AAG Members

Welcome to our member page! Peruse the wide variety of mediums and styles of our talented artists. There is something for everyone from decorative art to be admired and add interest and warmth to a room to functional art made for everyday use and enjoyment. These amazing, creative individuals have so much to offer to enrich your space and add beauty to your lives. They have dedicated countless hours to honing their craft and the quality of the work speaks for itself. Get to know more about them and their art. Each artist has a unique story to share through their art.


Matt Bakke
Matt is a woodturner creating functional art and decorative pieces.


Valorie Bakke
Val makes lovely luxurious handmade soaps.


Noni Bjorklund
Noni creates high quality jewelry in fun, colorful shapes of kiln-fired enameled copper finished with sterling silver. She also paints in oil and is available for portrait commissions.
www.handcraftedbynoni.com
320-815-9424


Donna Dean
Experimentation and imagination give a fresh approach to fine art in watercolor, acrylic, and mixed media collages, as well as beaded jewelry, dyed and beaded scarves, and individually painted t-shirts.
zippyddean@hotmail.com


Erin Frederiksen
Erin creates ceramic and glass art at her studio on Lake Mary.
320-886-5434


Linda Gaugert
Painter and observer, Linda has expanded her representational artwork to include galactic and microscopic interpretations. Wide variety of subjects include still life, landscapes, spacescapes, and microscapes.
320-815-1850


Kathy Grundei
Kathy paints local landscapes, florals, and nature’s elements in watercolor, mixed media, and collage.
612-518-4499


Barbara Johnson
Most of Barbara’s work is wildlife and nature photography. She has a special love for loons and lady slippers, the Minnesota state bird and flower.
320-491-7166


Chanda Kraft
Chanda Kraft is a landscape, wildlife, and botanical painter working in oils, watercolor, or drawing mediums. She creates studio paintings as well as plein air paintings. She also enjoys teaching a variety of art workshops to kids and adults.
www.chandakraft.com


Leanne Larson
Leanne paints portraits, landscapes, and live events. Her primary medium is oil.
www.paintmyweddingday.com
www.canetoadstudios.com
320-815-8081


Faythe Thomas Mills
Faythe Thomas Mills is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Painter/Drawer. She works in soft pastels, watercolor, inkwash, acrylic, and pencil.
faytheannmills@gmail.com
www.faythemills.com
320-808-0244


Jean Ranstrom
Jean works in oils and pastels creating florals and landscapes indicative of Minnesota and upper Midwest such as lakes and open fields.
www.jeanranstrom.blogspot.com
320-759-4693


Dorothy Reiner
Dorothy works in soft pastels and acrylics. Her work consists of landscapes and florals, and she has a special interest in historic lake homes.
320-491-9055


Bill Seykora
Bill makes one-of-a-kind hand turned wooden bowls made from native woods and colored pencils. He also makes goblets, pepper grinders, burl wood tables and more for functional use.
www.facebook.com/turninglakedesigns


Merodie Seykora
Merodie makes functional handmade pottery, unique designs made to be held and enjoyed! Bowls, mugs, fermenting pots, wine glasses, butter dishes, and more.
www.facebook.com/turninglakedesigns


Julie Smith
Inspired by nature, Julie uses a variety of mediums to express her ideas including lovely hand built textural pottery, ceramic art collages, paintings in oil and pastel.
320-491-9164


Kate Smith
Kate creates soda fired porcelain, wheel thrown and altered pottery.
www.pottersmith.net
651-216-3300


Phil Smith
Phil creates functional ceramics and pottery with a hint of whimsey.
www.pottersmith.net
651-216-3300


Jon (JT) Thompson
Jon designs unique jewelry and accessories using natural gemstones, driftwood, seagrass, and recycled mixed metals. Styles range from rustic boho to industrial steampunk, each uniquely created with Aloha.
www.jtmauidesigns.etsy.com
www.facebook.com/JTMauiDesigns
808-385-2964


Jana Tonsfeldt
Jana paints bright, whimsical paintings full of texture and color using acrylic, watercolor, alcohol inks, fabric paint, and mixed media. She also makes t-shirts, original cards, and beautiful, distinctive jewelry. Jana works with humor, promoting happiness through her artwork.
jantonsfeldt@gmail.com
320-815-8384


Melissa Werpy
Melissa creates fine art and ceramics inspired by nature and Minnesota lake life exhibiting vibrant color-filled design. Her functional and unique handmade pottery is to be used and enjoyed in daily life.
www.artbymelissa.net
melissawerpy@mac.com
651-235-9272


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