Graphic Designer:

Lorraine Ortner-Blake
N6096 Hwy W
Portage, WI 53901


Torin Childs
Madison, WI 53704


Susan Baez
4308 Upland Dr
Madison, WI 53705

Staff & Others:


Onsite Coordinator:

Danielle Brown
6901 Winstone Dr
Madison, WI 53711
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.

​Brady Lueck
8210 Summit Pl
Burlington, WI 53105


Mary Ellen Johnson
818 S. Gammon Rd. #2
Madison, WI 53719

Executive Director:

Lezlie Blanton
2450 East Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53704

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


Tom Lazar
Brookfield, WI 53045

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.​

Lezlie Blanton, Executive Director with Torin Childs, Webmaster & Information Booth Coordinator


Volunteer Coordinator:

Rhiannon Gurley

Rhiannon Gurley, M.S. is a national award-winning and Interdisciplinary Artist: Graphic Designer, Art Educator, and Arts-Based Community Developer. Founder of Our Vibrant Community that was planted in Illinois and now grows in Madison with a mission to include expressive arts therapy and accessibility in its community initiatives.

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

“A Fabric of the Arts in Wisconsin”

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


Margit Moses
525 S. Segoe Rd.
Madison, WI 53711-1220

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

​Mary Ellen Johnson
818 S. Gammon Rd. #2
Madison, WI 53719

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

Cynthia Koshalek
551 Hickory Ct
Verona, WI 53593 

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. 

Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople, Inc.