2023 Artists

Jessica Leigh Designs 

Jess Prill

I have been making jewelry for 15 years. My passion is for messing up sterling silver with fire to make it look ancient and other worldly. I am obsessed with subtle details that are easily overlooked in everyday life. My work is about highlighting these kinds of subtleties through my choices of natural stones and texture through my silversmithing styles.  


Sunspirit Art Glass 

I make stained glass panels with all original scenes, flowers, agates and abstract designs. I have been showing art glass panels at fairs for the last four years.

Gary Dingler 

Tami Resler Pottery

I make functional and sculptural pottery as well as decorative clay objects. Texture, shape and color all tell a story. I hope my work will be interesting to look at, but also to touch and hold. Whether a mug for daily use or a piece meant to be strictly decorative, I hope to have each piece draw a person’s attention and bring them joy. 


Paula Person

I custom design clothing and accessories, featuring cotton laces, lycra and knits. I also make Recycled handbags and accessories made from recycled books, magazines and publications. I love music and most of my product has a musical flare. 

It's the bag you carry with 

your heart. 


Angell's Images  

I have been photographing nature and wildlife for more than 40 years. I have always strived for razor sharp images with good lighting, background and depicting animal behavior. In addition to taking photographs, I apply woodworking skills to create a variety of unique frames that further enhance my photographs.


Susanne Klumb 

Never fear failure; the fear will keep you from growing your craft and lessen your experiences. Learn and apply in your own timeframe in your own creative approach.

Brigg Evans Textiles are fabric pieces printed from original scanned Serti Batiks created by Suz Klumb aka: Brigg Evans.


Jeff Jarvis

Following the family custom, I am a third-generation artist who practices painting, drawing, and photography from scenes of everyday life. I find inspiration in the natural beauty of the Cedar Lake area where I create my art from the surrounding landscape.

In my early years, it was my Dad who inspired me to be an artist. Dad encouraged me to "put myself into my artwork," and to see the world as a blank canvas. He showed me creative opportunities are everywhere.

Post-high school education taught me how to navigate between fine art and graphic design. As I blend my passions for art, history, and design, the results show up in works of all kinds: fine art, murals, and printed pieces. 


Down to Earth Stoneware 

Pottery for me is a way to relax and let my mind wander. It is, and always has been, a therapy. I teach pottery, sharing my knowledge with others, as well as create pottery. Some of my pieces have a bit of whimsy and others are for everyday use, but all are meant to be handled, used, or displayed. Pottery takes me back to the earth and the basics and makes time slow or stop when I work. Relaxing…My pieces are a mix of functional and whimsical, for home and garden. Functional pieces have food-safe glazes and are meant for daily use, Raku pieces are decorative.

Dianne Lockerby 

Meadow Glass

Laura Heiman

Laura creates beautiful, everlasting bouquets from handblown glass at her studio in Northfield, Minnesota. 


Brian Knutson 

I am primarily a landscape photographer. I enjoy capturing what I find in my outdoor adventures. I dabble in abstract and light painting photography. Most of my work is represented as it could be seen in person. I flex my artistic side and use digital editing to manipulate and enhance some images. In producing my work, I prefer to use reclaimed/rustic wood to build custom wood frames to compliment the images I capture.

I print landscape photos on paper and canvas, or occasionally metal or glass. I custom build the rustic frames, but the modern frames are off-the-shelf. 


Chris Whillock

Chris Whillock was born and raised in Faribault, Minnesota. He and his family have been involved in woodcarving for over 50 years. Chris teaches classes, serves as a show judge and participates in events throughout the USA. runs a web site WhittlingShack.com. Chris enjoys whimsical carvings, wood spirits and relief carving mainly. 


Lynn Hirschey

I am a teacher and own a small hobby farm with a variety of animals. Finding a use for my small flock of sheep has sent me on an adventure into the Fiber Art World. After years of working in spinning, weaving, wet felting of wool and other fibers from flock to finished project, I found my true love in the form of Needle Felting. I create felted soft sculpture in the form of animals real and mythical, as well as a few human-like sculptures in the form of ladies, elves and gnomes. The magic of the fiber as it often decides what it wants to be, gives me great joy and a desire to share the creations. 

Johnnie J Walker Pottery 

I have always liked to push clay to its maximum potential. I work in a series but enjoy making each pots different and individual. I finish my pottery with glazes which accentuate their form and textures. I also don’t want a lazy glaze. If its going on my pottery then it’s got to do something, it must work to earn its keep. I have researched many glaze formulas over the past years and its essential that this effort keeps up with my expanding vocabulary of techniques on and off the wheel. 


Kathy Weed

"The Nature of Quilting "

My passion is nature and all its beauty that surrounds us. I've quilted many years, recently turned to fiber wall art. Captured by pictures that I've taken in National Parks and our backyards in Minnesota. 

I try to transform some aspect of the beauty with vivid fabrics, using a "raw edge" applique technique , and "free motion" quilting to enhance each piece.

I'm a native of Northfield, in retirement now,  my husband and I have traveled and explored this amazing land of the USA. 

