Voyageur Artists

Voyageur Artists


Creative Fun
5 Artist Members Sharing 5 Media
October 14, 15, 16, & 17th
Meet us at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Larsmont
For a variety of media - Creative Fun!
Costs of $10 per day for Voyageur Artists
($20 for non-members)
Plus supply fees.

October 14th - Try some clay sculpture with Helen Hartley, from 10-2. $5.00 supplies fee for a 3 inch ball of clay plus firing.

October 15th - Try ink washes with Paula Anderson, from 10-12. $5 supplies fee for paper & ink.
Also on the 15th - Try negative watercolor with Arlee Wilkes, from 1-3. $5 supplies fee for paper & paint.

October 16th - Try alkyd with Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens, from 10-12. $5 supplies fee for paint & canvas.
Also on the 16th - Try mixed media collage with Arlee Wilkes, from 1-3:30. $5 supplies fee.

October 17th - Try acrylics with the subject of waterscapes with Eric Klepinger, from 12-2. All supplies for Eric's class will be provided for $10, plus a $10 donation for Voyageur Artists.

There will be class limits to numbers in each class. Support will go beyond each class.

To register please contact us:
Sandi 218.834.5365
Arlee 218.340.7619
Helen 612.760.2053

Bring a Friend and
Join the Creative Fun!
Voyaguer Artists are participating in the Celebration for The Edna G Tug's 125th Anniversary! Come to Two Harbors and visit our booth and many more arts and food booths today and tomorrow.
Using my time wisely while working at the gallery. We are open until 4pm today, stop by if you are in Two Harbors.
The gallery is open today 12 to 3. I'm taking advantage of my time here and all set up to "art"!
This months Featured Artist is Arlee Wilkes. She's is a very talented watercolor artist and also teachs classes at the Art Center. Here is an example of her work.
Shelley Getten did a great demonstration of her printmaking art at our monthly meeting today.
Thank you, sponsors!
Arrowhead Library System
Friends of the Two Harbors Public Library
Sweet Peas & Back Forty Books
Voyageur Artists
Anderson Claffy American Legion Post 109 Two Harbors, MN Arrowhead Library System Culver's Dairy Queen of Two Harbors MN Kwik Trip McDonald's Rustic Inn Cafe and Gifts Target Duluth Two Harbors Federal Credit Union Voyageur Artists Walmart Hermantown

American Legion Post 109 was added to the list!

Thank you, sponsors, for your support this year for our summer reading programs! (Organizations can still get on the final thank you list if they wish to contribute.)
Check out the Voyageur Artists display at Cedar Coffee Company!

Voyageur Artists is a group of Artists who meet regularly, promote art education, and sell their work at the Two Harbors Art Center.

Operating as usual

Photos from Voyageur Artists's post 03/02/2022

Voyageur Artists are excited to welcome our newest member, Karl Everett: Karl lives in Duluth, MN and is a longtime artist and studied watercolor painting from Wes Long at the University of Idaho, Frank Webb in North Dakota, and Cheng Khee Chee at the University of Minnesota. Karl is Chairman of the Tweed Art Museum Advisory Board at the University of MN, Duluth. Karl is a member of the National Watercolor Society, Duluth Art Institute, where he recently exhibited artwork at their member show, and Georgia Watercolor Society where he has been accepted into numerous juried art shows. He is a member of the Lake Superior Watercolor Society and has displayed paintings at their Art Exhibits. Karl has exhibited at Art shows including the Ely MN ArtWalk, Mesabi Range Community College, Virginia, MN; Vermillion Community College, Ely, MN; Gallery 315 and Pizza Luci in Duluth, MN.

Fibonacci Art Project 02/02/2022

Fibonacci Art Project

Fibonacci Art Project A fun, processed based Fibonacci art project for kids. Great for S.T.E.A.M. learning at home or at school.

Voyageur Artists updated their address. 11/26/2021

Voyageur Artists updated their address.

Voyageur Artists updated their address.

Photos from spillsburypaintings's post 09/19/2021

Photos from spillsburypaintings's post


Several of our Voyageur Artists will be on the tour so come check this out! 👍🏻🎨

We are happy to welcome back returning guest artist Sandi Pillsbury! Sandi is part of the team of artists who are working behind the scenes to organize the 20/20 tour. She will be located at Jennifer Murphy's studio for the tour.

