Jan Ketza I picked up a crayon and my fire was lit.
Once a flicker of a flame now a torch that burns with the passion true Art delivers.
The Act of Creativity, its process, its homework, its rewards is absolutely pure joy to me.    
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Casey Folks - Mythical Ink Studio
Galena, IL
Inspiration can strike like a bolt of lightening, filling you full of a creative desire that grips you like a vice taking you on a spectacular journey. I would liken my art to that of an epic voyage. I experience a rollercoaster of highs and lows as the work takes on a life of its own.  READ MORE...
Heather A. Houzenga, Zenga’s - Mt. Carroll, IL

A uniquely creative force all her own, and a modern day Renaissance woman, there are not many media in the arts that Heather Houzenga has not tried her hand at, and that is evident in her body of work. The artwork that she produces, tending to lean on the mixed media bent, primarily focuses on upcycling items that others may readily discard, taking apart the elements and then creatively redesigning their functional output in a unique way.   READ More...

Cathy Dorwick - Galena Center for the arts
Galena, IL
     Cathy Dorwick served as an active member of the Galena Artists' Guild as the Guild’s facilitator, PR representative and curator of their ongoing Chestnut Mountain Art Show. She had been a student of local Galena artist Janet Checker and has recently taken watercolor painting workshops in Pennsylvania. Prior to moving to Galena, she attended painting classes in both Washington State as well as Indiana. Read More...
Charlene Buran Price
Working in oils, both on paper (matted and framed under glass), and on canvas, Charlene paints the world around her in a free, impressionistic style. Her work ranges from the muted tones of a limited palette to the excitement of brilliant color as seen in her floral paintings. Her hand-crafted cards are created by photo-printing her oil paintings and mounting them on card stock.Read More...
Henry Matthiessen III, Stoned Art - Elizabeth, IL

Henry matthiessen iii is a local artist mastering photography as a medium since 1972.  Henry’s intent is to convey moments of drama, emotion, and beauty showing nature at her finest while demonstrating man’s insignificance among it.   read more....



Joe Pinder - Pinder Pottery, Inc - Galena, IL


I did not have a conscious decision in high school to have the dream of making pottery as a profession.  As a young child, I made dough art, use oven fired sculpture clay, knitted, made pull rugs, and made pillows.  I even made sand sculpture using sand under swings in parks. I made hundreds of drawings, paintings and sculptures through high school and through college.  read more...

Pennie & Drew Groezinger, NW DEsigns Glass Studio - Stockton, IL
The family of artists shares time and talents together as they create one of a kind glass pieces using both lamp work and kiln work techniques.  Stirred by the desire of their son Drew to work with glass, the family now shares hours of enjoyment designing and creating their works of art in their studio. These works of art are incorporated in stunning wine stoppers, purse clips, bookmarks, fan pulls, framed art pieces and jewelry. These striking unique pieces of art are enjoyed by all ages and valued as they are one of a kind designs.   Read More...

Marie McDonough, Marie's Wood Carving
Born in Florida, yet raised in the bush country of British Columbia, Canada I observed wildlife that is so much a part of my wood sculptures. Eventually I came to Dubuque IA, where I studied advertising layout and design at Clark College.  READ MORE...

All River Road Talent

Kelli May-Krenz, Galena, IL
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Artist Members


Bill Delp - Bill Delp Studio  815.273.2803, 10565 Zion Rd, Savanna, IL 
Cathy Dorwick -  Galena  815-281-1596, cdowrick@yahoo.com
Chris Hamilton - VisitGalena.org
Heather Houzenga - Zengas - 208 W Market St,  Mt. Carroll, 563.212.7155
Jan Ketza - Art zone studios, 200 E Myrtle, Elizabeth, IL, 563-581-6225
Mona Brewer, Mona Bara Club, 329 Main Street, Savanna,Il 815.990.7056 
Carol Sullivan - Hello Galena! Artist Co-op  815.777.0410, 219 N Commerce, Galena, IL
Kelli May-Krenz -  815.281.2158   331 Jackson st, galena, IL
Amy Laskye - AmyMaY.photography  & Ink & Paper Design  815-947-2878,  119 N,. Main St, Studio 1, Stockton, IL
Henry Matthiessen III  Stoned Art Studio   708.565.9768,  284 N. Snip Hollow Rd, Elizabeth, IL
Geoffery Mikol - River Bend Gallery,  331.701.623.33,  313 S Main, Galena, IL
Marie McDonough - Marie's Wood Carving,  106 S. Main St, Stockton 563-543-4276
Debra Melton - C&M Photographics , showing at Zengas, 208 W Market St, Mt. Carroll
Robyn Smith - 206.799.5061, Clinton, IA
Toni Klingler - Hello Galena,  121 N Commerce, Galena, IL  815-777-1448
Galena Center for the Arts,  815.777.0410, 219 Summit St, Galena, IL
Tim Sweely - The Castle
Pennie, Daryl & Drew Groezinger, NW Designs Glass Studio - 815-291-4673, 13493 E Blair Hill Rd, Stockton, IL
Sue Wilke - Ink & Stamp with Sue - 815-777-8267  112 S Main St, Galena, IL
Casey FOlks - Mythical INK STudio - 9 Garnet Court, Galena, IL 6136, 815.291.0969
Rudy Cruz - Timeless Art Tattoo Studios - 113 Jefferson St, Hanover, IL 563.581.2002
Will Mueller - Mt. Carroll Music on the Square - Corner of Market & Main, Hanover, IL 61053  515.581.2002
PJ Ladehoff-Mueller - it takes all kinds - 113 W Market St, Mt. Carroll, IL 61053  815.244.0150
Beth Bird - Longhollow Gallery - 2660 W Longhollow Rd, Elizabeth, IL 61028 815.275.0038
Joe Pinder - Pinder Pottery, Inc - 236 N Main St, Galena 61036 815.291.0618
Christine Warner, Christine Warner Art Studio, 4 Hawthorne Lane, Galena, IL 61036, 815.275.4133
Sandra FAch, Stone House Pottery & Gallery, 418 Spring St., Galena, IL 61036  815.777.0354
Stormy Mochal, Outside the Lines Art Gallery, 101 S. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036, 815.776.9166
Rudy Cruz, Timeless Art Tattoo Studio, 113 Jefferson Street, Hanover, IL  563.581.2002
Diann MArsh, Marsh STudios, 309 Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036, 815.777.8984
Sue Wilke, Ink & Stamp with Sue, 112 S. Main Street, Galena, IL 61036, 815.777.8267

Fine Artists of the midwest