Our Artists

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Sarah Angst
About Sarah Angst
Sarah Angst is an artist and printmaker who grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. She attended the University of Minnesota Duluth, and graduated in 2001 with a BFA in Art Education. She moved to Bozeman, Montana in January 2007. She decided to focus on a lifelong dream of holding no other jobs, and living solely off her artist's income.

Artist's Statement
She has attended many Art Fairs since then, receiving many awards, and the public response to her work has been enthusiastic. With its graphic qualities and bright colors, Angst's work is appealing to a wide range of people. Most of her prints are small and quaint, displaying the effortless beauty in everyday subject matter. Her biggest influence has been the Art Nouveau movement, with its flowing black contours and flora and fauna themes. However, unlike Art Nouveau, her images are not complex; they attempt to emit a calm and comforting sentiment of a simple time and a simple way of life. Many of Angst's pieces reflect her love of nature, her passion for color, and her sense of humor.
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Asparagus   Linocut   4"x8"   $99
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Carrots   Linocut   4"x8"   $99
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Haying Day   Linocut   Triptych Total Size 11"x14"   $180
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Solitude   Linocut   3.75"x6.75"   $99
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Monarchs   Linocut   4"x8"   $89
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Snowy Sunset   Linocut   3.5"x5.5"   $79


Earl Austin
About Earl Austin
Earl Austin, a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, has studied art at the university of Minnesota, Duluth, the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Duluth Art Institute, and other workshops. He has been a lifelong art student and practitioner whose interest in art has revolved around painting and printmaking. In printmaking, he is currently working in etching and lithography. He had exhibited in the Midwest region, and at the Duluth Art Institute.

Artist's Statement
My interest in art has been the force that has sustained me since childhood. I have been greatly influenced by nature. My images range from realistic to abstract, but either way, I delight in trying to create my own universe.

Stratographs are a form of monotype, and exist in small editions of similar but not identical prints.
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Yellow Light   Stratograph   11"x14"   $250
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Roots & Rocks   Etching   8"x6"   $100
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High Noon   Stratograph & Woodcut   9"x7.5"   $100
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Spring Light   Stratograph (monoprint)    9"x7.5"   $100
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Reaching Out   Etching   6"x5"   $100
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Core Structure   Stratograph & Woodcut   11"x14"   $250


Diane Chaney
About Diane Chaney
Diane is an artist working in woodcut, engraving, and scratchboard. Her work has been shown regionally and at the Northern Prints Gallery. He images are vigorous and fresh. She studied art at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio and at the University of Wisconsin, Superior and with Cecilia Lieder. She has been a community arts activist, helping to organize the Uptown Saturday Market and the Perspectives on the Hillside public arts project and other activities to help revitalize the Hillside community neighborhood of Duluth. She is interested in the similarities of the sense of community between the rural area she normally portrays and the Hillside, where she now lives.

Artist Statement
To make a print is to submerge yourself in the image. You get acquainted as you make the initial drawing, then get more intimate through the process of cutting each block. By the time the image re-emerges as a living, breathing print, it is part of your very being.
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Cabeen    Woodcut     11"x19"     $350
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Sauna     Woodcut     14"x12"     $200
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Lake Superior    Woodcut     12"x9"     $300
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April in Cudjo Key     Woodcut     11"8"    $300
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Winter Solstice   Woodcut   6"x8.5"   $125
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Beach Stew     Woodcut    12"x9"     $200


Alesa De Jager
About Alesa De Jager
I was born in Indiana and grew up under the open sky of northwest Iowa. For a while I ran wildly around the countryside with my sister and three brothers. After spending four years at Iowa State University, I left the prairie and moved to Northern Michigan where I fell in love with big lakes. Which eventually leads to my present life on Lake Superior - with my beautiful husband and two crazy cats.

