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Great color - in Lilies in Red Shadows

November 16th, 2021

Great color - in Lilies in Red Shadows

Gorgeous pond filled with lilies and red colors in the water, Great combinations of color and design.

Paintings on Exhibition

May 20th, 2021

Paintings on Exhibition

Great News! My image, "Lilies in Red Shadows" was accepted into the 28th Red River Watercolor Society National Juried Show 2021
-- and it goes on display in early June for several months. I was very excited and pleased!
I hope perhaps if you might enjoy this watercolor - a print can be made of this painting - as the original will be off limits for awhile. Kathy Braud

I have many watercolor images to chose from....... I hope you investigate and get to enjoy the color and activity they provide.

January 2020 Sales

February 18th, 2021

January 2020 Sales

Surprise! Folks are looking for new works on their walls. I had 2 framed watercolor paintings that sold this month.
One was a Choir of Poppies
and the other was a Floral Arrangement and the Curious Cat.

February Sales 2021

February 18th, 2021

February Sales 2021

I sold a spiral notebook with a cat image on it, and 3 blank greeting cards. Nice!

November Sales

February 18th, 2021

Surprise! Sales are happening for me! I had 2 images sell Nov. 2020.
One was 30 x 24 and sent per tube, and the other was also a watercolor 16 x 12 sent per tube.

Sold - September Orange Poppies I phone case

December 12th, 2020

A Pretty poppy flora, September Orange Poppies, was chosen to be on the I phone that was purchased 11/01/2020

Sold 2 coffee mugs with great images on it. Dancers Spring Glitz image

October 23rd, 2020

Canvas Art

Sold 2 coffee mugs with great images on it! See below!

Dance of the Jellyfish

September 29th, 2020

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/dance-of-the-jellyfish-kathy-braud.html

Art Prints

Can you imagine jellyfish sea creatures gently floating in the ocean currents searching for tiny aquatic life forms? It would seem a dance of the jellyfish as they bob, dance and twirl around. We have access to a wonderful aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota where I can view and take photos of the jellyfish under special colored lights. I love the colors, the iridescence, the movement and the featured colors of green,dark blues, rich oranges and golds. 30 x 22 inches.
9/29/2020 https://fineartamerica.com/featured/dance-of-the-jellyfish-kathy-braud.html

Dance of the Jellyfish

September 29th, 2020

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/dance-of-the-jellyfish-kathy-braud.html


Art Prints

Can you imagine jellyfish sea creatures gently floating in the ocean currents searching for tiny aquatic life forms? It would seem a dance of the jellyfish as they bob, dance and twirl around.
We have access to a wonderful aquarium in Duluth, Minnesota where I can view and take photos of the jellyfish under special colored lights. I love the colors, the iridescence, the movement and the featured colors of green,dark blues, rich oranges and golds. 30 x 22 inches.
9/29/2020 https://fineartamerica.com/featured/dance-of-the-jellyfish-kathy-braud.html

October 2020 is just around the corner

September 29th, 2020

October 2020  is just around the corner

Winter Fishermen trundle home, off of the frozen lake. Why are they all bundled up? The gear protects them from the wind and cold temperatures when outside in Minnesota winters. Supplies, portable fish houses and fresh-caught fish are stored on the sleds being pulled. Because the sun gives no warmth at this time of the day, the mufflers get moist and covered with frost. The figures are out-lined from the strong sunlight at the end of day behind them and do cast long shadows on the snow in front of them. Complementary colors of orange and degrees of blue and darks, really make this watercolor painting sing.

I just received news that this painting was chosen for inclusion into the 2020 NorthStar Watercolor Society National Fine Art Exhibition this October - November 2020. We take it to the display library site tomorrow, 9/30/2020. Wish me luck! Kathy

July 24, 2020

July 24th, 2020

July 24, 2020

Life is moving along and I, Kathy Braud, am so grateful for my interest and joy in painting.
I have developed a series of watercolor paintings that add color and joy to my life, whenever I revisit them.
It is surprising what carries us along in the direction we seek and also what shuts us off.
I am wishing all of you happy sailing along your course of life. Kathy Braud.
Also -- Be aware, I have a large selection of paintings at home, many are not on FAA. I have painted for a long time.....

May 9, 2020 Greetings

May 9th, 2020

May 9, 2020  Greetings

Greetings! Hope you are enjoying Spring 2020. The grass and bushes and trees are greening up and we are excited to be seeing the signs of Spring!
P.S. It also snowed for a short time today in Central Minnesota.
Looking forward to getting some of my newly made watercolor art on-line at FAA.
Best wishes to you and yours, Kathy Braud RRWS, NSWS

2019 Fall Kathy Braud Update

October 7th, 2019

Hi there! I Hope you have enjoyed my website.
Life has been busy of late here in Little Falls, MN. Art opportunities happened here with the Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair in early September and ~ 100,000 people that show up. My display was accessible to the public at the Shoppes of Little Falls, which has 60 some venders inside this wonderful store year round.
I attended a wonderful Paint Out in the Wisconsin wild areas at a special camp where we can interact and enjoy other artists, learn from each other, paint inside a lovely hall or paint en plaine aire, and we have good sleeping and eating while there this fall.
My Central Minnesota Watercolor group hosted a workshop by Jennifer Stone, from South Dakota, at the Paramount Arts Center in St. Cloud, MN. We worked on learning the new concepts of watercolor, mixed media and collage that she teaches. We had a great time! And I learned a lot. Some new works of mine will be showing up on FAA soon.
Yes, my art was accepted!!! Into this years’ 2019 Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition held at the Hjemkomst Center in Moorhead, MN. as an exhibition over the summer. It is home now and this new art, Ruffled Feathers 5, 22 x 30 image, is also on my FAA website.
This fall, another wonderful new piece of mine, was chosen to be on display at the 2019 Fifth Annual NorthStar National Watermedia Juried Exhibition. It is currently on display at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, in Lakeville, MN from Oct 3 – Nov 14, 2019. This piece is also full sized. I do have signature status in both national societies.
Have a great autumn and enjoy the colors! And Remember, paintings keep their color all year round!
Kathy Braud RRWS, NSWS

RiverWood Bank Art Wall Display

April 12th, 2019

RiverWood Bank Art Wall Display

We hung a new watercolor exhibit today in Monticello, MN. Very colorful and the staff was excited. Exhibit is up Jan - March 2019.
These paintings were originals, but most of the images have a FFA connection - where a variety of printmaking can increase the size or be on cloth, shower curtains and so much more.

Let Color and Light Sing

April 4th, 2019

Let Color and Light Sing

Let Color and Light Sing - -- on display April 3 – 30, 2019, Watercolor Art by Kathy Braud.
This large watercolor exhibition is on display in the Lobby of the Paramount Center for the Arts,
913 W. St Germain St., (Downtown) St Cloud, 56301.
Join us for the Art Reception -- now planned for Thursday, April 11, 2019 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Enjoy the large variety of Minnesota scenes filled with color and light.
Some are familiar scenes of my FAA art originals on display, and some are new to being viewed.
I have been busy in my Little Falls home art studio! Abstract to Realism. And of course, beautiful colors set off by light.
yours in art, Kathleen Braud RRWS, NSWS

Interview with Kathy Braud

January 8th, 2019

Hi friends

https://www.hometownsource.com/morrison_county_record/little-falls-artist-discovers-a-world-of-watercolor/article_a10fe8dc-111f-11e9-82ef-7f4ea9a480df.html

This is a link to a nice story in the Morrison County Record, a Little Falls, MN newspaper...... about Kathy Braud, artist.
I thought you might like to view. Just got the link today! Kathy

Enjoying the Paint Out

October 1st, 2018

I belong to a wonderful group of artist folks who come together once a year for a Paint Out. We book a bible camp facility a year ahead and come use the camp when the kids have gone back to school. The artists’ enjoy the get together of wonderful meals we do not have to cook. And we spend social time together. Indoor cabin rooms provide for rest. You bring your own bedding and pillows, etc.
As a group we each easily paint 8 hours or more. Those who want to paint in plaine aire have many options of local parks, roadways, lakes and farmlands to enjoy. Those of us who wish to stay inside, out of the weather, make the most of a great hall with wonderful light and tables. We are so fortunate to be able to share our artistic talents together and sometimes even learn new art making methods .
Consider a “paint out” experience as a wonderful possibility! You might be surprised how enjoyable it is.

ArtPlace Grant Awarded Kathy Braud RRWS with Sprout Growers and Marketplace

October 1st, 2018

ArtPlace Grant Awarded Kathy Braud RRWS with Sprout Growers and Marketplace

Sprout Growers & Makers Marketplace, Little Falls, MN commissioned me in May, a watercolor artist living in Morrison County, to participate in making this creative project in this unique community setting. The one of a kind art would allow for increased conversation and appreciation of diverse cultural heritage in this indoor winter marketplace setting for growers and makers.
My project is five original watercolor chicken paintings 22 x 30 images and are framed for the viewer's enjoyment. Project completed by September 2018.

6 Brushes Art Show at the FrameWorks Gallery with Kathy Braud

October 1st, 2018

6 Brushes Art Show at the FrameWorks Gallery with Kathy Braud

This chicken image was one of 6 - of my Kathy Braud fun paintings on display with 5 other art friends at this lovely FrameWorks Gallery.
We had a lovely reception and our works were on display to the public for ~ 6 weeks. Kathy Braud RRWS

Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Show accepted Kathy Braud landscape

October 1st, 2018

Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Show accepted Kathy Braud landscape

Minnesota Watercolor Society 2018 Fall Exhibition: Awash in Autumn
Exhibit is showing at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave. Burnsville, MN
Exhibition: Sept 13 – Oct 20, 2018
Calvin DuRyer – Juror
My Kathy Braud 16 x 20 entry - Embracing Fall is on display.

Kathy Braud Art Was Accepted NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition

October 1st, 2018

Kathy Braud Art Was Accepted  NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition

Kathy Braud Art, Ruffled Feathers 5, Was Accepted Into The 2018 NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition

Little Falls, MN - August 2nd, 2018

The 2018 NorthStar Watermedia National Juried Exhibition will be on exhibit Sept 10 – Oct 18, 2018
at the White Bear Center for the Arts, 4971 Long Ave., White Bear Lake, MN.
Kathy Braud's watermedia painting, Ruffled Feathers 5, is included in this show.
Kathy attended the Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony – Thursday, Sept 13, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Kathy Braud Art accepted into the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibit.

October 1st, 2018

Kathy Braud Art accepted into the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibit.

Kathy Braud got confirmation that her art, Ruffled Feathers 4, was accepted into the Minnesota State Fair 2018 Fine Arts Exhibit!
This exhibit will be on display at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, Fine Arts Building, Aug 23 – Sept 3, 2018.
Preview night is Tuesday, Aug 21, 7 - 9:30 pm – Free event.
We went to the Preview Night -- at the Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibition on August 21, 2018.
Kathy Braud and friends attended the event and enjoyed the social opportunities of talking to friends from all over the state.
And My art was displayed beautifully on the wall and in the light!

Kathy Braud accepted into the RRWS 25th Annual National Watercolor Exhibition

March 31st, 2018

Kathy Braud accepted into the RRWS 25th Annual National Watercolor Exhibition

This painting, Bold Lilypads, by Kathy Braud RRWS
was accepted into the Red River Watercolor Society’s 25th Annual National Juried Watercolor Exhibition - June 2018
Displayed at the Heritage Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, MN June 18 – August 4, 2018. Reception is June 19th 6 – 8 pm, awards at 7 pm.

Jury reports just came in today! Mark Mahaffey , juror.

Hi Friends, just sharing the news! Pretty neat! Those art events keep popping up. Yours in art! Kathy

M-State College, Fergus Falls hosting the Kathy Braud Watermedia Show

February 21st, 2018

M-State College, Fergus Falls hosting the Kathy Braud Watermedia Show

My latest exhibit is on display in Central Minnesota.
Minnesota State College at Fergus Falls, MN is hosting my exhibition Jan 8 - March 1, 2018
Hours are: 8 am - 4:30 pm M - F

One can view 44 colorful originals.... in good lighting. Half of the exhibit are full-sized paintings on 22 x 30 paper which
grow with mats and frame to 28 x 36. Many are award winning pieces from my participation in exhibition shows,
such as the Minnesota State Fair Juried Show and the NorthStar Watermedia Society National Juried Show and others.

Kathy Braud RRWS
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M-State College, Fergus Falls hosting the Kathy Braud Watermedia Show

February 20th, 2018

M-State College, Fergus Falls hosting the Kathy Braud Watermedia Show

My latest exhibit is on display in Central Minnesota.
Minnesota State College at Fergus Falls, MN is hosting my exhibition Jan 8 - March 1, 2018
Hours are: 8 am - 4:30 pm M - F

One can view 44 colorful originals.... in good lighting. Half of the exhibit are full-sized paintings on 22 x 30 paper which
grow with mats and frame to 28 x 36. Many are award winning pieces from my participation in exhibition shows,
such as the Minnesota State Fair Juried Show and the NorthStar Watermedia Society National Juried Show and others.

Objects D'Art , a Still Life Gallery Show, with Kathy Braud RRWS

February 20th, 2018

Objects D

Kathy Braud is participating in a still life gallery show, Objects D’Art .... with 6 pieces showcased of 2D still life art.. Feb 23 – April 7, 2018
The Jaques Art Center gallery is featuring a group of artists with talents in Still Life, Glass, Pottery, Sculpture and 2D Artwork of Still Lifes
Reception: Feb 24, 2018 12 pm – 3 pm at Jaques Art Center, 121 2nd St. NW, Aitkin, MN

info@jaquesart.com 218 927 2363

Kathy Braud RRWS
kathy-braud.pixels.com

Remember The Son canvas print image by Kathy Braud - Sold today

February 20th, 2018

Kathy Braud sold a 30.000" x 23.125" print of Remember The Son to a buyer from Eagan, MN

Photography Prints

A joyous painting of light beams and color peek through the trees and enliven the branches. Colorful shadows spread out from the trees line in a wonderful park along the Mississippi River in Central Minnesota. I named this joyful, flowing scene of dancing color because it was constructed at Easter time and reminded me of our Creator's love.

Kathy Braud RRWS is participating in Objects D'Art Still Life Gallery Show

February 1st, 2018

Kathy Braud RRWS is participating in Objects D

Kathy Braud RRWS is excited to share her news. She will be in a Still Life Gallery Show - Objects D’Art
Feb 23 – April 7, 2018 .... Featuring Still Life Paintings, Glass, Pottery & Sculpture
Reception: Saturday, Feb 24, 12 pm – 3 pm .. You are Invited!
Jaques Art Center, 121 2nd St. NW, Aitkin, MN 56431

This lovely gallery will have an assortment of artists participating with their 3D talents on display!
I will have selected a still life collection of 2D paintings in watercolor and in gouache filled with wonderful color and values.
One large painting will showcase six images completed of different still life set-ups.
Tonight I was organizing and preparing my art for transport.
I am so hoping you also get the chance to see this fabulous show that JAC has put together.

Seasons of Color

January 22nd, 2018

Seasons of Color

Seasons of Color By Kathy Braud Watercolors
On display at M State - Fergus Falls - Charles Beck Gallery

My watercolor show is in the Charles Beck Gallery at M-State College and Tec.
The Artist Reception is Wednesday, Feb. 7 from 2 – 4 pm.
It is Free and Open to the Public! Open 8 am - 4:30 pm Daily, Jan 8 - March 1, 2018

Re-awakening this post - so I just put this info here for you to see also.
The 3 images melded together are great samples of my works. Please pass the show info around --
as I hope to encourage folks to get out and see some color in this white and dark time of the year. Sincerely, Kathy

Seasons of Color by Kathy Braud Watercolors at M-State College Fergus Falls, MN

January 9th, 2018

Seasons of Color by Kathy Braud Watercolors at M-State College Fergus Falls, MN

The M-State College is open to visitors 8 am - 4:30 pm M - F and is free and open to the public.
A large exhibition of colorful original watercolors are on display.
You will find florals, landscapes, water scenes, abstracts, portraits, and much more displayed.
My website has images to view of many of the paintings that are on display.
Thank you, Kathy

Art in Healing - Kathy Braud, a participant, with CentraCare Health Long Prairie Hospital

December 13th, 2017

I had a wonderful evening out tonight! Jim and I attended the “Art in Healing” event at CentraCare Health, Long Prairie, MN. Wed. Dec. 13, 2017. They had an open house event and a lovely gathering to celebrate the opening of their new hospital and clinic. And this display included MY paintings!
Visitors, Artists and Poets came together to celebrate the planned beautiful artworks that is spread out throughout the campus. Tours were hosted, poets did a reading of their own words displayed on the wall. Photographers had wonderful photographs presented of beautiful landscapes, the Long Prairie River, farm land and barns, skyscapes, florals and so much more.
A grouping of three made-to-be-square Kathy Braud floral prints were prominently displayed together. Two large rectangular landscapes of mine were displayed in another area. I was impressed! New print technology with Art Partners was able to increase one of paintings with a paper size of 11” x 15” to 3 feet X 4 feet and applied to foam core. Mats were not needed as borders were provided. Glass still provides a barrier from the elements.

Seasons in the Sun exhibit celebrated by Kathy Braud and Kerry Kupferschmidt

November 27th, 2017

Seasons in the Sun exhibit celebrated by Kathy Braud and Kerry Kupferschmidt

Link to Facebook regarding Kathy Braud Art Show, Nov – Dec 2017

Kathy Braud took digital photos of "Seasons in the Sun" and spent Thanksgiving holiday evenings photo-shopping a joint original watercolor exhibition with Kerry Kupferschmidt.

A large display of art that is hanging on the tall walls in the Main Gallery, and our Great River Arts staff did a great job of showcasing our works.
Since we live in a more rural area of the state of Minnesota, I felt we needed to promote the images somehow. Do visit this photo collection of images displaying a large variety of my artworks in this setting.

I did figure out how to upload multiple images of painting postings to Facebook.
Do you get a feeling for how the original watercolor framed and matted pieces will look on a wall. Click on my photo images to enlarge.

Research - use posted FAA images so can visually fill in the complexity of the images (without shadows / reflections interfering) with color, line and composition. And one has an opportunity for choosing a print at FAA also.

https://www.facebook.com/176719582347540/photos/pcb.1753392278013588/1753386408014175/?type=3&theater

New Mississippi River Painting on display by Kathy Braud RRWS

November 6th, 2017

New Mississippi River Painting on display by Kathy Braud RRWS

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-best-dam-town-in-minnesota-kathy-braud.html ...... to see the larger image......

Hi dear visitor, This new Mississippi River painting, called "The Best Dam Town in Minnesota", celebrates the peaceful view of the city from near the dam flood gates and water retaining area that is very unique for Little Falls, MN. The art currently is on display at the Great River Arts in downtown Little Falls for the months of November and December 2017 where I am also having a large exhibition of my colorful artworks ( ~40) , some new and some have been posted on FAA already. You are invited to experience my art in person, if you would like.
A bridge crosses within a block of this area also ( see the far left).
This particular site is not a common place to take a photo, I had to climb up by the railroad tracks where trains do go by about every 10 minutes some days. The river was so calm and the clouds overhead reflected the beauty of the impending colorful sunset. My panorama view used half a full sheet of watercolor paper split the long way. I discovered how the town is designed as I manipulated this new long format to create my landscape.

