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Bob Bayer

My interest in photography started when I was a kid. I had many different cameras but really didn’t know how to use them. My interested renewed around 1991 when I took up underwater photography. Then, 15 years later, a person at my workplace held a 10 week photography class that taught me how to shoot in manual mode and how to take better images. This got me started on ‘land’ photography again.

I have met several excellent photographers thru camera clubs and they have helped me elevate my photography to where I am now.

I really enjoy underwater photography, but my scuba diving days are few. Sports would be my next choice, then nature and candid people shots.


Kat Dakota

As an artist, Kat never stands still. Two years ago, she debuted her digital painting which opened doors into the art world. Her current digital artwork emphases – lots of chroma.

Kay designed the Northport Marina Mural titled, “Bay Presents” – bright colors that segue from one scene to another down the 109’ wall. Her challenge – create a village attraction with high quality artwork involving community participation with people of all ages and abilities. Result – more than 200 individuals contributed, helping each other, sharing techniques, making new friends and building community pride.

Kat's prolific ability now includes Oil and Acrylic painting. Her original work and multiple sized Giclée prints are available.

Currently in her studio in Suttons Bay, Michigan Kat offers promotional and marketing services.

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Marilyn King

I work with acrylic on canvas, wc paper, and yupo. I paint landscapes, florals, people and abstracts.
Associations: Northport Art Association; Leelanau Women Artists, Art Center Manatee, Signature Member of Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, International Association of Acrylic Painters, Ajijic Society of the Arts, Chapala Society Writer’s Group.

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Marjorie Farrell

My interest in art is life long since I was first given a box of crayons and found envelopes in the trash.  I love color, texture, world cultures, and history.  My interest in Frida Kahlo began in college when I first saw her in an Edward Weston photograph.  I was compelled to find our who this woman was.  For decades, I have studied her art and life, even learning to read Spanish in order to read her diary in her own language.

I enjoy the opportunity of the holidays to incorporate whimsy into my art, letting the child in me who loved Crayons to come out and play.


Lydia Woodruff

Lydia has been making art since she was a little girl. She repurposes what others might call “junk” into whimsical sculptures. She works with metal, stained glass, and mixed mediums of all sorts to express her creativity. She paints, makes jewelry and upcycles old clothing to works of art. She’s currently starting a group called Unity in Art, where she helps others express their creativity through different interactive programs.

Residing in Northport, she is a part- time college student and a proud board member of the Arts Association.


Tom Woodruff

Tom has been teaching artists and illustrators since 1987. He is the illustrator of four children’s history books which you may have seen in your library: Michigan, An Illustrated History For Children, Great Lakes and Great Ships, Indians of the Great Lakes, Prehistoric Great Lakes. These books are being used in Elementary and Middle Schools throughout the Great Lakes Area. For the past thirty years he has he has shared his love for Michigan and the Great Lakes region with students and teachers in schools, libraries and conferences, throughout the state. His Great Lakes Illustration Workshops, engage students of all ages, in challenging and fun drawing and writing projects. He says, “My goal is to broaden their awareness of, and respect for their natural and societal surroundings.” His Illustration workshops can be custom tailored to most any topic, or event.