Artist Statement
Somehow, leaves, branches, grasses and people, whether real or imagined, make their way into my work. Is it the colors of nature that attract me? Is it the amazing and intriguing range of textures and patterns mixed with chaos and Supreme orderliness? Can the image of a tree be personified? Can a person's face be similar to the landscape they inhabit? Can I, a mere printmaker, painter, author, hiker... observer, answer these questions within a few square inches of paper or canvas? I would like you to see the tree and the the forest. Recently, I have found the text - the handwriting that makes up my life - when allowed to grow and expand over a print or painting, can add a depth of meaning more personal and powerful. There is a story here. And though it plagues me to know that what is created with my hands will never be as moving, as awesome, as subtle and as captivating as the weather, a landscape, the texture on your mother's skin, a newly unfolded cottonwood leaf, or even the fall of sunlight on your face when you go outside today p still, I can go on trying to see these things and learn from the attempt at capturing them with this ink, this paint, this pencil.
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Basswood   Woodcut   $200
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Oranges and Oaks   Monotype   17"x21"   $225
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Redtailed Hawk in Green   Monotype   17"21"   $195
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Shores   Monotype   10.5"x15"   $149
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Untitled   Monotype   18"x25"   $200
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Tree and Ground   Monotype   17"21"   Sold out


Kelly Dupre
About Kelly Dupre
I was lucky to have parents who encouraged creativity and stressed the importance of education. They wanted us to "see the world through many different eyes," and took us on many trips to experience other peoples, cultures and environments. This influence was invaluable to me. In 1984, I graduated from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN with a major in biology and secondary education. Because of my love of nature and children, I became an outdoor educator and worked in several nature centers in the Minneapolis area. I then taught life science and went to graduate school at the University of Minnesota to earn my Master in Education in 1992. For 12 years I taught special education. Throughout that time I developed my art, wrote the curriculum "The Arctic Challenge" and wrote and illustrated my first book, "The Raven's Gift - A True Story from Greenland" released in 2002. My desire to spend more time on creative projects grew to be irresistible. I left teaching to write and illustrate full time in 2003.

Artist Statement
The natural environment and the art of the indigenous cultures continue to be my greatest influences. Joy, symbolism, and a dash of humor are what I strive for in my art and writing.
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Snowy Owl - Snowy Night   Woodcut   8"x10"   $50
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The Raven's Gift   Woodcut   7"x10"   $75
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In the Light of the Moon Raccoon   Woodcut   8"x10"   $50
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Winter Wonder   Woodcut   4.25"x7.25"   $50
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Mama and Baby   Woodcut   8"x10"   $50
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River Bank Bear   Woodcut   9"x11.5"   $50


Joe Furuseth
About Joe Furuseth
Joe Furuseth was born in Northern Minnesota and has lived there most of his life. Working primarily in Printmaking and Ceramics, his art is heavily influenced by his great love for the outdoors. He hold a B.A degree in General Studio Art/Art History and a B.S. degree in Art Education from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. He now teaches art and continues his work in printmaking.

Artist Statement
Whatever the medium, my art celebrates the natural world around me. I am constantly searching for new ways to explore and highlight the nature that surrounds us here in Northern Minnesota as well as other parts of the world. The colors, shapes, and textures that we see every day are re-examined in my pieces and are hopefully noticed in a new and unique way by myself and by my observers.

I have found relief printmaking to be the most conducive medium to my artistic vision. The form is unlike any other art medium and lends itself extremely well to natural subjects. I am able to layer colors and achieve shapes that I would otherwise not be able to create. Organic, often fluid forms reinvent the hard surfaces from which they are carved.

My prints are an attempt to capture in a completely benign way the organic beauty that is all around us. They seek to emphasize nature and give it representation on a new level. The patience, precision and fine craftsmanship that goes into my work is as much an attempt to do justice to my subjects, as it is to create a beautiful work of art.
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Chorus   Reduction Linocut   9.5"x8"   $175
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Message   Reduction Linocut   5"x8"   $175
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Spring Peeper   Reduction Linocut   9.5"x8"   $175
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Hidden   Reduction Linocut   5"x7"   $125
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High Fire Danger   Reduction Linocut   5"x7"   $125
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Hedgwalker   Monoprint and Linocut   11"x14"   $175


Jon Hinkel
About Jon Hinkel
Involved in block cutting and letterpress printing as a preoccupation since the age of ten, Jon Hinkel has worked in several commercial print shops over the years. As proprietor of the Tight Squeek Press, a private press in Duluth, Jon uses letterpress equipment and specializes in multi-color block illustration. Jon also teaches printing classes through the Lake Superior Book Arts Association in Duluth from time to time.

