Thomas E. Stewart

Thomas E. Stewart is a muralist and public artist who has created large-scale, photorealistic murals in visitor centers and other public venues for over two decades. Tom grew up in Minneapolis, and holds a BS in Forestry and a BFA in painting.  His art career started in Alaska where he…

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Tressa Sularz

Tressa Sularz is a contemporary basket maker living and working in her home in Northeast Minneapolis. She made her first basket in 1972 after collecting baskets and has been making them ever since. She teaches at art centers, national basketry conferences, and similar venues, including guilds and other art related…

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Sue Swanson

Sue Swanson, MDiv, is a teacher and retreat leader who helps people find Sabbath time in their busy lives by teaching them how to practice spiritual patterns together. She calls her work Prayercraft, which is combining craftwork with different patterns of prayer. She is interested in how we can learn to…

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Brittany Trushin

Brittany Trushin completed her BFA studies in pottery at Colorado State University in 2010. She has been a studio apprentice at Fire Earth Works Studio in Bellvue, Colorado, a resident artist at Flux Studios in Mount Rainier, Maryland, and a technician and studio artist at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis…

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Mary Jo Van Dell

Mary Jo Van Dell takes a minimalist approach to her contemporary landscape works in oil. The artist limits her palette to bring a respectful stillness and gravitas to the canvas. Mary Jo, who is based in Stillwater, Minnesota, has participated in many solo and group exhibitions in recent years. In…

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Aimee Van Ostrand

Aimee Van Ostrand is originally from the Philippines. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Iowa State University in Ames, IA and her Master’s degree in Oriental Medicine from American Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in Roseville, MN.  She is an NCCAOM Board Certified Practitioner and owns Healing…

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Susan Hartzell Vannelli

                Susan Hartzell Vannelli is a professional artist who offers stimulating art classes and workshops at White Bear Center for the Arts. Sue’s colorful, mixed media art reflects her personal energy, joy, and enthusiasm for life! Oil, acrylic, and pastel are her favorite mediums…

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Kim Scanlan

Kim Scanlan has been working with fiber arts for over 25 years most recently in the area of punch needle rug hooking. Kim learned the craft from Amy Oxford, inventor of The Oxford Punch Needle and author of four books about rug hooking. Kim has been rug punching for 5…

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Zac Spates

Zac Spates of Hudson, WI, is a potter/ceramicist.  He received his BA in Studio Arts (Summa Cum Laude) from Saint John’s University, Collegeville, MN, in 2003.  Spates was an assistant to Richard Bresnahan at Saint John’s Pottery 2000-3, and then was an apprentice at Mark Hewitt Pottery, Pittsboro, NC, 2003-6.  Spates also volunteers with the local fire department as a captain firefighter.

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Frank Zeller

Frank Zeller has a Master’s degree in art education and the fine arts. He has taken awards in local, state, and national fine arts exhibitions and judged the State Fair arts exhibitions. He has taught watercolor workshops in the US, Italy, and Spain. He has been involved with White Bear…

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