Bridget Austin, a UW-Madison graduate with a degree in art, has a background in graphic design and art education. She has been fascinated by watercolor since 1975 and has enjoyed teaching watercolor workshops for almost as long. Bridget has achieved Master Status in the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and she is a signature member of the Wisconsin Watercolor Society.
Charlotte Darling-Diehl has a BA from Lawrence University and a Masters of Arts and Liberal Studies with an emphasis on sculpture from Wesleyan University. Her sculpture is represented in private and public collections throughout the United States.
Phyllis Dintenfass is a long-time and passionate bead artist. She was a finalist in the 2002 Bead Dreams competition and has been published in Bead and Button magazine. Her work has been exhibited and purchased in this country and abroad. Her current interest is in off-loom seed bead weaving. You can see examples of her beadwork on www.portalwisconsin.org and www.lapommerougegallery.com.
Leslie Marquardt-Vidas is an award-winning practicing artist and holds a BA Studio Art degree from Lawrence University. She has exhibited extensively in Wisconsin in both group and solo shows.
Mardelle Mathewson is an award-winning, retired graphic artist and technical illustrator who also enjoys working in colored pencil, graphite, oil paint and watercolor mediums.
Charles Mitchell is an award-winning artist whose art is represented in numerous private and public collections. Charles’ monotype artworks have received numerous awards, including an award at highly respected, annual Indian Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
David J. Parsons has a Masters in Arts in the Curriculum and taught English for 35 years in the Green Bay Public Schools. Mr. Parsons’ book arts experience has been at UW-Green Bay and Peninsula Art School in Door County. He has worked with Gisela Moyer, paper artist, Flora Langlois, acrylic painter, and Amanda Degener, papermaker. Mr. Parsons has taught book arts and poetry workshops to all ages. His books were recently featured at the Menasha Public Library during October of 2005. Mr. Parsons also works with hot glass and makes original beads as embellishment for his books.
Sue Rolf received her Bachelor of Fine Arts, emphasis in ceramics, from UW Oshkosh. She specializes in wheel thrown and altered porcelain and develops her own glazes.
Phil Sealy is a master watercolorist whose art is in corporate and private collections throughout the United States. Phil has been a practicing watercolorist and draftsman for over 50 years.