Weekend Mini-Workshop Opportunity – March 4-5, 2017

CMW Members — see the invitation below from Donna Jarve:

Watercolor with Collage Workshop

Come and have some fun making Gelli papers using a gelli plate made out of gelatin and papers such as deli paper, napkin layers that do not have an image on them, tissue paper and any other interesting papers you may have laying around.

After making our papers, we will use them, in addition to premade papers, to create beautiful collage and watercolor pieces.

This mini workshop will be held:          March 4th – 9AM – 4 PM

                                                                          March 5th – 10 AM to 4 PM

                                                                          Watab Town Hall

                                                                          Fee:  $100

                                                                           Instructed by Donna Jarve
                                                                           320-230-0124 Home
                                                                           320-260-1589 Cell
                                                                           Email – dmjarve@gmail.com 

If interested contact Donna and a supplies list will be sent to you along with  more details.

 

 

News as of February 1, 2017

January is now history and here it is – February – Doesn’t the time go too fast?  
Here’s all the fun that’s happening:
 

                                                                    ~Announcements~

Kerry Kupferschmidt, CMW President announced that Mr. Bob Johnson,
the new Executive Director of the Paramount Art Center, will be at our
February meeting.
He is asking for feedback from our members.
This is an opportunity for you to offer opinions about our meeting space,
Workshops, gallery shows, or other ideas.
Another great reason to show up at the meeting!  Come to share your thoughts.

2017 Art Crawls  – Two demo artists are needed for each of 3 events in 2017  for
April, June, August and November.
  This is part of our CMW collaborative agreement with
the Paramount so we all own responsibility in taking a turn.    We only need 8 people
per year so that means one turn will last a long time.  The length of the art crawl is from
4-9 PM at the Paramount studios.  
Here are some pointers and tips to ponder about being a demo artist
– all intended to reduce anxiety and encourage members:

*
Being a demo artist, does not require anything but to be painting and be open to
 
 questions if    you are approached by the public. And it’s perfectly OK to say –
   “I really don’t know” – if that kind of  question comes your way.  People usually
   only stop to watch for a minute or so — anything you do will be new to them. 
   Avoid the head game of making up what their judgements might be – most of them are
   in awe that you do what you do.

* You are not expected to be working on any specific size painting.  You can work on painting
    cards if you wish.  Or you can  just be practicing different techniques. Suit your own needs.
* One option that reduces pressure is to rotate working on a few of your paintings off and on
   throughout the crawl.  That way if you start to wonder what to do next  you have a way to
    keep painting.  One artist brings completed paintings and  gently  gives those a little brush
    attention – so that the pressure to produce is lessened. Who knows? You might happen across 
    a potential buyer in the process.
* Those who have conducted demo’s  find it very interesting and an opportunity to discuss your
   work, approach etc.  Even if you are a beginner, that makes for an interesting topic and an
    encouragement to others. 
* Grab one of your painting friends and do it together which makes it even more fun.
   Or ask one of the members with more experience to accompany you.  
   
This is not intended to be a single artist activity.

                                                     ~ Meetings~

Monday, February 13th – 6 PM at the Paramount  Bob Johnson, Paramount Executive Director
will be present for 
 discussions with members as noted above. The rest of  this meeting will be
Easel night for members to present their work related to the theme, “Spring’s the Thing”
or any painting they wish to present.This is not a formal critique process so come and
join in and learn from artist colleagues.

Monday, March 13thGather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN. 
 The meeting will include an update from President, Kerry Kupferschmidt and
a presentation by acrylic artist, Bonnie Cutts from the
Golden Paint Company. Bonnie will conduct an overview of a variety
of art paint mediums and we will have a  Q&A session.  This is a
great chance to enlarge our knowledge and see what is new “out there”.  
Here is Bonnie’s Bio:
Bonnie studied at the University of Minnesota, where she received her BFA with a
concentration in drawing and painting. She has shown her work professionally in both solo and
group exhibits over the past 30 years. Her work, both studio and commissioned, resides in
numerous private and corporate collections around the country. She has been affiliated with
Golden Artist Colors’ Working Artist Program since 1998. She offers technical lectures about
acrylic materials in college classrooms and for a variety of artists’ groups and organizations.
She teaches workshops across the country—as well as internationally—which consist of
information on innovative applications of acrylic materials.

The process of painting is as important as the finished artwork; what is not visible is as
important as what is seen. She finds a true sense of discovery in her work and is always
interested in the next place or thing to see, the next move to make, and the next image to paint.

                                                                 ~Shows~
Waite Park Library Show will be today, Feb. 1-28th, 2017.  Drop off is today, Feb. 1
from 4-5 pm.  Size of 16″ x 20″ or less are preferred.  Take down is from 4-5 pm on
Tuesday, Feb. 28th.   Information and $5 payment is due to Yvonne Schrank by
January 26th.  You can reach Yvonne this email – click on this link:  schrank@prodigy.net

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Show in Sauk Rapids will be held from
March 31st – May 31st.  Hang time is from 3-4 on March 31st and take down is from 4-5 PM on
May 31st.  Cost is $5/artist; two paintings/artist. Small paintings at $150 or less sell the best. 
Note the time for hang is different than usual.

