Cda Art Association "Artist Showcase" 2008

Art For Everyone

It's a snapshot in time of the spectrum of Coeur d'Alene artists, ranging from absolute beginners to accomplished artists, united by the desire to create, learn and exhibit. I saw many familiar faces:
  • Joe Kronenberg, whose daughter would bring copies of her father's phenomenal wildlife artwork into my beginning art class. 
  • Carol McCarty, whose tutelage under Kronenberg is evident in her exquisitely rendered pastels. She's a former art teacher from Lake City High School (who graciously gave me a lot of latitude with her students during my student teaching preparation). 
  • Patsy Parsons wasn't there but her trademark plein air paintings were, vibrant with color and light. Patsy and I are working together on Timberlake Creates, a community-wide art show in its second year, which showcases the talent of students, adults and art professionals in the Spirit Lake/Bayview/Athol/Twin Lakes area.
  • Dorothy Porter and Rozanne Thompson (who won first place in last year's Timberlake Creates and is an amazing muralist whose work graces the walls of most of Lakeland School District's elementary schools) were exhibiting their paintings.
  • Jackie Jewitt, Yvonne Benzinger, Suzanne Jewell, and Jacquith Travis are other names you'll remember from around town, including Art on the Green.
Lots of landscapes, still lifes, portraiture. Some good. Some great. Ordinary people doing what others only dream of doing. Good for you, I say to your members...and anyone else who answers the calling to MAKE ART.