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Meet Our Artists

Step into the vibrant world of our artists, all members of the North Woods Art Tour. With over 40 talented individuals representing a diverse array of mediums, our artist collective invites you to embark on a journey of creativity and discovery. During the art tour, you'll have the unique opportunity to visit their studios, witness captivating demonstrations, and personally connect with the artists behind the masterpieces. Get ready to immerse yourself in the boundless creativity and artistic passion that defines our community of creators.

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Gallery, Photography, Woodworking

Odonata Gallery

Mitchell & Laureen Myers

Mercer

Gallery, Photography, Woodworking

We invite you to come to ONONATA to view Mitchell's gorgeously framed large mood expressing nature photos and Laureen's clever whimsical paintings. Also explore an awesome display of pottery from functional to decorative.

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Weaver, Fiber Artist

Manitowish River Studio

Mary Burns

Mercer

Weaver, Fiber Artist

Mary weaves intricate designs on her unique hand-jacquard loom and creates complex colorful weavings, wall hangings, and feltings. Also featured are Hazel Eye Textiles, naturally dyed, painted apparel and homewares. Weaving demonstrations.

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Traditional Woodworking

Studio 57

John Reichling

Boulder Junction

Traditional Woodworking

Hand‐carved and hand‐painted decorative duck decoys and fish spearing decoys and other smaller wooden items and gifts. I am self‐taught, and have been carving for approximately 30 years. Now retired, my "hobby" has become my main focus in life.

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Gallery

Arlene's Pottery & Gallery

Arlene Bozicnik

Boulder Junction

Gallery

Visit the quaint gallery that is located in the middle of downtown Boulder Junction that features the many different styles of Arlene’s handcrafted stoneware pottery. Stop in and see Arlene's newest clay technique: mono-printing on mugs and plates.

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Gallery

Moondeer & Friends Gallery

Sara Muender

Boulder Junction

Gallery

Moondeer & Friends Gallery features contemporary fine art & craft, books by local authors & illustrators, cards and many smaller gift items as well as professional custom framing by Susan Miller. It is the primary outlet for the work of Sara Muender.

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Oil Painting

Birch Bark Studio

Sandra Cashman

Manitowish Waters

Oil Painting

The Wisconsin Northwoods has put me under a spell. I see a grove of birch trees, reflections from a kayak, or a puddle in the road, and I am moved to paint.

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Photography

BK Photography Studio

Bob Kovar

Manitowish Waters

Photography

BK Photography is a quaint studio built in the shadow of an active bald eagle’s nest on Wild Rice Lake. My photography is a heart-felt process developed from a life-long love affair with the land and people of Manitowish Waters.

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Photography

Den Hill Photography Gallery & Studio

Den Hill

Manitowish Waters

Photography

Enjoy viewing my presentation of the beautiful Northwoods as if you are actually there in person. Over 75 photos on display for your viewing pleasure that showcase the beauty of nature.

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 Mixed Media

Border Country Art Studio

Frances Whitfield & Friends

Manitowish Waters

Mixed Media

Gathered and found materials used in unconventional ways by unconventional artists. Bark creations; paintings in encaustic and other media; basketry vessels; millinery embellishments; beadwork; full moon jewelry.

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Pottery, Sculpture, Gallery

The Waite Studio

Jillayne and Jeff Waite

Arbor Vitae

Pottery, Sculpture, Gallery

On the 2024 tour, we invite you to wander through our gardens and see the sculptures we have made. We also have a labyrinth, and an island garden with a pond and river. UNIQUE GARDEN ART, UNUSUAL INDOOR SCULPTURES, and functional stoneware.

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Copper Foiled Stained and Fused Art Glass & Fiber Art

Sand Lake Trading Company, LLC

Jack & Chris Stayer

Lac du Flambeau

Copper Foiled Stained and Fused Art Glass & Fiber Art

"We want to thank you both for your generosity of time and hospitality...It is truly a wonderful experience coming to your home and spending time with you...I am addicted to your artwork..."

