2020 promises to be one of the most creative and inspiring years yet! Washington House Inn will be bursting with talent and skill all year long, as a specific local artist is featured each month in our lobby. The great news for our guests is that no matter which month you choose for your getaway, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the arts. Admiring original locally-made artwork is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the rich Cedarburg culture during your stay. Enjoy!
January – Julia Nawrot
With expertise in watercolor, acrylic, pastel, and oil, Nawrot specializes in uncovering the hidden beauty in everyday things. By transforming simple objects into inspiring works of art, she brings life and new perspectives to her audience.
February – Joan Hollnagel
Hollnagel specializes in mixed media pieces that invoke a unique humor and realistic style, just like the one above! Be delighted by her interpretations of people, animals, houses, and more.
March – Patrick Doughman
A Cedarburg resident since the early 60s, Doughman is an important part of the community. His work focuses on composition and color. He is a talented printmaker as well as a painter, and a firm believer in creating art that evokes an emotional response for both the artist and viewer.
Photo Credit: Cedarburg Artists Guild
April – Chris Behrs
May – Sandra Pape
Both an expressionist painter and mixed media artist, Pape is self-taught and often creates around themes of women and children. Her work is as inspiring as it is unique.
June – Barbara McHugh
Whimsical photography is McHugh’s speciality. She creates beautiful images of gardens that she hopes convinces admirers that they have “wandered into her garden after dark and found the plants dancing.”
July – Janet Tenneson-McCarty
August – Erin Blum
Blum’s stunning work is inspired by the Grafton, Wisconsin community and its people. She even sells original paintings and can be commissioned for special, customized masterpieces!
September – Evie Grasse
Grasse’s true passion is watercolor landscapes that come to life! She has a knack for expertly pairing shapes, shadows, and colors to create the most beautiful creations.
October – Marcia Boyd
November – Ellen Anderson
Featured in the Wisconsin Wildlife Exhibition at the Miller Art Museum and the Hidden River Arts Festival in Brookfield (just to name a few), Anderson is a pro at bringing life to the canvas. Her work most commonly depicts magical nature scenes of forests, rivers, animals, and more.
December – Sandra Pape
Your Home Away from Home
After a day spent exploring Cedarburg and enjoying the rich local art and culture, come home to Washington House Inn and savor a stay like no other. With tastefully appointed guest rooms, delicious breakfasts each morning, and modern amenities you love, you’ll never want to leave. Plan your art-lovers’ getaway today!