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Hello October, hello rain.  In between the gray are days lit with a low-slung sun.  Mornings are misted and lately these mornings last all day.  Makes light (life) precious:  every ray, beam, and glow.  Let's sing a song to Helios and then one for each other.

september shed

Here's a bright afternoon kissing the shed where last fall some kittens were born.  Some of them nearly went home with visitors on the Fall Art Tour, but a few days later set off on adventures in the woods.  One stayed behind.  Tiny thing, rain-sodden, dashed across the driveway to the house one day.  She loves doing somersaults.  Yes, a kitty picture.  




Wandered down to the creek last week in the dimness of another rainy day and happened on a couple of nature's wonders.    

shelf shrooms



virgin's bower


Please join us if you can for this year's Fall Art Tour ~ lots of new work to see and some paths to walk if you need to stretch the limbs a bit.  Plus, we love chatting with you all!  Let's welcome autumn together…

red twig sky



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Fall Art Tour 2016!

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

October 14, 15, 16, 2016

Studios open 10am - 6pm daily


Fall Art Tour Facebook page

John's Fall Art Tour page

Pamela's Fall Art Tour page


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Notes from John...


GMan in progress

GMan-Loves His Job (in progress), John F. Walté


G-Man - Loves His Job, has finally finished a long arch of being born. Originally a character without a story, his environment became the darker study of what we see sensationalized on the evening news. As his surroundings changed, so did his countenance, but interestingly enough this was done with changing "camera lens aspect and lighting" in the render program and not with a remodel in the modeling app I use. There are so many crossovers between skills when using the computer to make art.

GMan final

GMan-Loves His Job (final), John F. Walté


World Table Vortex_3 is one of the latest in my Bones and Rust series of Fractal Mapped Photographs. There will be a large print of this featured at the Fall Art Tour in October.


World Table Vortex_3

World Table Vortex_3, John F. Walté


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Notes from Pamela...


I've been attempting to bring shape to so many unwieldy paintings. The form that keeps appearing is head-like. Here's one now... 



Gaia, oil on wood, 20x16", Pamela Callahan


I've also been painting over silkscreens from my college days. This in homage to my professor Arthur Thrall, a wonderful teacher and artist. His combination of wit and wonder, his insistence that we grasp a solid knowledge of materials and technique in order to then dive off into the mess of life, his own diligent practice of art in the studio everyday…thank you Arthur, so very much.

His work lives on. The exhibit Tribute to a Master Artist: Arthur Thrall is currently on view at Lawrence University's Wriston Art Center from September 16 – November 23, 2016.


act of making nothing

Act of Making Nothing, mixed media over silkscreen, 18x14", Pamela Callahan


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What's on View?

At the Yeti's

Passing through Stoughton? Be sure to stop in to Famous Yeti's Pizza for a bite. A couple of Pamela's paintings are hanging in the Yeti's den, a cozy, friendly place with the best pizza around!


Famous Yetis

Famous Yeti's Pizza

971 N Page St
Stoughton, WI 53589


At the Brewery Pottery

If you're Mineral Point way, swing down Shake Rag Alley and stop in to the Brewery Pottery. Pamela's paintings are nestled there amidst a super selection of unique art and stories galore…


Pleased to Meecha, oil on paper, 14x11", Pamela Callahan


Brewery Pottery
276 Shake Rag
Mineral Point, WI 53565
April-December 10-5 daily; January-March open by chance


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At Rose Metal Press

Hey readers, keep Rose Metal Press on your radar. A wonderful independent not-for-profit publisher of hybrid genres, they offer a "subscription" featuring three new publications annually - a great gift for the story lovers you know!  And super for summer reading...

Among their titles, RMP published an award-winning trio of books, their Field Guide Series (with crow cover art by yours truly). Available now both in print and in e-book form. Check them out...

Flash Fiction

Prose PoetryFlash Non Fiction


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