The Central Minnesota Woodworker's Association is a group of men and women from around the St. Cloud Minnesota area who share a common interest in the art and business of woodworking. We meet monthly in St. Cloud to share information, techniques and topics of interest in the area of woodworking. Learn more about membership or support.

September CMWA Meeting

For the next CMWA meeting SketchUp, project layout, and planning will be our topic. Darren McKeever will be demonstrating the benefits of the SketchUp Make.

In memory of Cy Valerius

Thank you Charlie Gunderson, for building and donating a beautiful walnut flag case to the Cy and Joan Valerius family. It was presented to Joan in mid July. As you would expect it was a very emotional event for us, Joan was very grateful.

August CMWA Meeting

The next CMWA meeting is Wednesday, August 19th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Paramount, lower level. Antique woodworking tools will be the focus. Jim Preusser is a collector and expert on woodworking antiques. He will share some of his vast collection of tools and knowledge. Members are invited to bring their antique tools for evaluation by Jim.

July CMWA Meeting

Our summer picnic will take the place of our July meeting.

The picnic will take place at Devin Middendorf's shop located at the Middendorf family farm, Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30 pm.

Devin will show us how he cuts the parts for the libraries.

There will be plenty of food, we will be grilling burgers and brat's with all the trimmings, as members have volunteered to bring salads, chips, beans and deserts. All the meats, plates and utensils etc. are being furnished by the CMWA. Please bring your appetite and a chair!

For those members who may want to take advantage of carpooling, meet at approx. 5:15 at the Mills Fleet Farm parking lot near the large Mills sign on county road 75, (Division Street) in Waite Park. The group will leave about 5:30 pm.

June CMWA Meeting

Shawn will be doing a presentation of the libraries at our June meeting. Roland Johnson is always working on or testing some exciting new product or tool. At our June meeting he will tell us about quick change router chucks.

Art Crawl June 12th

Our next Art Crawl is Friday, June 12th 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Paramount. Shawn, John and Devin have been busy folks and have assembled four "Little Libraries" and will be showing and selling them at the Art Crawl. Thank you for your good work! Any members who would like to help at Art Crawls are welcome.

Paramount Visual Arts Center Exhibition

We are excited to invite your participation in the Artists of the Paramount exhibition in Studio C, which will be our featured exhibition for the June 12 th Art Crawl!

This exhibit will showcase the talents of our students, instructors, club members, staff and volunteers and is open to all art mediums.

Here are the details you need to know:

Exhibition: Artists of the Paramount
Dates: June 12-26
Entry Fee: Free
Drop Off: June 8, 10am-4pm or June 9, 10am-8pm
*Please deliver to Derick or Melissa’s Office
Reception: June 12, 5-9pm during the Art Crawl
Pick-Up: June 29, 10am-4pm or June 30, 10am-8pm

Each artist is welcome to submit one or two pieces
Size Limits: Not larger than 3 feet in an direction or to exceed 100lbs

All work must be clearly labeled on the back/bottom of the work indicating:
Artist Name
Title of Piece
Price (or Not For Sale)

There will be a 30% commission retained by the Paramount for any sales.

Please contact our office with any additional questions at (320) 257-5928

Thank you,

Derick Segerstrom
Visual Arts Center Office Manager
Paramount Theatre & Visual Arts Center
Phone: (320) 257-5928

May CMWA Meeting

Mike Siemsen is our guest presenter at our May meeting. Mike is a professional furniture builder. He will demonstrate crafting wood mouldings by hand using "hollows and rounds", hand moulding planes. Mike is a member of SAPFM, the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and owns Green Lake Clock co. and Mike Siemsens School of Woodworking. Mike's shop is located near Chisago City, MN. You don't want to miss this presentation.

April CMWA Meeting

Our activity for the April meeting will be on the "Art of Intarsia". Bill Sampson will present the technique of producing this art in wood. Bill has demonstrated great scroll saw skills and is willing to share his talent with our members. Thank you Bill!

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