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Chainsaw carving, Sculpture

Fraboni Chainsaw Art

Mike Fraboni, Carver

Lac du Flambeau

Chainsaw carving, Sculpture

Chainsaw-carved sculptures of Northwoods wildlife. Workshop and outdoor display areas. View carvings in all stages of completion with demonstrations daily during the tour.

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Pottery

Taylor Morgan Pottery

Lisa Opfer

Arbor Vitae

Pottery

Whimsical, small batch pottery and ceramics. View work in various stages of completion along with a process video. I create a wide array of pottery and ceramics using many techniques and styles.

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Gourd Art and Inspiration

LaDeDa Gourds

Karen Caldwell

Lac du Flambeau

Gourd Art and Inspiration

Lagenaria, or hard-shelled gourds, are the gourds that I craft and sell. These become vessels, lamps, baskets, drums, planters, maracas, birdhouses, and other items limited only by the imagination of the artist.

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Painting

Christine Alfery Contemporary Artist

Christine Alfery

Lac du Flambeau

Painting

Internationally exhibited Christine Alfery will be working in her studio on several paintings, sharing the stories behind her work, and guiding guests through her creative process during the North Wood's Art Tour.

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Pottery

Schneider et Fille Pottery Shop

Lora (Schneider) Hagen

Minocqua

Pottery

See pottery created daily at the studio!. Wheel-thrown stoneware and porcelain, mostly functional tableware including casseroles, cups, jars, and more for daily and decorative use. Handmade knitwear.

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Fiber, Photography

Textured Elegance & David Barnhill Photography

Phyllis Schuit & David Barnhill

Hazelhurst

Fiber, Photography

Phyllis is passionate about color, which abounds in her hand-knit hats and handwoven scarves. David’s passion is to reveal nature’s art in the Northwoods, using a wide variety of styles to create fine art photography of the Deep North.

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Fiber

Jenny’s Sock Shop and Gallery

Jenny Gibson

Hazelhurst

Fiber

See demos daily of socks being made on 100-year-old WWI and WWII sock machines. Socks, fingerless gloves, scarves, and headbands, along with other local art are on display in the gallery.

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Watercolor, Pastel, Mixed Media, Alcohol Ink, Acrylic Painting

Oak View Studio

Lisa Krueger

Tomahawk

Watercolor, Pastel, Mixed Media, Alcohol Ink, Acrylic Painting

Living in the peaceful backwoods of Tomahawk where large oaks welcome guests on a journey to original artistic creations has inspired images that appear on Lisa’s canvas in many forms, from vibrant colors to soft and subtle hues.

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Pastels

Swallow Haven Studio

Andrea Fenner

Irma

Pastels

Perched atop a ledge overlooking a native trout stream, Swallow Haven Studio abounds with the beauty of the Northwoods, featuring landscapes and animal pastels inside, and breathtaking scenery outside.

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Gallery

Chapel Art Gallery

Linda DeBroux

Irma

Gallery

Located on the side of Irma hill, The Chapel Art Gallery will open its doors for the 2024 Northwoods Art Tour. Along with permanent art work displayed behind the red doors, functional and decorative wheel-thrown pottery will also be available.

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Charcoal/Ink, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Paint, Photography, Film

Memphis and Palmer Arts

Jody Gross & Michele Spano

Irma

Charcoal/Ink, Jewelry, Mixed Media, Paint, Photography, Film

A nod to the artists’ beloved former home of Fishtown (Philadelphia, PA), Memphis and Palmer Arts melds the morbid beauties of urban grit with rustic rural northern Wisconsin.

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Jewelry

BJChristian Designs

Betty J Christian

Rhinelander

Jewelry

Unique jewelry designs in silver, gold, and copper wire combined with gemstones and more. Worth the trip to Rhinelander to see Betty's eye-catching and intricate jewelry creations. "What fun designs!" "...carries lovely positive energy."