Artist Statement
As an artist, I have always been inclined toward illustration, with a strong interest in the creation of books in their traditional form. My favored medium is relief printing from linoleum blocks I have carved, as well as from hand-set type. As I also enjoy creative writing, the idea of the book arts, for me, brings together my artistic and literary aspirations into a unified channel -- the creation of the hand-made book
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Alison   Linocut   7.5"x9.5"   $150
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Techton's Roar   Linocut   6.5"x11"   $250
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Tekla   Linocut   7"x12"   $250
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from Promises Vague yet Certain   Letterset/Fine Book Hardbound   11.5"x6.5"x5"   $135
About Promises Vague yet Certain: This edition has been a collaborative effort of poet, artist, and printer. The poems are selections from previously unpublished works by Donald Dass spanning the past 14 years. The prints, created from hand-carved linoleum blocks by Cecilia Lieder, are original to the text. The type is Italian Old Style (Frederic W. Goudy 1924), hand-set and letterpress-printed by Jon Hinkel at the Tight Squeak Press, for Calyx Press Duluth. The text paper is Arches 200 gr. white cover; separater pages are skin sheets by Cave Paper. Endsheets are Cave Paper Black. This edition, completed June, 2006, is limited to 100 copies. The book was hand-bound by Campbell-Logan Bindery, Inc., Minneapolis. Title and spine are hot-foil stamped in silver. The cover face is debossed with a print inset. Each book is numbered and signed by all three artists.
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November Rain   Linocut   4.75"x11.25"   $150
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October   Linocut/Letterset   $125


Natalia Hirrminska
About Natalia Hirrminska
I was raised and educated in Moscow in the days of the Soviet Union, where the traditions of the old masters were honored and the innovations of the great 20th century Russian artists were constantly in the air. I began my adult career as a textile designer, using traditional Russian folk motifs on silk. Since then, I have explored many different media but have narrowed my focus to painting and printmaking. In printmaking, I found endless appeal in the preciseness of an etched line and its variations, the richness of value in the aquatint, the combinations of textured and smooth surfaces, the open language of expression.

Artist Statement
Time is my constant theme. To me, time is a physical substance that dissolves, rebuilds, and re-combines objects in otherwise unimaginable combinations. I draw inspiration and influence from centuries of art and thought, trying to merge aesthetics and techniques from different eras into a synthesis expressed in contemporary visual language. I try to reconcile my own vision of todays world with the imagery of the artists who inspired me. My inspiration can be memories, fantasy, associations that cross time and place, feelings. I seek to absorb beauty from what I perceive in the forest, at the seashore, on the walls of a museum. I explore in an environment of fantasy and metaphor, trying to cross artificial boundaries and unify all the influences and beauty that surround me.
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Amulet   Mezzotint/Collograph   11"x20"   
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Moon's Stroll   Mezzotint/Collograph   11"x16"   
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Faces of Eve   Mezzotint/Collograph   12"x20"   
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Annunciation   Etching/Collograph   11"x16"   


Clyde Holmes
About Clyde Holmes
Clyde Holmes is an artist who resides in Duluth, Minnesota as does his work out of his studio in his home. Born in Michigan, he moved to Duluth as a young boy. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors degree in Studio Arts. After some time he attended graduate school with his focus of study being counseling. He works today as a psychotherapist. This may account for the content and psychological overtones to his work. Separated for some time from active artwork, he now divides him time between his employment, and creative study and studio work.

Artist Statement
With my work I attempt to combine a variety of images and symbols to construct not only a strong, pleasing composition, but also communicate an element of emotion and meaning within my work. Printmaking offers me a variety of techniques that are strong, varied and encompassing, both to use and explore. Although much of printmaking is calculated, there is also a quality of mystery, something magical, that I find creatively satisfying.

I have found relief printmaking to be the most conducive medium to my artistic vision. The form is unlike any other art medium and lends itself extremely well to natural subjects. I am able to layer colors and achieve shapes that I would otherwise not be able to create. Organic, often fluid forms reinvent the hard surfaces from which they are carved.