"I am a plein air and studio painter who draws inspiration from my environment. I consider myself very blessed to have as my home a wonderful environment in which I paint: the north shore of Lake Superior! I have been honing my painting skills for over 40 years. It is my intention to draw my viewers into my work, to see something with more depth and meaning that meets the surface. I work in layers, often painting an under painting in acrylic paint in the opposite or complementary color from the oil or alkyd layer that will go over the acrylic layer. I strive to bring a sense of peace and serenity to my viewers of my work. I consider myself a realist/impressionist and work on several series of paintings concurrently. Please visit my web site for more detailed information: "


Congratulations to 20/20 artist Sandi Pillsbury Gredzens for the excellent feature article in Northern Wilds magazine!

Click link to read the full article in the August issue, page 25.

Photos from Voyageur Artists's post 09/03/2021

In addition to our booth fee, Voyageur Artists who participated in the Edna G Anniversary Fundraiser Event donated an additional $100 from their individual sales.

Edna G Virtual Tour - 125th Anniversary Directors Cut 08/28/2021

Edna G Virtual Tour - 125th Anniversary Directors Cut

Edna G Virtual Tour - 125th Anniversary Directors Cut This is a draft copy of the Edna G Virtual Tour. There is some audio issues to be done yet, some more music added and maybe additional editing before this is...

Timeline photos 08/25/2021

Timeline photos

I am looking for an artist to paint the cover image for the 2022 North Shore Explorer guide!⁠

I can license some already existing artwork, or I can commission an original painting based on a photo.

Looking for artwork that depicts an interesting Lake Superior scene with bright, eye-catching colors.
⁠Will need by October. ⁠

Please DM me if you are interested!! I would love to see samples of your work.

This beautiful piece by Sophs Paint Studio was on the cover of the 2021 guide. ⁠

📷 Sophs paint studio


VOYAGEUR ARTISTS are participating in the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the Edna G Tugboat. Our artist booth will be open at the event 10 am - 6 pm Saturday, August 28th and 10 am - 6pm on Sunday, August 29th. We've made lots of art of the Edna G, so come and check us out.

Art-Train | Springboard for the Arts 08/04/2021

Art-Train | Springboard for the Arts

Art-Train | Springboard for the Arts NATIONAL TRAINING and TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WHAT IS THE OPPORTUNITY? Significant relief and recovery dollars are now available in every state and locality across the country. The American Rescue Plan resources are unusually flexible, and funding from the proposed American Jobs Plan is expecte...


When you visit the Art Center, you not only get to see wonderful new work by local artists, but the view of Agate Bay and the Ore docks is terrific! Bring a bag lunch (or takeout) for a meal (picnic table is located just outside the Art Center) and watch the ships maneuver into and out of the docks - it's amazing!

Born Too Late - a Rails to Radio Live Popup Performance 06/20/2021

Born Too Late - a Rails to Radio Live Popup Performance

Born Too Late - a Rails to Radio Live Popup Performance Born Too Late - a Rails to Radio Live Popup PerformanceThis performance was recorded live on June 19, 2021 at the Voyageurs Artists Art Center in downtown Tw...

KTWH 99.5 FM - Two Harbors Community Radio 06/02/2021

KTWH 99.5 FM - Two Harbors Community Radio

🎨 I know, there's a lot going on right now but Please consider participating in this. Two Harbors Community Radio needs your creativity.
KTWH celebrated 5 years on the air in September of 2020! Sadly, our anniversary was right in the middle of COVID…we need your help to bring attention to our small but powerful station. Our listeners have a lot of artistic talent that could help make that happen. We’d welcome special artwork to celebrate our years on the air at 99.5 FM as Two Harbors Community Radio. KTWH is holding a contest for listener supporters to submit artwork to be used for station premium gifts to donors in 2021 and beyond. Whether you are a professional artist, a student, or a hobbyist with a passion, we look forward to seeing your ideas.

Everyone is welcome to submit a design or two. We ask that you get it into our hands at KTWH by midnight on June 11th. We plan on publicly sharing the designs outside our studios and on our website starting June 15th. We’ll collect listener votes for best designs until June 28th, and we’ll announce a winner by July 5th!. We’ll keep artists’ work anonymous during the viewing/voting phase, so please don’t write or sign your name on your artwork.
Submissions may be made online to [email protected], by mail at PO Box 622 Two Harbors MN 55616, or dropped off at the station by arrangement (call 218-595-6195). You can email or call us with any questions. A vector graphic format submission is requested. A PDF file is the most commonly used file type that works for submitting your design online. Other acceptable file types are EPS, CDR, and AI. A hard copy of your original artwork is also acceptable, but KTWH cannot return your submitted copy.

