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:
Tom Lindfors, owner of Lindfors Photography, Inc., portraits, fine art photography, mixed media, Star Prairie, WI,
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 - Mixed media artist/teacher and writer for Living & Playing magazine. 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
Sandy Cormican works mainly in pastels; but also enjoys working with acrylics and watercolors. Her subject matter...roadside scenery, old buildings, and colorful flowers...comes from her everyday experiences.
Sandy C Art Studio
Patricia Duncan is a representational pastel and oil painter. Currently living part-time in the beautiful St. Croix Valley, it's surrounding lakes and farmland are a continual source of inspiration. She is particularly drawn to cultural diversity when picking her subject matter. She prefers painting natural landscapes, people, animals, architecture and still life.
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. Fiber artist, Keldi Merton creates unique personal adornments using the time-honored traditions of spinning, weaving and knitting. Keldi often uses reclaimed fabrics and natural materials to hand weave her fanciful collection of hats, shawls, scarves and purses. Contact Keldi at her studio, Apple Hill Studio, email@example.com
Emily Gray Koehler is a printmaker whose reduction wood cuts focus largely on humanity's place in the environment. From moody landscapes to expressive plant and animal portraits, she has sought to develop a dialogue between the viewer and the natural world.
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.
Wayne Manthey explores the behavior of rawhide in relationship to different styles of frames and how that relationship is affected by tension and subtle nuances in the weather. Sound is the primary concern in his work. He feels the natural elements that compose his drums and the sound they create generate a spiritual bond with the users of his drums.
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."
Jon Michael Route, "Metalwork has an amazing capacity for detail and subtlety. The essence of my work is presenting the material
and content with an inviting textural surface and 3-Dimensional
details in rich, vibrant color."