Vicki France returns for her 8th Spring Art Tour

Vicki France returns for her 8th Spring Art Tour

Vicki France returns for her 8th Spring Art Tour

Vicki France is back for the Spring Art Tour for 2021!

France never stops working—she is always photographing whether at her home in Hawaii or her home here in the Driftless Region. She captures the magic of the place no matter where she is. The thing we love about her photos of the Driftless is that we recognize this place we call home, but in Vicki’s eye, her captured frame, it is a glorious wonderland. Her images make us smile and even get emotional at the beauty of her vision, this place we call home.

Vicki France Photography, Soft Spring Air 05-02-21

Here are some recent photos from France’s social media posts. You too can experience the lush beauty of our Driftless region when you drive the Tour yourself, and you can see these images up close in all of their radiant beauty, in person this June 4-6 at the Spring Art Tour!

Vicki France Photography Hollow Rd
Vicki France Photography, Iowa County 04-21
Vicki France Photography, Cupola 04-21

See Vicki France’s breathtaking photography

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!

Vicki France, 'Not alone', photograph
Vicki France Photography: sun peaks out from behind clouds
Vicki France Photography Low Light Driftless Landscape

Welcome Patty Klarer to Spring Art Tour 2021

Welcome Patty Klarer to Spring Art Tour 2021

Welcome Patty Klarer to Spring Art Tour 2021

Besides working with clients on their personal pieces,

Patty enjoys seeing what her soul in unison with her hands generate from an interesting collection of gems, ammonites and natures trinkets.

Patty Klarer, Jeweler, pendant
Patty Klarer, jeweler, Aquamarine

 

With insight and knowledge only an experienced jeweler would have, Patty writes of this ring: “Aquamarine is the March birthstone. It’s a light blue gem that gives off a cool feeling. This ring holds a pear cut Aquamarine and it’s cool quality seems to be enhanced in this yellow gold custom setting.”

And on her Social Media page Precious Metal Kreations at Bergey Jewelry (the jewelry store in Mount Horeb where she sells her work), she writes about this piece here:

“A heartfelt mobius design transformed into an heirloom diamond pendant for a friend.”

This is Klarer’s first year on the Spring Art Tour…

…and we are thrilled to have her! Her studio will be open for the Tour. To find out more and get a preview of her bedazzling work, please see her Spring Art Tour Artist page!

Patty Klarer, jeweler, Mobius Design Pendant

Robert Bergman: Big changes & new work

Robert Bergman: Big changes & new work

Robert Bergman: Big changes & new work

Big news

Bob writes: “The big news here is that after 52 years of running the blacksmith shop I will be selling to a new owner. He wants to continue and add to the history of 165 years of continuous service to the local community and nation wide market. I will do all I can to pass on the knowledge I have gained and do everything possible to ensure the new owner’s success.”

Please welcome Bob Bergman back for 2021; his 2nd year on the Spring Art Tour!

Bob Bergman wood bowl
Bob Bergman wood bowl
Bob Bergman wood bowl

Bergman continues: “I turned 75 this year and want to focus more on my personal work. I have been experimenting in adding metal details to my wood turnings.”

We can’t wait to see the new work! You can see it for yourself at the 2021 Spring Art Tour, June 4-6. See a preview of Bergman’s work at his Spring Art Tour Artist’s page.