August 2019Art of the Lakes 108 Lake Ave S Battle Lake, MNInsideHow to “Search” Page 2 SummerWorkshops Page 3 New AOTL Mural Page 4 Featured Artists Page 5 The Dish from Debbie(Important Updates fromAOTL Adminstrator, Debbie Ness) Art & Craft Affair. I am looking for help at theinformation booth from 6:00 - 9:00 am and 12-3 and 2-4. Iam also looking for someone to help mark the park withJohn Mehl. It is the biggest fundraiser we have at Art of theLakes any and all help would be appreciated! The annual “Tastes, Toasts, & Traditions” event of theEducation 542 Foundation is planned for September 14.AOTL artist Barbara LaValleur will be inducted in theBattle Lake school “Hall of Fame.” Two other AOTL artistswill be publically humiliated in this year’s NewlywedGame. Also, art donations are being sought for the above“Tastes, Toast, & Traditions” event. Contact Debbie. Please check out the upcoming AOTL SummerWorkshops. There is space still available in all of them. Seepage 3 or check the brochures at the gallery or online.Artist News &Opportunities Pages 6 - 7 218-864-8606 [email protected]

August 2019AOTL ContactsAOTL Administrator:Debbie [email protected] Chair:John cial Media Coordinator:Mary [email protected] Coordinator:Sandy [email protected] Display Coordinator:Winnie [email protected] Display Coordinator:Annette Hochstein(218) [email protected] Labels Used &How to Handle ItSome wrong labels were used accidentally for barcoding,and the scanner will not read them. Gallery sitters havebeen using “miscellaneous not bar coded” but this creates alot of work for Debbie.Instead, here’s how to do a search: Click the search icon in the upper right handcorner of the transaction screen. The keyboardshould appear. If not, double click the smallbutton on the barcode scanner and the keyboard shouldappear. Type the artist name and the artist’s inventory shouldappear. Scroll to find the item, tap on it, and it should ringup.These instructions are also on a clipboard by the front desk.— Diana FuderFeatured Artist Coordinator:Donna [email protected] Editor:Dan [email protected] mission of Art of the Lakes is todevelop, promote, and encourage aninterest in the arts in the area throughart exhibitions and art related educationactivities for people of all ages.Art of the Lakes is funded in part by agrant from the Lake Region Arts Councilthrough an appropriation from theMinnesota State Legislature.AOTL ARTISTS:If you have an upcoming show or presentation, or if your artisN being featured somewhere, let us know so we can giveyou some ink!email: [email protected] 2

August 2019Gallery SittersIf you are unable to sit at thegallery on your chosen days, youare responsible for finding asubstitute. You may find someoneto trade days with you, or if youdecide to hire a replacement, thefee is 8.00/hour payable to thesubstitute.Summer WorkshopsAOTL offers two more wonderful workshops during themonth of July. Space is limited, so enroll today. See ourwebsite for more details. www.artofthelakes.orgCreating Emotional Impact with Design/Color HarmonyMarcella RoseAugust 6Contact: [email protected] Bowls with Paddle SpoonsSandra ShaughnessyAugust 15Contact: [email protected] available:Theresa Hanson 218-310-4721Craig Haukebo 218-862-5510Sandy Thimgan 218-862-5594Sharon Fleischauer 218-371-5567Donna Westerling 612-386-2868Expressive SketchingGrace HavertyAugust 19Contact: [email protected](weekends only)Art Camp for ChildrenTerry OscarsonAugust 5-9Contact: [email protected] Glass Tumbler(private lessons)John OlesenContact: [email protected] Board MembersJohn Olesen, chair (2022)Diana Fuder, treasurer (2019)Mary Dahl, secretary (2021)Craig Haukebo (2020)Annette Hochstein (2020)Kristi Kuder (2020)Ruth Hanson (2022)Mary Loecken (2022)John Shaw (2022)Important Note:Workshop Coordinator Nancy Little is retiring from thatrole next year, so the AOTL needs someone to step up andN take on that responsiblity. Interested? Contact a boardmember or Debbie Ness, AOTL Administrator. 3

August 2019What? You haven’t seen the new back wall mural at the AOTL Gallery? Multiple communitymembers of all ages contributed to the painting, but the design was the brain-child of artistWesley Fawcett Creigh.Read about this artist and her wonderful project through the eyes of Intern Lauren Wieber. She andfellow intern, Hannah Baumgardt, spent hours working with Wesley in the creation of the mural.Wesley Fawcett Creighby Lauren WieberDuring the winters, Wesley Fawcett Creigh resides inArizona but has been traveling up to Battle Lake with herfamily every summer for her entire life. Wesley went toschool for art and focuses on community art and socialjustice projects. She is exceptionally good at coming up withdesigns that are aesthetically beautiful while still allowingpeople from all art backgrounds to contribute.Wesley loves nature and her local independent movietheater back in Arizona. Working with her on the back wallmural to the gallery has truly been an honor. Wesley was so patient with both Hannah and me asshe showed us the process of developing a design. She introduced us to Illustrator and toscannable graph paper to start sketching out our ideas.Wesley is truly extraordinary in the scope of her knowledge of the mural making process. Her jobheavily focuses on team work and building connections in communities. This means that eventhough she is technically in charge of each of her projects, she is able to listen and include ideasfrom all angles. Because of the nature of community engagement she is admirably flexible. Justwalking alongside her through the project taught us the value of asking the right verifyingquestion and truly listening to its answer.The process also taught us the value of “mock-ups” and how important it is to have a visual thatall parties involved can draw from and modify. The images and sketches helped to create acommon language of imagery.Wesley was recently brought forward by LRAC and chosen to be a displaying artist in the MSPairport for this next year. Also look for her work at the Community Center in Battle Lake. HerNdedication of time and focus to this projectwas the fuel that allowed us to create the image wedid. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with her this summer.Be sure to visit Wesley’s website: 4

