Located in the heart of downtown Bayfield, WI @ 104 Rittenhouse Avenue. We have a fantastic selection of art and gifts.
Check out our featured artists displayed below. Click each artist to learn more.
With a style aptly coined Sophisticated Fun, I delight in capturing the moments of life’s minutia in my fashion & lifestyle illustration. My hallmark? Keeping my visual stories fresh, invigorating and memorable with a dash of wit.
As I reflect on my life, I cannot pinpoint where my love for art began, I simply have always loved art. It has filled my heart and led me on a life journey full of teaching, creating, learning, and exploring.
My paintings are influenced by traditional landscapes including notions of foreground and background, movement, structure, and scale. I enjoy breaking the boundaries of the horizon and proportion by layering compositional elements in unexpected ways.
Todd Schabel is a contemporary realist oil painter who grew up in Central Wisconsin. One of Todd’s most common subjects is old barns and buildings. “There is joy in more places than we can imagine, and my hope is to encourage others to pause and see more of that beauty around us, but even more importantly, to nurture it.”
Kathi Pearson Dunn is an impressionist pastel painter who creates from her studios in Hayward WI and Tubac AZ. “I now see the natural world around me as paintings waiting to be born and it is my joy to reinterpret those images through my art.”
I love to weave. Sitting at the loom, watching the fibers interlock to create color mixes, patterns, texture and usable fabric – this all makes me happy. My goal is that my weaving projects useful and enjoyed. And I will experience joy as I continue to expand my skills and grow in my work.
Nan Onkka is a printmaking artist who lives on Minnesota’s north shore of Lake Superior. She creates woodcut prints inspired by the lakes and woods near her home.
I am a Minneapolis artist working in the ancient medium of encaustic and incorporating mixed media into my paintings. I work in encaustic for its translucency, luminosity, malleability, and durability.
A love for nature and desire to create art have been with me for as long as I can remember, and I was drawing the things I delighted in observing as soon as I could hold a crayon. Being deeply affected by the beauty that I see, I seek to retain and recreate those feelings in my studio.
Maggie Jaszczak is a potter and mixed-media artist originally from Ontario, Canada. She completed her undergraduate studies in Canada and earned her MFA in Ceramics from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis in 2013.
Northern Wisconsin based abstract painter, Kimberly Erickson, has been creating alcohol ink on aluminum paintings since 2015. Kimberly’s paintings are almost luminescent with rich, vibrant colors as light influences the depth of color.
Ginnie Cappaert is a full-time visual artist with a studio/gallery in Door County, Wisconsin. Her surroundings of nature and travels inspire and influence the oil, cold wax, mixed media paintings that she has become known for.
Steve continues to bring to the clay canvas. Each work of art is one-of-a-kind and many have been created based upon nature, seasons, worldwide cultures, and influences from life experiences. The painstaking attention to detail in each piece created by Steve, from original concept to the finished artwork, shows the dedication and pride he takes in his work.
The possibilities with form, movement and poignancy lend a fluidity to the work. While Lenore Lampi likes the notion that the work appeals for reasons of design eloquence, the subject matter can reflect poignant memories, notions of strength, endurance and subtlety.
I started making large metal sculpture at Tom Nelson’s Sculptors Wrestle steel and never stopped wrestling with metal. We had a collaborative island group who were all learning metal smithing skills and it grew from there.
I find a synergy between the natural ecosystem and the creative ecosystem, where the multitudes of nature and the thousands of years of clay overlap. This is a place where I am free to explore, and this exploration inevitably feeds back into both my work and life. I am interested in the ways in which we interact with nature, sometimes symbiotically and other times in contradictory ways.
I first encountered woodcuts as a young art student in Sarasota Florida, at New College and the Ringling School of Art. One of the first ever exhibits of the northern Canadian Inuit stone cut prints was on display at the Ringling Museum of Art, along with the grand Reubens paintings and the full-size replica of Michelangelo’s David. Twenty-five years later I traveled to the workshop on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic to see the stonecutting in progress.
Rooted in the strong folk pottery traditions of Minnesota and Wisconsin, Kathy’s work centers on themes of the natural world. Often decorated and thrown, the forms spontaneously reflect on nature, history, and culture.
I am drawn to simple shapes, clean lines, and textures in nature. These elements become the building blocks of my work. A stone, a leaf, a feather… speak to all of us in a universal language and help me to create jewelry that is familiar and timeless.
To me, the art of wet felting is about enjoying the process and pushing the limits of the materials. I can become completely absorbed and entranced when sculpting my products, focused on what is right in front of me as well as the texture and smell of the wool.