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Nov. 24, 2020

Tracey Downing - Teacups and Clouds

Tracey Downing is a painter, printmaker, mixed media artist, art psychotherapist and poet. Tracey’s work is mostly abstract, info…

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Nov. 17, 2020

Carrie Chimenti - Decorative Finishes & Pasta!

How do you get past the self-doubt and remain passionate and engaged? Get ready to be uplifted as Carrie talks about her passion …

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Nov. 10, 2020

Linda Marcus - Fiber

Linda Marcus is a multidisciplinary artist embracing the traditional focus on fluidity and tactility using less traditional mater…

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Oct. 20, 2020

Vicky Lentz - Pattern & Repetition

Vicky Lentz is a contemporary mixed-media visual artist from the northwest region of New Brunswick, whose home and studio are loc…

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Oct. 13, 2020

Natalie Ergas - Collecting

Natalie Ergas is the creator, sole ceowoman, artist, and educator of Native Essence Art. She creates portrait collages that repre…

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Oct. 6, 2020

Aaron Boyd - Empathy

Aaron Boyd has illustrated over 40 children’s books working mostly in old school watercolor. Aaron talks about the challenge of m…

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Sept. 29, 2020

Nick Petrie - A Great Sentence

Nick Petrie spends his time crafting great sentences for his Peter Ash crime fiction series. His first novel, The Drifter, was no…

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Sept. 22, 2020

Jennifer Pazienza - Keswick Ridge

Jennifer Pazienza is an oil painter living in New Brunswick Canada who uses landscape imagery to explore personal myths and histo…

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Sept. 15, 2020

Megan Woodard Johnson - Details

Megan Woodard Johnson builds up dense layers of different materials, including acrylic paint, oil pastels, graphite, charcoal, vi…

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Sept. 8, 2020

Abigail Bowen - Lost Things

Abigail Bowen is an artist living in Brighton, UK who paints at ‘The Edge of The Rainbow’. The term comes from Donna Tartt’s nov…

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Sept. 1, 2020

Jes Zange - Slow and Simple Living

Jes Zange is inspired by colors and textures found in nature and uses yarn to create unique textured fiber paintings. She lets t…

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Aug. 25, 2020

Laurie Pearsall - Storytelling

Laurie Pearsall is a voracious learner and passionate educator whose work promotes dialogue about identity within the framework …

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Aug. 21, 2020

Mel Kostad - Tiny Tiny Things, Part 2

Mel Kolstad is an artist, speaker, instructor and arts advocate who uses her art life to raise money, teach and protest.  As a pr…

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Aug. 18, 2020

Mel Kolstad - Tiny Tiny Things, Part 1

Mel Kolstad is an artist, speaker, instructor and arts advocate who uses her art life to raise money, teach and protest.  As a pr…

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Aug. 12, 2020

Mindy Sue Wittock - The 80's

Mindy Sue uses sewing and stitching techniques to create soft sculptures and textiles inspired by the intangible phantom of nosta…

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Aug. 4, 2020

Deb Dila - Alone Time & Old Buildings

Deb is a scientist by day, and artist by night and weekend. She works with a variety of media, using film and photography, metalw…

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July 28, 2020

Ben Seaman - The Evolutionary Process

Ben Seaman’s midcentury abstraction paintings contain signage, contemporary design motifs and color palettes that reference 20th …

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July 21, 2020

Shannon Amey - Origin Stories

Shannon Amey is a Canadian contemporary abstract artist currently living in Finland along the Baltic Sea. Shannon’s immersion and…

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July 14, 2020

Mary Roley - Fire & Sense of Place

Mary combines blown glass and fabricated steel elements into captivating sculptures that evoke natural and built landscapes of th…

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July 7, 2020

Krista Allenstein - Neon Signs & Vintage Maps

Krista Allenstein paints retro neon road signs onto her collection of vintage maps, changing the wording into positive and encour…

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June 30, 2020

Paula DeStefanis - Creating

Paula is a Milwaukee based artist, educator, co-founder of a non-profit arts organization, and director of The Arts Mill gallery …

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June 27, 2020


I believe that creativity flourishes when we are brave, when we practice compassion and when we engage in meaningful human connec…

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