Terri Lockwood is a mixed media artist and photographer with a more recent emphasis on encaustic painting and encaustic photography. What intrigues her are the endless prospects for technical diversity when using wax…scraping, carving, stamping, incising, embedding, fusing and layering. “It’s always a new adventure each dayA wAith this fabulous medium and infinite ideas,” she says.
Her love for the medium of encaustic technique began as a beekeeper. Lockwood was searching for a way to honor the beautiful wax that is rendered when harvesting honey and came upon this ancient art form and fell hopelessly in love.
“There’s something about working with wax that is indescribable, especially when I see a piece of work go from a viscous to a solid state, almost as if the wax is a living organism and you are giving it mobility, enabling it to participate…and it doesn’t always behave, sometimes the outcome is unexpected, but then sometimes the outcome exceeds expectation. I like when this happens, it makes me feel like a conduit, a channel for the wax to communicate with me, it is my creative companion and collaborator and some days, we make beautiful art together,” Lockwood says.
Betty Rubner attended West Texas State University and has also taken continuing education arts classes at the Peninsula Art School in Door County and the Cedarburg Cultural Center. She has studied with watercolorist Jean Crane and acrylic painter Kyle Zubatski. Her work has been shown at the Charles Allis Art Museum and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, as well as at many juried exhibits in and around the area. She is a member of the Cedarburg Guild and the League of Milwaukee Artists. Watercolor has always been her favorite medium, although pastels and acrylics have worked their way into her art. Most recently, Rubner’s work has focused in oil and cold wax mediums, thus continuing her process of learning. Rubner’s award-winning oil and cold wax work was selected as “Best of Show” in the Center’s 2019-2020 “Little Show” Annual Juried Exhibit.
Carrie Bury’s painting journey started in the late 80's as a way of embracing a creative outlet. A self-taught intuitive abstract artist, Carrie paints with acrylics because she loves how they allow you to paint many layers to create rich depth. She continues to paint layers until the colors magically play off each other.
Carrie gets her inspiration from fields of flowers and farmers markets with rows of freshly picked produce. She also loves to play around with different techniques, and likes to use a variety of mark making, especially circles. Carrie believes that creative expression is our birthright, and her motto is “May your next move be bold”. Carrie is most at peace in her art studio with her two dogs Daisy and Poppy by her side. Carrie hopes to connect with art enthusiasts by bringing warmth to their heart and soul
About the Artists
Mark Hargarten’s recent works re-imagine nature through resins. Exploding with vivid color and unique playfulness, Mark displays surreal worlds using sculpture and mold making to create an altered, organic and intricate beauty that is both unnatural and natural. He is always expanding the capabilities of the resin medium into his artwork, creating visuals that have never been seen before.
Mark graduated from MIAD with a BFA in sculpture and apprenticed at the fine art foundry Hartbronze. In 1990, Mark started his business, Replica Masters Studios, which has since been providing mold making, design, casting and sculpting services to artists, museums and entrepreneurs and has included clients such as Disney and Warner Brothers. For the past 10 years, he has enjoyed designing and producing tap handles for Sprecher and other craft breweries.
Mark is also an award-winning competitive snow sculptor and has sculpted in many places including Breckenridge, Lake Tahoe, Frankenmuth and Chicago. His work has been exhibited at the Milwaukee Art Museum, The Trout Museum of Art, the Cedarburg Cultural Center’s Main Street Gallery and has been featured in Wisconsin Painter and Sculptors shows.