Tag Archives: Oil Painting

Fred Wurzbach – Plein-Air Painting

Fred has been a plein-air painter for many decades, depicting the Kettle Moraine landscape as well as whatever other unusual subject catches his eye. He has lived in the Kettle Moraine since 1970, and has found it stimulating to his imagination. Most of his paintings come with a detailed description of where the image was created. They capture and evoke such strong love of the area that you will find Fred’s paintings displayed and treasured in many of the businesses and homes of Palmyra.

Michael Newhall – Painting

Michael has taught art and Buddhism at Naropa University, the Art Institute of Chicago, The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and other universities in the Midwest. His works can be found in a number of public and private collections.

Professional Activities:

  • 2004-Jikoji Zen Center, Resident Teacher
  • 1989-02 Naropa Institute, Continuing Education, Summer Program, Boulder, CO; instructor: watercolor, figure drawing, figure painting, meditation practicum, meditation forms and history
  • 2000-02 Anderson Ranch Art Center; instructor, sumi brush painting, meditation
  • 1997-99 Marpa & Associates, Boulder, CO; landscape design, model-making, illustration
  • 1995-98 Naropa Institute, Visual Art Department, Boulder CO; instructor: figure drawing, painting


  • 1987 Wisconsin Arts Board Project Grant, Sculpture
  • 1985 National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Fellowship, Painting
  • 1984 Wustum Museum of Art, Racine, WI, Painting
  • 1982 Frederick J. Foster Traveling Fellowship Award, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
  • 1981 Robert Rice Jenkins Memorial Prize, The Art Institute of Chicago Print and Multiple Exhibition
  • 1981-82 School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Scholarship Awards
  • One-Person Exhibitions:
  • 2016 Enso Gallery, Half Moon Bay, CA
  • 2015 Grohmann Museum, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2001 Robischon Gallery, Denver, CO
  • 2000 Peltz Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2000 San Francisco Zen Center Art Gallery, San Francisco, CA