The right side of the river in 1803 was part of the United States ( as you face the town in the image) and the left side ( not pictured) was part of the Louisiana Purchase. 100 years later in 1903, this city of Little Falls was booming with many businesses, and timber floating down the river, sawmills, papermill, creamery's, a railroad, electric station ( is pictured here) and had so many activities and people who lived here
.
Now another 100 years later, we still appreciate our heritage. Some of the past businesses are gone with the changes of time but the dam system is still very important for controlling the water levels and providing the opportunity for making electricity. Today, as I write this note, the water is really traveling fast and really running over the dam. We have had a lot of rain this fall and the Mississippi River is a recipient of water collection in the state of Minnesota.
Wishing you the BEST! Visit us someday when you are traveling to Minnesota.

Kathy Braud - 2 New limited time promotions

November 4th, 2017

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A new limited time promotion. $45. check out this link to see info. Ice Men Come Home

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Here is a link to a limited time promotion - click to see how to get a canvas print for $55. Short promo op for Four Clucks canvas image!!

The latest - 2017 activities

October 27th, 2017

Wow! I am really busy these last weeks!

I just got back from a lovely art retreat at a church camp out of state that was so fantastic! As it is a place to make art, renew friendships with other artists and have a break in time to do our own thing and grow.
I did get a lot done, enjoyed the camaraderie of problem solving together with other artists with our own artworks or theirs, and enjoyed seeing the variety of mediums being used and applied to create art around me.

Now I am back in the real world.

A reception, is coming up tomorrow, Sat 10/28/17 for my Central MInnesota Watercolorists group in Little Falls, MN. at Great River Arts. Little Falls, MN
I am also displaying my art in Sprout Marketplace in Little Falls also, this whole same day. But I have also arranged for way to attend the reception and have friend coverage at my Sprout booth so I can also attend the reception;. A big thank you for this!

My joint watercolor artworks display with Kerry Kupferschmidt will take place very soon - and will be up for the months of November and December 2017. We are delivering our artworks to the GRA Center around Nov 1 and the staff will hang the exhibit for us. So nice! Each of us will have approximately 38 - 40 pieces on display.
This is a wonderful space to show art in this gallery, as it has large tall walls, many UV lights and is so special! The community will also have several dinner theater opportunities to view our art while it is up for view.
Thank you, dear reader, for your visit to my site and the blog. May you also have a great day today! yours in art, Kathy

Kathy Braud awarded 2nd Place, NorthStar Watermedia Juried National Exhibition

October 17th, 2017

Kathy Braud awarded 2nd Place, NorthStar Watermedia Juried National Exhibition

Kathy Braud awarded 2nd Place in the NorthStar Watermedia Juried National Exhibition, Blaine, MN
My watercolor painting, Four Clucks, was chosen as 2nd Place in the NorthStar Watermedia Juried National Exhibition, Blaine City Hall, Blaine, MN. 10/15/2017 A great Reception celebration was hosted this afternoon and many artists were present. David Feinberg, Juror.
A wonderful money award was given. I am so pleased!
Blaine City Hall, Blaine, MN is open 8 am - 4:30 pm M- F. The show is up Oct 2 -31, 2017 with two floors of display.

Just sharing my wonderful news!! Kathy Braud RRWS Yay!!
I live in Little Falls, MN and I am a member of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists & am a Local active artist in Central Minnesota.
kathy-braud.artistswebsites.com or kathy-braud.pixels.com
This is a great site to view a lot of my cheerful and colorful art!

The news! Kathy Braud’s watercolor painting, Four Clucks, was chosen as 2nd Place
in the NorthStar Watermedia Juried National Exhibition, Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Drive, Blaine, MN 55449.
A Reception and Awards celebration was hosted Sunday afternoon 10/15/2017 and many artists were present.
David Feinberg, Juror. This Gallery Show is open Oct 2 – 31, 2017 M- F 8 am – 4:30

3 - Three other opportunities are also available for you to enjoy.
1) Kathy’s artwork is included in the Central Minnesota Watercolorists show “Watercolor Magic” now showing at the Great River Arts Gallery in Little Falls.
This show is up until October 28th, with the Show’s Reception, 12 -2 pm 10/28/2017
2) Great River Arts Gallery will also host watermedia artwork being displaying as,“Seasons in the Sun” by Kathy Braud and Kerry Kupferschmidt - November and December 2017 in the Main Gallery GRA
3) Minnesota State College in Fergus Falls, MN will host a larger Kathy Braud Solo Art Show Jan – Feb 2018.

2017 MNWS Fall Exhibition, Luminous Light, Kathy Braud attends reception

September 26th, 2017

2017 MNWS Fall Exhibition, Luminous Light, Kathy Braud attends reception


This rich original watercolor painting is now on display at the 2017 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Show called "Luminous Light".
This lovely show will be on display at Hopkins Center for the Arts for 6 weeks, mid September - October. 29, 2017
Address: 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN. 65 paintings are in the show. They have many activities available to the community going on at this art center. Keren Kroul, visual artist and instructor at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN was the judge.

I attended the Opening Reception and had a great time enjoying the art and visiting with artist friends.
A group of us had a lovely supper ahead of the gathering and great sharing time.
My work was enjoyed also. My home is in Central Minnesota 100+ miles north of this event.... but I feel special events are important to attend.

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/rose-cluster-half-kathy-braud.html

Dandy Puff received an Honorable Mention for Kathy Braud, Artist.

September 10th, 2017

Dandy Puff received an Honorable Mention for Kathy Braud, Artist.

I am sharing some news! My mixed media painting, Dandy Puff, was accepted into the "Light Show", a large gallery exhibition an Jaques Art Center in Aitkin, MN.
Today, 9/09/2017, at the Awards Ceremony, it received an Honorable Mention Award, nice words from the judges and Prize funds too! The show is on display from Sept. 8 - Oct. 28, 2017, Tues - Sat. 11 am - 4 pm. This original is made from watercolors and acrylic medium.
The square original image is framed with a wide blue-black mat and a black wide frame. Very attractive.
Address - 121 2nd St. NW, Aitkin, MN 56431. 218-927-2363 info@jaquesart.com www.jaquesart.com

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On it's way to Hopkins Center for the Arts, MN

September 2nd, 2017

Art Prints

Was just featured in the Impressions of the 21st Century FAA group 9/02/2017

This rich original watercolor painting just started it's journey to the 2017 Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Show called "Luminous Light".
The Show will be on display at Hopkins Center for the Arts for 6 weeks, mid September till the end of October.

https://fineartamerica.com/featured/rose-cluster-half-kathy-braud.html

2017 Kathy Braud Art Exhibitions

August 29th, 2017

2017 Kathy Braud Art Exhibitions

I was accepted in the 2017 Fall - CMW David Smith workshop

2017 Kathy Braud Exhibitions current Summer or upcoming.

2017 Regional Art Show, Cultural Center New York Mills, MN. May 31 – June x 4 weeks
Great River Arts Juried Exhibition, Collective Visions, Little Falls, MN - July and August 2017 ~ 8 weeks
Jaques Art Center, Aitkin, MN three entries - juried Light Show show. Sept – Oct x 6 weeks
Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Show at Hopkins, MN - Luminous Light mid Sept – October x 6 weeks.
North Star National Watermedia Society Juried Exhibition accepted - Flour Clucks, Blaine, MN. October 2017 x 4 weeks.
Central MN Watercolorists Art Exhibition, Great River Arts Main Gallery, Little Falls, MN - October 2017 x 4 weeks
Am attending the Joyce Ells Paint Out at Lake Wapogasset Lutheran Bible Camp, Amory, WI - Oct. 16 – 26 with 2 doz. NSWS artists attending
“Seasons in the Sun”, Kathy Braud and Kerry Kupferschmidt art show, Great River Arts Main Gallery, Little Falls, Nov – Dec 2017 ~ 8 weeks
and a 60 piece Kathy Braud Watercolor Exhibition at M-State College, Fergus Falls, MN - Jan and Feb 2018. ~ 8 weeks.
Kathy Braud CMW - Demo artist plans for March 2018!

Kathy Braud RRWS
www.kathy-braud.artistwebsites.com
www.kathy-braud.pixels.com - they put my art work on fabric, items, cell phone cases, shower curtains etc.

Four Clucks by Kathy Braud is accepted into NSWS National Show

August 20th, 2017

Four Clucks by Kathy Braud is accepted into NSWS National Show

News! News! News! Four Clucks by Kathy Braud is accepted! This Kathy Braud painting is now accepted into the 2017 NorthStar National Watermedia Juried Exhbition. Oct 2 - 31, 2017. The Exhibit will be displayed at Blaine City Center, MN a northern suburb of the Twin Cities. Address is: 10801 Town Square Drive NE, Blaine, MN. Juror was David Feinberg. Four Clucks is a watercolor painting, 22 x 30 image and is 28 x 36 framed.

Kathy Braud Limited Time Promotion

July 9th, 2017

Promotion of a limited time print special offered of Kathy Braud Art.

Scandinavian Dancers 20.00" x 16.00" Stretched Canvas Price Per Print: $55.00 good till 07/14/2017 at 5:00 pm

Red Hot Cool Blue 20.00" x 16.00" Stretched Canvas Price Per Print: $55.00 good till 07/14/2017 at 5:00 pm

Poppies 2.2 20.00" x 16.00" Stretched Canvas Price Per Print: $55.00 good till 07/14/2017 at 5:00 pm

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1. Allow you to offer your prints for sale at substantially reduced prices.

2. Increase the visibility of your artwork on Fine Art America.

3. Give you a great reason to promote yourself on Facebook, Twitter, and via e-mail!

The prices shown are for gallery-wrapped stretched canvases (1.5" stretcher bars) with black, white, or mirrored-image sides.

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Salute to the Arts reception attended by Kathy Braud

June 2nd, 2017

A lovely reception was held at the Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN on June 2, 2017 for the Arts group - Crossing Arts Alliance. The lovely Salute to the Arts exhibit display, open to the public and members of this organization was enjoyed. Also social mingling, conversation with food and drink made for a fun evening!

My Salute exhibit offering was Shadow Abstract Bloom. It is in a square frame and off white mat. $350

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Artist Market Demo on YES Canvas by Kathy Braud

May 23rd, 2017

Artist Market Demo on YES Canvas by Kathy Braud

5/19/2017 I am Kathy Braud RRWS, a Central Minnesota watercolor artist. I have enjoyed my journey of creating art, exhibitions, juried art shows, art fairs, sales and do have a worldwide presence on the web with Fine Arts America. Many workshops has yielded me instruction to understand how to make a better painting, paying attention to important details of line, color, shape and the principles of design. I choose to make value studies, focus on light, middle and dark values and interlocking shapes. The sharp contrast of dark values against the path of light do make my paintings very bold and dramatic. Even arranging different colors together can produce exciting mood changes. I feel my function as a painter goes beyond recording an event with the accuracy of a camera, but instead, feel I am capturing a mood, memory, or am describing a pleasure which enriches my spirit. One of my goals in my paintings is to have fun, be enthusiastic and share this impression with you. www.kathy-braud.artistwebsites.com

A photo of me, see attached - standing near my art display in the Fine Art Building, MN State Fairgrounds!
How did I started?

I have always enjoyed art, even as I went about becoming a nurse. When my oldest child left the nest, I filled the hole, took a long workshop and fell in love with watercolor. Since then I try to take at least one workshop per year and enjoy attending the NSWS demo’s available to us.

A description plan of my demo -
I plan to use the new YES canvas, with a surface like hot press paper to paint on. I will use watercolor media to paint a colorful floral painting and explore and manipulate this new surface. I had a Showy Lady Slipper to show visitors.
After the demo is at home, coats of acrylic clear coat will be added to protect the canvas after the painting is finished. The art painted on the YES canvas can be hung with a wire without additional framing. I am eagerly awaiting painting on the canvases so I can have playtime!

Merit Award given to Kathy Braud in Inspirations Exhibit

May 16th, 2017

Merit Award given to Kathy Braud in Inspirations Exhibit

The April 20, 2017 Awards Reception for the North Star Watermedia Society was held in Mahtomedi, MN this year.
Kathy Braud was surprised with a Merit Award for her floral watercolor painting "Pansies in a Crystal Vase".
This beautiful large exhibit of watermedia art was on site from April 1 - 30, 2017,

The NSWS organization will soon be hosting an art show and sale called Artist Market at the Fine Arts Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds.
Come meet Kathy and view her art and check out almost 100 other artists on this weekend of May 19 - 20 -21, 2017, Open 10 am - 6 pm on Friday and Saturday and 12 - 4 pm on Sunday. Kathy will be giving a demo there on Friday from 1 - 2 pm under the big mirror. Multiple free demos will be offered each day over the whole weekend. There is no admission fee either. Come join us! Rub elbows with artists.

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Sale announcement Kathy Braud sold a print of 2004 Cat on the Prowl

May 16th, 2017

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Recently Sold - May 11th, 2017
Kathy Braud sold a 13.125" x 20.000" print of 2004 Cat On The Prowl I to a buyer from Fremont, IN. Thank you!

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Kathy Braud Awarded Merit Award at M State College, Fergus Falls, MN

May 16th, 2017

Kathy Braud Awarded Merit Award at M State College, Fergus Falls, MN

Today Jim, my husband, and I attended the M-State College 45th Invitational Art Show in Fergus Falls, MN. I had a great time visiting with other artists and family. My original watercolor work, Tulip Bed at Dark, had been awarded a Merit Award! And the college will also purchase the painting! It was an exciting day!
The check came today! It is real! .... not a dream!

September Storm Lake Superior Sale for Kathy Braud

May 16th, 2017

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Recently Sold - May 11th, 2017
Kathy Braud sold a 24.000" x 18.000" print of September Storm Lake Superior to a buyer from Park Falls, WI.

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Kathy Braud Accepted into the Essential Art Exhibition 2017

January 18th, 2017

Kathy Braud Accepted into the Essential Art Exhibition 2017

Congratulations to the 40 participants being featured from across the state of Minnesota,who were accepted into this year's 17th Annual Essential Arts Exhibition & Celebration.
Sponsored by Visual Arts Minnesota, St. Cloud, MN this display is on display at the Paramount Center for the Arts, St Cloud, MN. January 19 - March 5, 2017. Six artists working in 2D and 3D, will have their works be recognized for awards
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Essential Art is a showcase of mature artwork selected by curator Tricia Heuring. The exhibit is a theme-less exhibit that explores the dedicated practice of our communitys creative producers. Being the sum of a hybrid identity, Tricia Heuring is drawn to relate to diverse peoples and situations and a belief that by accepting our own complexity, we find depth and common ground with others. In difference, the Essential Art exhibition discovers cohesive forces in the space between varied artworks.

The Reception and Recognition Ceremony for Essential Arts will be held Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 8;00 pm., 913 W. St. Germain St., St. Cloud, MN 56301
In addition to small treats and chatting about art, there will be a unique performance by the Minnesota Dance Ensemble and the Wirth Center for Performing Arts with a live digital illustration by Jesse Switters following the reception on the Paramount stage.


Blue Ribbon Award in Northern Showcase for Kathy Braud

January 16th, 2017

Blue Ribbon Award in Northern Showcase for Kathy Braud

My floral painting, Hibiscus Blossoms, was awarded First Place at the Northern Showcase Awards ceremony for the Artist del Norte artist group.
It was such an honor. Nice reception, visit with the judge and with other artists in attendance.

Northern Showcase, on display in Blaine, MN, includes Kathy Braud watercolors.

January 2nd, 2017

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Artist del Norte presents the 2016 Northern Showcase. You are invited to come enjoy this exhibit.
It will be held at the Blaine Government Center. 10801 Town Square Drive NE, Blaine, MN
The show images are new work done within the last 2 years and 2 D and 3D art will be on display.
Show extents Oct 31 - Nov 25, 2016. Blaine City Hall is open 8 am - 8 pm M-F.
Sat. Nov 12 - A reception and an awards ceremony will take place 2 - 4 pm.
Any sales will be made with the artist. Information to make contact with the artist will be available.

Besides the painting displayed in this entry, My other watercolor entry, "Hibiscus Blossums," was awarded a Blue Ribbon at the Awards Ceremony Sat. Nov 12, 2016

Limited time FAA promotions

December 10th, 2016

I, Kathy Braud, have been promoting my watercolor artwork to the public weekly in this art promotion for this whole year. I hope you take a moment to check that site out in our FAA gallery choices at the top of the page. This promotion allows the public to buy a canvas print (only) at a substantial discount and usually includes a choice of 3 images. It is a timed event and offers a limited amount of paintings. You are welcome to check out the prices against my normal prices on my website.

Artist Paintout 2016

September 23rd, 2016

Hello! Greetings! I am home now from a long paint-out week in Amory, WI with a large group of artists. We totally enjoyed the ammenities of Camp Wapagasset - great food and dining hall, social opportuities, great dormitory areas and large painting area. And for the ones who like to paint en plaine aire - lots of great scenery! The leaves started to fall while we were there too!

It is so nice to have social and informal time to also connect with our friends while they work on their favorite art work. Sometimes it is a "hang out and learn!"

I am grateful to my many art friends who gathered from far and near places so they could attend this time together and be nourished. Kathy


My Kathy Braud Watercolors booth - at the Shoppes of Little Falls

September 23rd, 2016

My Kathy Braud Watercolors booth - at the Shoppes of Little Falls

Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair is really close now! This weekend! 125,000 people s expected, many new venders this year..

I have posted a couple of photos to show my stand and how the area looks.
There is more decorating to do and am bringing a few more watercolors, unframed, for the clients to view, if wanted.
I have blank greeting cards with images of my art and that appear to be self matted when placed in a 5x7 frame.
I also have decorated gift packets of 3 cards that is priced at $14.50 + sales tax. - handy. Many topics.
Always fun to visit with folks as they move about the room!

Follow up: We had a great time & lots of visitors to our Pop Up Store!
Many people had a great time viewing my work up close and seeing many pieces that were framed.
My Dandy Puff (watercolor / acrylic) caught much interest!
I also have many sizes of unframed, un-mated watercolor works on hand also to be enjoyed and purchased.


Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair coming September 10-11,2016

August 30th, 2016

Little Falls Arts and Crafts Fair coming September 10-11,2016

The Shoppes of Little Falls will have their doors open to the 2 day Arts and Crafts Fair in the streets of Little Falls, MN. This huge event goes from 8 am - 6 pm on Saturday and 9 am - 4 pm on Sunday. It draws 100,000 people. The Shoppes is a new large pop-up market that has 42 venders at the moment and is protected from the weather in a newly renovated 8000 square foot brick downtown building. We are now open 7 days a week - Our usual regular hours are 10 am - 6 pm Monday - Saturday, and 12 - 4 pm on Sunday.

