studios 3-6

STUDIO 3 (four artists)

Hallbeck image1Ginger Hallbeck — Watercolor
Artist Bio: Ginger enjoys working in a wide variety of subjects, from portraits, animal and human, to landscapes to floral. She recently expanded her mediums to include water soluble oil painting. She moved into Kandiyohi County last August from Olivia, where she was active in the Renville/Redwood Falls Tatanka Arts community.

Bonnie Smith — Watercolor, Pencil & Other Mediums

Artist Bio: After working for 43 years, it was my dream to spend my retirement years painting, drawing and creating art. I didn’t have any formal training during my youth, however, as an adult I’ve attended workshops both online and in person given by Marney Ward, Stephen Henning, Katia Andreeva, Karen Knutson, Rose Edin, Jan Hart, Raleigh Kinny, Dan Mondloch and Karlyn Holman. I’m also a founding member of the Creating Art Together (C.A.T.) group which meets every Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church in New London.

As a child growing up on a dairy farm in rural Minnesota I was instilled with a love for everything rural….. rural folk…..the prairie landscape…..old barns….farm kids…..heirloom gardens and florals. I also enjoy painting subjects I’ve photographed during travel tours in England, Ireland, Italy and the West and East Coast.

My work is primarily in watercolor, watercolor pencil, colored pencil, and more recently, alcohol ink on Yupo.

My goals are simply to enjoy creating art. I’m not concerned with making money on my art. I’ve completed several commissioned pieces and have donated 10 or more original works of art to community fund raisers.


Mary Schroepfer — Oils
Artist Bio: Mary Schroepfer’s subject matter in oils varies from still lifes to landscapes and birds to florals.  Mary has been painting for over 30 years.  Her favorites are  wildlife, flowers and still life.


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Elaine HagenPhotography, Mixed Media, Watercolor
Artist Bio: My photographs and watercolor paintings are nature-based, influenced by living in SW Minnesota and degrees in biology.   One of my objectives is to encourage a second look, to explore details hidden in nature’s diversity and beauty.   I have recently been experimenting with printing photographs on fabric, embellished with hand embroidery.

Studio address:  3810 -105th Ave SW, Willmar
Highway 71 south to 105th Ave.SW (one mile north of Demo Inc.), right 4.2 miles to 3810 105th Ave SW, (three miles west of 71)
(Or take 19th Ave SW until it turns into CR 15. Continue on to CR 5, left 4.8 miles to 105th Ave SW, left again ½ mil.)


Kerry Texley

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Artist Bio:  Kerry finds exploring different subjects and using different ways to recreate them very rewarding.  She is a professional photographer and in the last several years has been studying other forms of art, either on her own or in classes offered throughout the area.

Studio Address:  1912 – 7th Street SW, Willmar
In Willmar, from 1st Street South, turn west on 19th Ave.SW then turn south onto 7th St.SW.  It will be the second house on the left.


STUDIO 5 — (three artists)
Barn Theatre


Dona Larkin Oil, Acrylic, Drawing & Collage
Artist Bio: 
Throughout my career as a visual artist, I have completed hundreds of paintings on commission.  The size of my work ranges from miniature to mural and one of my murals can be seen in the pediatric unit of Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.  My paintings have been shown in several national juried exhibitions and I have sold work through


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Phil Scheevel – Woodcarving
Artist Bio:  Phil does a wide variety of styles of carving from traditional to stylized to whimsical.  He also does woodburning and other mediums.

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John WhitePhotography
Artist Bio – Photographic artist John G. White has focused on remnants of the few patches the former prairie pothole biome in Western Minnesota, combining skilled camera techniques from more than 40 years of magazine and newspaper experience with minimal post processing computer technology.  He is deeply influenced by the Impressionist Masters, and in particular, Monet, in his use of subject matter, light and composition.
His goal is to capture the beauty of the last one percent of this native prairie life which before Euro-American settlement stretched from Canada to Texas, and from the Mississippi to the High Plains. Yes, 99 percent of the prairie, including the prairie pothole (wetland) region of Western Minnesota and Eastern South Dakota has been destroyed. White is one of the 45 regional artists on the annual Upper Minnesota River Art Meander, and exhibits his work year round at his home studio at Listening Stones Farm north of Ortonville. Several of his images have been showcased in juried art shows, including Artscape in New Ulm, the Horizontal Grandeur in Morris, theStudio address: Barn Theatre, 316 Becker Ave.SW

Directions:  Please enter at 316 Becker Ave.SW. Door will be propped open during Hop hours. Take steps or elevator to 3rd floor.  Follow signs to end of hall.

Studio phone: 320-235-8560
Restrooms available


Kandiyohi Historical Society 

Greg HarpPhotography
Artist Bio: Greg Harp is a professional photographer living in New London.  In 2016 he started a project to photograph every sacred place in Kandiyohi County and there are over 100 of them.  He says that every place requires at least four trips to get the images he wants.  The best day to photograph the interior is rarely the best day to photograph the exterior.  It is these images that will be on display at the Kandiyohi County Historical Society during the Hop.

Studio address: 610 Highway 71 NE, Willmar MN
Directions: From Highway 71, watch on frontage road for the locomotive and large Museum sign

Studio phone: (320) 235-1881
Handicapped-accessible, restrooms available


Studios 7-10