Here is a sampling of local Northwoods artists we are proud to feature at our shop.

We have paintings, pastels, ceramics, fabric hangings, mirrors, mixed media and more!
Stop by and see who is new, and support your local artists!

Take a look at some examples of work at our shop.


Bill Kingsbury
Wood Turning


Bill and his wife have lived in the Rhinelander area for the last fifteen years. They moved here when they retired. They were always coming North because they both love the forests. The Lord made the trees beautiful on the outside, and when a buddy of his asked him to join a wood turning club, which he had done some of back in high school, Bill jumped at the chance to be able to show some of the real beauty of the trees — that of the inside.

Bill has been seriously turning for about ten years and gets excited with each piece he does. He is now able to share that beauty with others. Each piece is interestingly different because of the grain, color and shape. We hope everyone enjoys and admires his work as much as we do.


Cindy Olsofka
Oil Pastel, Watercolor, Pencil, Pen and Ink

Cindy Olsofka
Nature and art have always been in harmony throughout Cindy’s life dating back to her years at camp in Boulder Junction, Wisconsin. She learned the beauty of nature through art with a flavor of individual creativity. At the age of ten she started oil painting classes at a nearby studio in her town; later, she attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Wisconsin, where she studied Art History and Chemistry. Her initial plan was to work in art restoration, however there wasn’t any work to be found.

She and her husband Frank retired to the Northwoods and reside in Harshaw, Wisconsin. During the lengthy winters, she finds the time to work in oil pastel, watercolor pencil and pen and ink. She can be contacted at 715-277-4574 or cj588@frontiernet.net


Torrey Youngstrum
Pottery

Torrey Youngstrum
Torrey is a Wisconsin native; born and raised in the Milwaukee area (Shorewood). She attended Lawrence University, the University of Wisconsin/Madison, and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin.

It was while living in Austin that she discovered clay. She was not a fine arts major, so she couldn’t take ceramics classes at the university, but classes were offered through Laguna Gloria, Austin’s fine arts museum.

After leaving Austin she was able to use the ceramics studio at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, where she taught for the next four years. They moved to the Washington, DC, area, where she apprenticed herself to a potter for a year, learning to mix glazes from raw chemicals, fire kilns and pack pots for shipping. They used electric and gas kilns, raku barrels and mounds built into hillsides for firing their pots.

They returned to Wisconsin in 1989, and she has been involved in the arts community in the Rhinelander area, serving as vice president of the Northern Arts Council, Supporting ArtStart as a founding member and exhibitor, teaching at the University of Wisconsin/Madison School of the Arts at Rhinelander, and showing her pottery in local stores and galleries.

 


Nancy Paquet
Pastels, Colored Pencils and Acrylics

Nancy Paquet
Nancy Paquet is an artist who works in pastels, colored pencil and acrylics. She has been painting for over 60 years. She belongs to the Portrait Society of America, the Colored Pencil Society, and the Pastel Society of America. She does Pastel Portrait on commission and teaches pastel portraits on Mondays from 1 to 3. Limited space.


OTHER SITES OF INTEREST

The Northwoods Art TourArtists and Galleries open their studios 2 weekends a year for people to view their work and see demonstrations of their craft. To learn more, visit their website at http://www.northwoodsarttour.com