Wonderful delightful pieces of jewelry, clothing, furniture, creations, art, kitchen and bedroom and decorating items with great workmanship. Kathy Braud, watercolor artist, has a presence here also and you have a chance to view many of her displayed original paintings. Greeting cards featuring her original images are available as singles or a group of 3 gift wrapped for easy Christmas giving or for a friend gift. We will have a Bloody Mary Bar to quench adult thirsts also and a porta potty available. Come visit us at the Shoppes of Little Falls, 102 1st St SE, close to Bank Square in downtown Little Falls.

Kathy Braud late Spring and Summer Activities 2016

August 15th, 2016

Kathy Braud late Spring and Summer Activities 2016

Kathy Braud late Spring and Summer Activities 2016
I had a watercolor display and sale of original watermedia art at the NorthStar Watermedia Societys Artist Market. This 2 day event was held at the Fine Art Building at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul. This year, I was chosen to be a demo artist under the big mirror. This is always an experience!
Over the summer, my watercolor group, Central Minnesota Watercolorists, lined up a variety of group exhibitions in St Cloud, MN. We displayed art at CentraCare Health Center, St. Cloud Hospital, Great River Regional Library and now are exhibiting at the Paramount Art Center till September 26.
I am also exhibiting at the Whitney Senior Center until the end of September.
Great River Art Center in Little Falls displayed a nice amount of my medium sized framed works for a month in their Gift Gallery.
Crosslake Art Club hosted a wonderful co-operative venture in the lakes region north of my home. Their art group put on the 32nd Art Show of original art for sale. Gift gallery works included some small prints and cards. It was delightful and so interesting to see the variety of art on display. I had the opportunity to display a great variety of new card images that are not on my FAA site.
The Shoppes of Little Falls is a great new business venture in our city. It is a pop up business in a newly remodeled century old brick building. After hours of construction and volunteer labor, the owners were able to adapt this 8000 sq.ft. building to become a large lovely room with high ceilings of tin type metal and colorful paint dcor on the walls. I am one of the many vendors sharing this large open space. We have one employee and many vendor volunteer hours that helpers donate to this endeavor. We are making this former empty building in our downtown to be interesting and accessible to tourists and our community. Soon the Arts and Crafts Fair coming up the second weekend of September will bring about 100,000 people to Little Falls, MN. We are also hoping they will come off the street and join us in the coolness of our store.
Sprout Market is new and growing in our community. It is a grouping of food and non- food venders displaying their wares in an indoor market at the Crestliner Warehouse, 13th St. NE, Little Falls. Attendance is free to visitors, is a destination event and a place where one can see wool being spun, candies, art, jewelry, wood work, live music, garden, frozen meat and baked foods to name a few. The August 20, 2016 event is open 10 am 4 pm. Your presence is welcome!
The Red River Watercolor Society National Watermedia Show in Fargo, ND is over at the Plaines Art Museum September 4. It is a beautiful show and so full of lovely artwork.

Red River Watercolor Society National Exhibition - Kathy Braud Attends Reception in Fargo, ND

May 24th, 2016

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Jim and I attended the Red River Watercolor Society's 23rd Annual National Watermedia Exhbition at the Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND last evening. It was a beautiful show and several of my friends recieved awards for their wonderful paintings. I had my chicken painting displayed there - "Four Clucks" and it looked very beautiful on the wall with great lighting throughout. We had a nice reception and awards ceremony and enjoyed celebrating all the energy that was generated to make these wonderful entries. The show is up until Sept 4, 2016. Thank you for your support of me and my art! It is fun to be included and recognized in this nationally acclaimed show.

Invite to Artist Market Original Art Sale

May 1st, 2016

Invite to Artist Market Original Art Sale

Hi to all art lovers, artists and folks who would love to be able to create! You are invited!
We have a wonderful event coming up in 2 weeks. Northstar's Artist Market!

I, Kathy Braud, will be doing a demo at 6 pm Friday evening as part of their continuous demonstrations offered during the market. Easy driving access, free parking, free demos, free admission and a chance to win door prizes, I hope you can come on over to visit us at the Fine Art Building at the MN State Fairgrounds. Invite a friend!

There will be artists everywhere to talk to and share thoughts. Open Friday, May 13, 10 am - 8 pm & Saturday, May 14, 9 am -7pm .
My chickens, Four Clucks, are featured on this postcard and that painting will be in Fargo for the RRWS National Watermedia Exhibition
May 7 - Sept 4, 2016 at the Plaines Art Museum.
The original art found at Artist Market can be small or large, framed or mounted, cards and you will see a wonderful variety of images and styles.
(Northstar Watermedia Society - Minnesota)

Dimensions of Motherhood exhibit at Franklin Arts Center will have a Kathy Braud watercolor.

April 19th, 2016

This Mother and Child in Red2 painting will be headed now this week to the art exhibition "Dimensions of Motherhood" May - 27 2016 at the Franklin Arts Center in Brainerd. So nice to have had it be accepted. This Central Minnesota exhibition will include recent artworks and printed literary works paired up and on display. The show is open to Artists within five counties will be participating in this show.

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Newly remodeled! This bright shower of light is now contained to a dramatic center of interest of Momma and newborn baby. Note the great value changes and reflected color seen here. What fun and joy it was to bring this painting to life!

Kathy Braud watercolor art accepted into RRWS Juried National Watermedia Exhibition

March 7th, 2016

Exciting news to share! My full sized painting, "Four Clucks", was juried into this year's RRWS Watermedia Exhibition at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota. It will be on display to the public from May 17 - September 4, 2016 at this active Arts Center. Our juror and workshop instructor is Tom Francesconi. Awards Reception will be May 19 and the public is invited.

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Kathy Braud Art in the Brainerd Dispatch - demo done today

February 13th, 2016

Kathy Braud Art in the Brainerd Dispatch - demo done today

My painting, Waterlilies in Shadow, is featured on the front of the Brainerd Dispatch! Arts Section. Am Just sharing the Joy!
Getting ready for my Featured Artist display at the Frankliln Arts Center, Brainerd, MN for the months of February and March.
I will be there Saturday Feb 13, 10am - 2 pm for meet and greet and also be doing a demo. Hope you can stop in and join us!
PS I live in Minnesota and we just had a big snowstorm! Snowplows cleared the roadways clear and away!

From: The Crossing Arts Alliance January 21 at 10:03am Brainerd who says:
So nice to see Kathy Braud's work in the Brainerd Dispatch this morning! Kathy is our featured artist for February. Stop out and meet her on Feb. 13th at our Second Saturday events.

Today was the day! 2/13/2016 Cold, clear, sunny and minus wind chill!
I was at the Crossing Arts Alliance for 4 + hours and enjoyed my stay and demo time and did a lot of talking to the folks who came to the art center.
I showed the guests how to add paint, make colors choices and answered questions.

My greeting cards were opportunities for folks to view a whole variety of my works and subject topics.
The Gallery had a wonderful display of my framed works hanging on the walls and display props.... which looked very nice.

I had also provided a padded print stand to display unframed originals of varying sizes..... which really increased the amount of images on display.
All in all, this community has had a taste of Kathy Braud art!

Kathy Braud Radio Interview with KAXE KBXE

February 13th, 2016

Great news! I have an over-the-phone Radio Interview coming up!
Thursday, February 11th at 8:10 with Northern Community Radio KAXE | KBXE during their Morning Show that day. They plan to give a heads up about my demo and meet & greet on Feb. 13th with the Crossing Arts Feature Event for February. The Northern Community Radio studios are based in Grand Rapids and Bemidji, Minnesota.

Alauna Yust | Producer says:
I have looked through your work on the web extensively, and I can hardly believe you work in watercolor. It is just so bold and colorful! I cant wait to learn more about your work.

Feb 11, 2016 - Kathy says - The radio news team did a great job interviewing me and asking questions that the listeners might like to know about. They were also looking at my FAA site and enjoying my painting images while we were talking. One of my friends even heard the interview on the radio and sent me an email of congratulations! I felt like a celebrity!

Promoting Kathy Braud art with a holiday limited edition sale

January 1st, 2016

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December 23rd, 2015

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December 3rd, 2015

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Jump into the Hoildays with a discount offered on a new Kathy Braud Watercolor prints

November 26th, 2015

Purchase a 20.00" x 16.00" stretched canvas print of Kathy Braud's Pansies in Crystal Vase for the promotional price of $70 ... as a great holiday gift.

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Kathy Braud receives Award of Excellence

November 25th, 2015

Kathy Braud receives Award of Excellence

Four Clucks, a watercolor original, received an Award of Excellence in the Northern Showcase exhibition at Blaine City Hall, Blaine, MN. The show judge, Pat Undis, had lovely comments to say about the light, values, composition and color. This show is on display Nov 2 - 27, 2015 during regular building hours.

Kathy Braud Attended an Andy Evansen Watercolor Workshop

November 6th, 2015

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I was able to attend a 3 day November 2015 watercolor workshop with artist, Andy Evansen, hosted by Minnesota Watercolor Society (MWS). We came together to learn - from as far away at Ely and Little Falls, to artists who live near in the suburbs and twin cities. We gathered in a lovely art meeting room at the Ames Center of Art, Burnsville, MN.
Andy is a master at en plaine aire painting and showed us technique and ease and timing of painting. I just loved the colorful demos, value studies, and how layering the colors and value can made the subject come alive in just 3 simple layers.
Our understanding of making a popping good painting was greatly improved by the end of the class. Fellowship, another reward of engaging in a workshop, includes spending time rubbing elbows with fellow artists - so different then our usual solitary painting experiences at home.
May your future include a demo or workshop! It is so worth the experience.

I am also participating in the Minnesota Watercolor Society (MWS) 2015 Fall Member Show called "Brilliant Passages" of original paintings on display at the Ames Center of Art. This exhibition will be on display Nov 5 - Dec 11, 2015 with an award ceremony on Nov 6, 6 pm - 8:30pm.
My submission is the brilliant watercolor "Pansies in Crystal Vase".

yours in art, Kathy Braud

Jump into the Hoildays with a discount offered on Kathy Braud Watercolor prints

October 27th, 2015

Fall into great savings now through the holidays with a 20% discount on all prints!
Use code ZBGGMR Hurry as there is a limited amount of discount codes remaining.

My website also offers art prints on fabric and tote bags.

Kathy Braud sold a painting today - September Orange Poppies

September 21st, 2015

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Thank you!! to the client from Knoxville,TN who purchased an acrylic print (24 x 17.5) of this painting, September Orange Poppies

State Fair Pick Up Day for Kathy Braud

September 9th, 2015

Today, Kathy Braud traveled to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St Paul, to pick up her watercolor painting, Four Clucks. A large, pea green rosette award ribbon with 3 tails, Best Watercolor - Northstar Watermedia Society, awarded by the MN State Fair judge was sent home with Kathy.

Labor Day Promotion Sale on All Kathy Braud FAA Art Prints

September 4th, 2015

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My images are filled with color, design and value.

I hope that any print purchased will add beauty to your home, family, or loved ones and may my images fill your soul with joy.

Hope Lodge Exhibition by Kathy Braud

September 3rd, 2015

Kathy Braud shared a 2 month art exhibition at Hope Lodge, Minneapolis, MN - a facility for adult cancer patients similar to Ronald McDonald house. Any sales of artwork would contribute to the care of clients. This exhibition came down Sept 1, 2015. Patty Healy, co-exhibiter, also displayed art in the lovely hall gallery. Artists rotate through the year and do present a lovely gallery of varied artworks.

Kathy Braud recieves Northstar Best Watermedia Award at the Minnesota State Fair.

August 28th, 2015

Kathy Braud, at the Fine Art Reception - discovered her chicken painting Four Clucks had won the Northstar Best Watermedia Award!
She will be receiving a rosette and a $100 check on behalf of Northstar Watercolor Society from the Minnesota State Fair.

Four Clucks is colorful with good ingredients that judges look for when judging a show.

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Kathy Braud accepted into Minnesota State Fair Juried Fine Art Exhibition 2015

August 8th, 2015

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Kathy Braud's watercolor painting, Four Clucks, was chosen to be included in the Minnesota Sate Fair Juried Fine Art Exhibition 2015. Approximately 5000 artisans apply for entry each year.
I am excited! I just found this comment about the MSF by another artist who was also accepted into the MN State Fair..... "For those outside of Minnesota, it is this regions' largest fine art competition, receiving as much public viewing in 13 days as the Minneapolis Institute of Art receives all year. It is always an honor to be accepted."

August 25 - Tuesday: First Glance Event, 5-7 p.m.
The Minnesota State Fair Foundation 501(c)(3) invites artists, friends and family to support the future of the arts at the Minnesota State Fair. This is your chance to get a first glance at the selected works and celebrate art at the fair with arts enthusiasts. Light refreshments will be available. Tickets are available for purchase at www.msffoundation.org or by calling (651) 288-4323.

August 25 - Tuesday: Artists' Preview Night, 7-9:30 p.m.
Participating and non-exhibiting artists and their friends are cordially invited to attend the Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Preview Night. Please refer to the map and instructions on page four of the rules and regulations for directions on entering the fairgrounds.

Phase 1 & 2 - successful digital entry for Kathy Braud and delivery of painting to the MN State Fairgrounds for final judging
Phase 3 - I was a successful entrant and Four Clucks was chosen to be accepted into the Minnesota Sate Fair Juried Fine Art Exhibition 2015.

GRA Juried Exhibition

July 16th, 2015

I, Kathy Braud, attended the Opening Reception for this show tonight in my own home town, a wonderful collection of all kinds of art - all mediums, abstract and not, 2D and 3D coming from all over Minnesota. Many local people enjoyed the artworks and the sharing of the experience of appreciation of those who make art.
I was fortunate and had a couple of pieces included in the show also.
It is so fun to visit with people, some we see only on occasion, and reconnect ..... and enjoy all the talents of the area.

The GRA Juried Exhibition is displayed in the Great River Arts Main Gallery and will be up July 8 - August 29, 2015. www.greatart.org
details on the website.

Lakes Area Artists Show and Sale

July 13th, 2015

Lakes Area Artists Show and Sale

This 25th annual artistic summer event happened in Nisswa, Minnesota at the Journey Church - inside and air conditioned.

Our displays were set up on Thursday July 9 and the art event was 10 am - 5 pm on Friday and Saturday July 10 - 11, 2015. Great weather!
See card above to know names and variety of artworks.

I, Kathy Braud, had brought a tremendous amount of unframed art on backings with clear bag coverings, some matted and fewer framed work in which to show a completed painting.
Visitors easily had about 80 5 x 7 glossy cards on display to enjoy, so folks could view the variety of my interests in life.
We had a great time!

Bad storms went through the next day, but we were done and gone! Praise the Lord!

Kathy Braud Attended a Pat Undis Workshop

July 2nd, 2015

The Cross Lake Art Club, gathering together in the small Minnesota town of Cross Lake in mid June 2015.
We gathered to learn new pointers for painting portraiture, small abstracts suitable for jewelry and birch tree landscapes from a great artist and teacher, Pat Undis, from Ramsey, MN.
We all grew with the experience!
The Community Center took good care of us with delicious meals in the same building.

I am now a new member of this group and will participate in events that they promote. They are ramping up for a big show and sale on Labor Day weekend and offer the guests a great assortment of work and actual painting demo's on site.
My home is approximately 60 some miles south but artists do get around! and Art groups are worth traveling for......

Kathy Braud attended a Lian Quam Zhen workshop

June 20th, 2015

It has been a great week! Our Central Minnesota Watercolorists club partnered with the Paramount Arts Center in St. Cloud, MN to bring the artist Lian Quam Zhen to give a 4 day watercolor workshop.
He was great! Lian uses a special camera that can bring the image much closer or move out so the whole painting shows..... and the images of what he is demonstrating is shown to us on a big television screen.
We progressed in stages and worked on blue heron landscapes, koi fish underwater scenes and peony floral arrangements.

We all knew ahead of time that Lian talks with his paint brush, so we were able to view the pile of paintings gathered of questions or problems - be answered successfully with color, value, pattern, light or dark. We also discovered our problems can be seen from a distance and it is good to contemplate the painting for awhile, then jump in and do it!.

Lian also had us use just 3 colors of paint and we mixed all our colors from them. Some were made as pure liquid colors in little cups to pour into our paintings and other places needed a thicker paste of color and mixing, and we needed to keep the pure ones separate. The color Black was encouraged also... by mixing!

Since we are a far flung group, we had fun in fellowship, had a large group dinner out, and found other opportunities to visit in small groups during lunch and get to know each other better.

I highly encourage artists to take art workshops. Regional artists will cost less then nationally known ones who teach more frequently, but they all teach you important lessons that help you jump start to a higher level of expertise. Unique time saving processes and thoughts about art are freely shared / discussed. Your energy thrown into the mix will stir you to improve your current painting pathway and excitement to paint.

Minnesota Wild and Free times Three

June 4th, 2015

Minnesota Wild and Free times Three

Minnesota Wild & Free x Three May 29 - July 11, 2015

Jaques Art Center, 121 2nd Street, Aitkin, MN 56431, Open Tuesday - Saturday 11 am - 4 pm
www.jaquesart.com 218-927-2363 info@jaquesart.com

This watermedia exhibit is by three artists who love to paint the nuances and spirit of the Minnesota's landscapes, flowers and animals.

Kathy Braud, Kerry Kupferschmidt and Dan Mondloch all paint in watermedia (watercolor, gouache and acrylics), but they all have distinctly different styles and approaches. All three are members of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists group in St. Cloud MN. Hope you can come visit this beautiful display and see what brings these longtime painters together, what makes each of their work unique, and learn about what inspires them to paint. Each artist has been able to display a large assortment of new works and the presentation is very nice.

Dan gave a wonderful landscape demo during the opening reception. Our art work is very similar in colors and style but each artists' work is very unique.
This project was made possible by a grant provided by the Five Wings Art Council with funds from the McKnight Foundation. in regards to my grant.
Right now, the gallery is singing with color and the visitors have enjoyed it ever so much!

I have 16 paintings on display and many now on display in the lovely Jaques Gallery which are making their debute into the art world. Most are newly framed in gold metal, non scratch plexi-glass. and double matted.

Paintings also displayed and currently on my website at Fine Art America are:

Dandy Puff
Rose Cluster Half
September Storm Lake Superior
Sunflowers on the Rise
Fish Tales ( aka Fish Series 09-2)
Golden Arrangement
Forest Scene

Successful acceptance entry for Kathleen Braud into the Juried Red River National Watermedia Show

May 27th, 2015

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Always fun to be included! I think this is my 6th time.

My framed portrait is on it's first leg of the journey to Moorhead, MN for the national show with an artist friend, also submitting his work. It looks so nice and beautiful all framed up and has scratch resistant plexi as a glazing. The RRWS National Show is on display and open to the public from June 21 - July 31, 2015 at the Hjemkomst Center and Gallery.

