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Driftless Area Artists - Welcomes You...


Another Name Change in DAA

Jane Kraeuche Olson, member from New Glarus, WI, has asked that we change her last name to Corwin.  After a study of family ansestery, Jane and husband, Louey, discovered an original family name that they perfer to use.  Jane's adress, phone number and Husband remain the same.

Sad New for Us.  Our member Linda Shannon is leaving Monticello, WI and moving to the State of Georgia to be closer to a daughter and grandkids.  Linda, you will be missed by the DAA.  Thank you for allowing us to visit your studio, joining us on a paint-out, and letting us to hear about your art shows.  Our best wishes go out to you for continued success in the word as an artist, a Grandmother, and nurse volunteer aboard your hospital ship coming up. 

Linda  Shannon  Wins

Second Place Ribon at the

Galena Country Fair


October13, 2019.  Besides a ribbon, she should get an award for showing her art on one of the coldest, windiest weekends yet this fall.  CONGRATULATIONS LINDA SHANNON!


2019 Summer Figure Drawing Studio

was a SUCCESS  


At the August 8th meeting of the DAA Board, it was decided we would host this event again in 2020.  Artists of all skill levels are invited to attend.

Tenitive Dates will be June20th & 27th, July 18th & 25th for the 2020 dates.  Models will be hired to pose in swim wear.  More info will follow.

Our Man From Apple River, IL,  Roger  Earth,   tells this writer that there will be a new art gallery opening in Elizabeth, IL in April or May.  It will be located in the Old General Store.  Besides a gallery, a classroom for artists is planned.  Let's keep eyes and ears open.  ???    www.linda@artists&artisans.us       ???

Terry Tackett, DAA President


- Second  Presidential Art Challenge -


 Sometimes inspiration needs a little kick start, so we are holding a quarterly art challenge for our members. Take the suggested theme and run with it in your own imagination and style. Interpret the theme any way you wish.  

Submit a picture of your creation to Joan Stackpole joanstackpole@gmail.com for her to post on our website and Facebook page.  We will be lookiing for work around which the DAA can write a proposal for a group show. 

Thanks to Valerie Wiehman-Rock for this suggestion and Mary Zierold for the first theme! Our second theme, PATH, comes from Bonnie Schetski.

DAA Members Contribute to Musical Chairs Around the Monroe Square Summer 2019

Point and click to see the names of each artist and chair. 

       Waiting for WRAP Award           Winners to be posted here!

 Look Who Won An Award


At the 2019 Tallman Art Fair held in Janesville, Wisconsin, our gal, Terry Tackett came away with an award.  In the category for 3-D Art she recieved the  First Place Award. We know her felted bowls, vases and paintings are awesome.  Now she has the pictured award to display in her art fair booth. 

2019 -2020

 Board of Directors:

President -   Terry Tackett    

Vice Pres. - Mary Zierold

Secretary  - Mary Soddy

Treasurer - Joan Stackpole

Board  -  Patrick McGowan

BoardJeanne Ausmus 

Board - Bonnie Schetski 

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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