Joshua Cunningham

Joshua Cunningham lives in St. Paul, with his wife Shannon, their children, Greta, William and a sheep dog, Louie. He is a member of the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota, Oil Painters of America, and the American Impressionist Society. His work has garnered national attention by Plein Air Magazine and Informed…

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Bonnie Cutts

Bonnie Cutts graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus, with a B.F.A. in drawing and painting. She has exhibited her artwork since the early 1980s in both solo and group shows, and her work is included in numerous corporate and private collections across the country. In 1998 Bonnie…

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Calvin deRuyter

Calvin deRuyter is a Maple Grove artist who is known as a colorist. He has been presented with more than 2 dozen awards, and is a signature member of the Red River Watercolor Society, as well as the Futurist of the Northstar Watermedia Society. In the last decade he has…

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Julie Dobson Miner

Julie Dobson Miner is a versatile and accomplished painter, illustrator/designer with a passion for the arts and teaching. She works in diverse styles and media, both traditional and electronically-generated which she has honed over years of working in different arenas of the art world. Julie has spent years working with her rep who licenses her art work to manufactures that graces the products in stores throughout the United States and into Europe. Her true love is teaching oil/acyclic classes and prior to entering the licensing world, Julie owned and operated a teaching studio-gallery in White Bear Lake for six years were she taught watercolor. Today Julie works and teaches from her home studio over looking Forest Lake of Forest Lake MN with her two golden retrievers Max and Ruby close by. Her and her husband Arvin have two adult sons Jesse and Sean both living in neighboring communities.

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Peggy Doran

Peggy Doran was classically trained in Belgium and Chicago.  She is the owner and chef of Margaux’s Table in White Bear Lake.  Margaux’s Table serves local and regional ingredients, gathering many from nearby farmers’ markets.  Peggy’s dishes have a wholesome, rustic elegance.

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Debra Dresler

Debra Dresler, a St. Croix Valley native, has had a rich career in the arts. Her studio Stroke Of Art was founded in 1986, where Debra designed and marketed art in many mediums. She has also been an instructor in calligraphy, jewelry making, painting, and photography.  She believes everyone is a…

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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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Meg Erke

Meg Erke is a mixed media artist integrating painting and book arts.  Her work is inspired by nature and the accessibility of outdoor spaces in the Minneapolis area.  She is the author and illustrator of “Minnealphabet: An Outdoorsy Homage to Minneapolis”, a picture book celebrating the city’s unique connection to natural…

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Andy Evansen

Andy Evansen’s work gained recognition after winning an international watercolor competition through American Artist magazine, appearing on their cover in 2005.  He’s been featured in numerous other publications since, and has become a sought-after workshop instructor who paints and teaches internationally.  He became a signature member of the prestigious Plein…

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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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