My Paintings Slide Show

April 29th, 2015


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Women in Art 278 Magazine includes Kathy Braud

April 10th, 2015

YES! My watercolor floral art is included in the this lovely magazine, Women in Art 278, April 2015 Issue!
I have a full page of art with this image being larger and can be viewed with magnification. Three other of my colorful images were also printed.

Art Prints

Women in Art 278 Magazine for the April 2015 Issue

Women in Art 278 promotes female artists from across the globe. Perhaps you would like to check out the magazine and submit your digital art?

www.art278.org
www.facebook.com/art278.org
http://art278.blogspot.com/

I clicked on the "read online version" to see my page of art on display. I hope you can see it too!
I am thankful to the folks who chose to include me in this issue.

yours in art,
Kathy Braud, watercolor artist
www.kathy-braud.artistwebsites.com
www.artsicle.com/Kathy-Braud

I received an invite to participate in an Art Magazine - Women in Art 278

March 6th, 2015

I am participating! and every item needed for publication has been turned in.
Time will tell if my artwork makes it to press for the April magazine.
The online magazine is Free if you are interested.
I also see that March 8 is International Women's Day. My art is also displayed on a Women Painters Group on FAA ..... perhaps that is how this editor found my artwork.

Art Magazine - Women in Art 278
Kathy,
I am the editor of Women in Art 278 Magazine. I came across your work and think it would add wonderful diversity to the magazine. Periodically, I look to discover artists (new to our magazine & audience) and invite them to contribute for free (a free single page). Our magazine showcases talented female artists from across the globe and art genres. Our magazine is published (in full) online and also in a printed format. We have more than 40,000 readers and our audience continues to grow.

You can learn more about the magazine here
website: www.ART278.org
facebook: www.facebook.com/ART278.org

Submission deadline: March 12, 2015 to join our April 2015 issue
(A code was given to use the free page offer).

Thanks and I hope you consider joining us!

Liesl Marelli
Editor, Women in Art 278
www.ART278.org
www.facebook.com/ART278.org

Joyful Thoughts

February 16th, 2015

I just viewed the new look to my FAA website! I love it!
The variety of sizes, the intensity of colors filling up the pages and nice to tour around within my website. Thank you!! FAA

Central Minnesota Watercolorists Exhibition at Great River Arts Gallery

January 27th, 2015

Central Minnesota Watercolorists Exhibition at Great River Arts Gallery

"Light in Winter" is the name of the Central Minnesota Watercolorists February Art Display.
You are invited to attend our exhibition and our reception.

It is being held at Great River Arts, February 4 - 28, 2015.
122 First Street SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
www.greatart.org 320-632-0960
Hours: Wed - Fri 11 am - 6 pm, Saturday 10 am - 2 pm, Closed Sunday - Tuesday.

Reception will be held Saturday, Feb 28 from Noon - 2 pm. Exhibition will end after the reception.

As a club, we are focusing on Light. Light, as part of the painting composition, or the light a painting brings to the room in Winter.

Kathy Braud art on display: Winter in Colorado, Dandy Puff and Sunset Birches on the Rise

Kathy Braud Receives a FWAC Individual Artist Grant

January 13th, 2015

Kathy Braud Receives a FWAC Individual Artist Grant

The Five Wings Arts Council approved my Fall 2014 Individual Artist Grant for $2500
to Create and Frame a New Body of Work to Expand the Geographic Range of The Audience for my Artwork.

Kathy will be attending the Lian Quan Zhen workshop in April at the Paramount Art Center, St Cloud.
She and these two artists mentioned below will be exhibiting in this summersexhibit, from
May 29 July 11, 2015 at the Jaques Art Center, Aitken, MN.
Minnesota Wild and Free Times Three!
Kathy Braud, Kerry Kupferschmidt and Dan Mondloch.
All three artists are Central Minnesota Watercolorists (CMW) members.

The facility is lovely, with great light and viewing space. The staff is courteous and caring. I am looking forward to this summer show. Perhaps your vacation plans will include a Minnesota visit..... you are welcome to view our show.
It is so exciting to have a whole council of art minded people believe in your abilities and dreams so that these activities do happen.

Kathy Braud receives an Honorable Mention Award at Jaques Gallery 2015

January 13th, 2015

Kathy Braud receives an Honorable Mention Award at Jaques Gallery 2015

This weekend 1-10-2015 at the reception at the Jaques Art Center, Aitkin, MN -
Kathy Braud received an Honorable Mention Award.
Her painting was part of the 11th Annual Juried Show Lake Country and it was called, Sunnyside Up.

Kathy Braud receives Honorable Mention Award in Northern Showcase - 2014

January 13th, 2015

Kathy Braud receives Honorable Mention Award in Northern Showcase - 2014

Kathy received an Honorable Mention Award at the Northern Showcase 2014 for her Mother and Newborn Child watercolor in the Nov 1 29, 2014 exhibition held at Blaine City Hall in Blaine, MN. Our judge was Joseph Theroux, a painter and sculptor. Show was hosted by the art club, Artists del Norte.

Kathy Braud participates in Northstar Watermedia Society Member Exhibition

December 26th, 2014

Kathy Braud participates in Northstar Watermedia Society Member Exhibition

Northstar Watermedia Society displayed a great member show in the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church in White Bear Lake area of the Twin Cities, MN. The greater than 75 painting show is up for the month of December. Pat Undis was our juror and did a great job of explaining the process of determining award winners.
The photo is a quick of picture of Kathy standing by her new watermedia piece, Dandy Puff, which can be seen on Kathy's FAA website. We had a great reception celebrating the variety of joyful art created by talented artist folks.

Fall Art Activities for Kathy Braud

October 26th, 2014

Here is a comment from a group administrator which I received today on this lovely new watercolor I had added to my site, Waterlilies in Shadow.

"Incredible artwork Kathy! At first I thought this was a photo with digital effects and then I looked at your description and was gobsmacked to see that this is a watercolour and gouache artwork! I can feel the water in this and the whole effect for me is as if I'm standing at the edge of a lily pond/river/creek area and feel calmed and blissed out by this wonderful view of the natural world. Well done is an understatement here! f/l/t/f "
Leanne Seymour, Australia.

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I will have a nice selection of framed art up for the
Kathy Braud art exhibit in the Whitney Center, St Cloud
Clemens East Gallery, Oct Nov 2014
and Office Hallway, Nov Dec. 2014

Kathy Braud Art is on display to the public - listed here.
Some is solo and some is with a group.
US Bank, Brainerd, MN
Little Falls Convention & Visitor Center
Little Falls Orthopedic PA, Little Falls
RiversEdge Convention Center, Oct Nov, 2014
Morrison County Government Center, Little Falls
CMW Exhibit, Paramount Art Center, St Cloud, Nov Dec 2014
Northern Showcase, Blaine City Hall, Blain,MN Nov 1 28, 2014
Northstar Watermedia Society Member Exhibition, Nov 29 Jan 3, 2015
at White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, Mahtomedi, MN

Designing a Fall - Holiday 2014 Print Sale for Kathy Braud RRWS

October 18th, 2014

Designing a Fall - Holiday 2014 Print Sale for Kathy Braud RRWS

Are you ready for a sale! I am planning that my art will be on sale till after the holidays 2014 and I am reducing my pricing starting tonight. Stay tuned!
Kathy Braud paints colorful watercolor and watermedia paintings. Many have been award winners in painting exhibitions in Minnesota. FineArtAmerica.com is able to print a large variety of sizes to fit your wall space, decor and wallet. See: www.kathy-braud.artistwebsites.com

I am hosting a wonderful sale of watercolor prints in time for the holidays.
Prices of all modes of printmaking will be greatly reduced from the regular fees.
Am working on the project....3 pages are done. (1,2 & 4)
Happy shopping! Kathy

Chippewa Falls Schoolhouse Video

October 16th, 2014

Chippewa Falls Schoolhouse Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhzm8hW-19Y&feature=youtu.be

Published on Aug 9, 2014
June 7, 2014 Chippewa Falls Schoolhouse had an opening reception. Twelve pieces of art were bought with a grant to be permanent pieces in the beautifully restored country school. Richard Grella interviews some of the artists which recall country school and describe their artwork.

I have a painting included in this collection and chatted about 6th grade recollections of my country school, and my husband and grand-daughter were photographed sitting on an old bench in the entry waiting for me and looking sooooo cute!
Interesting story of this school and others that were mentioned.
In case you don't know how to make the link work..... click on control and the line at once... and it will open and play. Nice music too.... old fashioned... like us. It might have to be taken out of FAA to work.... didn't work for me either on here.

October 12, 2014 Sontes Art Reception for Fall Winter Exhibition

October 16th, 2014

Sell Art Online Reflections in Color will be on site.

We had a great reception at Sontes.... with Tessa, Fred and Francie. They treated the artists so nice. The tapas were great! and served with Champaign. Enjoyed visiting with artists and guests - what a fun way to spend an afternoon. My husband and I made this an occasion to take a get-away trip from our normal lives and see the beautiful countryside. It was spectacular!



You are Invited! Come to the Sontes Fall / Winter Exhibit - Art Reception!
4- 3rd St. SW, Rochester, MN
2 5 pm Sunday, October 12, 2014
I am one of the eleven artists who will be displaying their 2D and 3D art. The variety of color, style, and mediums is exciting! Get a chance to visit with the artists. This event is being held in a historic building with tall walls, exceptional food and has a special wine bar.
Sontes is a large fine dining restaurant located in downtown Rochester about 1.5 blocks from the Mayo Clinic.
International & USA travelers, businessmen, Mayo Clinic professionals and Rochester residents enjoy the facility. Meetings are held there for organizations. It has great comfortable seating.
Sontes are usually closed on Sunday, so the whole place will be open to the free reception festivities and viewing of the art and they can accommodate a large turnout.

Check the internet for more info, address and directions. It is easy to find off the freeway.
Can you help move this invite around so people who might like to come would be aware of the festivity? Wouldnt that be a treat!

September Art Activities 2014

October 4th, 2014

September Art Activities 2014

A busy month is planned in September. I taught a 2 day watercolor workshop for the Brush and Palette Art Club in Alexandria, MN.
- first day was a class in watercolor and then use of the Elegent Writer Pen on the second day in a variety of methods.
It went well, I was happy and so were the participants. They took good care of me!

Tomorrow, I leave for a 5 day annual paint out in the 3rd week of September with a group of artists arriving from Minnesota and Wisconsin.
It has swelled to 36 participants this year, men and women, and many are very capable teachers of workshops themselves. We gather at an environmental camp somewhere convenient to a majority of the folks and then move the location around the state. This photo shows the lovely spacious work center we enjoyed at Camp Wapogasset Lutheran Camp. Many of the group enjoyed the rivers, lake scenes and beautiful leaves and painted en plaine aire.

I always feel like I need to take a lot of my art supplies along - even the kitchen sink! (not really!) but as I see someone else doing something new.... I have some of the supplies along to try it out also. Art stores are never very close.
3 meals a day and a nice facility for sleeping, eating and working is offered at great group rates.
Check it out on the internet for your state of residence. You will be surprised at the good rates available for groups.

I am preparing for many options for display this fall 2014.
Sontes, a fine dining restaurant in Rochester, MN has chosen to feature my work in their upcoming fall and winter art display (for about 6 months). I will deliver paintings there by October 1st. The free reception to celebrate the art show is planned for October 12 afternoon and it is a sight to behold!
The City of St Cloud is encouraging an outpouring of art this fall to be displayed ito the community via the Government buildings, the Paramount Art Center and The Rivers Edge Convention Center, who are all hosting large groupings of art.
Besides displaying in these venues, I will also be displaying on the Clemens East exhibition wall at the Whitney Senior Center, St. Cloud, MN for October and November 2014. I will also have another wall there November and December 2014.
As juried art shows and member shows come along of my art organizations this fall, I plan to participate.

August 2014

August 25th, 2014

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I am working in watermedia now besides watercolor! It is sooooooo fun! But I need to use the garage for when I am applying the acrylic so I don't hurt my kitchen. Watercolor is more forgiving in it's application and clean up.

This painting is already framed most beautifully in square format and the plastic is still on the edges for protection. I anticipate I will display it at the Sizzlilng Summer Art Crawl happening in a couple of weeks in Downtown St Cloud, MN located 30 some miles from us. I will be displaying with my Central Minnesota Watercolor group at the Falcon Bank Atrium, August 22, 2014 4 - 9 pm
FYI - the custom framing price was $250.00 and is approximately 30 x 30 in. framed.

I am enjoying this painting in our living room now, for whenever I might sit down for a change of pace. It gleams with color and is so transparent yet has those textured areas. Beautiful! As if the light is shining through it.

The rest of the story.......

Well, the Sizzling Summer Art Crawl is over. My Central Minnesota Watercolorists group, CMW, had use of the entire ground floor of the Falcon Bank Atrium. The CMW art crawl crew divided up the space and I was given a lovely chunk of floor space to contain my large assortment of work. I displayed on artist screens, 3 stands, the window spaces for full sized paintings and a ledge. Lots of people visited our exhibition, on display from 1 pm - 9 pm. I had some great friends who assisted me with set up and take down, so I would be able to participate.
Folks seemed to enjoy my new style of watermedia painting. I heard good comments about Dandy Puff and Fall Floral Sweetness from many. Both are on display here at FAA.

Creative Community Canvas Project and Kathy Braud

August 18th, 2014

Creative Community Canvas Project and Kathy Braud

August 1 - September 1 is the Creative Community Canvas Project in Aitkin, MN 56431 This exhibit is a vast collection of 8 x 8 stretched canvases. They are to be your own original painting displayed on the gallery walls like a giant tapestry but the colors and topic is entirely your own creation.

A reception was held along with a festival and a Riverboat Days Parade in this smaller Northern Minnesota town. Such a variety of topics, colors, mediums, and abilities of wonderful creations.
Wall Quilts of color ( 8x8 canvases) were displayed together throughout the entire gallery and voting for Peoples Choice made it fun to look around.

I added a photo of myself and my painting hanging on the wall. It is white and red, and is made of a combination layer of modeling paste (white) and red watercolor.
It looks like a jacket over a white shirt. I figured there would be many colorful canvases, so mine would be the quiet block between them.

Kathy Braud Art is awarded a sale in the Percent for the Arts Program

August 18th, 2014

Kathy Braud Art is awarded a sale in the Percent for the Arts Program

This year, I had the opportunity to submit art to the % for the Arts Program at the Willmar Campus of Ridgewater College, MN.
After a long submission and decision time process, the committee announced they were interested in my new original watermedia art piece and they have since sent a contract for me to sign.
Delivery and Installation by me, the artist, will be mid-August 2014 and is about 100 miles from my home.
I might say more when the sale is complete, but be aware, dear readers, I am very happy!
Kathy

The delivery trip is done. The painting is on the wall! Security clamps are a headache. And..... they like it!

CMW CentraCare Art EXhbit

July 5th, 2014

My Central Minnesota Watercolorists group have a group watercolor show up at CentraCare Woodlands Health Care Plaza
in St Cloud, MN until 4 pm on July 15, 2014.
My painting, Electric Green in the Sky, is on display in this nice Visual Arts MN satellite gallery.
Hope you can visit it.

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Kathy Braud joins Lakes Area Artists in a Fine Art Sale in Nisswa, MN

June 28th, 2014

Kathy Braud joins Lakes Area Artists in a Fine Art Sale in Nisswa, MN

Lakes Area Artists Fine Art Show and Sale.......

Take a road trip up north to Nisswa this summer. Eleven Lakes Area Artists will treat your senses to a show and sale of unique fine art at the

"Live Well" at Journey Church, Downtown Nisswa, MN 56468 (across from the A & W.
Thursday, Friday & Saturday, July 10-11-12, 2014 10:00 am - 5:00 pm each day

You are sure to find that unique piece of art work youve been looking for by choosing from original paintings of all mediums, glass, jewelry, monotype, pottery, photography, giclee prints, cards and more by these professional artists including:

Bill Grange, Laurel LaBorde, Madonna Maves, David Rickert, Cyrus Swann, Sharon Peterson, Diane Runberg and will feature New Members: Kathy Braud, Greg Souther and Steven Weagel, and Guest Artist: Erica Hagberg.

View the artists at work during scheduled art demonstrations throughout the day. During your visit, you may be lucky enough to win a door prize donated by one of the participating artists. Kathy plans to give a demo too.

Refreshments Free Admission

Artist Kathy Brauds Painting Chosen for Schoolhouse Art Exhibit Purchase Award

May 27th, 2014

Artist Kathy Brauds Painting Chosen for Schoolhouse Art Exhibit Purchase Award

Artist Kathy Brauds Painting Chosen for Schoolhouse Art Exhibit Purchase Award

Kathy Brauds watermedia entry, Schoolhouse Art, submitted to an art contest in Central Minnesota, was chosen as one of 12 purchase awards to become a part of the permanent art collection at the restored 1906 Chippewa Falls Schoolhouse Exhibit.

Artist Reception and Exhibit Opening is scheduled for June 7, 2014 at 1 pm. The schoolhouse is located on Summit Drive next to the Church.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Terrace Mill Foundation, 27165 Old Mill Pond Road, Terrace, MN with preparations being made to preserve the history of one room schoolhouses in Minnesota.

Audio recordings of history, interviews with former teachers and students, and with judges and artists will be collected with delivery of artwork for the exhibit and will be used as a part of the permanent collection in the school. A CD Production of the history should be completed by June 21, 2014.

This exhibit activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Lake Region Arts Council, thanks to the legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Reference photos were taken this past summer 2013 by Braud at the Morrison County Fairgrounds, near Little Falls, MN. This is where the rural one room schoolhouse is now located after being moved there from a northern township in the county.
District #1 Schoolhouse was open to the public during fair time, with docents in the building and has an active rural schoolteacher influence still in the community. Kathy chose to design her painting with an indoor classroom scene filled with students setting in their connected wooden desks.

Kathy Braud, who attended a rural school through 6th grade, is looking forward to an interview. She says we really got to know the kids, parents and grandparents who attended school events. Kathy also has a precious memory resource in the form of a scrapbook made yearly by one of her teachers and cared for by her family.

Recess - There were children also having fun riding an unusual old merry-go-round outside in the yard at the fairgrounds - one that you stood up on and the ride was really fast!

Art on a Line 2014

May 20th, 2014

Art on a Line 2014

Kathy Braud invites you to join us for a wonderful FREE art event is coming up soon. Do join us!
Art on a Line is a 3 day sale event May 16 - 18 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds Fine Art Building for original watermedia paintings and cards.
We expect to have 4500 original paintings for sale. Artists are lined up to give continuous artist demos and Artists at Work demos.
Great lighting and display area. Great learning experience and many choices of styles of artworks to enjoy.
Hosted by Northstar Watermedia Society and volunteer artist members.
Door prizes and payment with cash, check or credit/debit card accepted.
For specific demo information go to http://northstarwatermedia.com/art-on-a-line/

The art event is now done and the artists have gone home. We all still have many pieces of original art in our procession.
Do not be afraid to contact artists after an event... we would love for our work to find a happy home.
sincerely, Kathy

Kathy Braud Spring Activities 2014

April 20th, 2014

Kathy Braud Spring Activities 2014

The show was hung, the lovely Reception is over and was nicely received by staff, visitors and patients.
2 of the Ten Brushes artists did watercolor or watermedia painting demos as part of the event. Other artists were present to have talk time with guests. Of course the cookies and coffee hit the spot too.
I understand a local newspaper called Minnesota Women's Press was also going to run an article about our Ten Brushes group show (10 women artists) and that will probably come out in time for Easter.

