Supporting the
arts & artists in Northern Wisconsin


-awards chosen by juror, Terry Daulton

First place winner, Rebecca Campbell,  "Purple Finch 2." 

​Second place winner, Jason Terry, "Tree Outside My Office Window by the Parking Lot." 

Third place winner, Rita Vanderventer, "Indian Dress." 

Northland is hosting an adult Watercolor Workshop in May.  You can register online at:

For more information, contact MaryJo Gingras at 715-682-1392 or

Details: May 12-14 Ι Natural Expressions: Capturing Landscape in Watercolor Join talented artist Janet Moore and discover how to capture and express the wonder of your experiences in nature. This workshop is at Forest Lodge, a unique and historic estate nestled among 872 acres in the heart of the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest on shores of Lake Namekagon. Let the majestic forest and serene water serve as your muse. Learn how to create your own sketchbook/journal with simple bookbinding techniques, basic field drawing in pencil, pen and ink, and plein aire watercolor painting. Selected readings and guided writing exercises are combined with field instruction, and plenty of personal time to create an illustrated journal of this and future adventures to come. Educators will gain valuable resources, techniques, and inspiration to help others connect to nature through art. A field kit of basic supplies needed for the course activities is provided; participants are free to bring their own materials as well. Register now. Janet Moore has been painting botanical subjects and landscapes in watercolor for over 20 years. She has a BS in Art and Environmental Studies from UW-Madison. She lives in Bayfield, WI. Learn more at Cost: $245 (Dinner on Friday evening not included) Commuter Cost: $225 (includes lunch; no lodging, breakfasts, or dinners) For credit: $500 includes 1-credit (must complete pre & post requirements) Duration: 7 pm Friday – 3 pm Sunday; 2 nights Location: Forest Lodge; Cable, WI Program: art & science integration, sketching, watercolor, writing, readings, relaxation Meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner Meal options: vegetarian & gluten free; specify at registration for dietary concerns Lodging: at Forest Lodge

third place winner, Rita Vanderventer, "Indian Dress."

Click the image to read the latest edition of Brownstone!

Building Clay Studio North ( Diane Pecnik )
is having its first 
Open Studio Clearance event
FRIDAY, October 27
1:00 to 4:00
SATURDAY, October 28
10:00 to 5:00
35225 Whitetail Ave.
at the corner of Applehill Road

. . .  CBAC News . . .

CBAC Announces 2016 Arts Initiative Grant Recipients

Five local art projects were awarded $13,180 in funding through CBAC’s Arts Initiative Grant program. Artists and organizations in Ashland and Bayfield County were eligible to apply for this grant. Proposals were required to be project specific and were reviewed with regard to artistic merit, community benefit, artistic development, and the ability of the potential recipient to successfully complete their project. Applications are reviewed by a three-member panel under the direction of CBAC Grant Coordinator, Christina Sauer.  Panel members this year were Diana Granger, CBAC Board member, Grace Hogan, previous grant recipient, and Jill Lorenz, artist and previous grant recipient.

The Arts Initiative Grant is made possible by grant funding from the Wisconsin Arts Board, which requires a local match of an equal amount of funding before grant distribution can take place.

Congratulations to the 2016 Arts Initiative Grant Recipients!

  • Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua ($3,000) – support free family performance and workshop series
  • Summer (Mostly) Thursdays ($3,000) – Bayfield summer music series
  • The City of Ashland/Rose Spieler-Sandberg ($2,830) – creation of a mural in the Ed Griffith’s Pedestrian Underpass
  • Ashland Chamber Music Society ($1,950) – chamber music concert series
  • Chequamegon Theatre Association ($2,400) – support summer children’s theater

CBAC Elects New Board of Directors at Annual Meeting

CBAC members in attendance at the annual meeting in January approved the slate of officers for the upcoming year.  Congratulations to President Joanne Meierhofer, Vice President Kathy Broadwell, Secretary Diana Granger and Interim Treasurer Sharon Stewart.  Chris Lindsey takes on a new role as Grant Coordinator.

The Board also acknowledged four retirements at the meeting. Catherine Lange, Leonarda Boughton, Kim Stone, and Christina Sauer are stepping off the  Board after many years of service.  We  welcome new members Grace Hogan, Lissa Flemming and LeeAnn Frey to the team.​​

​​Sauer Retires as CBAC Grant Coordinator

 After 12 years of serving as CBAC’s grant coordinator, Christina Sauer is turning over the reins of the successful program to Chris Lindsey. Sauer served her first term as grant coordinator from 1997 to 2004. After terms as both newsletter editor and president, she returned to her position as grant coordinator from 2011 to 2016. During this time, she managed the distribution of over $200,000 into the Chequamegon Bay area to support art projects and artistic development opportunities for area artists.​