artZ, an artist collective, believes that art is an essential part of a healthy community. It has power - to educate, advocate and inspire, to broaden perspectives, to challenge convictions, and to expand our understanding of the world around us. Art makes us not only better people, but more compassionate human beings.
Meet the artists of artZ:
Julie Adams works in Watercolor, Acrylic and Collage', and teaches painting classes at artZ Gallery and individual lessons at her Riverside Studio.
Judy Hostvet/Paulson...."I've enjoyed being a member of artZ since the very beginning. I've loved showing my work in this lovely gallery, which consists of mixed media, pastel, watercolor, assemblage, and handmade paper. My special interest is using paper in a variety of ways. Teaching classes at artZ and in other locations has always been a positive experience for me.". New Richmond, WI
Mark Buley incorporates elements common to the Japanese aesthetic including: complexity within simplicity; asymmetry; celebration of natural elements & processes; and respect for tradition and craftsmanship.
phone: (715) 327.4743
Patricia Duncan is a representational pastel and oil painter. Growing up on the prairies of South Dakota, her interest for drawing and painting was sparked from a very early age. Currently living part of her time in the beautiful St. Croix Valley of Northwest Wisconsin and surrounded by lakes and Wisconsin farmland, this place continues to nurture her love for the outdoors and is a continual source of inspiration.
Bonnie Hagen works in watercolors, pastels, acrylics, fabrics and mixed media. She enjoys painting landscapes, animals, nature, and abstracts. She has recently retired from teaching and hopes to spend more time on her art.
Earl Duckett has been photographing nature since 1995. "The best time to work is around the edges of light. My favorite time is from pre-dawn through the first couple hours of the day." Earl also provides custom framing services. To see more of his work, visit his web site at: www.ducknest.us.
Each of Win Herberg's pieces of high-fired stoneware pottery evolves from aspects of previous pieces. She believes simplicity can be very elegant through the repetition of form, line and color. Each of these repetitions strengthens and animates a piece by building on the previous one.
Dick Lee, "the Chicken Guy" with a bent sense of humor, illustrates chickens acting like people. He also, in an effort to maintain self-respect, paints diverse subjects in watercolor, pastel and mixed media.
Pauly Cudd, "Glassblowing's my life's passion. I am
attracted to the mystical qualities of fluid glass. It is truly
challenging to manipulate and persuade a medium that
you can't touch with your hands. With each piece I create, I try to pass on my passion for glass to its new owner."
Nancy Viebrock - works in a variety of mediums, including acrylic painting, mixed-media collage, assemblage, and metal and found object jewelry. “I love creating something from nothing. I try to look at things with a different perspective, and I like the challenge of finding a new way to use old objects."
Wendy Frank’s fascination and creativity comes from working with metal; primarily copper, silver, nickel and brass. What began with a focus on unique jewelry piece has branched out to forming metal pieces, such as bowl and display art.
Jan Killian - My passion is connecting people to animals and nature through art & photography.
David Stone - Pottery has been his passion for over 50 years. He is awed by the spontaneous surprises this media produces and is continually humbled by a medium forged out of need thousands of years ago. These elements are reflected in the functional stoneware he creates for all to use and enjoy.
Mary Teppen has been sketching and painting rustic, wild places and wildlife for 40 years, some whimsical, but most a realistic interpretation of places and creatures that inspire her. Mary is currently expanding her creative horizons, working with wood, paper mache, wood burning, and mixed media.