⮚ For the contest we ask you to submit the drawing on a standard white background. Artists may want to incorporate visual elements that remind us of where we live and how community radio fits into our north shore setting. You have the option to incorporate the call letters KTWH into the design. KTWH will be adding messaging text above and below the design on the final products that will be created from the winning design(s). KTWH reserves the right to crop or revise the design in the finished product.

⮚ Single color designs are less expensive to screen or imprint on shirts, totes, and mugs and are preferred by KTWH due to budget concerns.

⮚ Digitally submitted work will be scaled up or down as needed for use by KTWH. Hard copy artwork should fit on an 8.” X 11” sheet for easy reproduction by KTWH.

Check in starting June 15th to our Two Harbors Community Radio page and the homepage at to view the submitted graphic designs. Email us your choice of favorite design right on the website: [email protected], or come look at the pieces in the atrium of the Harbor Landing Building and submit your choice on one of the ballot forms that you’ll find next to the artwork. The winning design will be determined based on listener input, with the final decision made by the Two Harbors Community Radio Board of Directors.

GOOD LUCK CREATING A WINNING DESIGN FOR KTWH! Winners will receive a gift certificate to Louise’s Place in downtown Two Harbors, a sampler of all our current and upcoming 2021 KTWH designer merchandise, your name in lights on the radio, and eternal gratitude and acknowledgment.

Keep in touch with all the great music and news about Two Harbors on 99.5 FM or stream us at To support KTWH, community radio in Two Harbors, go to and click the Donate tab for options.

KTWH 99.5 FM - Two Harbors Community Radio Hearing local voices • KTwH 99.5 FM

KTWH-LP Featured Focus Artist - Zakk Grandahl 05/15/2021

KTWH-LP Featured Focus Artist - Zakk Grandahl

Did you know that Jose' and Kim Leon have been video recording some marvelous local musicians at The Art Center in Two Harbors? Yes! These wonderful Feature Focus Artist Sessions are presented on Two Harbors Community Radio. Check out the latest and the others on the KTWH You Tube Channel. Hey, Voyageurs Artists, you might see your art in the video too.

KTWH-LP Featured Focus Artist - Zakk Grandahl Featured Focus Artist - Zakk GrandahlCountry Singer/Songwriter from Superior WisconsinRecorded on May 3, 2021 by Jose Leon at Voyageur Artists Art Gallery in...


Ktwh radio needs a new look and is having a t-shirt design contest. Here's the link to info.


A message from Rachel L. Gischia:
Calling all artists of all ages...We are now requesting submissions for our Lake View gallery wall in our new expansion. Community members and employees can apply by emailing [email protected] and requesting an application. Applications can also be picked up at the concierge desk inside Lake View's main entrance.

Photos from Voyageur Artists's post 04/11/2021

The Voyageur Artists are creating images of the Edna G for her big event in August...These are by Paula Anderson:

Timeline Photos 02/14/2021

The Voyageur Artists have in inspired me for more than a decade and I am eternally grateful! I'm so glad to be among the members of this group who are always striving to learn something new and get a little better at what they already know!

2021 Tiny Bird Art Silent Auction : Friends of Sax-Zim Bog 01/30/2021

2021 Tiny Bird Art Silent Auction : Friends of Sax-Zim Bog

A number of artists from Voyageur Artists have work for auction in the Sax Zim Bog fundraiser which ends on February 2nd at NOON:

2021 Tiny Bird Art Silent Auction : Friends of Sax-Zim Bog Protecting the SAX-ZIM BOG for future generations of birds & birders.

Rare Film of Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Degas 01/24/2021

Rare Film of Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Degas

Rare Film of Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Degas Fine art enthusiasts will appreciate these fascinating 100-year-old film clips of four of the most celebrated artists in history; Claude Monet, Pierre


Sandi Pillsbury’s Paintings

Day 9: I am a bit behind on this...I am honored to be nominated by Patricia Duncan to show an image of my art for 10 consecutive days and to nominate another artist to do the same. The purpose is to promote positivity, passion and art. Today I nominate Arna Rennan. This image: “My Home Away From Home: Cabin Number 5,” oil, Plein air, 9” x 12”. 01/06/2021

Twin Ports Art

This is a terrific "Arts Happenings" resource for on-line events and hopefully Duluth area live events once we can meet again in person: This blog features monthly art events happening in and around the Twin Ports: Duluth, MN and Superior, WI.


Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery

Join the JHP Art Gallery with the Outdoor Painters of Minnesota for a smaller exhibit of works created outdoors for the Plein Air Grand Marais Exhibit. If you can't make it in for a visit you can shop the artwork online at

Gallery Hours Fridays 1 - 4 and Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm jor by appointment:


Paula's work



Art has been a part of my life as far back as I remember. Stick figures, finger paints, magazine collages. At an early age I had come upon a signature picture - everything I drew had a tree with a big hole and a squirrel in it. Every chance I had to draw or doodle was taken - my quizzes and tests were pretty - and when given a choice of an elective at school, it was always art. I was fortunate to have had a high school art teacher that had a side job in commercial art and inspired me to pursue it in college.Love and babies may have cut my college days short but never my art. Trying to find myself through my art I have tried many different genres, mediums, and surfaces. I find oils one of my favorite mediums and watercolors one of my most challenging - you never stop learning. Over the years I have done paintings to give as gifts and sometimes have taken long breaks from painting. I did find that I enjoy making jewelry and home decor out of the things I find on the North Shore - beach glass, stones, pieces of birch bark and driftwood.

Some big life changes helped me decide to retire, sell my house and move to the place that brings me peace - the North Shore. The desire to start painting again drew me to a painting class at Mocha Moose. Where I met Helen Hartley and she invited me to come check out the Voyageur Art Club. Both the art classes and art club have given me my art life back and I have met some amazing people. These people help push me to look at my art through different eyes, the camaraderie of painting and talking art with other artists is wonderful and I look forward to exploring art in my new “neighborhood” with the collaboration of my new art friends.


"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."

Painting by Janet McTavish - Voyageur Art Club Member


Photograph by Phil Hartley 04/16/2020 04/14/2020

ARAC’s Next Steps and New Grant Opportunities – Arrowhead Regional Arts Council ARAC’s Next Steps and New Grant Opportunities ARAC_Media Announcements 04/13/2020 04/13/2020 Here’s an update on how the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council is responding to the the pandemic. Our goals are built around three principles: 1.) Artists and Arts Organizations are crucial to get us throug...


Two Harbors Community Radio, 99.5 FM

🙏 Easter Sunday Messages.
Pastor Paula Gaboury, Theologian Anna Madsen and Pastor Brendan Johnston will share their Easter messages with you at 10:05 this Easter morning. A re-broadcast is scheduled for 6:00 this evening.
99.5 FM. Stream link provided at
Happy Easter 🐣 04/11/2020

Help Each Other Deal With COVID-19 Impacts: Start a Virtual Support Group With This Manual and Free Tools Learn about how to start a private peer support group to solve problems and achieve goals. 04/08/2020

National Endowment for the Arts Announces CARES Act Funding to Support Arts Jobs and Help Sustain Arts Organizations

The National Endowment for the Arts announced today its guidelines to swiftly distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations from the to preserve jobs and help support organizations forced to close operations due to the spread of COVID-19. With the $75 million appropriated, the Arts Endowment will award 40 percent of the funds directly to state and regional arts agencies by April 30th to distribute through their funding programs. Sixty percent of the funds are designated for direct grants to nonprofit arts organizations all across the United States and will be announced by June 30th. Washington, DC— The National Endowment for the Arts announced today its guidelines to swiftly distribute funding to nonprofit arts organizations from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to preserve jobs and help support organizations forced to 02/29/2020

The History of the Color Red: From Ancient Paintings to Louboutin Shoes Learn about the intriguing history of the color red, from vermilion and carmine to Matisse's favorite cadmium red.

History of the “Voyageur Art Club”

The first exhibit of art by the “Voyageur Art Club” took place on June 30, 1964, with 46 exhibitors, 200 paintings and over 400 visitors on the first day. It was located in the Paramount Building after one of the early founders, Vi Olson and her husband, Warner envisioned such a gallery in Two Harbors. Vi was one of a small group (including F***y Riley) who had been meeting in each other’s homes after taking art classes at U.M.D.

In 1994, the group moved into the Art Center and has continued to maintain a gallery and educational space for artists and art enthusiasts in the region. An important component of their mission is to provide scholarships to area high schoolers pursuing on-going education in art, and host workshops in a variety of art media. A weekly watercolor class is taught at the center (from 10-12 on Thursdays).

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Art by local artists ranging from larger paintings in all mediums to block prints, pottery and jewelry.




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