Ten Brushes exhibition scheduled to hang soon. April 3 - June 26, 2014 at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC), downtown Minneapolis, MN.
We are in the Red Skyway and a great variety of art will be on display with the works displayed. The artist reception is scheduled Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 1 - 3 pm. near the gallery exhibit in the Red Skyway. Artists will be present to visit with and a watercolor demo is planned. Address: HCMC, 701 Park Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55415


Inspire Arts @ Hennepin County Medical Center presents

BrushWorks: approaches to works in watermedia
April 4 - June 26, 2014

Hennepin County Medical Center
Red Building, Level 2 (Skyway)
730 S. 8th St., Minneapolis

Reception with the artists: April 15, 2014, 1:00 3:00 p.m., Red Building, Level 2 (skyway)


About the Exhibit
A group of Minnesota women-artists who call themselves the Ten Brushes share a sampling of their talent in the show, BrushWorks, at Hennepin County Medical Center April 4 through June 26, 2014. Banded together for mutual support and inspiration, these women represent a variety of styles and approaches to watermedia - including watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media. Members of the group have received many awards and honors locally and nationally. They are active in several arts organizations, serve on boards, and teach classes and workshops. The paintings in this show exhibit cheerful, tranquil, and uplifting themes.
The Ten Brushes include Kathy Braud, Barbara Duffy, Lisa Fertig, Patty Healy, Marie Hammond, Marilyn Jacobson, Deb Magelssen, Barbara Parisien, Leny Wendel, Wendy Westlake.

About Inspire Arts
Inspire Arts presents visual art exhibits in four hospital galleries located throughout HCMCs campus. Each of these exhibit spaces rotates quarterly, featuring art work by local and regional artists. The goal of Inspire Arts is to provide a nurturing environment utilizing a variety of art forms to ease suffering and stress, and to promote healing and an improved quality of life for patients, families, employees, and the members of our community. Integration of the arts is evidence-based with a multidisciplinary approach.

Free and open to the public 8 a.m. 6 p.m. daily

For more information or images, please contact Wenda Lyons Ballinger at 612-873-2208


Wenda Lyons Ballinger
Arts Program Coordinator, Inspire Arts
Patient Experience Services
Hennepin County Medical Center
Direct: 612.873.2208
Office: GL.130
Mail: Hennepin County Medical Center
PM&I, G2
701 Park Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Hennepin County Medical Center is in the finals to receive a grant from the LiveSTRONG Foundation for a music therapist to support cancer patients. Please help me launch music therapy at HCMC! Vote and Spread the Word. http://vote.livestrong.org/applicant/17-hennepin_c/


My painting - pictured above, Received Second Place - Advanced cathegory, in Peer Voting at Northstar Watermedia Society at the March meeting 3/27/2014 in Roseville, MN. The large organization votes on their favorite paintings during break time.

Kathy Braud - Winter Art Activities 2013-2014

March 23rd, 2014

Kathy Braud - Winter Art Activities 2013-2014

I am preparing for a gallery show coming up in a couple of weeks at the Main Gallery at the Great River Art Center, Little Falls, MN.
Three artists, Kathy Braud, Sandra Driscoll, and Shelly Leitheiser, are sharing this January show.
Art: Out of the Ordinary - January 8 - February 1, 2014. A Reception is planned Jan 18, 2013 12:00 - 2:00 pm.
We have a great space to display our special paintings. I hope you can come to visit us.

Great River Arts
Where creativity meets community
122 First Street SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
www.greatart.org 320-632-0960

ART: OUT OF THE ORDINARY January 8 February 1, 2014
Water Media Paintings by 3 Area Artists
Reception Saturday, January 18 . 12 2pm
Light Refreshments will be Provided
Featured on the cover from Left to Right
Opposites Attract by Kathy Braud
Proprietary Information by Shelly Leitheiser
Hippo by Sandra Driscoll


We are moving along in Winter 2014!
The Imagine Color show is over at GRAA with the CMW artists on March 1, 2014. I had 2 paintings included.

March 2, Today I de-installed the @Kathy Braud Artwork at the Cloquet Rotating Art Show at Memorial Hospital in Cloquet, MN.
It had been very well received and looked very nice on the large open dining room walls. The paintings reflected all seasons of the year.

This past week had featured an open house to the local Cloquet community to celebrate their completion of a large remodeling project within the hospital complex. Wonderful artworks had also been purchased as part of this building project to present a wonderful ambience of art within the corridors.

3-6-2014

"Invitational 43" is the latest exhibition on my art activities palette.
It is curated by John Charles Cox, Instructor of Visual Art and Art History and curator of the Permanent Collection and Charles Beck/Waage Galleries.

Today, I and my husband made the painting delivery trip to M|State - Fergus Falls, MN, about 100 miles away from our home town.
I have participated for many years in this art event at the Charles Beck/Waage Galleries at the Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M|State) Fergus Falls Campus. We visit family as we come through the area.
We had interesting weather today as the snow blew across the highway and made areas of slippery ice 2 - 3 inches deep on East/West roads.

The exhibition will run March 7 - 29, 2014
with a reception March 29 from 11 am - 1 pm - taking place before we take our paintings home.
Each artist could submit one painting and I chose "Egrets in Red 2" - a framed 36 x 28 watercolor which can be seen in my FAA gallery.
Over the past years, I was fortunate to receive 2 Merit Awards and a Purchase Award for my watercolor / watermedia submissions to this exhibition.

3-23-2014
A new exhibit opportunity is emerging for my Ten Brushes art critique group. (10 women artists)
We will be able to display our art at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Downtown Minneapolis, MN in the Red Skyway, I facilitated the contact and am working with our group to fit the tight time lines for submission and delivery.
Our show is named BrushWorks: approaches to works in watermedia and will be on display April 4 - June 26, 2014.


Kathy Braud Sales

March 3rd, 2014

http://fineartamerica.com/saleannouncement.html?id=eebc9db8d85ede6557ec66ba7fb8ec1d

Photography Prints

1/16/2014 Someone likes roosters! Nice to have a sale! It shows that someone likes my work! Thank you to the collector!


Had a great sale of cards today - Feb 2014. Fun to have someone purchasing with an interest in my art style of a kitty.

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Kathy Braud has placed new work on FAA

February 28th, 2014

Art Prints

Placed on FAA today 2-24-2014 I needed a color fix, I guess. Too much white outside.
We checked our cold water faucet temp in the bathroom and it registered 32 degrees at noon today. The city had been warning us that pipes were freezing and braking. People then have no water, washing, bathing or bathroom facilities. So, we have now been letting the faucet run a small stream of water continually. Had to buy a thermometer that goes down the Fahrenheit scale to below zero temps. Stay warm and safe in this long winter season.

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This floral in a vase, July Summer Arrangement, was placed on FAA yesterday, Feb 23,2014.
Just a lovely arrangement of lively, colorful flowers that looked so nice. Always fun to present the image we remember in a new way then just as a photograph. I had fun with the background!


2-27-2014
Today I have revamped my galleries! I added many new galleries and added paintings to them. Seems I had not been good about assigning a place for my images to land for you to see easily. Sorry!
Hopefully I have divided up the variety into bits and pieces that make it easy for you to poke around looking for your possible art interest.
The images sure are colorful and also .... so many more paintings were able to be displayed as gallery logos.

I entered a 12 x 12 Exhibition in the Franklin Arts Center Residents Artist Gallery, in Brainerd, MN. Tomorrow will deliver. This exhibit was open on an international level. My painting is an acrylic on thick gallery wrapped canvas 12 " x 12" with collage and I had picked a joyful floral scene.
The painting s $150 + tax Last year it won 4th prize in a judged mini show competition for NWS artists (Northstar Watermedia Society) having a food drive and raising money for the Food Bank. If I add it as a photo here, it will be yellow, orange and green leaves ( with poppies).

The show Imagine Color is coming down tomorrow at Great River Arts Gallery in Little Falls. How fast the month of February moves along even in this cold weather. I had a couple of bright paintings displayed with our Central Minnesota Watercolorists group exhibition. Opposites Attract and Fire Sky. Great display! 20 artists and about 40 pieces of art.

We will be picking up the Cloquet Rotating Art Show at the Cloquet Memorial Hospital Sunday. Cloquet, MN.
I hope they enjoyed!

Next week is delivery for the M-State - Fergus Falls Spring Art Exhibition. I just read the perspectus. Hummmmmm .... only One painting.
This exhibit will be about 100 miles from me and I have participated for years. We have family in the area and can enjoy a quick visit.
We have cruddy roads at the moment..... it is truly winter and they are located in the high wind area. Wish me well on my travels!





Kathy Braud has work in Imagine Color

February 20th, 2014

Kathy Braud has work in Imagine Color

A colorful new CMW watercolor art show is now on exhibit at Great River Arts, Little Falls, MN.
Imagine Color is on display February 5th through March 1, 2014 featuring the watercolor paintings of 20 Central Minnesota Watercolorists artists.
This art show is on exhibit in the Main Gallery - Great River Arts, 122 First Street SE, downtown Little Falls, Minnesota.

Our Imagine Color Reception for the artists and all guests, art lovers and community people was held on Saturday, February 15th, from 12 noon to 2:00 pm at GRA. We also had live music during the reception by Harpist Amanda King.
It was a fun, art-filled event in the newly designed and remodeled GRA facilities, a perfect location to show off the recent work by our watercolor painters.
FAA artists, Kathy Braud and Shelly Leitheimer are part of this exhibit.

November 2013 art activities

November 18th, 2013

Art Prints

This painting received an Award of Excellence in the Northern Showcase 2013 exhibition, with Calvin deRuyter, juror.

Fall 2013 Art Activity

November 18th, 2013

I have Lots of art activity this fall! Read on.....
Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall Show Waterworks September 8 October 25, 2013
Colonial Church of Edina, 6200 Colonial Way, Edina, MN 55436
This is a non juried show that is open to all MNWS members in good standing. 70 members are displaying original 2D works that fits the title of watermedia.

Exhibit hours : Monday-Thursday 8:00 AM 8:00 PM and Friday-Sunday 8:00 AM 3:00 PM
Rachel Daly Flentje, juror, Visual Arts Program Director at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center.

For more info: www.minnesotawatercolors.com (Chair) Victor Perlbachs at 952 212 0532 or vdperlbachs@comcast.net
For church related info: www.colonialchurch.org Alicia M. Hanson, Church Administrative Assistant
ahanson@colonialchurch.org 952.224.9517 - Direct Line

Kathy Braud displayed September Storm Lake Superior, an original watercolor and gouache, framed to 24 x 30




Sparkle Northstar Watermedia Society Show will be part of Art Attack

Northstar Watermedia Society is hosting their 2013 Members Exhibit Sparkle.
At Northrup King Building, Studio 332, 1500 Jackson Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Held in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District during the annual gallery crawl Art Attack, this weekend-long event features over 200 artists working in all mediums and is an exciting opportunity to gain admission to private studios and galleries and to buy direct from local talented artists.
Wednesday Oct 30, 2013 Reception 6:00 8:30 pm; Award presentation 7:00 pm.
A Juror will determine the NWS award winners. www.northstarwatermedia.com
If questions, Cochairs: Marie Panlener panlener@mac.com or Deanna Jokinen djokinen@hotmail.com

Timeline Show and Sales Event open to the Public:
Friday, November 1, 2013 5:00 pm 10:00 pm
Saturday, November 2, 2013 12:00 pm 8:00 pm
Sunday, November 3, 2014 12:00 pm 5:00 pm

Watch for Kathy Brauds Fish Series original watercolor and ink painting, 16 x 20.



Central Minnesota Watercolorists Fall Members Show 2013 October 7 November 11, 2013

Paramount Art Gallery, 913 W. St. Germain St, St. Cloud, MN 55301 www.paramountarts.org Info desk 320-257-3125

Exhibit Hours: M F 11:00 am 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am 2:00 pm
And one hour before most performances

Far East Still Life 1 2013, 15 x22, watercolor, gouache and charcoal, framed 20 x 28
Far East Still Life 2 2013, 15 x22, watercolor, gouache and charcoal, framed 20 x 28




Northern Showcase 2013 November 4 29, 2013

Blaine City Hall, 10801 Town Square Drive NE, Blaine, MN
www.ci.blaine.mn.us 763-784-6700 (coordinator) Nate Monahan nmonahan@ci.blaine.mn,us
Program Supervisor Blaine Park and Recreation, direct line 763-785-6151

Exhibit Hours: M F 8:00 am 4:30 pm
For more information contact: www.facebook.com/pages/Artists-del-Norte/
(Co-chairs) Raynele Schneider 763-755-8563 raynele_schneider@me.com and Jeanette Offerdahl 763-753-3470 jeanoff1@msn.com

Reception and Awards Ceremony, Saturday, November 9, 2013 2 4 pm.

Kathy Braud paintings:
Cherry Toppers, original watercolor, ink and collage, 11 x 15. Framed to 16 x 20
Mother and Child in Red, original watercolor, 18 x 24, framed to 24 x 30
Reflections in Color, original watercolor, 18 x 24, framed to 24 x 30 received An Award of Excellence at the Awards Ceremony.



"POSTAL, An International Mail Art Exhibition,
Exhibition runs from October 11 November 6, 2013
Opening reception, Friday, October 11, from 5:00 - 9:00 PM.

The Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery presents, "POSTAL, An International Mail Art Exhibition. In this exhibition, we will be displaying a large collection of Mail Art from more than 70 artists, from over 20 different countries, all over the world. This exhibition takes the words interesting and creative to a whole other level, and in some cases stretches the limits of what can be sent through the post. Many parts of the exhibition are interactive, allowing the viewer to pick up, touch, and explore various pieces a little closer. Come and learn about the history of Mail Art, view some exciting pieces of artwork, and become a Mail Artist yourself with our creative corner, where supplies will be provided to create your own Mail Art to send to a friend. This is one exhibition that you are not going to want to miss!

Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery,
Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St, Suite 215, Brainerd, MN 56401
An international show, open theme, No entry fee, No jury, No returns,

Gallery hours: Monday Saturday 12:00 pm 4:00 pm
Or by appointment, contact: fac.residentartistsgallery@gmail.com
For more information visit: facebook.com/FACRAG

I sent 3 4x6 abstract Art postcards to the show. Kind of neat to be in an international show!



Fall Workshops 2013

Dan Mondloch 2 day workshop November 6 -7, 2013
Cold Spring District Office Building, on Main Street, Cold Spring, MN
Wednesday Thursday 9:00 am 4 pm $100

John Salminen Abstraction Through Design NWS Workshop
October 12 -16, 2013. 9:00 am 4:00 pm, Saturday Wednesday. $415
New Brighton Community Center, 400 10th St. NW, New Brighton, MN 55112

August 2013

August 27th, 2013

August 2013

Another summer month has arrived!

Today I finished a full sized watercolor and watercolor crayon painting. I had progressed to level two in a committee of prospects who want to have their art be chosen to be bought for display in a new hospital addition in Minnesota. I already knew they needed a larger size for display then my current painting. I have already spent some time preparing this beautiful 22 x 30 inch full sized painting. Hope they like it!

The Benton County Fair, in Sauk Rapids, is coming up this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Our CMW group will be talking to fair goers, doing demo's and showing off art and greeting cards on display on Friday and Saturday. We must be there 9 am on Friday to deliver the art and set up, 1:25 - 5:35 pm on Saturday is my time to participate, and back again on Sunday - 9 am to pick up the art before the grounds get full of people. Lots of races fill the grounds the evening before, so we wait till am to take down.

Got word that the selection process for the MN State Fair did not include a Kathy Braud original. The competition was fierce. Some of my friends were in round two and I heard that one of them had made the grade!

I am anticipating the Art Paintout in Lanesboro, MN. Coming up in a couple of weeks. Heard 38 artist people have signed up. I am practicing my painting and finding my supplies. Home will be a long ways away if I forget something.

Today is August 24, 2013 and I have amassed a lot of news to share!

I am back from the Paint Out in Lanesboro! It was a wonderful time of creating, sharing, learning, walking everywhere, good food, and we even included a lovely canoe trip down the Root River, MN. We had quite a rainstorm that passed thru and cut ravines in the roads and parking lots. We all enjoyed the extra time we spent hard at work making new art or finishing art with friends in the room to chat with on occassion. Critiques and sharing time also allowed us to understand new thoughts. I did try out en plaine aire painting, but I did not have the wonderful equipment needed to comfortably paint. I like studio painting better! ... so I did that the rest of the week - taking up as much room as I wanted!

Was part of a Supper Sizzling Art Crawl in St. Cloud, MN on Friday night with the Central Minnesota Watercolorists. Friends helped set up my booth and art and manned the area till I returned from my PaintOut trip. What a wonderful gift!
Art crawls do bring out a variety of folks to see creativeness. Falcon National Bank, St. Cloud, hosted us and we had a great turnout...... they even served wine & promoted a local wine industry.
I had made some new blank greeting cards of many of my works for this occasion ( approx. 80). Many are suitable for being framed "as is" - as they have a white border around them. I have a glossy appearance to the paintings and a matte, easy writing surface to the note area. I think some of my cards have make it to the refrigerator display area of recipients too!

My art did not get selected for purchase for the new Hospital addition in northern MN, as the decisions for choices was very competitive. But I suspect I have been added to their new rotating artist display selection.

One of my new paintings I have been working on this week is a landscapes of Lake Superior crashing into the rocks farther up the North Shore. So far I am impressed! I used a family of colors so the colors will go together well. This new painting might be shown in "Water Works" MNWS Fall Show 2013.
I also finished a new still life. And a little country church and cemetery landscape! That last one just glows! Used new techniques beyond watercolors.




June 2013

August 5th, 2013

Monday June 24, 2013
Just got back from a great one day workshop by Bonnie Cutts, a mixed media art instructor who demonstrates Golden Paints.
This workshop was about using acrylic mediums and paints used in watermedia paintings. Bonnie explained things in such a way that the average person can learn to navigate tackling these wonderful new products. We made reference material charts to use in the future that demonstrated how each gel, medium, and paint interacted. Most of us were excited about using one of the new mediums and we practiced on our canvas paintings.
My Ten Brushes art group had this class at the Studio 321, Northrup King Building, Northeast Minneapolis with @Lisa Fertig (her group studio).
I hope to add a photo of one of my creations to this blog soon.

I have just received news that two of my submissions were accepted into the statewide Minnesota, Marvel exhibition at the Franklin Arts Center, Residents Artist Gallery, Brainerd, MN. July 5 - July 27, 2013. I will post more info about this in my events notice soon.