August 2019AOTL Featured ArtistsAugust 1-15 Sue Wilson “This exhibit is about Minnesota flowers, birds, and animals paintedrealistically and abstractly.I began painting in watercolor in 1996 after 57 years of marriage, 3children, 9 grandchildren, and a 9 year career as a Registered Nurse.I currently split my time between East Battle Lake and Tucson AZ. I loveit when my watercolor paintings makes someone smile, ask questions,or have an ‘aha’ moment.”August 16-31 Julie Smith “I live in Alexandria. Nature has been a constant inspiration in my work which offers anunlimited source of interest and beauty. Being an art teacher for many years has given me alove of different mediums and a curiosity in combining them.In my studio work, I use a variety of mediums depending on what I want to portray. Withoils or pastels, I am drawn to landscapes and the changing of seasons. My clay wall collagesgive me a chance to explore textures and creative designs. My pottery vessels are rich intexture and have recurring images of water and plant life.In all these mediumsthere is a sensitivitytowards portraying asense of peace andharmony. My hope isthat viewers would seesomething beautiful inmy work.” 5

August 2019Wood Artist OpportunityThe Lake Region Arts Council will be featuring the artwork ofregional artists that work with wood, as our Oct. 1, 2019 throughDec. 20, 2019 Main Gallery Exhibit.If wood is your artistic medium, they invite you to be part of thisexhibit.Eligibility: any artist residing in the LRAC region, which includesthe counties of Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Pope,Stevens, Traverse and Wilkin, is eligible.If you are interested in participating, please submit up to threeimages of your work online by Aug. 18, 2019. Submit images at thislink: -grainwood-workingNotification of selected artwork will be announced Aug. 30, 2019.Work should be delivered to the LRAC Gallery from Sept. 23-27,2019.There will be a public reception for the exhibit on Oct. 15 from 5:00to 6:30 PM. We hope you will be able to attend the reception.Please contaact our office if you have questions, 218-739-5780.Thank You “I Buy Art!” MerchantsThank You to area merchants who generously took part in therecent “I Buy Art” campaign as part of the Studio Tour.Battle Lake: Larry’s Supermarket, Neverwinter Clothing,Swedberg Nursery, Petals & Posies, Rusty Nail, Granny’sPantry, Spruce, Boathouse, Art of the Lakes GalleryOtter Tail Lake: ZorbazClitherall and Vining: On The Corner, Sportsman’s Bar, BigFoot Gas & Grocery, Vining Grill, Vining Palace, Justice TwoPerham: Bridgette’s MainframeEvansville: Amoco Gas Station, EvansvilleNMeat Market,Backroads SteakhouseAlexandria: Potomac Beads 6 Anna Lake AnimalSanctuary ArtistOpportunityDanielle Pederson-Opsahl, the cofounder and executive director ofAnna Lake Animal Sanctuary, a nonprofit farm animal rescue inUnderwood, Minnesota, invitesAOTL artists either collectively orseparately to join them for theirannual vendor event.We host a large vendor event everyfall, this being our second year, tohelp us raise money for our rescuesand to bring the community together.We DO NOT charge any vendor feesbut we do let our vendors know ifthey did well and feel like giving adonation or percentage of profits toour rescues, its greatly appreciated.We want to support our local nonprofits. We also do ask that allartwork sold is vega, so no animalproducts used. It is also freeadvertising in our lakes area, Fargo,and Minneapolis.Please contact me if you areinterested, would like theinformation, or have questions.Thank m/annalakeanimalsanctuaryEvent online:

August 2019Artist NewsMyron Sahlberghas been invited to participate in the following art shows and ispainting two works for each:Small Works, Great WondersThe National Cowboy and Western Heritage MuseumNovember 8, 2019 Oklahoma City, OkContemporary Western Art Show and SaleThe Mountain Oyster ClubNovember 24, 2019 Tucson, AZAmerican Miniature ShowSettlers West GalleryMid-February 2020 Tucson, AZ.ArtistOpportunity:Holmes ArtCellarWhitney Isaacson of the HistoricHomes Theater in Detroit Lakeswants to attract AOTL artistsinterested in displaying and sellingtheir art work in the new HolmesArt Cellar.They are also seeking artists toteach classes.Check out Myron’s website: www.myronsahlberg.comDon’t Forget:AOTL’s Art & Craft AffairRailroad Park Battle LakeAugust 10, 2019(information on Art of the Lakes website or at the gallery)The forms neccesary for submittingyour art or proposing classes areavailable at the AOTL gallery, ormay be emailed to you bycontacting Debbie.Any additional questions, contact:Whitney IsaacsonHistoric Holmes [email protected] Ext. 219Sketch Journal SessionsEvery TuesdayIf you have any questions call:Grace Haverty 602-980-0468Upcoming FeaturedAOTL ArtistArtist Feedback ForumStudio K/Kaddatz Gallery Fergus FallsWhen: Third ThursdaysFor more information: [email protected] 7 September: Ruth Hanson