Pat Barrett

Pat Barrett learned in the late 70s of an organization of people with the same passion as her, the Colleagues of Calligraphy.  She joined and has enjoyed a lifelong pursuit of the perfect letters.  Calligraphy has opened her world to learning other artistic expressions:  card making, book making, photography, color, … Continue reading

Kim Bakken-Parr

With an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Teaching, Kim Bakken-Parr knew experimenting and teaching was the perfect fit for her.  Working with metal clays such as Precious Metal Clay, Bronze Clay, and Copper Clay exposed her to this awesome new art medium and working with a … Continue reading

Suzann Beck

Suzann Beck holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Moorhead State University (Moorhead MN) and studied portraiture with atelier-trained painter Judith Anthony (Plymouth, MN) and classical glazing technique portraiture with Jeffery Hurinenko (St. Paul, MN). Suzann serves as the Minnesota Ambassador for the Portrait Society of America, and teaches … Continue reading

Sylvia Benson

Sylvia Benson lives in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, and has been working in watercolors for 35 years.  She was an instructor at Concordia University and has been an artist-in-residence in North Metro Schools and schools in Wisconsin for 10 years.  She has also taught classes at the Phipps Center for the Arts … Continue reading

Judy Blain

Judy Blain is a full-time artist specializing in watercolor painting.  She received both her B.S. and M.A. in Art Education from Case-Western University.  In addition, she earned a four-year certificate from the Cleveland Art Institute. In her work, Judy employs color in a direct and expressive manner.  Her mastery of … Continue reading


“Bloom” is a SAORI weaving group made up of 8 wonderful ladies. While these ladies happen to have developmental disabilities they have already had two nearly sold out shows at Homewood Studios in Minneapolis as well as gaining teaching experience through workshops held during their shows. Now, “Bloom” has made … Continue reading

David S. Cargo

David S. Cargo is one of the founding members of the Saint Paul Bread Club, a former and current baker at Trotter’s Cafe and Bakery, a former baker at the St. Agnes Baking Company, and a featured baker in Kim Ode’s cookbook, Baking with the Saint Paul Bread Club: Recipes, … Continue reading

Jan Chamberlin

Jan Chamberlin has over thirty years of experience in dance. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, magna cum laude, in dance from Marymount Manhattan College. She studied ballet, modern, and jazz with teachers from the dance companies of New York City Ballet, Ballet Russe, Joffrey Ballet, Martha Graham, Lar … Continue reading

Alexander Chinn

Alex Chinn grew up in rural western Massachusetts in an old farmhouse with his painter mother.  He was exposed to many forms of art, including clay, from early childhood.  Clay became his primary artistic outlet while studying with Ron Gallas at Macalester College.  For more than 15 years Alex Chinn … Continue reading

Christopher Copeland

Christopher Copeland first developed his interest in open and serene landscapes growing up in rural Washington County. A 1983 graduate of the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Christopher exhibits in Minneapolis, New York, Boston, Ohio, Seattle, Scottsdale and Santa Fe. Painting outdoors on location, Copeland’s main concern is … Continue reading