Teaching Artists

Adam Gruetzmacher

Adam Gruetzmacher is a studio potter working in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  In 2010 he graduated with a bachelors degree in Fine Art from the University of Wisconsin to pursue a career as a potter.  He spent the following five years at Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis where he worked as an employee and a resident…

Adama Sow

Adama Sow is a ceramist who originates from Senegal, West Africa. He has a degree in ceramics from the Fine Art School of Dakar and has also attended ceramic school in Germany. Since 2001, Adama has been living in the U.S. where he sells his pottery and sculpture. Adama also teaches at various art centers…

Alex Chinn

Alex Chinn grew up in rural, western Massachusetts in an old farmhouse with his painter mother.  He was exposed to many forms of art, including clay, from early childhood.  Clay became his primary artistic outlet while studying with Ron Gallas at Macalester College. In 1998 Alex formed Ceramic Chinn and has since maintained an active…

Annie Hejny

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, MN), The Phipps Center for…

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 was trained by Golden Artist…

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, and composition.

CeCeile Hartleib

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 parts of the country. Because…

Christopher Copeland

Christopher Copeland first developed his interest in open and serene landscapes growing up in rural Washington County. A 1983 graduate of the College of Visual Arts in St. Paul, Christopher exhibits in Minneapolis, New York, Boston, Ohio, Seattle, Scottsdale and Santa Fe. Painting outdoors on location, Copeland’s main concern is to record nature’s transient moments…

Dan Mackerman

Dan Mackerman is a professional painter and sculptor of more than 27 years. His work can be seen in over 60 public collections throughout the country. His career highlights include projects with Disney, Animal Planet Television and Prince. Of particular note was his work as lead sculptor and character designer for the Daytons/Marshall Fields/Macy’s Holiday…

Destiny Davison

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 Show (2021). For more of…