Upcoming Events


More to Come!  Stay Tuned!

October 2017


October 6, 7,  8 – The Northwoods Art Tour – The north woods comes alive as art enthusiasts meander through the roads of northern Wisconsin seeking out art experiences and demos by local artists.  Stop in to absorb the best of creative energy in artist studios!  Visit my studio “Border Country Arts to see what I have been up to!  Click here 2017ArtTour for a printable brochure!

September 2017

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September 9Fanatical Fish, Butternut, WI   9 am-noon – Free Form Peyote Bracelet .  This fun and funky bracelet is goof proof and allows you to use any variety of beads, Class fee- $35 All Materials are Provided.  Call 715-661-4814 to register!

August 2017

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August 29 Minocqua Public Library   Pine Needle Basketry  – learn the ancient basketry technique of coiling using our area’s bountiful pine needle supply!  Register now!  Email yourartsprogram@gmail.com to register.


Porcupine Quill Embroidery on Birch Bark


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August 26 – Fanatical Fish – Butternut, WI                  Porcupine Quill Embroidery – You never know when you will be presented with a deceased porcupine!  Come to this class to learn the ins and outs of of gathering, storing and using porcupine quills.  You will be amazed at the zen quality of quill embroidery!

January – April

January 6, 2017 – April 1, 2017  One of my paintings and one of Joshua Waszak’s drawings were juried in to this annual show!  The opening and awards announcements will be open to the public on January 13 from 5 – 7 pm.  Stop in to see the show!






Christmas Sale

December 10th  and 11th

10 am  –  5 pm

Enjoy a magical trip that takes you down the southern most road in Manitowish Waters and continues in to the cranberry region that has put Manitowish Waters on the map.  The  trip will take you to 3 artists studios and a local store that features all things cranberry!  Shop for everyone on your list!  Enjoy Christmas goodies!  Visit the artists!

Frances Whitfield – Border Country Studio – Paintings, Birch Bark and More

4656 Archery Road

John & Barb McFarland – Woodsholm Gallery – Original Paintings, prints, greeting cards

12753 Alder Lake Road

Den Hill Photography – Natural Nature Photographer of the North

12792 Alder Lake Road

Cranberry Square – Wine, Snacks, Home Décor and More

12825 Alder Lake Road

See our poster here:  the-artist-in-the-bogs-are-celebrating-with-a-christmas-sale

October – Visit my studio during the Northwoods Art Tour!  The Northwoods Art Tour offers a glimpse in to the minds and hands of artists.  See the artists at work and ask questions about their processes.  I will be demonstrating a process called wire drawing and porcupine quill embroidery on birch bark.


The featured earrings are created using sustainably harvested birch bark and porcupine quills.  I love the many colors of birch bark that are discovered as a piece of bark is split open – a process that is like opening the pages of a book – each layer offers a new experience!

July – The Manito Art League will be celebrating its 51st birthday this year.  Mark your calendars to enter the show and/or attend the show to see what is in store!  Download an entry form here:  manitoartleague.weebly.com or by clicking here: 2016 MAL Online Entry Form

Daylight Dawning

June –  I will be the featured artist at the Vilas County Business Incubator site on Highway 51 in Manitowish Waters.  There will be an Artist Meet and Greet – 3:00pm – 5:00 pm.  Stop in to say hi or meet me to ask questions about my art and about the Vilas County Business Incubator located at 399 Hwy 51 in Manitowish Waters.  View and purchase my art and enjoy complementary beverages and snacks provided by Barry McLeane, Vilas County Economic Development Corporation, Project Manager.

6 thoughts on “Upcoming Events

  1. How exciting to have such a great opportunity for the Northwoods. I was at my stitching group yesterday and one of the ladies shared that you would be offering some awesome classes in September, one of them being brich bark basketry. Do you have any informationon the cost and date of such a program?



    • Hi Cindy! It is nice to “meet” you! We are holding a birch bark box class on September 22 from 5:30 – 8:30. You will make a cylindrical birch ark box that has a lid. These boxes are great accent pieces and make wonerful treasure boxes! The cost of the class is $30 which includes all materials, tool usage and instruction. Watch for a new September posting soon for all of the offerings!


  2. I was wondering if you have a email announcement list I could be added to?
    I just learned of your place from the Vilas Co. facebook page. It sounds wonderful, I plan to stop in next time we are in the area.


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