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We love to celebrate our spirit of collegiality by sharing news of
awards, recognition, and events that our artists share with us. These
truly amazing people speak with authority through their creations and
command of artistic expression.


We Present:


Patricia Duncan is a representational pastel and oil painter. Growing up on the prairies of South Dakota, her interest for drawing and painting was sparked from a very early age. Currently living part of her time in the beautiful St. Croix Valley of Northwest Wisconsin and surrounded by lakes and Wisconsin farmland, this place continues to nurture her love for the outdoors and is a continual source of inspiration.

 “Waiting My Turn” received a 3rd place award from the Lake Country Pastel Society show in Faribault, MN. at the Paradise Center for the Arts.  Rick Kochenash was the judge of awards.  I was grateful and honored to be a part of this beautiful exhibit.
“Peggy’s Cove” received an Award of Excellence in the White Bear Center for the Arts, Northern Lights show.  It is wonderful exhibit of a variety of beautiful work and the show will be up until April 8th, 2020.
 “Spoon and Stable” was selected to be in the International Show in Sedona, Arizona for the Arizona Pastel Artists Association.  The show starts on April 4th, 2020 and they will have an on-line exhibit too.



Tara Merkt

March 2019 –  1st Place, J.Main Gallery, Monochrome Exhibition , “Carapace Cadence”

August 2019 – Fine Arts Juried Exhibition, MN State Fair “Vanishing”,     Awards: ➖Friends of the State Fair, ➖Maple Grove Center for the Arts, ➖Honorable Mention – Drawing Category

October 2019 – Grand Champion, Fall Saint Paul Art Crawl, Saint Paul Art Collective, “Vanishing”

November 2019 – 1st place – Peoples Choice, “Vanishing”,  3rd place – Peoples Choice, “Carapace Cadence”, Hallberg Center for the Arts, Black & White Exhibition

February 2020 – 1st place – Peoples Choice, Volunteer Exhibition, The Show Gallery, “Carapace Cadence”


Randall Radeunz

This talented artist has many accomplishments: Green Wing Legacy Paint Artist 1992, Pheasants Forever Artist for Dane County, Wisconsin 1993, St. Paul Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year 1994, 1995, and 1997, White Wind Wildlife Society Artist of the Year 1998 and 1999, Minnesota Ducks Unlimited Artist of the Year 2004, A Life Art Show, a retrospective 2007, Map Works II, “The Eight” Exhibitions shown in Bloomington Art Center and at the Carnegie Library Art Gallery in Stillwater, MN 2009. Two city of Stillwater awards 2007 and 2015 from HCP. He was commissioned to design and paint an original for print for the Stillwater Veterans Memorial 2015. He was also commissioned to design and paint an original for print for the Minnesota Medal of Honor Memorial held on the Capitol grounds 2016.



Ann Meuleners

Ann has received three honors for her paintings.
* Strathmore Watercolor Papers has selected one of her designs to be on the cover of their card stock items.

*Two of her designs were selected to be on the cover at the Aboretum Show in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Her watercolor painting of the Pablo Center was shown on the PBS show “Around the Corner” featuring Eau Claire Wisconsin.

Ann has also taken second place in a poster contest for the Valley of the Moon event in Sonoma, California.


Lou Cunico

Wisconsin regional Art Exhibit (WRAP Exhibit) awarded nine regional awards, allowing artists to compete in a statewide competition held in Madison, Wisconsin. Nourishing the Spirit, an oil painting by Lou Cunico was selected to be in the WRAP Exhibit held in Madison in 2018. With more than 60 entries, The Real Snow Angel an oil painting by Lou was a Runner-Up in the 2016 Pioneer Press  Holiday-Themed Art Contest.