The month is rolling on with art opportunities.

My Central Minnesota Watercolorist group hung a new month-long show (June) at the St. Cloud Hospital in a special hallway for art.
Art is on location to be viewed by all who pass through the corridor and it is for sale through the gift shop. I have one large still life floral on display.

Summertime in Minnesota is a new state-wide show in Little Falls at the Great River Arts Main Gallery. The show has been hung and will be up thru July 13. Two of my pieces have been juried into the exhibition. Reception is June 29 5-7 pm

I am gathering the info, finding suitable Minnesota themed pieces, and preparing to enter the Minnesota, Marvel
an upcoming Juried Art Show at the Franklin Arts Center Resident Artists Gallery in Brainerd, MN

Green Prairie Community Art Committee is Seeking Artwork for New Residence Hall, University of MN Morris - I'm gathering for that also. They want to buy art so have been painting suitable pieces.

David Rickert 25-Year Retrospective / Clearance, had his reception on Saturday. We are both part of the GRAA Visual Arts Committee and I filled a car with art loving folks and we went to Staples, MN to be supportive of Dave.

Call for Art - Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition 2013 - I hope they chose my art! Digital entries are screened first then selections are made.

I have a workshop coming up in a couple of weeks toward the end of the month - learning to use acrylic products that Golden Paints make - instructor Bonnie Cutts. My Ten Brushes group decided to work on abstract art. Many of us would like to be skilled in this cathegory of art making also.




July 2013

August 5th, 2013

It has been a busy month already!
My art club, Central Minnesota Watercolorists, has been busy. We took down a show that was displayed at the St. Cloud Hospital and on another day, hung a new show at the large regional Great River Library, St. Cloud, that will be up till August 16.

Locally, the Summer in Minnesota exhibition looks great in the Main Gallery at Great River Arts, Little Falls, MN. and will be displayed till July 13.
I have several pieces on display. They were the easy view background when Collective Unconsciousness performed some great music at the art center.

My work was accepted into a state-wide juried exhibition, Minnesota, Marvel, now on display at the Residents Gallery, Franklin Arts Center, Brainerd, MN. The show will be up July 5 - 31. We enjoyed the reception time to enjoy the art and visiting with other artists.

Art on a Line 2013 Art Sale

May 24th, 2013

Art on a Line 2013 Art Sale

Art on a Line 2013 Art Sale
11th annual original art show and sale!

Free admission
Door Prizes for original art
Original art at a variety of prices
Cash, Checks and credit / debit cards accepted

Continuous artist demonstrations - either under the overhead mirror or side demo's in building
Over 4,500 pieces of original art
Fine Arts Building at the Minnesota State Firgrounds, Roseville, MN
Free parking
Opportunity for Interaction with many artists onsite

Friday May 17, 2013 10 am - 7 pm
Saturday May 18 10 am - 7 pm
Sunday May 19 11 am - 4 pm
Sale is done after 4 pm Sunday and all artists will depart home with their artwork.

Artists are Members of the Northstar Watermedia Society, and come together to showcase their art to you.
A variety of topics will be on demonstrated by skilled artists. Topics, timing and domo artists will be posted.
www.northstarwatermedia.com See for more info


Well the show / sale is over.... lots of NWS volunteers helping to make this a success. I had a great time!
I came down to the cities and arrived mid afternoon Thursday to hang my art in my designated 9 x16 feet area on wooden white walls. We are blessed with great art lighting in this Fine Art Building (used for the MN State Fair). I had decided to sell mounted work and had some matted watercolor pieces. In my site we had 4 horizontal lines of work that would fit mostly 16 x 20 frames or smaller.... and 105 pieces + 1 framed floral back from a show.
A group of us gathered together to share supper at a local pub.... the food was great and so fun to visit with other artists and get to know each other.
The reception for the Northstar Watermedia Society was Thursday night and that time allowed artists to react to this grand exhibition and comment to each other on their art. Treats made it special too.

Friday - I attended 4 of the free demo's and learned so much. Katherine Salverda worked with creating mixed media paintings in the am and showed us the different ways to create texture, change the hue, design and add abstraction. The artists in the audience were fascinated.

Saturday - Rains were moving through the city / state and we had a safe rain-proof area to be in. And since it was too wet to do outside work for spring, it seemed to be bringing more art admirers to see our art. Great demo's to be had on Saturday also.

Sunday - early-afternoon folks realized the show would be over at 4 pm and poured in the doors. So much art to see and so little time! Pouring rain at times..... what a day! My work shift was from 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm and we concentrated on assisting with tearing down our imprint on the building, clean up, assisting individual artists with take down & check out. I had sales! Then I still had a 2 hour trip to get home afterwards ......
It was a good show! Hope you can come to see us next year!

September Orange Poppies - Original Sold

May 22nd, 2013

An Exciting day! The original watercolor of September Orange Poppies was purchased by an art admirer. I think they have good taste.

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Newspaper article written about Kathy Braud

May 13th, 2013

Newspaper article written about Kathy Braud

Little Falls artist making colorful ripples in the art world
Written by Nancy Leasman for the May 2013 issue of the Sr. Perspective

Kathy Braud remembers her moment of inspiration as well as the artist who inspired her to also become an artist. Angie Beaumont, a Little Falls artist and one who went to Kathys church, encouraged Kathy when she expressed her desire to paint like Angie.
An obstetrics nurse for 23 years, Kathy has gradually shifted her days from working with new mothers and their babies to experimenting with color and a variety of materials that produce that color. She wasnt drawn to arrange flowers, fish in sunlit waters, ride carousel animals, or snowboard off cliffs, yet she has figuratively done all those things through her art. In order to paint flowers one studies flower arranging. To understand sunfish one must dip beneath the rippled surface and swim in their waters. To reproduce a carousel on paper one distinguishes between reality and fantasy and takes a circuitous route of minute color and brush decisions. In many ways, an artist lives vicariously yet Kathy has found that her art has taken her many places she wouldnt have otherwise gone, and brought fascinating people, by way of the miracles of the internet, to her living room.
Kathy paints on her antique round kitchen table in one of the oldest homes in Little Falls. Im a solitary painter, she said.
Situated across from the Pine Grove Zoo, the house is 120 years old and unlike many of its neighbors, has only had two owners: the family that built the home and the Brauds who purchased it from the last elderly member of that family.
Though her kitchen studio is bathed in indirect light from three directions, Kathy has found that a painter never has too much light. I turn on every light I have, she said. When her two boys were at home and she worked shifts at the hospital, she painted more at night. Now that the house is considered an empty nest and shes officially retired from nursing, she paints during the sunlit hours. Working there also means she can stir up a quick meal to share with her husband, Jim, on his lunch break from Larson Boats.
Kathy discovered early on in her art career that, for her, learning from books had its limitations. Angie Beaumont loaned her a Watercolor Workshop book but it wasnt long before Kathy needed some hands-on help. A book doesnt show in person what happens. And what happens, particularly when working with watercolor, Kathys chosen medium, often isnt exactly what the artist planned. Colors have a way of moving, blending and bleeding. The artist, like a cowboy on a horse, controls the cattle herd of colors as they race across the paper. Techniques, picked up along the trail ride, are the tools of control.
In the summer of 1994, Rose Edin offered a week long workshop class and Kathy quickly signed up. She hasnt stopped exploring through demos, workshops, learning about new tools, techniques and styles since then. And gradually, she has shifted from student to teacher.
I liked Rose Edins bright wonderful colors, said Kathy, and that appreciation for color is apparent in her work. Lately, Ive been bringing those darks back in. Shes also explored abstraction. She often works on full-sheet (22 x 30) paper though occasionally half-sheet or quarter sheets seem the appropriate size for particular projects. A recently completed painting of a woman is on a quarter-sheet and pinned to a black felt board in Kathys living room (pictured right).
Kathy uses that black background when she photographs her work. Shes meticulous in documenting her work and good quality photos are a must-have when it comes to online marketing, something Kathy is aggressively pursuing.
For four years, Kathy and Jim, explored the highways and bi-ways of Minnesota, Iowa, North Dakota and Wisconsin, attending outdoor art fairs. Though the experience taught her much about the art world from the perspective of an artist, from what other artists were doing and from what art buyers were attracted to, she harbored no affection for being at the mercy of the weather. The rain, humidity and sun damaged paintings. At one show near a lake, male mosquitoes came out and crawled into everything.
The changing economy of the first decade of the 21st century challenged artists livelihoods with dipping sales at art shows and festivals. Though the concept of starving artists may be familiar and the idea that artists create for the satisfaction of self-expression is commonly held, unless supported by a generous patron, an artist must sell their work to continue.
After those four years of putting her work in jeopardy, Kathy opted to nurture her connections with other artists through art organizations and to display her work at the art shows sponsored by those organizations. She is currently a member of ten organizations and has friends all over northern, central and metro Minnesota. She is a signature member of the Red River Watercolor Society. This RRWS status was achieved by being accepted into three national shows within ten years. She has earned four RRWS awards. Her work has been accepted five out of eight times in the juried Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibit earning her a prestigious 3rd place in the watercolor category and two merit awards.
Kathy not only has made valuable connections in the art world, she has a significant presence in the virtual online world. Recently, a company from United Kingdom purchased her original Northern Lights on Superior Shores for their new branch office in China. A Minnesota poultry company also purchased an original painting of chickens for their corporate office.
Kathy regularly uploads images to her website on Fine Art America where she also maintains a blog and schedule of upcoming shows. Seven of her paintings have been accepted for the Snts Spring/Summer 2013 show in Rochester, a block and a half from the Mayo Clinic, continuing now through mid-September. May 17-18-19, Kathy will display her work at the Northstar Watermedia Society show Art on a Line at the State Fair Fine Art building in St. Paul where she is often a demo artist. If juried into RRWS, the Hjemkomst Gallery in Moorhead will feature her work from mid-June through mid-July. She is part of Ten Brushes, a group of 10 women who gather to learn, critique and display their variety of art in a common theme. They recently exhibited at the Burnsville Performing Arts Center.
Kathys work is on display and can be viewed easily by the public in many local establishments in Little Falls and Brainerd and her home gallery.

April 2013 Kathy Braud new work submissions

April 27th, 2013

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I got busy tonight and entered a new painting onto my FAA art website! Hope you enjoy! This is a nature landscape with canoes and figures and luscious colors.

Sontes Restaurant Art Exhibition

April 21st, 2013

Sontes Restaurant Art Exhibition



Snts Restaurant, Rochester, MN is excited to premiere its third curated art exhibition. In the spring of 2012, Snts owner Tessa Leung teamed up with Southeastern Minnesota artist Fred Ginocchio to create a new method of showcasing artwork at the restaurant. Since its inception nearly seven years ago, Snts has participated in many arts-related events, and has featured artists in the restaurant as often as possible. This new exhibition is a new evolution in Snts support of the arts and will run from March 24, 2012 through September 15, 2013.

Twelve artists will be displaying their unique art of all mediums in a building that reflects beautiful early Rochester architecture setting with high ceilings and comfortable seating. Enjoy the art show and sale during your own business or private dining or music events till fall.

You are invited to the Opening Reception April 14, 2013 for the Spring 2013 Art Exhibition 2 5 pm. Sontes is downtown within 1 Blks from the Mayo Clinic. 4 -3rd St. SW, Rochester, MN 55902 The artists will be present Come enjoy the art and a visit.
Hours: Opens 11 am M-F, 4 pm on Sat. Bar & Lounge, Dinner 5 pm M-F and is closed on Sunday.

Kathy Braud has a selection of framed work that is on display at Sontes Restaurant in Rochester.

***** The Opening Reception April 14 turned out to be a great opportunity to visit with clients, art lovers and fellow artists.
The Sontes staff was very gracious and provided an excellent care to all of us and lovely food treats and champaign. It was a lovely reception!
The art looked so nice decorating the walls...... perhaps someday during the exhibition you will be able to visit this establishment.

Amazon another option to share art with the world

April 21st, 2013

Hi there, It has happened! Today I spotted my Kathy Braud artwork on display on amazon.com and it sure was a delightful surprise.
Most of my watercolor or watermedia paintings are available here on Amazon to be viewed and sold as canvas prints in various sizes.
I had to go through some layers of shopping options to find arts and sewing, but it is there!
If you have an interest, thank you for taking time to search for the paintings. yours in art, Kathy Braud

Scandinavian thoughts

April 15th, 2013

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My husband is a genealogist and we have been having fun discovering heritage and sharing stories and info with relatives we did not know before.
Norsk is the topic!
I have had fun making art that reflects the simple life and fun of yesteryear. (see above) And I had real life models in costume!
Kathy Braud

Sontes Invitation

April 14th, 2013

Sontes Invitation

A unique invite
Last summer I was reviewing the mnartists.org opportunities and came upon this one in Rochester. I applied for Fall / Winter but they liked and wanted my work instead for Spring / Summer 2013.

Snts Spring/Summer Gallery Exhibition 2013
March 25 September 14, 2013
Opening Reception Sunday, April 14, 2013 2 pm 5 pm
Meet twelve regional artists.
Downtown Rochester, MN

I think this is a great way to see how todays art can update a building and connect people.
Snts is a large fine dining restaurant located in downtown Rochester about 1.5 blocks from the Mayo Clinic. International & USA travelers, businessmen, Mayo Clinic professionals and Rochester residents enjoy the facility. Also meetings are held there for organizations. There is lots of great comfortable seating.
Perhaps you would like to see this historic space and enjoy the reception?

I will have 7 pieces on display and was asked to bring an additional 4 back-up paintings.
A brochure advertises the reception.
Snts is usually closed on Sunday, so the whole place will be open to the reception festivities and viewing of the art.

Check the internet for more info, address and directions. It is easy to find off the freeway.
I really would like to move this invite around so people who might like to come would be aware of the festivity. I would love folks who desire art to come too. Wouldnt that be a treat!

Please share.
Your art friend,
Kathy Braud

Baby and Mother Portrait

March 4th, 2013

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Fun times when you can use your painting skills to make the kids happy.

Sales, Sales, Sales - Kathy Braud

February 17th, 2013

I have been receiving sold announcements - so I have posted a Sold Gallery on my FAA website that shows the latest of purchases.
September Orange Poppies is really popular! It has been requested on large canvases, large giclees prints and large photos.
Thank you! .... to my art clients! Art Prints

Local Color - Artists from the Lake Region

January 23rd, 2013

Local Color - Artists from the Lake Region

My work, September Orange Poppies, was accepted into a juried show at the Universtiy of Minnesota, Morris. I and a friend drove about 100 miles west to deliver the painting and toured the classrooms of the art department. Such a Nice facility!

This show is on display January 17 - March 14, 2013 in the Humanities Fine Arts Gallery on campus. Reception : Thursday, January 17, 2013
104 Humanities Building, 600 East 4th St. Morris, MN 56267 Gallery Hours: M - Th 9 am - 8 pm, Fri 9 am - 6 pm, Sat. 1 pm - 4 pm.

An exhibit surveying artists working within the Lake region of West Central Minnesota, (Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin counties).

A Path of Light - A Ten Brushes Watermedia Show

January 23rd, 2013

A Path of Light - A Ten Brushes Watermedia Show

Hi Visitors, Family & Friends,
I am part of a group called Ten Brushes made up of artist women who paint in all the disciplines of water based pigments. We have been critiquing and displaying together for a year and have now achieved inclusion into the Burnsville Performing Arts Center schedule.
We display original artwork and have been preparing for this event since spring 2012.

Our show A Path of Light is coming February 7 March 9, 2013
Gallery hours: M - F 9 am5 pm, Sat 10 am-2 pm
You are invited to the Opening Reception. February 7, 2013 6pm 8 pm. Light refreshments.
Location: Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Avenue | Burnsville, MN 55337
952-895-4679 office, www.burnsvillepac.com

Artists include: Kathy Braud, Barbara Duffy, Lisa Fertig, Marie Hammond, Patty Healy, Marilyn Jacobson, Deb Magelssen, Barbara Parisien, Leny Wendel, Wendy Westlake

The Kathy Braud painting Reflections in Color was used for the postcard cover art and had received an award in the Juried Red River Watercolor Society National Watermedia Show June 2012 .
To get an occasional art e-newsletter of my artwork and activities, and Ten Brush activities - please request, send me your name & email contact, and I will add you to our contacts.
Kathy Braud I braud@fallsnet.com I www.kathy-braud.artistwebsites.com

Winter in Minnesota First Place Award

January 16th, 2013

Winter in Minnesota First Place Award

Here is the photo of the prize winner!
Just got word tonight 1-15-2013 that my painting, Pastel Birch, received 1st Place in the "Winter in Minnesota" art show at Blaine City Hall, Blaine, MN. The show was on display through December and the award winners art works remained on display until tonight, in mid January.
Trees can be colorful in the sunshine!

Recent Kathy Braud Watercolor Sales Nov- Dec 2012

December 22nd, 2012

It is with great joy that I share my happy news with you - that my art is actively selling! Thank you! to all who come view my art also.... I so appreciate your comments.

Within the last few weeks of 2012 I have sold six good sized prints of my watercolor artwork.
I will post the images for you to see and the client's chosen size choices.

New for watercolor lovers!!!! I have had clients chosing to have the paintings printed on canvas instead of using paper ..... It is a surface that does not need mats,frame or glass for protection and they look very rich and colorful.

Photography Prints Sold before Christmas, 24 x 18 image on canvas Wow!

Photography Prints Sold before Christmas, 20 x 15 image on canvas Wow!


Art Prints
Image on paper 10 x 14

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Number One of a set of 3 prints on paper, 24 x 18

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Number Two of a set of 3 prints on paper, 24 x 18

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Number Three of a set of 3 prints on paper, 24 x 18

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More Nov - Dec Activities 2012

December 9th, 2012

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This painting, Red Floral Mishmash, is an award winner in the Northern Showcase show in Blaine City Hall, Blaine, MN. Show will be finished Nov 30, 2012. Hosted by the Artist del Norte art group.



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The 2012 Northstar Watercolor Society Fall Show "Reflections" is on display November 10 - December 8, 2012 at Century College, West Campus in White Bear Lake. My painting, Reflections in Color, is part of the100 original paintigs on display to the public - free.



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I have 4 paintings on display in the 2012 Members Show, Great River Art Center, Main Gallery, Little Falls, MN. including this painting. I have several gouache paintings and a wildlife portrait landscape.
This show is on exhibit Nov 7 - Dec 29, 2012.
A great variety of 2D and 3D art, media, and size is displayed - including a retro car painting on wood with unique framing that must be 14 feet long.



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3 pieces of my work is on display Dec 3, 2012 - Dec 29, 2012
with show award winners art to be up till Jan 15, 2013 at the Blaine City Hall, Blaine, MN - wall gallery open during office hours.... and free to view.
The exhibit is "Winter in Minnesota" and the Blaine Arts Council is sponsoring the art show.
I thought my painting, "Ice Men Come Home" reflected winter attributes - snow, ice, cold, early sunset and fishermen togetherness.
Another landscape painting, full size, is a great contrast of teal & purple against orange & red in "The Storm Comes",
and "Pastel Birch" gives a close up view of color in the birch bark along with a path of light.

