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Artist Spotlight

Patricia Filzen

Posted on Oct. 1, 2019 by Zack Dion

As a multi-faceted fiber artist based in Appleton, the creativity found in Patricia Filzen’s pieces goes beyond the color and concept of the work; she first has to think about what materials to use and what to do with them. Filzen creates unique fabrics through the processes of weaving, spinning, felting and sewing. With these READ MORE

Katharina Abderholden

Oshkosh-based artist Katharina Abderholden sees dance in every day movements.  “Dance is just movement with intention,” she says. “You can walk down the street and dance if you move with the intention of taking up space or leaving something behind. If you have intention, it changes the quality of the body which makes it more READ MORE

David Gauthier

David Gauthier is a self-taught artist who specializes in airbrush paintings, body painting and special effects makeup. Born and raised in Neenah, Gauthier recognized his love for art at a young age and from there his talents blossomed. His full-time career is in management, but he does artwork and commissions as a side job and READ MORE

Adam Fulwiler

Posted on Jul. 1, 2019 by Zack Dion

Adam Fulwiler found his way into creating contemporary abstract paintings after initially painting realistic and representational works; his love for the material of paint shifted the style of his work. Fulwiler’s current work features formalism and geometric shapes, matched with color, to convey words visually. He gains inspiration from his work by re-evaluating recent experiences READ MORE

Emily Willey

Oshkosh native Emily Willey is no stranger to aircraft and art. Her passion for planes has become the creative inspiration for her work. “My father was a pilot and my mom had her license, so I was always surrounded by [aviation],” Willey says.  Willey’s painting career began at age 14 when she asked her mom READ MORE

Carissa Sosnowski

Posted on May. 1, 2019 by Sarah Wells

For self-taught Appleton collage artist Carissa Sosnowski, intuition has played a major role in her art career. Having enjoyed arts and crafts since childhood, Sosnowski found her interest in collage through a daily journaling class in high school. Students had the option to either write or create a collage about their day in their journals. READ MORE

Dave Razor

Appleton artist Dave Razor works with new media, sound and artificial intelligence (AI) to create interactive works of art. His immersive experiences challenge the passive viewer relationship of traditional art by asking viewers to impact and influence the finished product. Razor has exhibited work at art shows and nonprofit events throughout the Fox Valley. His READ MORE

Jamison Glisczinski

Jamison Glisczinski, owner of Jamison Studios in Neenah, is relatively new to the art scene after becoming a full-time artist in April 2017. However, Glisczinski stands to show it is never too late to follow your dreams. As a child, Glisczinski was always drawing or creating something, especially with Legos. He studied fine arts at READ MORE

Todd Richardson

Posted on Jan. 31, 2019 by Sarah Wells

“I always wanted to be in the art world; I didn’t know how exactly. I turned it into teaching my junior or senior year [of high school], and I decided I wanted to do that. That’s what I went to school for, to be an art teacher. And that’s what I’ve been doing for 10 READ MORE

Patt Huss

After 30 years as a muralist, Kaukauna artist Patt Huss traded in 20-foot ceilings for canvases in 2008. She began painting representational and still life portraits, but Huss’s current passion consists of abstract works made with layers of oil paint and cold wax mixed together.  “I love it because I can build the layers,” she READ MORE