Kathy Weed

Tyler Bakken

I specialize in acrylic based paintings on canvas. My inspiration of my art stems from using art as a form of self expression while coping with depression. I paint a lot of skulls, but incorporate bright colors and living things as symbolism. 

Most of my art is based around mental health awareness. My hope is that I can help people by sharing my creations along with my story. The barn wood signs that I create are made out of old barn wood. I love repurposing old things into things that you can hang on 

the wall. 

Bending Sunlight Glassworks 

Colorful stained glass windows have always fascinated me. I love the shadow of dancing colors they create. My passion for soldering together varying colors and textures of glass to create one beautiful new piece began when I took a class in high school. Once my children were nearly adults I dusted off my tools and my memory and began creating again.

Professionally, I work as a crime victim advocate, and I am passionate about providing services to domestic abuse survivors.

Glasswork has become my passion and I love knowing that stained glass art is increasing in popularity again. Primarily I work with the copper foil method (Tiffany style) but I have experience with leaded projects as well.


Art with Heart by Susie 

I had found myself loving Visual Arts at a very young age. I started painting in Jr. High School and have been painting my whole life since. I love working with all mediums. I paint on canvas, metal art and use a airbrush at times to. I love photography and will often use my own photographs to reference by. I also have a great love for Pyrography. I can be extremely creative when it comes to creating Art. I like to say I have mastered the Art of allowing by allowing myself to be an Artist. 

Susie Leidner

Rand Whillock

I grew up in Faribault and am currently an engineer living and working in North Oaks, MN. My wife Beth and I create unique glass art utilizing a variety of techniques including torch working, fused glass, slumping and glass blowing. I find glass to be an amazing medium; both fluid and static. Working with warm and hot glass presents many constraints, challenges, and opportunities. I get my inspirations from nature and love to depict trees, leaves, flowers, and water scenes in glass. As an engineer I also enjoy leaning and developing new techniques for coaxing glass into the shapes I desire. Often the glass wins, taking on forms more pleasing than I had imagined.   

Lake Agassiz Leathers

I began leather-crafting by making keychains for my family to memorialize my dad. I started with a simple precut keychain kit off of Etsy. I needed to buy a leather punch and learn how to set rivets, and when I was done, I wanted to see what else I could make. All of my pieces are handmade, including being hand stitched. I like working with vegetable tanned and oil tanned leathers, and also salvaging old baseball leathers to make one-of-a-kind pieces of functional art. 

Casandra Garcia 

I am Casandra Garcia, and I primarily work with polymer clay, air dry clays, and paint. I also dabble in other mediums, including digital art. I've been doing clay work since 2013, and I absolutely LOVE it. There is always room for improvement, learning new techniques, and evolving the style. I am always ready to learn and try something new! 

I first started to work with clay when it was suggested by a friend. Beginning with supplies bought from a garage sale site and watching YouTube videos, I tried out the different clever techniques used in making doll house miniatures. It was a bit of a rough start, but with the encouragement of my friends and family, I developed my own techniques and style. I strive to create pieces that are fun, geeky, cute, quirky, and of course creepy. 


Peggy Paulson

Paintings with a focus on the use of acrylic paints and differing techniques.  Created to invoke a sense of tranquility and beauty to the viewer. 

Peggy Paulson Artistry 

Molly Boyd

To me, exploring different mediums of art is like traveling the world or learning new languages. Recently, I have wanted to share my art with people and thought creating stickers would be the perfect opportunity. My stickers, filled with original scenarios, are tiny pockets of joy to carry around wherever you go. 

Molly Boyd

Alyssa Law

I currently live & work in Zimmerman, Minnesota. I began my work in dot painting about 5 years ago. I had been suffering with pain from Fibromyalgia and was looking for a distraction. I started dot painting all day as a form of therapy. I paint using only dots made with dotting tools and paint brushes. I use all types of acrylic paint in vibrant & bold color schemes mostly in the form of mandalas. I enjoyed this new found love of dot painting so much that I turned it into my own business. It brings me so much joy now 5 years later to know that my art is now being enjoyed in places all over the world.


Shannon Harris

It is very hard to pull me off the rock beaches in the North Shore. I love the sound of therocks under my feet and the water next to me while searching for the smoothest flattest rocks. I then turn them into wearable reminders that symbolizes us balancing our life. Foundation matters and if it’s too heavy put it down. I believe that God is my foundation and Jesus carries my burdens. 

Mind Designs

Dale Tuma

I have always been interested in photography and Nature, about 15 years ago I started to get good equipment, the more pictures I took the more fun it got.  Walking through nature  or boating on a lake, watching Loons and all the other things that happen on a calm lake.

  I printed some of the pictures and went to my first show and had some success.  After manny more with some success I have added Metal Prints, Canvas Prints and Framed Prints, 

  Just recently I have joined Ojibwa Crafts of Ponemah Minnesota that craft Birch Bark Frames to my pictures, so you get Two Artist for the price of One. 

  Please enjoy the Minnesota outdoors and visit a while.

Dale Tuma

Richard Martin

Sue Kalseim