Ramona began her 36 year teaching career in one-room schools in the rural Hartford area. Later she began teaching strictly art in the Arrowhead school district. After retiring she was able to produce her art full time. She has done many commissioned pieces including a life size cow, fashioned after the famous Chicago Cow except with Ramona's colorful palette and unique design.
Many of Ramona's pieces can be displayed outside during the warmer months and can be used to brighten up those parts of your yard that aren't in flower. All of her pieces have a durable coating that gives them their glossy sheen. When being kept outside they should be kept out of direct sunlight.
Scott Boris - Greenwood Turnings
Telling the story of a tree, one bowl at a time.
God creates the trees; Scott simply tries to find the bowl hiding inside the log.
Scott is a full time preschool teacher in the Lutheran Church- Missouri Synod. His bowls are a passion and a hobby. He is involved in the whole process from harvesting the logs to applying the finish.
He specializes in natural edge bowls, where the rim of the bowl gets its shape directly from the outside edge of a tree. He also likes to turn crotch bowls. These have an interestingly beautiful design in the bottom of the bowl created by a stretch mark in the area between the trunk and the limb of the tree. He can also turn large bowls that work well for center pieces or can be used as a photo prop for infant photography.
The bowls are turned green (wet) and they are dried in a specially designed kiln that cuts the drying time down to about 6 weeks. The bowls are sanded after they are dried, and then many coats of finish are applied. The bowls are then waxed. The bowls are not considered food safe, so you can't eat soup or salad in them or put them in the dishwasher. You can use them for dry items (chips, nuts, or candy) and they make great conversation starters.
Lynn Casper - UW Madison, Badger memories
Lynn Casper has been capturing UW Madison memories for decades.
Artist Lynn Casper's UW Collection - "MADISON MEMORIES IN THE MAKING" - details in panoramic breadth, as well as close up views, classic campus scenes and favorite gathering spots, including Camp Randall Stadium, Union Terrace, Monona Lakefront, Bascom Hill and Fifth Quarter. Coach Barry Alvarez, Athletic Director Pat Richter, students and alumni across the country are collecting her artwork.
In addition to her contemporary scenes of Madison (the Market on the Capitol Square and State St.) and Milwaukee (the Riverwalk and Lakefront), over the past twenty five years Lynn Casper has extensively researched and skillfully detailed the landmarks and historical subjects of Southeastern Wisconsin. Her highly acclaimed city "Streetscapes", maritime scenes and landscapes evoke the rich flavor, optimism and vitality of days gone by. Details of vintage autos, storefronts, schooners and streetcars are all recreated on canvas after Lynn researches many sources. Historic accounts, old engravings, insurance atlases and antique merchandise catalogues provide information on period dress styles, architecture and transportation - every facet of life to be included in her paintings.
An Art History graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lynn is a fifth generation Wisconsinite whose forebears settled in Madison in 1848. Currently with more than 70 limited edition prints available in the Casper Collector's Series, Lynn's many commissions include paintings for both Milwaukee and Waukesha County Sesquicentennials and the 75th anniversary of the Wisconsin Capitol. Her painting "Evening Reflections on the Capitol Square - 1917" was showcased in the Governor's Conference Room of the Capitol for the duration of the State's 150th anniversary year.
At the request of the State Historical Society, Lynn's Commemorative prints were signed by the eight living governors and framed in the original white oak moulding of the Capitol.
Lynn's Milwaukee City Hall painting was presented to Mayor Norquist and to the City on the occasion of Milwaukee's 150th birthday celebration. Her paintings are also featured in the beautifully illustrated book "Milwaukee 150 - the Greater Milwaukee Story"
Selected three times as Channel 10/36 featured artist, Lynn's painting of the historic Crossroads Village at Old World Wisconsin and her highly detailed depiction of the Gothic Chapel at Marquette University were projects that succeeded in bringing program funding to the Public Broadcasting Station. More recently, (2011) Lynn’s detailed, action packed “Take the Field” composition commemorated our UW Band’s 125th anniversary and celebrated the Badger Football Team’s Run-for-the-Roses. The edition, autographed by Coach Bielema and Band Director Mike Leckrone, was enthusiastically received bringing in high bids to Channel 10/36!!
Lynn's newest and very popular "Go Badgers!" series puts the viewer in the midst of fans cheering from the sidelines at Camp Randall Stadium or from courtside in the Kohl Center.
