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CMW October Shows, Demo Artist, Holiday Meeting and More News

Sharon Houg – Fall Beauty



Important Reminders… CMW Shows on Display!

Art in Motion On The Lake Wobegon Trail

The takedown for this show was on October 17th, 18th & 19th. Three paintings were sold…NOTE: One painting was purchased by someone in the Cities who found, viewed, and contacted the artist through this (CMW’s) Website!

Little Falls, MN

The CMW Show at

Great River Arts in Little Falls

September 29th thru October 30th

The GRA Show is now in progress and includes 19 CMW artists displaying 90 paintings. The CMW Show at the Great River Arts closes on Saturday, October 30th from 2-4 pm.

ARTISTS: Remember to pick up your art between 2 and 4 pm on the 30th!

Here is a link to their website:

November 4 – December 6, 2021 CMW Show at the Paramount

Instructions for delivery at Paramount Center for the Arts show, Nov. 4, 2021

Please deliver your art to the Paramount lobby from 1:00 – 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 4th

Here are some tips to know before you deliver your art:

  1. Remember to place your name, email and phone number on the back of each painting–this helps immensely when hanging the show and being able to contact you in case of a sale.

  2. There can be no substitutions of the paintings because the website, promotional and communication materials need to match the paintings in the show.

  3. All art is to be wired on the back, no sawtooth hangers! Ensure that the wire has some slack, but not enough to leave exposed wire above the painting when hung

A $5 fee is due at delivery if possible. Remember that there is a 40% commission on sales. It will be deducted by the Paramount .

There is no reception planned, but a docent/ brochure is in process. It should be ready at the start of the show or shortly after.

Show ends Monday, December 6th. Pick up times that day are 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm


CMW Meetings

Karen Knutson

The October Meeting was held at the Paramount and our guest demo artist was Karen Knutson.

This video presentation by Karen with instructions regarding the amazing crow painting/collage she painted at the meeting is on this website. Karen states that her consistent approach in her artwork is to design a light path in each painting. She uses a multi-media approach and you will see how she makes that meaningful in the final result.

November 8, 2021 CMW ZOOM MEETING

Demo Artist Tom Lynch

A Zoom link will be sent to your e-mail. Click on that link for social time beginning at 5:45 pm. A short meeting presided over by Kerry Kupferschmidt, CMW’s President, follows at 6:15 pm. Kerry will be announcing the President’s Challenge for February’s meeting, which keeps us busy painting through early winter. More details to come. Tom Lynch will then begin his demo.

Tom Lynch

Tom will focus on his “start to finish” Creative Process during the demo. He will be “live” using YouTube. He will record and send us the link for our group to be able to review his presentation afterward.

Each painting Tom creates can be seen as special. “I feel it’s the job of the artist to bring to the viewer the best of what can be found in the landscape along with a little creativity or exaggeration … normal and ordinary are not for me.”

Here are some examples of Tom’s art:

Watercolor workshop with artist Tom Lynch set Oct. 10-13 | Cape Gazette

Rita Nelson

Holiday Meeting

December 13th, 6:00 pm

Atonement Lutheran Church, St. Cloud

Are you working on your Holiday Card (optional) for our December meeting and card exchange? It’s never too soon to start! …the venue is set for the Atonement Lutheran Church (where our September Meeting was held). We will meet at 6 PM.

Please plan to bring an hors d’oeuvre to share and don’t forget the most important thing–your Holiday Joy and Spirit!

The church’s address is: 1144 29th Ave N, St. Cloud. Another special in-person opportunity to see one another!



*4 new members joined in September which brings CMW’s total membership to 72 artists!

***Reminder to pay your DUES for 2022 between now and the end of the year and also pay any participation fees for the recent shows being held. You can click here to access the Membership form on our website:

Print the form , then fill it out, and mail it to Treasurer Ralph Carpenter along with your $25 dues (note: CMW dues have not increased in over a decade–a good deal, a lot is offered our members and gained at such a small cost!) Mail to: Ralph Carpenter, 3225 15th Ave S, St. Cloud, MN 56301. His e-mail link is


CMW Artists continue to paint at the Sartell Community Center every Thursday afternoon 12:30 to 4:00 p.m. This time and space is open to all CMW members. If you haven’t joined the group, try it sometime!

In addition, CMW is being invited by the Sartell Community Center to show six pieces of artwork each month on an ongoing basis. Contact Ralph Carpenter to sign up to display your one piece of artwork (six artists total) for a specific month. This is an informal showing of paintings which can be for sale or for show. You drop your artwork off. The Sartell Community Center’s front desk (see Ann) will have labels to fill out for your art piece. Simple Simple Simple — No e-mails…and no jpegs to send in … gallery is done for this venue.


As we publish this Post, work is being done on an update for our CMW Website. Expect a new colorful and artistic look, and easier movement accessing all the education demos and tutorials, posts, art shows, and artists pages… just to name a few of the places you will want to visit when the site is complete. It promises to be a pleasing look that draws the viewer into it.

The Whit Gallery

505 W. St. Germain St, Suite 100, St. Cloud, MN

Heidi Jeub from the Whit Gallery has invited CMW to participate in a reception for Mick Benson, a local watercolor artist. She is asking that we attend the reception to support Mick’s work, allowing us to meet this 85 plus year old artist plus it gives CMW artists an opportunity to be introduced to the Whit Gallery. Here is a link to an article about Mick to introduce you to him and to pique your curiosity:

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 11th from 4 to 6 pm

This reception will be an interesting and informative time in addition to supporting a local fellow watercolorist!


Sign Up has begun – contact Pat Spence ASAP to secure a room to stay and your own table to paint, paint, paint! Click here for her email at

Dates are: 2022 – May 2nd through the 5th at the Riverside Inn in Cold Spring.

The retreat allows artists four full days of painting: Monday through Thursday with three nights in the attached motel rooms. Painting is in the large, airy, well-lit conference room on the ground floor. Each artist has his or her own 8-foot table. Painting with others is the best!

  1. Total cost is $230 per person for a double room for the three nights (about $77.00 per night).

  2. Additional single room availability is yet to be determined.

  3. Signup with Pat Spence -Click here:

Payment of the first half is due at the February meeting and the second half will be collected at the April meeting. This is a fun getaway and a great way to get a lot of painting done while hanging with great people!



The tutorial for October and November on the CMW website under the Education/Learning tab will be a challenging painting by Tim Wilmot focused on painting an indoor scene. Click on this link to view the tutorial (the tutorial is found under the education tab):

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