learn more about this week's cover art from Kathy Schmiedeskamp
“In the last year I have been focusing on my photography. I have discovered art in ephemeral botanicals. I can spend hours looking at the colors and patterns on the leaves and flowers. Each one is a work of art. My husband and I have recently joined the Chippewa Valley Photo Club ...
learn more about this week's cover art from Kristin Kastein
“Seducktive” is a mesh of Kristin’s loves for nature, happy hour, and the beautiful state of Wisconsin. “Seducktive” was created as she envisioned a beer-drinking feathered friend in northern Wisconsin ...
“‘The Little Red Hen’ is a fun piece of art utilizing several techniques. For the first layer I dragged several colors of acrylic paint across the canvas. I outlined the hen in white before adding a layer ..."
learn more about V1's cover art from Lori Chilefone
“When I’m not working you can find me around town playing ukulele with the sweetest people on Earth, walking Frida The Wild, running with scissors, painting, illustrating, hand lettering, offering henna and jagua ..."
learn more about V1's cover art from Jill Van Sickle
After earning her degree in Fine Arts from UW-River Falls, Jill went on to become a full-time professional artist. Her work is primarily focused on nature, and its intent is to give the viewer a moment ...
learn more about V1's cover art from Siri Stensberg
“A jazz musician uses a vocabulary of melody, rhythm, harmony, and timbre to improvise a cohesive solo. Similarly, in this painting process I utilize my vocabulary of color, form, mark, and line to create a ..."
learn more about V1's cover art from Derek J. Carlson
"The painting entitled “Somewhere on a Farm” is part of a series consisting of vintage pick-up trucks set in idyllic backdrops. This series is devoted to the shape, line, and contour of these beautiful machines and how they have survived, so far, the test of time. Far from being perfect ..."
learn more about Volume One's cover art from Susan Walsh
“In 2014 I discovered the world of visual journaling via Pinterest and YouTube. I have always been interested in art since I was a child. Keeping an art journal, or art practice, was intriguing to me ..."
learn more about Volume One's cover art from Joe Maurer
“Manoonmin is the Ojibwe name for wild rice. Looking at Lake Menomin as an impoundment for sediment and phosphorus and looking at the ‘Wetlands Bill’ which does not value these landscapes, I decided it would be worthy, or at least therapeutic, to imagine an alternate future ..."
Restaurants and bars can be huge parts of the culture of a city. As has often been written, eating is one of the few things we all must do, so it’s natural that restaurants have evolved into social gathering places ...
learn more about Volume One's cover art from Alicia Hash
“'Suspended Thoughts' was made to create a statement using timeless colors such as black and white and manipulating them with different blowing and torching techniques to give the piece a soft texture and smoke-like effect. The added gold leaf comes from the artist’s love ..."
learn more about Volume One's cover art from Jan Killian
“I love color and alcohol ink is color! I am having so much fun working with this fluid medium which is unpredictable and exciting. My painting style continues to grow as I create techniques for painting with ink and combining it with other mediums ..."
learn more about Volume One's cover art from Angie Linneman
"This piece was taken at the Devil’s Punch Bowl near Menomonie. I love all the detail in the photo and the variations in light and color. What I find most fascinating is how the photo captured the delicate make-up and the separateness ..."