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For the month of December, artZ Gallery presents

Mixed Media “Over the Edge”

Julie Adams has been a member of artZ Gallery since 2010.  Her creative endeavors started with drawing and printmaking in college, and focused on traditional watercolor painting during her art teaching years.  Since retiring, experiments with acrylic ink and collage have developed into a progression of varied mediums and design styles.  For the past few years, she has explored the possibilities of assemblage, allowing the work to be more dimensional, however, more challenging to construct.  Wood, fabric and metal pieces become shapes and textures in a landscape.  Found objects and broken pieces create their own stories of a forgotten past or an imagined future.  Julie’s new discoveries are encaustic, oil and cold wax painting.  “Change keeps me moving forward, learning without expectations. Perhaps the viewer will ask the question, “‘How did you do that?’”  See more of Julie’s work at: www.riversidestudioart.com


Loretta Pedersen learned to knit when she was five.  As a young adult she knit with cheap yarn from big box stores, then she discovered the spinning wheel which opened her world.  “After filling our city house with stinky wool, my husband and I moved to a farm in this area.  Over the years we have raised sheep, goats, llamas and alpacas. There is more to do with fibers than I could do in a lifetime.  I am going to give it a good try!”


Judy Hostvet/Paulson - Being a member of artZ Gallery in Amery, Wisconsin, since the very formation of this highly-rated art establishment, has helped Judy to learn new ideas, techniques, attitudes and validation of what seems to come from mediums that she has used. 

These mediums are many and include the exploration of watercolor, pastels, handmade paper, creative felting, drawing, collage, acrylic, alcohol inks and assemblage.  At this writing, her curiosity has led her to an exploration of non-objective texture and color.  The natural world has always presented itself to her as exciting and unpredictable, containing order beyond understanding.  Her studies have interpreted what surrounds her in Northern Wisconsin, on the banks of the Willow River.  Judy’s background is in education.  She has participated in numerous shows and has had her work displayed in many respected galleries.  “As I happily continue my relationship with artZ, I am assured that I’ll be learning from the many talented members and guests that come into our gallery.  I know that as my journey continues, welcome new changes will be seen in my work.”


Han Huisman - As a native of The Netherlands, a retired neuroscientist and self-taught artist, Han finds great satisfaction in his artistic experimentation with Mixed media and Installations.  A question could be, “ Are there boundaries when you do not call your work art anymore?”  Han explains,  “I am focusing into my creativity and presentation via on-line networks and opportunities provided by several Art Communities and Institutions in Minnesota and Wisconsin.”