CeCeile Hartleib is an accomplished representational artist who has been painting professionally for over 30 years. Her love of nature is evident in her plein-air landscapes which include some of her favorite subjects: water lilies, garden scenes and people in nature. She paints outdoors year-round in Minnesota and in other…
Destiny A. Davison is a cartoonist, writer and multi-media artist from the Midwest. Her work has been featured in publications and exhibits throughout town, including Gamut Gallery, Err MPLS, and MN Billboard Project. Recent works include zines The Droll (2018), The Gist (2020), The Lot (2020), and McSpooky’s Holiday Horror…
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. Laura also loves working with the many…
David enjoys the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium. By providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium, the most beautiful results oftentimes occur naturally. To keep the paintings from getting too precise, and instead, to convey a feeling of aliveness, David utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying. These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but produce exciting interminglings and textures effortlessly.
Annie Irene Hejny is a voice for the natural world. Her lifelong connection with the earth has developed into a visual language through abstract paintings and drawings. She has exhibited her art in many solo and group exhibitions in galleries such as the University of Minnesota Katherine Nash Gallery (Minneapolis,…
Kelsi Sharp is an African American graphic designer and artist from the American Southwest. Growing up along historic route 66, her work is strongly influenced by the signage, gas stations, and other relics found on the historic Route 66 highway. After studying construction methods, earning certifications in fabrication technologies, and apprenticing in an iconic Santa Fe sign shop, Kelsi began Sharp Design, a signage and environmental design company based in the Midwest, with projects all over the country.
Emma Freeman is a mixed media artist who uses art making as a healing and meditative experience. She has an experimental approach, using a wide range of materials and mediums including collage, assemblage, fibers, drawing, painting, and cyanotype. She believes that anyone can tap into their deeper, often hidden, creativity and that it can be a rich source of fulfillment, fun, self-discovery, and joy. She creates greeting cards, prints, fabric designs, sketchbooks, homewares and more which you can see on her website, www.emmafreemandesigns.com.
Meticulously torn bits of hand-painted papers, delicately put together, form the exceptionally vibrant collages created by Artist Elizabeth St. Hilaire. Richard Colvin, executive director of the Lake Eustis Museum of Art says,
“Elizabeth St. Hilaire’s artworks have a fresh quality that belies the way they are constructed.”
St. Hilaire published her book Painted Paper Art Workshop internationally with North Light Books in August (2016).
Elizabeth’s work has also been published in Acrylic Works 3: Celebrating Texture (2015) and Incite 2; Color Passions (2014), both by North Light. A feature article on her work appeared in the April, 2014 issue of The Artists Magazine, she was also a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition (2014 and 2015) and took first place in the category of Collage/Mixed Media for The Artist’s Magazine All Media Competition (2010). St. Hilaire was an award winner in the National Collage Society’s Signature Members Exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum, in
Mesa AZ (2013). Online, Elizabeth was a Finalist in The Richeson 75 Annual Art Contest (2013).
Born and raised in New England, Elizabeth has lived in Central Florida for the past 20+ years. She holds a B.F.A. in Advertising Design from Syracuse University, which prepared her for a dual identity as both communication designer and a painter–these days she’s a full-time fine artist who’s only graphic design client is herself. St. Hilaire has earned Signature Member status with the National Collage Society and crisscrosses the country several times a year to take her painted paper tidbits on the road. Teaching and sharing her collage technique through an intense three day Paper Paintings workshop has become a passion.
Nancy Gehrig grew up in Wisconsin and loved drawing from early on which led to a degree in Fine Arts. Her career started in Medical Illustration and Graphic Design. Owning a small hobby farm developed her passion for botanical art and the natural world. Nancy has shown her work in London with the Royal Horticultural Society and her work has been included in exhibitions at The New York Botanical Garden, The Phoenix Art Museum, and the Filoli in California. She has also shown with the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators and regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. She also teaches Colored Pencil and Drawing at the MN School of Botanical Art in Minneapolis. Nancy has also taught Colored Pencil at the MN Landscape Arboretum.