Ann Solyst

By Kiara Hohn | January 12, 2023

Ann Solyst’s oil paintings are a meditative exploration of everyday objects. Preferring to paint on a smooth surface, such as panel or linen canvas, Ann begins each painting with an underpainting and meticulously develops small, simple scenes with numerous, thin layers of paint. These intimate paintings revel in the beauty of often overlooked objects, quietly…

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Laura Presley

By Kiara Hohn | January 12, 2023

As an artist, Laura’s paintings are about the intangibles. She am interested in the kinds of elusive qualities – color, light, atmosphere, (and circumstances) moments, impressions, and memories, that incite a visceral response. It cannot be touched, held, or named, but is somehow understood. Her process is intuitive, and precise. She applies marks with unquestionable…

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Claire O’Connor

By Kiara Hohn | January 12, 2023

Claire’s introduction to pottery was while working with people living in a poor inner city neighborhood to create a community based school for their children. Pottery was the chosen art form. Though she continued on her chosen life’s trajectory, clay was now a constant. Through university, and career, through marriage, motherhood and all life’s lessons,…

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Chiaki O’Brien

By Kiara Hohn | January 12, 2023

SAORI Weaving is a Japanese contemporary weaving style Chiaki brought from Japan. SAORI is not just a weaving style, but your life. It is a self-expression way of weaving, you can just weave how you feel. It allows you “being you.” This gave her a joy, so she’ve been sharing this wonderful weaving to all…

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Lisa Gidlow Moriarty

By Kiara Hohn | January 12, 2023

With a BA in Fine Arts – Design, Lisa has created large-scale art installations for over 30 years. She now focuses on labyrinths, making room-size portable labyrinths and both outdoor and indoor permanent installations. Her work can be found internationally from Africa to Australia, and across the USA. The labyrinth symbolizes a spiritual journey, and…

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Dan Mondloch

By Kiara Hohn | January 12, 2023

Dan is an award winning third-generation painter. His first interest in painting was in the 9th grade; while driving with his dad he mentioned he’d like to try painting. The next morning he woke to the kitchen table covered with everything he could ever possibly need to paint a picture. He’s been featured in Plein…

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Greg Kraft

By Kiara Hohn | January 12, 2023

Greg started his artistic journey with community education classes, folk school courses, and classes at WBCA. All of those wonderful experiences lead him to art school for sculpture. He teaches welding, woodworking, and stone carving at WBCA. He loves teaching and helping people create something unique and precious.

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Scott Lloyd Anderson

By Kiara Hohn | January 12, 2023

Scott’s career as an art director greatly informs his art. Having traveled the country to many plein air events, he won top awards at San Luis Obispo, Telluride, and here in Minnesota. He won top prize in the 2010 Salon International in San Antonio. His painting was selected from 392 juried works out of 1300…

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Tori Poeschl

By Kiara Hohn | January 3, 2023

Tori was introduced to clay at the age of 13. She found it to be a source of expression and help absorb and release stress and emotion from life. She started traveling at the age of 18 and was fortunate to get an artist residency in North Carolina at a clay studio. Tori spent 2 years of intensive…

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Rob Lieder

By Kiara Hohn | November 15, 2022

Rob Lieder is a ceramic artist and self-proclaimed ‘clay nerd’ currently residing in Stillwater, MN.  He was drawn to ceramics after serving in the US Army, noting the relation of mark-making in clay to the earth-scraping tracks of the M1 Abrams tank that he was crewing.  After earning his degree in Studio Art from Concordia St.…

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