Artist Highlight with Laura Berlage

Laura is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, WI. From fiber arts to creative writing, music to storytelling, she never tires of the magic of transforming idea into form and overlapping narrative and visual. Learn more about her in the artist…

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Artist Highlight with Candice Davis

Candice Davis is a conceptual artist from San Antonio, Texas and working in Minneapolis. Her practice is focused on the use of digital media, installation, and performance as a means of witnessing for the experiences of marginalized people, with specific emphasis on her experience as a Black woman in the…

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Artist Highlight with Erica Spitzer Rasmussen

What path did you take to become a professional artist? For a brief period during my adolescence, I thought I wanted to be an archeologist, my mother arranged for me to work on a local dig through the University of MN.  When I came home dirty with broken fingernails, I decided that…

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Annie Hejny Artist Highlight

Abstract visual artist and forest therapy guide Annie Hejny will be teaching with WBCA this Spring in her class Water and Woods: Abstraction and Nature. You can also learn more about Annie and her artwork during WBCA’s artist talk, coming up on February 25. Annie’s work often deals with themes of water, combining traditional and…

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Q&A with Rebecca Pavlenko

Discover the world of NOURISH/DEVOUR through this Q&A with Rebecca Pavlenko, the artist behind WBCA’s latest online exhibit. These questions came from members of the community, curious about Rebecca’s work and the exhibit. Thank you to everyone who submitted questions. You can view NOURISH/DEVOUR here.  Was your visual idea always…

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Artist Highlight: Katie Bosley

Read below for a Q&A with WBCA clay instructor Katie Bosley! You can learn more about and join her class Clay Conversation Club: click here. How did you first become involved in clay? What is it that drew you to the medium?I began working with clay during my first year…

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Artist Highlight: Sylvia Benson

Longtime WBCA teacher Sylvia Benson began her watercolor career with another familiar WBCA face, Frank Zeller. Frank taught a watercolor class out of his garage, working on plywood saw horses and traveling around the cities for painting locations. When Sylvia joined his class she was looking forward to learning more…

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Artist Highlight: Joshua Cunningham

This Q&A is part of WBCA’s winter creative care packages, written by staff member Ellie Fuelling. Read all about plein air artist Joshua Cunningham’s history of plein air painting, his art practice, and his goal as a WBCA teaching artist below – you can also read more in this (click here)…

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Artist Highlight: Sieng Lee

From far away the pillars outside WBCA appear to be covered in an icy shade of blue, reflecting the sky and hinting at the oncoming deep freeze of winter. As you get closer, it becomes clear that the pillars are covered in those ubiquitous blue medical masks. Layer after layer,…

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Artist Highlight: Marc Anderson

Light is the key to Marc Anderson’s plein air paintings. You might recognize the Wisconsin-based painter’s work from WBCA’s Into Nature plein air exhibit, where Marc’s piece “House of Refuge” took the top prize. Judges commented on atmosphere and light. “You have to appreciate the temperature changes in this piece,”…

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