East Bank Gallery CMW Show in Sioux Falls, SD – April 1st deadline
 for submission to CMW website
Here is a great opportunity to participate in this exclusive CMW Show which is to be
held in July, 2017.  The Gallery will be promoting and advertising this show so early dates
are necessary.  The Gallery staff project that selections will be made by April/early May and
the artists of the accepted works will be notified then.  There will be 2-4 alternate works
selected in the event that sales occur during the show. 
There is no limit to the number of paintings you can submit for the jurying process. 
Please note:  Once chosen, the paintings must be for sale and kept available after
that date.
 CMW will be coordinating the transport of artwork to and from the Gallery. 

The following is required for your participation in this show:

Before April 1st – Have a jpeg image of your artwork sent to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com
along with the following information:         Title
                                         
                             Price
                                        
                              Size ( framed or projected frame size)
                                                                       Medium  i.e. Watercolor or mixed medium

Mary is very willing to assist you in photographing your work and sending it to her. 
Her phone # is 320-252-4412 Email is:  mnlady949@gmail.com.   
Do not hesitate to call or email her.  You will notice a tab titled “East Bank Gallery” on the CMW
website where the artwork will be displayed for the East Bank Gallery staff selection process.

                                                                         ~Events~

* Campfire Bay Resort – CMW Paint InCancelled due to lack of signups. 
The Board will evaluate what the interest may be if this type of event were coordinated for a
different time of year.

 * Ted Nuttall 2017 Spring Workshop  onApril 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 putting your
name on a waiting list. The  reduced fee for CMW members is $450.
Contact Derick Segerstrom at the Paramount 320-257-5928 or click on this email to
derick@paramountarts.org. 
Here are examples of Ted’s work:

 


 

News as of January 15, 2017

Brrrr ~~~ We all need some distractions during Minnesota weather so here are some fun things for you to focus on in future months.

~Announcements~

Sandra Driscoll has been accepted into the Arts In Harmony juried show for 2017.  The show will be located at the Blaine City Hall from January 31 to March 30.  This is the show that used to be held at Elk River, but has been moved due to construction.  Sandra’s painting is titled “Tied Together”.  

 

 

The January 2017 Newsletter is now under that tab.

                                                                                    ~ Meetings~

Monday, February 13th –  Kerry Kupferschmidt selected the theme, “Spring’s the Thing” as the Easel night theme and gave it to the membership as a challenge for creating their own painting.  This meeting provides members an opportunity to present their work, their approach and to ask for input if desired.  This is not a formal critique process so come and join in and learn from artist colleagues.

Monday, March 13thGather at 6 PM in the Paramount Visual Arts Center, St Cloud MN:  The meeting will include an update from President,  Kerry Kupferschmidt and a presentation by Bonnie Cutts from the Golden Paint Company.  She will conduct an overview of a variety of art paint mediums and we will have a Q&A session.  This is a great chance to enlarge our knowledge and see what is new “out there”.

                                                            ~Shows~
Waite Park Library Show will be Feb. 1-28th, 2017.  Drop off is Feb. 1 from 4-5 pm.  Size of 16″ x 20″ or less are preferred.  Take down is from 4-5 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 28th.   Information and $5 payment is due to Yvonne Schrank by January 26th.  You can reach Yvonne this email – click on this link:  schrank@prodigy.net

Good Shepherd Nursing Home Show in Sauk Rapids will be held from March 31st – May 31st.  Hang time is from 3-4 on March 31st and take down is from 1:30-2:30 on May 31st.  Cost is $5/artist; two paintings/artist. Paintings at $150 or less sell the best.  Note the times for hang and takedown which are different than usual.

East Bank Gallery CMW Show in Sioux Falls, SD – Here is an opportunity to participate in this exclusive CMW Show which is to be held in July, 2017.  They will be promoting and advertising this show so early dates are necessary.  The Gallery staff project that selections will be made in early May and those accepted will be notified then.  There will be 2-4 alternate works selected in the event that sales occur during the show.  There is no limit to the number of paintings you can submit for the jurying process.  CMW will be coordinating the transport of artwork to and from the Gallery. 

The following is required for your participation in this show:

Before April 1st – Have a jpeg image of your artwork sent to Mary Buhl at mnlady949@gmail.com along with the following information:       Title
                             Price
                             Size ( image size and framed or projected frame size)
                             Medium  i.e. Watercolor or mixed medium

Mary is very willing to assist you in photographing your work and sending it to her.  Her phone # is 320-252-4412.  Do not hesitate to call.  You will notice a page on the CMW website where the artwork will be displayed for the Gallery staff selection process.

                                                                                ~Events~

* Campfire Bay Resort – CMW Paint InCushing 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 derick@paramountarts.org. .
Here are examples of Ted’s work: