Driftless Area Artists - Welcomes You...
Driftless Area Artists - Welcomes You...


The Webmaster sez, "Check out the Numbers!"   

On  March 13, 2019 I began to really pay attention to the number of views our website was getting.  On that day it was 31,666 views.  Today, May 17, 2019, I opened the site to add and edit information. Our view number is 33,319.  That means in approximately 2 months we have gererated one thousand-fourteen hunderd eighty-four hits!   People are looking at us.  Keep passing the word around that we are worth looking at.  Tell them to check our our calendar.



Chuck Bauer is part of the Mount Horeb Arts Association 's 13th annual SPRING ART TOUR which is anopen studio event. Thee tour runs May 31st through June 2nd.  The tour is free and stretchesto 5 towns and to over 25 artists.

For tour sites and information go to     www.mhaaa.org    

A Sea-Change Ahead

DAA Member Linda Shannon's life has made a major sea-change.  She is retirering from a nursing carreer  to be come a full time artist exhibiting and selling her work at art fairs. She has other plans as well.  Linda has scheduled a watercolor class to be taught in her home studio, and she writes, "I also will be doing two Pour Painting Classes for Blackhawk Adult Enrichment this summer. I have titled them Two Universe Painting, one on May 14 - 10a-12noon & one on Aug. 6th - 6p-8pm. I am going to be doing some other classes this summer & will let you know when I have them finalized."

Artist, Sandra Peterson, Meets DAA Members

Sandra Peters, 2019 Wisconsin Reginasl Arts Judge, is joined by Ben Riley, MAC Gallery Director, for the April 27th after show critique workshop at MAC.  Due to very inclement weather, the workshop had only four participants, all from within the city of Monroe.  That is what happens when there is a snow storm on Apriul 27th!  Because of the small group, Sandra was able to spend a good deal of time giving support and ideas to each artist attdending.


Sandra recieved her undergraduate art degree at UW Eau Claire and her Graduatuate Art degree from the UW Madison.  She has painted her entire life and now that her nest is empty, intends to spend every day in her studio.  She jokingly says each year,"Give me five more years and I'll get it right,"


In 2017 Sandra applied for and recieved an ndividual Support Needs Based Grant.  This gave her career as a professional painter the validation and focus she felt was needed to continue art full time.  She explained that undergraduate and even graduate art programs seldom provide guidance that allows the artist to create a carreer and business plan. The grant has allowed to do just that.


Sandra Peterson's is curently showing in the Wellinton Gally of MAC

Three Win WRAP Awards

State Award Winners were DAA members Elaine Berthke for heracrylic painting of Jenny  &The Duck, also Jeanne Ausmus for Cemetary Priairie (Burn), a color pencil painting.  Taking a Honorary Memtion for his photograph, River Angel, was DAA member, Roger 'Earth' Dorenden.  State winners will move on to the WI State-level WRAP contest this fall where the compete for flurther awards. 

A Change of Name

If you see a new name under some beautiful nature photography, it my be ROGER EARTH. our DAA member from Apple River Illinois, has decided to chcange his art name to Roger Earth.  This white beared, Camera wearing nature loving man decided his name should reflect his love.  When next you see him, ask to see his photos.  He always carries a few or more.


 Board of Directors:

President -   Terry Tackett    

Vice Pres. - Mary Zierold

Secretary  - Mary Soddy

Treasurer - Merry Dragovich

Board  -  Joan Stackpole 

Board  -  Patrick McGowan

BoardJeanne Ausmus  

WebmasterJ. Stackpole

Membership - Mary Zierold



We encourage all members to

participate in a committee that

interests you.  

Please contact any officer or

member listed above if you

have a special interest or skill

you can share.  If you would like

to hold a workshop or art

activity that you would like the

group to consider, contact

any board member with your



The Board of Directors meets

the Second Thursday of

February, May, August and



We have an all members’

potluck/meeting/ get-together

every September.





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