Festival of the Artists –
Kick Off the 36th Season of Dillman's Creative Arts

Reception and Demonstration –
A Free Event for Visual Artists and Friends

When: Sunday, May 19 from 4:00 to 6:00pm
RSVP - Dinner to follow only by pre-reservation

Where: Dillman's Bay Resort, Lac du Flambeau, WI

Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation of Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. welcomes you to an afternoon of free and fun art demonstrations and reception for artists and friends in the northwoods. Please invite your friends to join you.

For 36 years, Dillman's has organized complimentary Festivals of Artists across the country, now we are bringing this event to northern Wisconsin.

The Festival in Lac du Flambeau includes hour-long demonstrations by well-known watercolor artists Tom Jones, Orange City, FL. and Joyce Hicks, Lantana, TX. plus local Rene Iannareli's quilt trunk show and poetry reading by Beth Tornes. There will be DVD's by internationally known artists and information on resources for artists in the Art Gift Shop, also special discounted art work to benefit the DCAF scholarship committee.

Complimentary refreshments by Dillman's Bay Resort and hourly door prizes make for a fun afternoon. Dinner, for a fee, will be served at 6:00 PM (Call 715-588-3143 to reserve your space for either the festival and/or dinner).

Schedule of Demonstrations
Subject to change - effective March 17, 2013. There will be multiple instructor demonstrations each hour:

Ticket sales will be available for the June 23 Blue Canvas Orchestra, Big Top Chautauqua Tent Concert at Dillman's. Raffle tickets also may be purchased. View the raffle prizes.

A special thank you to: Tom Jones, Canson, Rembrandt Paints, Arches, Wet Paint Art Store, Blick Art Materials and Cheap Joes Art Stuff for the continued support and generous donations for door prizes.

Over 10,000 students have taken workshops with Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation in Lac du Flambeau's resort lakeside setting. The resort has been under family ownership and management for 98 years. "The resort is a beautiful inspirational place to rest, relax and paint together. My morning painting demos are backed up with lots of verbal insight into how and why I make certain artistic decisions while afternoons are devoted to one-on one time with each artists.", Joyce Hicks says.

This Festival of the Arts kicks off the 2013 May to October season. There are still scholarships available for the 3, 4 and 5 day teaching workshops. The workshops have been conducted in northern Wisconsin and exotic ports of call for the last 36 years. Learn more about the 2013 schedule and scholarships...

Bob Burridge ArtworkDuring November and December, 2013 Dillman's Creative Arts will be hosting two workshops in Cuba with very popular water media/collage Californian artist Bob Burridge. At this time travel to Cuba's unique Caribbean vacation destination is limited to such criteria as educational, religious and cultural travel. We are fortunate to be able to offer these exceptional 11 day workshops in Cuba. Space is still available.

Dillman's workshop instructor, Tom Lynch, internationally known Illinois watercolorist, helps celebrate 35 completed years of workshops by presenting his original watercolor. Dillman's Creative Art director, Dennis Roberton, Lac du Flambeau, also gives these lucky students complimentary accommodations at Dillman's Bay Resort as part of the celebration that 10,000 students have studied at Dillman's.

To celebrate the 10,000 students, at this long standing educational foundation, a drawing was held to award a week workshop accommodation package at Dillman's Bay Resort, Lac Du Flam beau (valued at $360) to Ellen Herman, Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Ellen also has a home in the area, as many Day Students do, so she elected to take the value on a shopping spree in the Dillman's Art Gift Store.

Left to Right – Dennis Robertson, Susan Fox, Ellen Herman, Tom Lynch

Left to Right – Dennis Robertson, Susan Fox, Ellen Herman, and Tom Lynch

A second drawing awarded Susan Fox, La Crosse, WI an original Tom Lynch, 18 x 24 inch watercolor on watercolor canvas, "Mission Shadow's" , a painting of a southern California Mission. (valued $500). Tom has taught workshops with Dillman's for 34 years, a total of 73, in northern Wisconsin and exotic ports of call over the years.

Dennis Robertson, director of Dillman's Creative Arts Foundation has welcomed a wide range of subjects over the 35 years, ranging in subject from watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylic and photography.

These active vacationers compliment the many summer family reunions as well as spring and fall church groups, kayakers, plus packages for a variety of special interests. More maybe discovered by exploring our site, www.dillmans.com.

 

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