Kathy Braud Second Place Award in Juried Show

December 1st, 2012

Kathy Braud Second Place Award in Juried Show

Kathy Braud received Second Place Award in the Juried Northern Showcase Show Nov 3 -30, 2012 at Blaine Government Center, Blaine, MN.


November Art Crawl 2012

November 24th, 2012

November Art Crawl 2012

Hi there, I participated in an art crawl in a large city in Central MN.
I was able to display my work well as the lovely Falcon National Bank site allowed my work to not only be in stands, but I could also stand it behind me next to the walls in two layers so the images could be seen without much effort from the art crawlers.
A news photographer came along and included my art site as a place to take photos of the activity and visitors.
The next morning, my sister called and said I had made the front of the Inside edition of the local newspaper!
Here is the scanned St. Cloud Times newspaper photo.

October 2012 Art News - Kathy Braud

October 17th, 2012

October 2012 Art News - Kathy Braud

A busy fall of art activity planned for Kathy. Visit my blog here to see what is on the ajenda .....

The Minnesota Watercolor Society is having their Fall Show, "Finding Minnesota" exhibit Sept 30 - Nov 2, 2012. The awards reception is planned for Thursday evening 6 - 8:30 pm with the awards at 7 pm.
My submission is Taking a Break 2..... a local river scene. This is one of my Path of Light paintings.
The exhibit will be open to the public during office hours at the Christ Church Lutheran, 3244 34th Ave. S Mpls, MN
www.christchurchluth.org for directions and hours.
Hope you enjoy!





Crossing Arts Alliance - Across the Decades Community Art Exhibit

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One of my submissions is "Sunny Waters" pictured here.

The exhibit is on display from Oct 7 - 26, 2012 in the Q Gallery, Rm 222, at the Franklin Art Center, 1001 Kingwood St., Brainerd, MN.
Open to the public T - F, 10 - 4 or by appointment, and October 13, 10 am - 2 pm.
www.crossingarts.org 218 833 0416

I attended the Phil Mattson Concert held on Sunday afternoon, Oct 7, - a great jazz concert with master vocalists.
A reception followed the concert and showcased the 2D and 3D artwork on display, a silent auction, and celebrated the great talents of people originating from the Brainerd area. We enjoyed food, wine and lots of great talk with many musicians, artists and art admirers.



Central Minnesota Watercolorists 2012 Fall Member Exhibit

Held at the Paramount Gallery, St. Cloud, MN. Oct 2 - 25, 2012. Open to the public during office hours.
I have "Still Life Apples and Oranges" on display - a watercolor and gouache painting.



Central Minnesota Watercolorists (CMW) Fall Art Show and Sale St. Cloud, MN

Saturday, Nov 10, 2012 from 10 am-4 pm. FREE
Enjoy the holiday flair of our Fall Show, the color and texture of original art and the wonderful variety of art presentation. Interact with the watercolor artists. I am also an exhibiting artist. Come join us!
Hosted at Atonement Lutheran Church, 1144 29th Ave. N., St. Cloud, MN 56303
Located across from North Junior High School, or take Hwy #15, turn East on 12th St. and right 29 Ave at the 2rd set of stop lights beyond.

Questions? Contact Kathy Braud 320.632.5653


To be continued!!

October Blog Slideshow

October 17th, 2012


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RRWS National Show Inclusion

June 8th, 2012

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Substancial Kathy Braud news!!

My entry, REFLECTIONS IN COLOR, was selected for inclusion in this years Red River Watercolor Societys 19th Annual Juried National Watermedia Exhibition

by juror Donna Zagotta. It will be on display June 17 September 16, 2012 at the Hjemkomst Gallery, Historical & Cultural Society of Clay County, 202 1st Avenue North, Moorhead, MN.

Opening Reception and Awards on June 20th, 6 -8:30 pm

This painting was on display at the FrameWorks Gallery exhibit with my Ten Brushes group show in Paul, MN.
REFLECTIONS IN COLOR, can also be viewed at this web site. Paper and canvas giclee prints are available.

www.kathy-braud.artistwebsites.com

Art on a Line - Northstar Watercolor Society event

May 3rd, 2012

Art on a Line - Northstar Watercolor Society event

10th Year for Art on a Line!


Our 10th Annual Art on a Line show is just about here! We hope you will come to our Northstar Reception on May 17 at 7 pm, State Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building. We will be open for Northstar members and guests to view the show, listen to wonderful music, and see how busy our artists have been this year!



There are 90 artists with wall space and demonstrations ongoing that will make this a wonderful workshop weekend. Our skilled demonstrations this year are divided into two areas. We will have Artists at Work on one side of the building, and will have formal demonstrations in the back with the mirror and microphone.



Here are the schedules and topics scheduled:

BACK DEMOS:

Friday May 18th

11 AM Lisa FertigWatercolor Landscape (click for bio and details)

1 PM Susan Voigt Rolling on Watercolor(click for bio and details)

3 PM Karen KnutsonCreative Re-using, re-working old paintings (click for bio and details)

5 PM Dick GravesGraves Surprise! (click for bio and details)

Saturday May 19th:

11 AM Pat UndisPainting on location(click for bio and details)

1 PM Paul BoecherLandscape painting: Golden Open acrylic on textured gesso Panels
(click for bio and details)

3 PM Frank ZellerPainting on Yupo Paper (click for bio and details)

5 PM Wendy Westlake Merging two images into one design (click for bio and details)

Sunday, May 20th:

11 AM Marie Hammond Winter Trees (click for bio and details)

1 PM Marianne Schulze Semi Abstracted Still Life (click for bio and details)



SIDE DEMOS: ARTISTS AT WORK

Friday, May 18th:

10 AM Barb Parisien Still Life

12 Noon Dar Bunde Gotta Love em Palm Trees acrylic

2 PM Ann Sisel Two Abstracts

4 PM Jan Vaughan Pet Portraits

Saturday May 19th:

10 AM Linda Paduano Mini-keepers from the basement collection: acrylic

12 Noon Katherine Salverda Abstract acrylic

2 PM Tom Dimock Painting Shapes in Watercolor

4 PM Gail Fonnest Wet into wet

Sunday, May 20th:

12 Noon Susan Anderson Its only Paint!

2 PM Randy Raduenz Pelican at Koko Beach




Daily Schedule

May 17, Thursday
Hanging, 12 to 6:30 p.m.
NWS preview show and meeting, 7 p.m. Reception for Northstar Members
May 18, Friday
Sale hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
May 19, Saturday
Sale Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
May 20, Sunday
Sale Hours: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Pickup of display pieces and unsold artwork, 5 to 7 p.m.

Want to see kathy Braud?
My work schedule is Sunday, May 20 and I will be in the building talking art and helping folks.
I am around Friday and Saturday also - just ask around if someone has seen me lately - watching demo's or enjoying the art.

Spring Activity 2012

April 16th, 2012

Spring Activity 2012

"Path of Light" April 14 May 26, 2012
April 14th, 7-9 pm The artist reception was great!

FrameWorks Gallery
Highland Shopping Center
2022 Ford Parkway, St. Paul,MN
651 698 3373 www.frameworks.com

FrameWorks is proud to present the six week show, "Path of Light," featuring the "Ten Brushes" artists who are a group of women who paint in watermedia and through meetings and critiques they challenge and encourage each other towards artistic growth.
Over the past several months the women set a goal to create paintings that depict a "Path of Light" either literally or figuratively.
I am one of ten artists and our Ten Brushes members are: Lisa Fertig, Barbara Duffy, Patty Healy, Marilyn Jacobson, Barbara Parisien, Kathy Braud, Deb Magglessen, Wendy Westlake, Leny Wendel, Heidi Nelson.



www.kathy-braud.artistwebsites.com has a sample of one of my display pieces. Reflections in Color


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Hi all, I finished this new path of light painting, Reflections in Color! You are getting a birdseye view before anyone else.
Do you like it?
Our new show is coming up soon with my critique group "10 Brushes" of 10 women and is being held at FrameWorks, Highland park, St. Paul.
It will feature paintings with a Path of Light.
I will post an event blurb soon.


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I worked with a path of light on this piece also. Wonderful texture was created with drips and sprays of water and the use of gauze. Using different kinds of watercolor paper for the paintings also can help me challenge myself as I find they all react differently.

New Kathy Braud Slideshow - Winter 2012

January 19th, 2012


Art Prints

Hi I have a new collection of artwork for you to see. Hope you enjoy! Kathy

Holiday Season 2011

December 12th, 2011

Holiday Season 2011

Art Prints

I have 2 new paintings for you to view - Abstracts! And designed to compliment each other. I have already framed my originals with wide black mats, black wood frames and the mats are spaced to keep the painting away from the glass. Making abstracts is new territory for me and it sure is fun.

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Four Shows to prepare for this month

October 19th, 2011

Four Shows to prepare for this month


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All About Color - Northstar Watercolor Society 2011 Fall Watermedia Show

Northstar Watercolor Society 2011 Fall Watermedia Show -
All About Color
October 31 - December 2, 2011

Where: Century College, West Campus, Theater Entrance,
Century Avenue, north of I-694, White Bear Lake, MN 56591

Awards and Reception Event: 11/3/2011 6:00 - 8:30 PM
7:00 awards presentation and comments by Juror Neil Johnston

One entry per current member is permitted to this great show:
A watermedia painting not older then 2 years and no larger than a full sheet.

You will see paintings made with watercolor, gouache, and acrylics.
Some percentage of collage, chalk / pastels / oil pastel crayons are permitted.
Enjoy the great variety of artwork as you view this large show.

My entry submitted to the show is "The Henhouse Watering Hole 2" by Kathy Braud.




Northern Showcase 2011, October 31 - November 29, 2011 is an open show to all artists and mediums of original work completed in the last 2 years.
This art exhibition is hosted by the art group, Artist del Norte, at the Blaine Government Center.

You are invited to view the art and come to our reception. I have 3 images selected to be in the show.

Awards and ribbons will be presented at the Reception and Awards ceremony in the Blaine Government Center.
November 5, 2011 4:00-6:00 pm.

All sales are between the aritst and buyer and accepted work must remain on exhibit for the duration of the show.
Blaine City Officies 763 784 6700 - for directions, if needed. Open M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM closed holidays.
Blaine Government Center
108011 Town Square Drive NE
Blaine, MN 55014




Across the Decades Community Art Exhibition

October 4 14, 2011. Gallery open Tuesday Saturday 12 pm 4 pm or by appointment

Enjoy the visual Community Art Exhibition and the Seth Doud concert on October 7 at 7 pm at the Franklin Art Center auditorium.
These two events are hosted by the Crossing Arts Alliance in collaboration with the community wide homecoming celebration. There is a nominal cost to attend the concert.

A reception will follow the Seth Doud concert in the Q Gallery, Franklin Arts Center, Room #222 Oct 7
This gallery is staffed by volunteers to keep the show affordable.

The Crossing Arts Alliance activities are funded, in part, by the Minnesota arts and heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people on November 4, 2008: and grants from Target, Forecast Public Arts, and the Anderson Family Legacy Fund.

Crossing Arts Alliance office
Franklin Arts Center #114
1001 Kingwood Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
218 833 0416
info@crossingarts.org
www.crossingarts.org

Outcome - - - The reception was great! Our hosts provided a wonderful feast, the artwork was great and there was ample time to visit with many of the guests. I have 2 paintings displayed for the exhibit in the Q Gallery.



See painting with Mother and sons: In these times

This November, Heading Home Anoka's efforts to increase awareness of homelessness will feature an Art Expo, "Homelessness ....the Journey." Artists will be using 2D and 3D art to represent the journey thru homelessness including videos, film and slideshows.

The art projects will be on display at various locations -
(Anoka County public libraries (9), Anoka County Government Center Atrium, Sanhill Center for the Arts, and other sites) during the month of November 2011 in an effort to heighten awareness of homelessness.
This is a brainstorming effort to have individuals be able to tell their stories through works of art.

My northern suburb artist group, Artist del Norte, is participating in this awareness project by displaying art in the Homelessness Art Expo. My piece is called,"In These Times".

From 2009 to 2011 the number of homeless people in Anoka County has grown by 45% with a startling increase of almost 100% homeless youth.

Many agencies are looking for help with funds or volunteer help.
http://headinghomeminnesota.org/anoka/whose-homeless

September 2011 Activities

October 4th, 2011

September 2011 Activities

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Primary Colors - Discover the Complexity
September 15 - October 22, 2011
An exhibition of artists from the
New Boundary Arts Alliance

Barbara Duffy
Heidi Nelson
Kathy Braud
Leny Wendel
Marilyn Jacobson
Patty Healy
Wendy Westlake

Join us for the opening reception at the Great River Arts main gallery.
Meet the artists and enjoy refreshments.

Friday, September 23
6:00-8:00pm

Postcard, Pictured above, Red Floral Mishmash by Kathy Braud

Great River Arts Center
122 SE 1stStreet, Little Falls, MN
320-632-0960



Copyright 2011 Great River Arts Association, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
Great River Arts Association
PO BOX 157
Little Falls, MN 56345
www.greatart.org








June and Summer 2011 Activities - Kathy Braud RRWS

July 16th, 2011

June and Summer 2011 Activities - Kathy Braud RRWS

June news! Here comes Summer!! And it just seems like art activities pop up and add to festivities. I will be listing some of the events I participated in and show you the wide range of activities going on in our neighborhoods.
This poppy painting, "September Orange Poppies," is one of my submissions.
The Breckenridge Chapter House and Izaak Walton League is hosting a free art show of Nature and Wildlife paintings, photographs and sculptures.
There will be Kids Activities, Nature crafts, Music and Art/craft booths. Mounted works and cards will be available for sale also.
I hope you support your favorite artist by voting - as there will be a People's Choice ribbon.
This is a Free event - at the Breckenridge Chapter House, 8816 West River Road, Brooklyn Park, MN www.breckenridgeikes.org
Friday June 24,2011 6pm - 10pm Opening Reception, Refreshments, Music and Art/Craft booths.
Saturday June 25, 11am - 8pm Kids Activities, Nature Crafts, Music and Art/Craft booths.
Sunday June 26, 11am - 5pm Kids Activities, Nature Crafts, Music and Art/Craft booths.
Tuesday June 28 6pm - 10pm. Awards at 7:00pm. and Presentation at 7:30pm. Presenter: Don Luce of the Bell Museum Natural History.

News! I just received the news that my painting (pictured above) "September Orange Poppies" received the most votes for People's Choice and was awarded First Prize at the Awards Presentation! I am so glad it was enjoyed at the Nature Show!

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"June 2011 Salute to the Arts" - by the Crossing Arts Alliance. Here is a pic of one of my painting submissions. Salute in on display June 3 - July 9,2011 at the Q Gallery, Franklin Arts Center, 1001 Kingwood St., Brainerd, MN. The exhibit is free, but of course, donations are accepted. Gallery open Noon - 4pm Tuesday - Friday and Saturday 10a - 2p but is best to call to be sure or make an appointment to view ..... 218-833-0416 The Crossing Arts Gallery. The Crossing Arts also has a Gift Gallery on first floor in this building.
The 2D and 3D art in this Salute exhibit is new and created after June 4, 2010. This is a beautiful gallery in which to have our work showcased. You are always invited to see what is going on at the Franklin Arts Center!


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City Limits - Open Art Show. Great River Arts Center Main Gallery, 122 1st St. SE, Little Falls, MN 56345
Show dates June 8 - July 23, 2011. View GRAA Art Center website: www.greatart.org
Open to the Public: Tues - Friday 10 am - 6 pm. Sat 10 am - 2 pm. Free. Visit the Gift Gallery too and see more of my Kathy Braud watercolor art on display.

A sale!!
Today I received notice someone loved my work enough to purchase a FAA fine art print and framed and matted it in a lovely manner. I am so pleased! Thank you!


Photography Prints

Today, I am examimining my watercolor digital art images to see if they have the necessary sharpness for making prints. The painting is crisper on the edges now and I have added new tags to the description so it can be found in etherworld. Hope you enjoy!


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It's almost time to turn our paintings in to the Juried 2011 Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibit.

This chicken painting is my choice for this year's submission and it will still have to pass the test yet of the judge jurying the choices within the watercolor cathegory. I chose this painting because it is very strong in values, has a variety of shapes, has color relationships, and can be seen from a long distance away.

In the past, I have been a successful entrant and find that it is so fun to have art on display for anyone in the whole state to see when they visit the Fine Art Building. The display offers great lighting on the paintings and, to those who enter here, the building offers shade and coolness.




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July 15, 2011
I have learned how to tag my paintings so the FAA and Google search engines can find my paintings and have spent time this week updating my FAA site information. Thank you for your patience.

Spring Art Activites 2011 for Kathy Braud

May 3rd, 2011

Spring Art Activites 2011 for Kathy Braud

I have been busy! This blog is dedicated to many events and shows in which I am involved this spring.

A Spring Watercolor Exhibit of original work by 10 artists is on display for your viewing pleasure in the Arts Alliance Main Street Gallery, Elk River, MN. March 30 - April 30, 2011

"Rainbow Abstract" by Kathy Braud,(seen here)is also on display.
All paintings in the exhibit are watercolor or acrylic used in a watercolor manner.

The artists are Jim Anderson of Monticello, Duane Barnhart of Aitkin, Cherene Bebeau of Princeton, Kathy Braud of Little Falls, Henry Johanson of Elk River, Eleanor Johnson of Big Lake, Judy Meyeraan of Big Lake, Kim Pietrzak of Big Lake, Mary Steinson of St. Paul and Chris Wilson of Elk River.

Florals, landscapes and portraits are on display and something new. Anderson uses watercolor paints in a special technique he calls cementious to create furniture and wall art. Impossible to explain, it must be seen

Stacie Reiseck, Gallery Manager 763 441 4725 s_reiseck@eraaa.org


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Rejuvenated - 2011 Minnesota Watercolor Society Spring Show

A large exhibit of juried original paintings of two-dimensional works in water-based media on paper, canvas or board surfaces.
Art works must have been done within the last 2 years.
Great variety.
This large watercolor society is based in the Twin Cities with members located from all over the state of Minnesota.

MNWS Member Kathy Braud has this painting on display.
Title: A Choir of Poppies

Wendy Westlake painted the beautiful floral painting representing the Spring MNWS Exhibit. Sorry, I could not access your jpg. for this event ad, Wendy.

Timeline: April 7 - May 5, 2011
open 6 days/week at least 9am - 5pm and T,W, Th - till 9:30pm

Reception and Awards was April 14, 2011
Location: Minnetonka Center for the Arts 2240 North Shore Drive Wayzata, MN 55391 (952)473-7361
MNWS Information: www.minnesotawatercolors.com




9th Annual Art-on-a-Line
I have participated for 9 years! Fine Arts Building, MN State Fairgrounds

The 9th Annual Art on a Line will be open to the public on May 13, 14, 15, 2011.

