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Board Members:

Mark Featherson
Cadillac News

Lisa Swanson

Janeen Russell
The Sweet Shop

Jamie Nelson
Blossom Boutique

Sheila Denison
The Ultimate Gift Shop

David Gaunt
The After 26 Depot

Contact Information:

Joy VanDrie
Executive Director
201 N. Mitchell St.
231 775-0657


Below is the 2013 Artist Line-up…

Artist: Scott Buckmaster
Location: Atomic Closet
Contact Information: buck@scottbuckmaster.com - www.scottbuckmaster.com
Twitter: @Buck_Buckmaster
Facebook Page: Artist Scott E. “Buck” Buckmaster Art Description: Specializes in vehicle Art.
My artwork demonstrates masterful techniques in numerous artistic styles. It is comprised of various media including ink, acrylic, watercolor, pencil, assemblage, found object sculpture, stencil, resins, and photography.
Biography: Scott E. “Buck” Buckmaster: I am most comfortable with finding the overlooked beauty in the minutia of life. New insights are created from both traditional and modern references. I love producing automotive and nature based art themes. In last year’s ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, my work, “Jokers” (3-60”x80” portraits created with 2,307 cards), was purchased by Ripley’s Believe It Or Not…

Artist: Christine Fischer
Location: Patterson’s Flowers
Contact Information: clf4455@hotmail.com www.chrisfisherart.com
Art Description: Lampwork glass beads and metals
Glass beads are made by me with glass rods and a torch and then incorporated into one of a kind pieces of jewelry. I also use metals on which I apply textures to utilize in the jewelry. She is a retired public school art teacher, and has been working with lampwork glass and metals since 2001. Her work has been sold at several juried art shows throughout Michigan and online. Since retirement, she has developed her personal style, with an affinity towards antiqued steampunk. She enjoys a more sculptural approach, employing texture as much as possible. She claims that “Working with glass has been an addiction I’ve never been ashamed of.”

Artist: Jane Nemecek
Location: Blossom Boutique
Contact Information: www.janenemecek.com
Art Description: Pastel and watercolor
My Pastels – landscapes and structures found in the area. Some landscapes are traditional but others have a ‘stained glass’ look. 
Biography: When I retired and moved to northern Michigan, I finally had the time to formally pursue my desire to paint. My Surrounding provide an endless inspiration as I enthusiastically record my world on canvas.

Artist: Bruce Evans
Location: The Sweet Shop
Contact Information: www.bruceevans.wordpress.com
Art Description: Water Color
Biography: Bruce offers paintings of northern Michigan in water color. His first visit to a Cadillac was about 1950, when he owned a house on Lake Mitchell. He is a retired Architect and professor from the University of Cincinnati.

Artist: Diane Merritt
Location: Fifth Third Bank
Contact Information: dlmerritt@ameritech.net
Art Description: Acrylics: I paint predominantly acrylic landscapes of places I love including Lake Michigan sites. My paintings are realistic with some impressionist techniques.
Biography: I am a very visual person. I have always been drawn to both brilliance and subtitle nuances of color in nature. This passion was eclipsed as we raised our four children. In recent years I have nurtured that passion through the Yarnell School of fine art. My love of Northern Michigan is reflected in my acrylic landscape paintings

Artist: Richard Lentini
Location: Shay Station Wine & Coffee
Contact Information: 231-839-4971
Art Description: painting- oil, acrylic; sculpture- wood, plaster, bronze. Traditional realism, meticulously detailed, 2 dimensional, a depth that can’t be shown in a photograph. I produced custom arts for the patron. Realism is my style with studies/ sketches loose and freely executed while finished works display meticulous attention to detail, atmosphere and meaningful texture.
Biography: Originally self taught, formal studies, medical and artists anatomy, still and motion photography (US Army), drawing and painting (Detroit Arts & Crafts), drawing and sculpture (University of North Carolina, Ashville.) I produce drawings, paintings and sculptures through observation and analysis, using traditional techniques and guided by the principles of mastery, not serendipitous success. Realism can be extremely expressive and emotional with control, presentation and subtlety as well as vibrancy. Part of the Artist’s responsibility is to produce a given set of criteria from nothing through his or her ability to control the media in which he or she works.

Artist: Community Mental Health
Location: School of Cosmetology
Contact Information: www.northernlakescmh.org - (231) 775-3463
Art Description: All Mediums- You do not need any previous art experience to attend or to benefit from our art classes. You do not need to be a current consumer receiving services from Northern Lakes CMH in order to attend. What you DO need is a desire to try something new.
Biography: Learn a dynamic process for expressing your feelings and ideas through the arts. Try your hand at using acrylic paints and pastel chalks. A great way to get your thoughts out of the way and your emotions out and expressed, rather than stuffed or suppressed inside. Develop new habits to help you live a less stressful life.

Artist: Karen Staub
Location: Toy Town
Contact Information: www.creativemosaicsetc.com
Art Description: Mosaics. Creative Mosaics specializes in repurposing antique china and pottery into unique mosaic treasures for your home. My work is handcrafted and designed to your specifications.
Biography: I have been creating custom mosaic pieces for the past 15 years. What started out as a one time project idea quicker evolved into an amazing passion. Visit my website to read my complete history. I also offer classes so you can learn this amazing art form too.

Artist: Kris Ritter
Location: Brinks Custom Framing & Art
Contact Information: kellisr2@sbcglobal.net, 231-824-6942 (Manton)
Art Description: Oil, Pen & Ink, Water Color, Abstracts and landscape trees
Eclectic style, different… its more about the color, feel and where it takes me than mastering the mechanics or theory of Art.
Biography: Participated in the Cadillac ArtWalk since inception. No formal training, I have taken lessons from Carol Holly at the Thistle Patch and Carol Hansen. I started late in life, been enjoying it since…

Artist: Carol Holly
Location: Owner of Thistle Patch
Contact Information: 231-775-3500
Art Description: Painting, oils, teaching art & it’s methods…
Carol is a wonderful teacher to hundreds of area artist young and old, she has developed long term relationships that have spanned generations. Her art style is gracious like she is. To miss Carol on your ArtWalk tour would be like missing the entire art community in Cadillac.

The 4th Annual Art & Wine Showcase, Thursday, May 9, 6-8pm at the Wexford Historical Museum in Downtown Cadillac, on Beech Street. Visit with 5 local artists and see their great works of art and sculptures... also showcasing local flavors by Hermann's, Simply Delightful, and the Sweet...

The Artists being showcased are:

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