Julie Raasch returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Julie Raasch returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Julie Raasch returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Please welcome back Julie Raasch to her 9th Spring Art Tour!

Raasch is an experienced Metalsmith and Photographer and will be showing in her garage this year on the tour.
She writes about her jewelry: My jewelry is as diverse and individual as people are. The pieces I make are meant to be worn and enjoyed. And her Photography: I study and observe nature and enjoy looking closely. To take it apart and look at individual items in nature…. I’m always trying to push my vision and can often be seen toting my camera wherever I go, always ready when the next photographic opportunity or subject presents itself.

Artist, Julie Raasch at work in her studio
Julie Raasch, Pendant, Maligano Jasper Copper
Photographer Julie Raasch'  bee on flower

See Julie Raasch’s beautiful photography as well as her accomplished metalsmith work

during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at her Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Jewelry by Julie Raasch, 'Soar' mixed metal, objects
Julie Raasch, Janesville Gardens, photograph
Julie Raasch, Passion Flower Cuff, metal, stone

Luke Proctor returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Luke Proctor returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Luke Proctor returns to the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Welcome back Luke Proctor to the Spring Art Tour for 2021!

Proctor writes on Instagram from the Winter Park Sidwalk Art Festival (see amazing piece and award below): “Trying to represent for all the blacksmiths, being considered as art blacksmithing is still in its infancy in my opinion, lots of us are trying to change that so many of you are doing an outstanding job.”

Luke Proctor, blacksmithing
Luke Proctor wins award for his metal work at Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

See Luke Proctor’s work

during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at his Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Forged Cabinet by Luke Proctor
Detail of forged furniture by Luke Proctor
Forged Cabinet by Luke Proctor
Aileen Musa joins us for her first Spring Art Tour in 2021

Aileen Musa joins us for her first Spring Art Tour in 2021

Aileen Musa joins us for her first Spring Art Tour in 2021

Please welcome Aileen Musa to her first Spring Art Tour!

Musa writes on her site aileenmusaimages:
I was inspired to hand paint my photos by a hand painted black and white image of an English garden, by Wallace Nutting. It was a wedding gift to my grandparents in the early 1920’s. This image, my inspiration, now hangs in my home.

Photograph of Aileen Musa, artist
Aileen Musa: hand-colored and painted photograph

See Aileen Musa’s work

during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at her Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Scarves by Brenda Kraemer
Aileen Musa: hand-colored photograph, 'Reclaimed'
Aileen Musa, Sunflower, handcolored photograph
Susan Mendenhall joins the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Susan Mendenhall joins the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Susan Mendenhall joins the Spring Art Tour for 2021

Please welcome Susan Mendenhall (and JazzArt) to her first Spring Art Tour!

My artist name is Jazz and my artwork is known as JazzArt.

JazzArt is about simplicity – simple lines, simple patterns, simple colors, simple subjects – all to create a simple elegance. What brushstrokes bring whimsy and delight? What designs invite intrigue? What colors are the storytellers? JazzArt takes the ordinary and makes it extraordinary.

Susan Mendenhall, painter in her studio

See Susan Mendenhall’s JazzArt

during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at her Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Susan Mendenhall, 'Rooftops', watercolor
Susan Mendenhall, RecentWorks, watercolor
Susan Mendenhall 'Little Houses' Watercolor

Tom Laudin brings 40 years of joinery to the Spring Art Tour

Tom Laudin brings 40 years of joinery to the Spring Art Tour

Tom Laudin brings 40 years of joinery to the Spring Art Tour

Tom Laudin brings 40 years of joinery to the 2021 Spring Art Tour

“I have been working with wood professionally for nearly 40 years. Previous visitors may recall my shop in Mazomanie. I relocated to my home property in rural Barneveld 2 years ago and am excited to share this new shop with you!”

Tom Laudin, woodworker, in his shop

Beautiful wood and joinery highlight this table by Tom Laudin of Wildwood Woodworks:

Close-up of table/joinery by Tom Laudin

See Tom Laudin’s work

in person during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at his Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Tom Laudin, woodworker, Blanket Chest

Tom Laudin, woodworker, Armoire
Tom Laudin, woodworker, Armoire latch
Brenda Kraemer & Sand Hill Fiber on the 2021 Spring Art Tour

Brenda Kraemer & Sand Hill Fiber on the 2021 Spring Art Tour

Brenda Kraemer & Sand Hill Fiber on the 2021 Spring Art Tour

Please welcome Brenda Kraemer (and Sand Hill Fiber) to her first Spring Art Tour!

Kraemer will be demo-ing fiber art being made on antique machines: “Come see socks being made on an antique circular sock machine and rug and scarf weaving on antique looms. I will demonstrate various things throughout the day and when my looms are empty, I will demonstrate loading the looms or hand spinning roving into yarn.”
Brenda Kraemer at the loom

Some of Kraemer’s beautiful hand-dyed wool:

hand-dyed wood by Brenda Kraemer

See Brenda Kraemer’s work

during this year’s Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. Meanwhile, see a preview, get tour information and more at her Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Rug by Brenda Kraemer

Scarves by Brenda Kraemer
Brenda Kraemer fiber art: pillows