Julie Erickson

Julie Erickson is a lifelong lover of drawing. Her favorite subjects are portraits and still lifes, which she captures in a realistic style. Julie is a former member of Art Cellar, an ongoing student art group in Duluth, and has been teaching at WBCA since 2014.

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Andy Evansen

Andy Evansen began painting watercolors in the mid 1990s, and his work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine in 2005. He has since appeared in Watercolor Artist, International Artist and Plein Air magazines as well. He served as President of the Minnesota Watercolor Society…

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Nels Femrite

Nels Femrite is a founder and former president of the Northstar Watercolor Society, one of the premier arts organizations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul.  He has also served as president of Old Town Artists, the oldest cooperative artist’s studio in the Twin Cities. He has studied with Tony Van Hasselt,…

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Lisa Fertig

Lisa Fertig has been formally trained at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, with further study at the University of Minnesota, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and the Atelier Lack.  She served as the Workshop Chair of the Northstar Watercolor Society in the Twin Cities.  She works…

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Sue Filbin

Sue Filbin learned about nature printing from an article in the publication now called Northern Gardener. Her first nature printing workshop was in December 2001 with her teacher, Sonja Larsen, who wrote the magazine article. Sue has been printing plants ever since. She works as a graphic designer, with her…

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Rhiannon Fiskradatz

Rhiannon Fiskradatz is a performer, artist, and designer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Passionate about acting from a young age, she didn’t consider herself much of a visual artist until a series of post-college crafting obsessions, like artful bread crumbs, led her to beadwork as a medium. She was fortunate to…

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Susan Frame

Susan Frame has been playing with ink for over forty years, creating Sumi-e (ink/water) paintings with free-style brushwork. Her work features expressive flowers, landscapes, and abstract interpretations created from ink, pigments, and rice paper. She is a pioneer of vertical calligraphic brushwriting in English, and integrates East Asian materials with…

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Kyle Frederickson

Kyle Frederickson earned a B.F.A. from the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul. He has extensive experience in publication design as a Senior Designer and Art Director for several local magazine publications. Currently Kyle focuses on painting and exhibiting of urban landscapes and teaching and illustrating in the children’s…

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Greta Gaard, Ph.D.

A practicing writer and teacher of writing since 1980, Greta Gaard has practiced Vipassana (mindfulness) since 1995, combining the two practices in a “Mindfulness and Writing” workshop for Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, and assisting in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and…

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Doug Garder

Doug Garder has been teaching art classes at the college and community art center levels for forty years, and has exhibited his work in over seventy-five national, regional, group, and solo shows across the country. He taught foundations and history classes full-time at the Art Institutes International Minnesota in downtown Minneapolis for eighteen years, and before that at the University of Minnesota’s Fine Arts Department in the evening extension program, as well as art centers throughout the Twin Cities area. He received his MFA in Painting from West Virginia University in Morgantown, and his BA in Studio Art and English from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

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