Free Admission
Door Prizes of Original Art
Original Art at a variety of prices
Cash, Checks, and Credit cards accepted
Continuous Artist Demonstrations
Over 2,500 pieces of original art
Great display space at the Fine Arts Building, MN State Fairgrounds

75 artists are signed up to display at our 9th Annual Art on a Line. There are about a dozen other artists who are working but not showing. Everyone at Northstar Watercolor Society has been very supportive and it should be a wonderful event. Advertising for the show can be found through post cards, word-of-mouth, local flyers, office bulletins, Facebook, blogs, lawn signs, etc. We are not having our sale the same weekend as Art-A-Whirl, NE Mpls. this year.

ART ON A LINE 2011 Free Demo's
BACK DEMO SCHEDULE of Artists

FRIDAY, May 13

Patty Healy, 11 am -- Expressive Still Life|
Susan Voigt, 1 pm -- To be Decided
Heidi Nelson, 3 pm -- Portraits: Beyond Mere Likeness
Dick Graves, 5 pm -- Floral Fun

SATURDAY, May 14

Emmy White, 11 am -- Still Life with Joyful Energy
Nels Femrite, 1 pm -- Plein Air: How to Save the Light
Deborah Rogers, 3 pm -- Understanding Opaque Watercolor
Carol Spohn, 5 pm -- Understanding Negative Painting

SUNDAY, May 15

Marian Wolters, 11 am -- Gouache on Metallic Acrylic
Frank Zeller, 1 pm -- Lost and Found Edges

SIDE DEMO ARTISTS AT WORK

FRIDAY, May 13

Jeanette Richards, 10 am -- Small Watercolor and Gouache Painting
Dar Bunde, 12 Noon -- Wet-into-wet with Acrylic
Jan Vaughan, 2 pm -- Pet Portrait in Watercolor with Photo Reference
Gail Fonnest, 4 pm -- Keep it Simple

SATURDAY, May 14

Bob Astrup, 10 am -- Marine Painting
Kathy Braud, 12 Noon -- Exciting Neutrals - You are invited to my demonstration!
Leny Wendel, 2 pm -- Painting on Canvas Bags

SUNDAY, May 15

Deb Magelssen, 10 am -- Acrylics painted on black gessoed canvas and watercolor paper
Judy Fawcett, 12 Noon -- Semi-Abstraction with Negative Painting




On February 21, 2011, Lakeland Public Television for Common Ground came to Little Falls.
Steve McKnight, Legacy Producer/Director, came to visit with me on a snowy winter day.

He videoed me painting, doing a Elegent pen demo, showing and talking about art and watercolor paintings.
Maybe this video will be ready to be aired in May 2011 on the show Common Ground after it is edited.
He was here about 2 hours and made me feel fairly comfortable in front of a camera.



NSW Artists for Abundance 2011 Judged Spring Mini Show and Fundraiser to support the Food Shelf

I was among 50 artists who participated in this event combining art and raising money and food donations for the food shelf. Small mini paintings were on display at the Susan Fryer Voigt Gallery, Dock 5, Northrup King Building, NE Minneapolis for this 3 day event March 3 -5 2011.
I had painted a small still-life of apples in a bowl. Kind of fun.




40th Minnesota State Area Invitational Art Show March 1 30, 2011

Waage Art Center, Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Fergus Falls Campus,
Fergus Falls, MN
This is a great show showcasing the work of artists in the Central -Western part of the Minnesota. I was able to display 2 paintings in this show at the Charles Beck Gallery and received a Merit Award on Dawning the Jewels.




RRWS 2011 18th Annual National Exhibition
June 18 September 19, 2011 Hjemkomst Gallery, Moorhead, MN

I have entered my paintings for the jurying process.
Juror Marilyn Hughey Phillis(AWS,NWS) Around May 1, 2011 we will be notified and know our status of acceptance.
While I am already a signiture member of the RRWS, it is fun to enter the show and possibly receive a nice price award. At the RRWS reception, it is also fun to visit with the many artists we also know from all parts of the country.




VAM Mail Art St. Cloud, MN

Visual Arts Minnesota had a Mail Call for donated art to increase the support of their satellite galleries. A fall 2011 auction is planned to sell the pieces. The art had to be unframed, fit in a small envelope and be mailed. I submitted Tiny Gem, a 5x7 mixed media painting in mid February. It also has a presence in an online VAM gallery.




GRAA 10x10 Show A Celebration of Art and Community

Displayed in the Front Window Salon Gallery at GRAA
This show is in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of occupying the new building.
122 SE First Street, in Historic Downtown Little Falls.

The pieces will be sold as a fundraiser for the GRAA non-profit organization.
What? 2 D original pieces of art, 10 x 10 inches or cm not matted.
All mediums accepted. It can be wild!

The Art is considered a donation and will be sold for $20.11 each. (the year 2011 - get the pun?)
Art will be displayed in April and be ready for the evening Party for the Arts,
Saturday, April 30 - which is a major fund raiser for the organization. It will remain on display and be for sale all of the month of May.

Shhhhhhh - Some secrecy here -
No signing on the front of the painting so it can be hung anonymously.
Once purchased, the artist will be identified on the exhibit listing, and on the website.
I contributed 20 paintings 10 x 10 cm or 10 x 10 inches.
A reasonable mat and frame package has been put together also to help get these little original artworks up on your walls.




NSW Spring Workshop with Sterling Edwards. April 25 29, 2011

I am taking this wonderful Northstar Watercolor Society watercolor workshop right after Easter Sunday.
It will be held at the Susan F Voigt Gallery, Dock 5, Northrup King Building, NE Mpls. MN
9:00 am 4:00 pm for 5 days. I will stay in the cities and not commute home (100 miles away).

Google Sterling Edwards and see the quality of his artworks.
What is a workshop like?
It has an intense creative art feeling we all get caught up in like an art storm activity. We get so tired from the bursts of energy by the end of the week.

My workshop grant - "This project was made possible by a grant provided by the Five Wings Arts Council with funds from the McKnight Foundation."




Fred Sommers Mini workshop Saturday, March 26, 2011

I Participated in this Central Minnesota Watercolor (CMW) club short workshop activity
9 3 pm Held at Atonement Lutheran Church
$75 fee/person and included many materials.

Fred was a good teacher and had a lot of useful information to share and help us use and manipulate this dry pastel pigments to enhance our watercolors - if we so choose.
I know more now about pastels then I did before!



Rotating Art Show

My art club, Artist del Norte, in the Blaine- Coon Rapids area
has a unique method of getting art out amongst the people.
They have a rotating art show that has been in existence for a long time.

Businesses sign up for a year for a fee and get a tax deduction, and artists sign up for a fee to provide original works to the walls. Its a win win situation.
The earnings help the AdN group to provide funds for demos and other services for the members. They are always searching for new clients to service with art and new artists to display and hopefully sell some artwork.
The amount of art we hang depends on the amount of wall openings at the business.

Rotating Art Show for 1st Qtr Jan Feb - Mar
I had 12 paintings at the Anoka County Government Center, County Attorney Office.

Rotating Art Show for 2nd Qtr Apr May - Jun
State Farm Insurance - 1
Channel 15 Blaine - 5




Kathy Braud Watercolor Exhibit
Local Blend Coffeehouse and Wine Bar in St. Joseph, MN.
April and May Exhibition

Stacie and Jeff Engholm owners
19 W. Minnesota St., St. Joseph, MN 56374 telephone 320-363-1011

This business in an old fashioned building is a great place to enjoy a good cup of coffee and pastry.
I was taken with the high ceilings covered with tin type designs and the big open walls waiting to display large paintings.
The wood bar, booths, old wide moldings and decor provide character too.
I can see why the college students want to hang out here.
While we hung the art exhibit, our noses were assaulted with the good smells of fresh bakery and strong coffees. But by mid morning, we did enjoy our breakfast. I understand they have organic foods and can serve vegetarian dishes also.

The Local Blend is located close to 2 colleges, St. Benedicts and St. Johns, just off of I-94. Jazz music is performed live at the Local Blend Coffee shop by the fireplace 1 2 times per week in the evenings.

The owners are great people. Stacie is so energetic and such a vital part of running the daily activities. Her laugh is wonderful! Jeff is a musician, composer, and educator and truly enjoys the stress release of music in his day.
I hope someday you get to enjoy this wonderful shop while my art is still on display!


Kathy Thoughts on an Art Life Nov - Dec 2010

January 22nd, 2011

Kathy Thoughts on an Art Life  Nov - Dec 2010

11-19-10 I joined FAA just a couple days ago and now I am now able to move about in this virtual gallery. I am still learning so much everyday.
I received my check for my Five Wings Arts Council Individiual Art Grant Award yesterday. It is so appreciated! I am so grateful and thankful. The funds are earmarked and some will be used for furthering my art education in a spring workshop. Kathy


11-20-2010
Saturday - It's a Busy art day today.

We were up for an early drive to St. Cloud to the Paramount Arts District to retrieve my Central Minnesota Watercolorists Member Show paintings around 10 am. Then I and my husband moved on to the cities to pick up art at Century College, White Bear Lake, at the end of a big Fall Exhibition for the Northstar Watercolor Society by 12 noon.
This trip is 100+ miles one way from our home town.
It's always a pleasure to see my art friends at any gathering.

From 2-5pm the Elk River Arts Alliance Main Gallery, Elk River, hosted a delightful reception for their Holiday Show and Sale. Such variety in paintings and medias and jewelry, fiber art, glass, wood, pottery and metal. There was even more choices I didn't name. The food was good too!
The gallery is open for the rest of the holiday season till Dec. 24.
Shoppers were coming to meet the artists and choose one-of-a-kind art creations.
I smoozed, had a great time and even enjoyed making a sale to a happy customer who likes MY art. I wish you well in your life with art! kathy


Sunday 11-21-2010

I can't believe winter is here again!
We have a coating as thick as a grapefruit peel (up to 1/2 inch) over all the driveway surfaces, the car windows, and covering the bushes to name a few. My walk to the car was a slow slippery shuffle.
The cars in motion are not used to winter driving anymore and I see they are over-estimating their stopping power.
So .... we holed up today and hibernated in the warmth of the house and I have added 3 new paintings to my new galleries. I concentrated on my current paintings which had been in art shows in 2010.
Do expect more paintings to show up in this Recent Exhibition Gallery site as I am an active artist who participates in many events throughout the state. Perhaps you will enjoy these selections which were displayed to the public during this year 2010. kathy


11-22-2010 2 pm.
Ok, now the snow is really covering up the slippery ice!

Last night I felt really creative in the later hours of the evening. Peeked through some returned art that I have not been able to touch for awhile and made decisions to revise this piece and that. My painting abilities are stronger and broader then in the past. So from 10 pm - 2 am, I was having fun painting!

What did I do to them? Sometimes they were exposed to more inside light with no UV protection, so the pigment colors were not as strong as I liked anymore. As I reveiwed the winter landscape last night, I recognized the original birch tree shapes were whimmpy (but they were like the original reference material) and so using an Elegent Ink Calligraphy pen, I changed the entire grouping to become stronger and have larger trunks and birch tree bark activity. It was worth the effort!
Fear not! It is easier to make changes with your art when you get to that "I don't care" feeling then it is to go that last mile the first time. Plug on! yours in art, Kathy


11-28-10 9 pm

The Thanksgiving holiday weekend has filled my soul with happiness and joy of being with family and feeling relief of not having to cook and clean up like that on a daily basis.
Now I will have time to jump in and paint again.

I belong to a group of artists who are sharing a common painting challenge and then commenting to each other on suggestions to each other's paintings. We will have our work exposed to the eye of others in it's young stages. That is slightly frightening. The paintings will evolve. We will grow. I hope to get my brush wet tomorrow and join those who are already making strides in understanding the media and the December challenge.


12-2-10
Time is moving on and we are in the 12th month of the year 2010 already.

Our city is home to the Great River Arts Association.
I am part of the Visual Arts Board and our meeting was last evening. It's time for the new employees to the center to now take charge and send us in new direction - of growth and support to our community and our organization. If only I knew more to be of help ..... the apex time ....

How do you incorporate the arts and all it's richness into the lives of folks just trying to survive? Winter adds early darkness, unreliable temperatures & weather, and more time to spare. Job situations of most of the folks in the area restrict them from doing little beyond necessary. My heart is heavy at this instant but I have hope we can make a difference to the youth. We just need to find the key.

12-3-10
Another snow storm is now collecting and sending us this evening into our warm little homes.

I am considering entering a local art show contest with the topic theme, Strut your Stuff.
How am I to depict this to be inclusive? Boys and girls. The best art chosen must also be suitable for the promotional material for the event. Now I will need to think like a graphic artist. No backgrounds are needed. Posters need white space.
Hummmmm, Roosters come to mind! They are very good at preening themselves and making a great presentation to a mixed sex group.
Country western and down home on the farm flavor was also mentioned when considering the basic theme.
I can see a fiddler figure, fingers flying on the strings, bow bent to the beat, farmer hat, comfortable overhauls, plaid shirt sitting perched on a straw bale. Hummmmm.
Or a boy and girl dancing, braids flying, twirling or holding on to each other by one hand - dressed country western.
Or a mother duck with a line of baby ducklings. Hummmm
Then again, Roosters really are colorful and I do love making chicken and rooster paintings. I'll probably just mess with that idea some more.


December 8, 2010
Where are the days disappearing?

Well, It has been an exciting week! I got a telephone call informing me that my work had been chosen for the Best of Show award at the Winter in Minnesota Show, Blaine, MN. That's good! Then we can plan to come down to the awards event and make arrangements .... 100 miles one way. We have family, local to that area, so can enjoy time with them too.

Blaine hosted a very active activity on the awards night that included all three generations in surprising numbers involved in active games, art activities, Santa encounters, a hay ride, s'moores at a bonfire and more. We were impressed.

I did work with my chicken references mentioned earlier in the week and was able to identify quite a variety of poses and cropped them out for use. I found my newsprint and charcoal and made a mess of black dust and smear - but I now have a couple of 18 x 24 fast drawings to consider. I might get this done yet!

I belong to a Homemakers group and have stayed put in one place in this community for years.
We have been around each other through most of our lives and raising children or getting old.

We are having a Christmas party tomorrow and I will bring my potluck dish, Swedish Kringler, for dessert. It's kind of a baked almond flavored custard on a crust, has minimal ingredients and it tastes best fresh - so that means an early morning. Just like art, this cooking and baking treat is done in stages and can be very artfully arranged with frosting, nuts, and flavorings. I also have an original painting that will go to my secret pal.... hot off the press. I hope she likes it. Her bio said she loves poppies and so do I.
Best wishes to each of you reading this - to enjoy each day to the fullest! Love, kathy

12-9-10
Sunshine today!

The Christmas party was great. We also had a club fundraiser activity. Everyone brought a gentlely used or new item to silent auction off on tables to the side of the room. Fresh baked goods and candy went well too. Participants used "their number" (private) to submit a bid and a timer ended the sale. Some items had many bids, others not so many, but all were sold. We were pleased with the income activity. I had brought Cranberry Orange Nut Bread cut in 4 slices to a plate so the colorful bread was displayed. I think the ladies were just buying a taste of good food ... something like they used to make for the holidays. I was the highest bidder for a whole variety of holiday cookies and fudge. Won't have to bake much this year!


12-13-2010
The Twin Cities is recovering from 17.5 inches of snow over the weekend. Just very cold in our area.

I attended the CMW meeting, Central Minnesota Watercolorists, tonight in St. Cloud 30 miles south of me. It was our Christmas Party and a chance to view the CD show of the 2010 the National Show of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America (TWSA).
Central MN artists gather from 30 miles in all directions to share, put on art shows, education opportunities and fellowship.
Advertising is a cooperative effort for our fall show. We talked about new projects coming this year too.
Groups give you a sense of belonging. I have been a board member also. Nothing like being in the heat of the action.... but it sure wears you out!

12-14-2010
You get a Weather report everyday - so we can appreciate when it starts to warm up again. The temps were low, just above zero with blue sky and some clouds. Last night the sky was clear, stars and a halo ring of light around the moon.

I have been working on drawing chickens lately. It is subject matter mentioned earlier in this blog.
After I have my rendition decided, I hang the drawing in my big dining window in the kitchen and let the bright afternoon sun turn this area into a big light box. The drawing will come right thru a sheet of watercolor paper put on top of the prep drawing.
Sometimes I have to make the lines bolder to see the image. The window is kind of cold to work on too.
Now with it getting dark earlier in the day, 3:30 pm is almost the end of using this light box - as the sun goes behind the trees and turns out the bright lights needed to see through 140lb. paper.


12-15-2010
Half way through December today.

I am bogged down with learning new technology. Facebook, linking, likes, etc. It takes sooooo much time to get lined up and running. I think my wheels are spinning but I am not going anywhere. A great gal from Australia befriended me and I hope to learn something from her. I figure she is sleeping when I am up, so our schedules are probably half a world apart.
Today I painted chickens.
Colored ones are more fun.... so they have rust, golds, greens and blues in them. Will probably continue the experience but need to get more drawings ready on the paper. I was getting kind of picky on my sketching yesterday and I think I will do more decisions with a brush and less a with pencil.

12-17-2010
Friday

I have enlisted help from a knowledgeable friend. Perhaps I will be able to solve my technical problems and learn some new tricks! I have hope today.....
5 chicken paintings are waiting to be delivered for consideration - oops, just remembered I need to take their photos so it is reflected for my bookwork. Some will make cute chicken art cards. kathy


12-20-10 Monday 10:30 pm

It's Christmas week and it is snowing and making the world white. I'm sure we now have 5 inches new snow on the ground.
I did finishing touches on another rooster this am, took good reference photos, recorded the name and number and got my last entry delivered for the contest. Lots to remember, to do a good job of referencing.

It's possible I might be able to work on a larger painting tomorrow with a tropical subject..... A fisherman and large salt water fish. Won't that be fun to depart from this frozen countryside for a few hours in my mind? I'll just crank up the house thermostat and turn on the kitchen fireplace and pretty soon, I'll just get lost on ocean waters and rocking on a boat in my steamy kitchen. Peace and love, Kathy

12/23/10

Yes, my tropical painting is 75% done! I am making an effort to reduce my use of pure colors everywhere and introduce more grayed compliments. The end result is to have a more vibrant center of interest.

Good News here today! My last chicken painting submitted to the Boys and Girls Club contest was selected to be the winner of the contest. Someday I may figure out how to add a rooster pic for you to see in this blog.
It's a good cause and I am sure I will be giving them more art for auction use.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve. I wish you well, peace in your heart, happiness, and love. yours, Kathy


12-30-2010
It's raining today! We have snowbanks, snow on the roofs, and this is putting heavy moisture all over everything. Be careful to all who have to drive for New Years Eve time with unclimate weather conditions!
I am safe at home, will burrow out soon and wrap up some art to do ends. I did just joined a FAA contest. Learned some more about navigating the site and am stopping to write comments on the paintings I like.
Happy New Year to you, my friend!