The Wisconsin Alumni Association of Waukesha County has honored Lynn as “Badger of the Year” in recognition of her ongoing contributions to the UW Athletic Scholarship Program.
Serious collectors of representational art have found Lynn Casper's historical recreations and contemporary renderings in numerous corporate and private collections as well as museums - including the permanent collection of the Milwaukee Art Center.
"More important than the graphic image, with all it's detail, is portraying the memories and moments-in-time that remind us of our past heritage and bring into perspective our modern life." -Lynn Casper
Amy Coughlin - Greeting Cards
Greeting cards by Amy Coughlin now available at Gallery 1. Handmade with original designs. Always plenty instock to choose from.
Terry Doughty - Wildlife Artist
Wildlife artist Terry Doughty is one of the masters. He has won numerous awards and continues to create beautiful works of art
Terry, a nationally know wildlife artist, has won over thirty major awards since 1988. He was the first Wisconsin artist to win the Waterfowl, Pheasant and Turkey Stamp Designs in the same year, and has placed second in the Federal Dick Stamp Design. His recent awards include the 2016 Wisconsin Waterfowl and Pheasant Stamps, as well as the 2016 Channel 10 Artist.
His paintings are included in many corporate, public and private art collections.
This is an enviable record for a self-taught artist whose passion is being out in the wilderness in search of game and inspiration.
Terry’s interest in art was kindled as soon as he could pick up a pencil, continually stimulated by an encouraging father and the subsequent talent polished as an art student. He was an artist for the Navy while serving aboard the Intrepid, an aircraft carrier, from 1960 through 1963.
He finds his work an endless inspiration. “Every once in a while you put out a really spectacular piece where everything comes together. But an artist is the same as a musician, he never stops learning. Always learning some little brush stroke or use of light that will make your next painting easier to do. It’s a learning process that keeps going, never ending.” Terry lives his art. An avid fisherman and hunter, he does not separate the outdoor experience from his work. Instead, he continues the experience on canvas.
A visitor to Terry’s studio will not only visually devour the paintings placed before him, but fight a nagging envy instilled by the knowledge that a person can actually do what he does. He can capture a piece of northern Wisconsin terrain, a muskie leaping out of the water, or a whitetail along a cut cornfield and bring home so much that you’ll suddenly and naturally long for your favorite spot in the northwoods.
In addition to the quality of his art and major awards, his professional diversity and community contributions are equally as impressive. Over the years his donations of original paintings and limited edition prints have helped support conservation groups as well as private individuals in need.
Patricia L Johnson - Dichroic Glass Jewelry
Jewelry artisan, Patricia Johnson, designs and makes all her jewelry including the dichroic glass. Dichroic glass is glass containing multiple micro-layers of metals or oxides which give the glass dichroic optical properties. The main characteristic of dichroic glass is that it has a particular transmitted color and a completely different reflected color, at certain angles of view. Dichroic glass is and example of thin-film optics. Modern dichroic glass is available as a result of materials research carried out by NASA and its contractors, who developed it for use in dichroic filters. However, dichroic glass dates back to at least the 4th century AD. -Wikipedia
Frank Mittelstadt - Wildlife Artist
Wisconsin artist Frank Mittelstadt of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.
Much of the inspiration for Frank's work is found in his own backyard. Whether working in acrylics, oils, pastels or pencils, he always strives for the most accurate portrayals of the natural world. He is known best for his bold lighting and meticulous details. Being a self-taught artist, Frank has garnered a remarkable list of awards which include: Winner - Wisconsin Duck Stamp Contest, 1993 & 1999 Finalist - Federal Duck Stamp Contest, 1995, 1998, 2003, 2006 & 2007 Winner - Wisconsin Trout Stamp 1992 Winner - Wisconsin Salmon Stamp 1992 Artist of the Year - Wings over Wisconsin Ducks Unlimited sponsor print artist Artist of the Year - Wis. Waterfowl Assn. Birds in Art, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum - 1991 & 1993 Arts for the Parks Top 100, Jackson Hole, WY, 1989, 1990, 1993 & 1998 Paint the Parks Top 100 and Mini 50, 2009 Frank Has designed many collector items for The Bradford Exchange. Many of his limited-edition prints have sold out and his originals are found in collections throughout North America. In 2006 he was the top selling artist on the popular website originalbirdart.com.