My prints are an attempt to capture in a completely benign way the organic beauty that is all around us. They seek to emphasize nature and give it representation on a new level. The patience, precision and fine craftsmanship that goes into my work is as much an attempt to do justice to my subjects, as it is to create a beautiful work of art.
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Winter Forest   Woodcut   11.25"x11.25"   $175
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Holy   Intaglio   11"x14"   $300
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Garden Gate   Woodcut
3"x13"   $125
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Torso I   Intaglio   6"x9"   $125


Ann Jenkins
About Ann Jenkins
Ann Jenkins was born in Chicago and raised in Duluth, Minnesota. She received a BFA degree in painting from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a graduate degree in Library Science from Western Michigan University, and did field work at Frick Art Reference Library, New York. She did further study at the University of Oslo International Summer School. She has also studied with landscape painter Wolf Kahn at the Santa Fe Institute of Fine Arts, and with Eric Aho at the Great River Arts Institute in Walpole, New Hampshire. Ann Jenkins work has been exhibited at a number of galleries and museums in Minnesota, Canada, and Sweden. In addition her work has been reproduced as cover for a number of publications, including Shennandoah and Great River Review literary magazines and The Women's Great Lakes Reader.

Artist Statement
"The landscape of Northern Minnesota has been the primary subject of my paintings and prints for the past 15 years. I have tried to avoid the realistic, literal image in favor of a somewhat abstracted presentation of particular locations, which hopefully resonate subtlety with the experiences, and memory of the viewer. Most of my work relies on the dialog of color, which is finally an emotional response to, and vision of the world around me. I avoid the topical. I try to allow the work to speak for itself and not become merely vehicles for an opinion. I try to come to some kind of agreement between reality and my imagination. Though my work has become more abstract it does not become pure abstraction. I believe that the tie to the physical world is imperative because it is the natural world from which all vision originates and which sustains us as human beings and as artists."

Since monoprints are single impression prints (1/1), the images shown may have been sold. Inquire about other images by this artist. Monotypes may exist in small editions of similar but not identical images.
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Evening Sky on the North Shore   Monotype   10"x8"   $350
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Gray Day at Dora Lake   Monotype   10"x8"   Sold
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Most Unusual Clouds   Monotype   10"x8"   $350
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Cholla and Pinon II   Monotype   24"x32"   Sold


Delia Witherill Jurek
About Delia Witherill Jurek
After 20 years working as an art educator, Delia attended a printmaking school in Venice, italy on 2000 and it was a life-changing experience. She decided to make being an artist and printmaker the focus of her life and resigned her teaching position. She has been working as a printmaker ever since. She exhibits her work locally, regionally, and internationally, and her work is represented in collections around the world.

Artist Statement
After many years of working with clay and teaching pottery, I have recently been drawn to printmaking, intrigued, in a new medium, with the idea of multiples. I am excited by the artistic discoveries that happen in striving for similarity and yet being open to the variation that inevitably comes of that striving. I come to printmaking, also, from a love of drawing. Printmaking offers an opportunity to play with those first marks in a way that stretches the possibilities beyond the capabilities of pencil or pen. Living in rural Minnesota, I have been compelled to record a disappearing landscape in a countryside crazed with development. I have also been drawn to chronicle the other physical and emotional "landscapes" of my life: from the faces of family and the pottery that surrounds me, to travels in Italy and interpretation of local and world events. The artistic process is for me, most importantly, a spiritual journey. It is about being fully present on my own life, noticing what moves me, what resonates in me, and honoring it.

Since monoprints are single impression prints (1/1), the images shown may have been sold. Inquire about other images by this artist. Monotypes may exist in small editions of similar but not identical images.
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Shadow of the Moon   Monotype/Chine Collé   12"x9"    $590
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F is for Fish   Monotype   11 3/4"x7 5/8"   $300
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New Spot Night    Etching & Monotype     9"x7.25"    $150
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Green Lake   Monotype   14"x5.75"
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N is for Newt   Monotype   11 3/4"x7 5/8"   $300
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Boat   Etching   6.5"x17.5"   $275