Catherine Hearding

Catherine Hearding is a self-taught artist with more than 30 years of experience in watercolor. She has a BA degree in zoology and botany from the U of Montana. She works from her home studio in Lake Elmo, MN, and teaches classes and workshops in basic watercolor technique, color theory,…

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Kathleen Hope

Kathleen Hope is a mixed media artist and color expert.  She has spent 12 years experimenting with a variety of products and different surface supports. Her work has won many awards and she has exhibited in many museum shows. Kathleen is originally from Minneapolis but now resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.…

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Dan Horan

Dan, the master mind behind Merchant Leather, is a completely self-taught leatherworker. Drawing from traditional techniques as well as trial and error, Dan has developed his own unique style of designing and building high-quality leather goods.    Merchant Leather is a designer and producer of classically styled, handmade leather goods. Merchant…

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Barbara Jaenicke

Barbara Courtney Jaenicke (pronounced JAN-i-kee) loved to draw and paint as a teenager and desired at an early age to pursue a career of some sort in the art world. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1986 from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College), majoring…

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Peter Jadoonath

Peter Jadoonath holds a BFA from Bemidji State University. He is the recipient of both a Jerome Artists Grant and a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant. His studio is located at his home in Shafer, Minnesota. He sells his pots primarily through home sales, studio tours, art fairs, and gallery…

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Neil Johnston

Neil Johnston holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the College of Visual Arts in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and a Master of Fine Arts Visual Studies in painting from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Neil has been commissioned by private collectors and corporations…

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Margie Jones

Margie Jones combines her love of clay with her gift of working with children when teaching at the Arts Center. She has a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a concentration in ceramics from the University of Michigan and is a licensed elementary teacher. She has engaged children and families in…

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Cynthia Kath

Cynthia Kath is a painter who works in pastels, oils and acrylics. She has been showing her work in both one woman shows and group juried exhibitions in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Hawaii and France. Cynthia has a BA in Fine Arts, and is working on a Master of Liberal studies at…

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Karen Knutson

Karen Knutson attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN and currently lives in Minneapolis, MN.  She thoroughly loves teaching watercolor and collage, and teaches workshops nationwide.  Her workshops are filled with techniques to make painting fun and easy.  She believes that painting should be fun, but also teaches a strong sense…

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Emily Gray Koehler

“In every print ever made, there is a history of process, a story told through impression. The grain of the wood or the bevel of the copper translate into paper something of their essence where wood becomes image, metal becomes paper, stone becomes print. It is in this transmutation of…

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