in Eagan, MN.  Go to the Exhibits tab and select the “Other Exhibits” category to see more details and the related online links about both of these events.

Under the Meetings-Learning tab in the category of Classes/Workshops there a couple of new opportunities:
1.  An acrylic workshop by Bonnie Cutts from Golden on recovering your paintings – January 31, 2015 in White Bear Center for the Arts – detail and link provided in the above tab
2. A
 new listing and detail for a watercolor class by Bonnie Schwichtenberg on the Sauk Rapids Community Education schedule .

On that same page you will see  a complete listing of the Spring classes being held at the Paramount by a variety of CMW instructors and topics.

Under the Exhibits tab in the category of “Member Exhibit Events”, you will find details for an exhibit by Sandra Driscoll.