Featured Artists

Artist Feature: Susan Novak

Posted on May 7th, 2018

Susan Novak’s love for art began during her childhood and has continued throughout her life. “I always enjoyed drawing as a child. I majored in art in college and was fortunate to be able to make a living as a graphic designer and illustrator,” she says.

Susan works in a realistic painting style,

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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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