Opening Reception for “Rooted In The Land” (SE Minnesota Woman Farmers) & Mary Slabaugh, Farm Woman


The date of the opening reception for “Rooted in the Land”  SE Minnesota Women Farmer project is April 14th, at the Winona County Historical Society.   Please join us from 1-3pm for refreshments and to meet many of the women farmers.  More to come about that later!
I wanted to share a little about Mary Slabaugh who is featured in the  pastel painting below during the Winona Farmers Market last summer.

Mary and her husband Amos have a picturesque  farm in Lanesboro, MN.  They are part of an Amish community there.  Mary and Amos moved to this settlement from Ohio 29 years ago.  They use horses to help work their farm.  The family grows hay, corn and soybeans.  They also have beef cows pigs, chickens and eggs.  

Mary runs her large family garden.  She does all of the canning and preserving for the family and also has a booth at the Winona farmers market.  Her product  is all organic.   

I love her wide array of colorful preserves, lovely baked goods and beautiful smile.


Woman Farmer Theresa Schieffelbein

Theresa Schieffelbein always wanted to be a farmer.  Her grandfather was a farmer and as a child Theresa would help him “fix tractors” with a bucket of bolts. Along with her husband Erwin, Theresa is now a heritage pork and beef producer on 33 acres filled with woods.  Their farm is Hindsight Heritage Farm in Wykoff,… Continue Reading

Whitewater Gardens farmer Sandy Dietz

Whitewater Gardens farmer Sandy Dietz

Sandy Dietz with Whitewater Gardens in Altura, Mn is another incredible farmer from my painting series of SE Minnesota Women Farmers. Sandy, along with husband Lonny, has been farming since 1996 when Sandy left her job to begin growing produce on a small patch of their land. She sold her produce, displayed in the beginning… Continue Reading

Opening Reception for Honoring the Land:  March 3, 4-6pm in Winona, MN

Opening Reception for Honoring the Land: March 3, 4-6pm in Winona, MN

Honoring the Land Paintings by Julie Johnston  “Honoring the Land” will be on display  in the Ben Miller Lobby   Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota  700 Terrace Heights  Winona, Minnesota February 27th – March 27 Please join us for an Opening Reception Friday, March 3, 2017 4-6pm Continue Reading

Open Studios This Saturday December 17th

Open Studios This Saturday December 17th

This Saturday December 17th Julia Crozier and Julie Johnston (me!) have our home studios open from 10-4pm. Visit us for gift shopping as well as to see the projects we are each working on currently.  Both studios have paintings, pastels, prints and notecards.   Gary Flynn’s (Wooden Joy on FB) beautiful wooden lamps & carvings are also for sale at… Continue Reading

Winona Art Walk & Tour 2016

Winona Art Walk & Tour 2016

This Saturday,  November 19th is a big day for Winona Artists.   The Winona Art Walk & Tour and Hand Made Neighborhood showcase our area arts and crafts.  The Art Walk is from 10am to 4 pm with many artists at different locations. I’ll be showing my work at my home gallery/studio with “Woodenjoy” artist… Continue Reading

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