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Fall Meeting 2015 Location: Cormorant
Cormorant Community Center
10929 County Highway 5
Fall Meeting Contacts:
• Helen Lamson (President of Cormorant Art Group) (She will be traveling and unavailable until September 1 • 701-281-0394 • helenlamson@yahoo.com )
• Barb Schmotter • 651-439-4296 • bschmotter@comcast.net • for questions regarding regis tration, membership, etc.
Fall Meeting Links:
Karen Knutson's Funky Ladies
Green Eyes
The Eavesdropper
There's Something Fishy About Jennifer
The Cormorant Area Art Club invites you to Cormorant for the Fall Meeting of Artists of Minnesota on Saturday, September 26. It will be held at the Cormorant Village Community Center. With lunch catered by Ella Marie's, a favorite restaurant in the Cormorant area, and Karen Knutson as Guest Artist, it promises to be a fun and wonderful event!
Karen Knudson, Guest Artist
Karen Knutson attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, and currently lives in Minneapolis. She thoroughly loves teaching watercolor and collage, and has been teaching workshops nationwide since 1990. Her workshops are filled with techniques to make painting fun and easy. She believe that painting should be fun, but also teaches a strong sense of design. Karen is 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, the Montana Watercolor Society, and Missouri Watercolor Society. She has won many awards, both locally and nationally. Karen's paintings are featured in: Splash 6; Watercolor, Fun and Free; 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). Her website is www.karenknutson.com and her blog is www.karenknutson.blogspot.com.
Karen's Demo
Karen Knutson will be demonstrating how to paint Funky Ladies. This is one of her most popular workshops! For this demonstration, there will actually be audience participation, so bring your sketch book, a pencil, eraser, and perhaps a permanent marker. We will all do a Funky Lady drawing together! Bring your imagination and your sense of humor. Fear and hesitation are not welcome! Karen says, ÒIÕve found that these paintings have improved my imagination and problem solving skills so that all of my paintings benefit.Ó Be prepared for lots of giggles!
What to Bring
Bring a painting/artwork for the critique (and an easel to display it on). Art that you bring does not need to be framed and/or completed. There will be a "Members' Choice Award." You must be a member to participate in the critique. (Note: artworks critiqued at the Fall Meeting will not be accepted in the next Spring Show.)

Be sure to bring your camera, the lake country area scenery is gorgeous!

Everyone is encouraged to bring some supplies to participate! We can all learn how to draw funky women!

Bring a guest. Artists of Minnesota's Fall Meeting offers a great opportunity to introduce artists to our organization. If you bring a guest, your guest does not need to be a member. Should your guest(s) decide to join Artists of Minnesota, their dues shall apply for the upcoming year. The current member introducing the guest is eligible for a $10 discount on his/her next membership fee (or they can pass discount on to the potential new member). To use the discount option, include the form describing option choice with your registration form.

Options for Lodging
Cormorant Inn, 10510 Co. Hwy. 5, Pelican Rapids, 218-439-3535
Americinn, 777 Hwy. 10 East, Detroit Lakes, 218-847-8795 (It's about 20 minutes from Cormorant. Highly recommended by Karen Knutson!)
Directions
From Pelican Rapids, Go north on US-59
Turn left onto Co. Hwy 9 for 5.4 miles
Turn slight right onto State Hwy 34/Co. Hwy 9 for .5 miles
Take the 1st left onto Co. Hwy 9 for 4.6 miles
Turn left to stay on Co. Hwy 9 for .6 miles
Co. Hwy 9 becomes Co. Hwy 5, continue for 2.7 miles

Welcome to CORMORANT!

The Cormorant Community Center is located at 10929 County Hwy 5 (it is the highway that goes through town and basically the only street there, so it is easy to find!).

Schedule
Friday, September 25
7 p.m. Board Meeting (location to be announced)

Saturday, September 26
8-9:30 a.m. Registration, coffee
9:30-noon Presentation by Guest Artist, Karen Knutson
Noon-1 p.m. Lunch
1 p.m. Brief Business Meeting
1:15 p.m. Critique of artwork exhibited
3 p.m. Members' Choice Award Announced/Adjourn

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