Featured Artists

Artist Feature: Carl Bretzke

Posted on May 7th, 2018

In his professional career, Carl practiced as an interventional radiologist; while his love of art museums during his youth sparked his passion for becoming an artist. Identifying most closely with realism, representational oil painter Carl Bretzke expresses his artistic talents through landscapes, cityscapes and interiors.

“I am drawn to overlooked images of everyday life often juxtaposed upon some form of beauty that results in an interesting combination;

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Artist Feature: Renee Olson Sonka

Posted on May 2nd, 2018

As an art teacher at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, Renee uses a variety of techniques and materials to teach. Her medium of choice for her own artwork is Sumi-e painting. Sumi-e is a Japanese word defined as ink painting, and the term encompasses many types of East Asian painting.

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Artist Feature: Jodi Reeb

Posted on April 13th, 2018

Art has transformed the life of artist Jodi Reeb since she was very young. “At the age of five, I created poster drawings using crayons on blue-lined tablet paper and sold them throughout my neighborhood for a dollar. That’s when the idea was planted that I could make art as a means to make a living.

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