Onsite Coordinator:

Danielle Brown
Madison, WI 53711
Dbrownwiartcraft@gmail.com
608-443-7723

Danielle Brown is a lover of the arts and she especially enjoys quilting, crochet and painting. She is an event planner by trade and loves coordinating and organizing events big and small. She lives in Madison with her husband, son and pets.

Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, Inc.
2450 East Mifflin Street, Madison WI 53704
608-204-9129 • www.artcraftwis.org

“A Fabric of the Arts in Wisconsin”

Officers, Directors and Others
April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023

Cynthia Koshalek
Verona, WI 53593
clkart@charter.net 
608-438-7633

Cynthia L. Koshalek is a retired art teacher and  professional artist who works in a variety of media including Jewelry, Ceramics, Painting, and Glass. She is the owner of Artzy Studio in Ephraim, WI. She loves to travel, read, garden, and play cards. 

Treasurer:

Tom Lazar
Brookfield, WI 53045
tlazar@wi.rr.com
262-352-6990

Tom Lazar has been a professional freelance Artist/Photographer for over twenty-five years. He sells his limited edition prints at art fairs throughout the Midwest and online. His work has appeared in publications throughout the world. He lives with his wife and two children in Brookfield.​

Staff & Others:

Officers:

Scott Smith
Madison, WI 57704-1035
enVeejewelrydesign@gmail.com
608-220-4043

Graphic Designer:

​Lorraine Ortner-Blake
Portage, WI 53901
ortnerblake@gmail.com
608-742-0000 

Brady Lueck
Burlington, WI 53105
bradylueck@hotmail.com
262-949-6400

Webmaster:

​Torin Childs
Tor.WChilds@gmail.com

President:

Kaitlin Esche-Lyon
Madison, WI 53714-2958
quarterlifeleap@gmail.com
920-918-6097 

​Kaitlin Esche-Lyon, the owner of Quarter Life Leap, is a modern quilter and designer. She loves to express herself through vibrant colors and patterns. Kaitlin lives in Madison with her husband and 2 dogs. 

Directors:

Susan Baez
4308 Upland Dr
Madison, WI 53705
nindedesigns.sb@gmail.com
608-576-1348

Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, Inc.

Vice-President:
Mary Ellen Johnson
Madison, WI 53719
mejohnson1@charter.net
608-216-5240

Mary Ellen Johnson is a fiber artist specializing in silk and silk velvet painting using fiber reactive dyes and various embellishment techniques.

Executive Director:

Lezlie Blanton
Madison, WI 53704
wiartcraft@gmail.com
608-204-9129

Lezlie Blanton enjoys sorting and organizing, so directing artists suits them well. Their other interests are fiber arts, family, music, and nature.

Secretary:

Margit Moses
Madison, WI 53711-1220
margitmoses@gmail.com
608-695-9305

Margit Moses works with silver, copper, pewter, and semi-precious stones.  Her favorite stones are turquoise, labradorite, lapis lazuli, and citrine.