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Pottery

Pigeon Road Pottery

Amy Higgason

Lake Tomahawk

Pottery

I would describe my pottery as fine art with an everyday purpose — a marriage of function and expression with a nod to the natural world. I use inspiration from my surroundings and a variety of clay techniques to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

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Mixed Media, Acrylic Painting

Dot On! Designs

Sandy Winkelman

Lake Tomahawk

Mixed Media, Acrylic Painting

Converging art and music, where vintage vinyl records undergo a transformation into vibrant, colorful artwork. Immerse yourself in the world of dot art, where each carefully placed dot tells a story.

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Pottery, Printmaking

T. Lauder Pottery & Printmaking

Tamara Lauder

St. Germain

Pottery, Printmaking

A rustic studio filled with functional stoneware, primitive smoke-fired pottery, tile creations, woodcuts, and monotypes. My 7 x 10 foot tile mural is now completed.

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Woodworking, Mixed Media

The Natural Edge

Dan Benecke

St. Germain

Woodworking, Mixed Media

*** Tour in July Only ***
Come visit my studio and see where inspiration and imagination become reality. My work is the result of the collaboration between the natural and repurposed materials I work with and the creativity they inspire within me.

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Fiber, Weaving

Bear Paw Pottery - Guest Artist

Sheri Smith

St. Germain

Fiber, Weaving

Working on four looms in her Winchester studio, Sheri Smith draws on more than 40 years of experience in a variety of weaving techniques to create her scarves, wraps, jackets and ponchos. AUTUMN TOUR ONLY

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Stoneware, Porcelain, Raku

Bear Paw Pottery, LLC

John & Vicki Langer

St. Germain

Stoneware, Porcelain, Raku

Functional and decorative wheel thrown and hand-built pottery with a North Wood's theme.

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Jewelry

40th and Plum Sterling Jewelry

Donna Welhoefer

Eagle River

Jewelry

40th & Plum Jewelry is a unique jewelry studio that specializes in creating beautiful sterling silver pieces. Many pieces feature a variety of unique stones and stone inlay. The natural beauty of my surroundings is a constant source of inspiration.

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Ceramics/Pottery

Johanna B Ceramics

Johanna Buwalda

Eagle River

Ceramics/Pottery

My functional handmade pottery is mostly wheel thrown. The pottery is decorated with colorful intricate line patterns that reflect my European heritage and the forest I live and work in.

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Jewelry, Weaving, Fiber Arts

Studio 301:
Shuttle Works & Celtic Wolf Studios

Janice Zindel & Sarah Zindel

Eagle River

Jewelry, Weaving, Fiber Arts

Sarah creates jewelry using natural stones, glass, beads, and vintage upcycled pieces. Janice creates handwovens inspired by her Norwegian heritage.

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Woodworking

Woodesign

Adam Mroz

Eagle River

Woodworking

Woodesign is a hearty workshop that aims to take custom designs and craft functional artwork that lasts a lifetime. From rustic bars and mantles, to eclectic tables and home decor, works of fine craftsmanship are designed with you in mind.

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Quilt Art, Painting,  Woodworking

Artwerq

Wendy & Steve Ahnen

Eagle River

Quilt Art, Painting, Woodworking

Experience life scenes depicted in vibrant colors through wall art and paintings. Come admire Wendy's interpreted and realistic designs. Consider Steve's wood turned pieces as an added bonus.

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Woodworking

Polarski Cedar Products

Linda Polarski

Three Lakes

Woodworking

Take a step back into time and see the elaborately carved period furniture pieces that I build. These are museum classics dating from the 16th to 19th centuries and are heirloom replicas from the past.

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Handcrafted Furniture, Woodworking

Steve’s Handcrafted Furniture

Steve Klemann

Land O' Lakes

Handcrafted Furniture, Woodworking

My furniture is functional in its design and beautiful as well. I characterize my designs as either ‘Classic’,' Mission Style, or ‘Cabin Rustic.'

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