Dear Friends,

We hope you are all still stealing time to find your moments and seek out the positive in each day, and following the pace that works best for you. There are plenty of days left this summer, but the autumn season is fast approaching and many questions remain as to what exactly our routines will look like. We are all trying our best to find some semblance of ‘normal’ while perhaps dealing with what is being referred to as pandemic fatigue. The reaching of a breaking point where it all just feels like too much some days, that this has all gone on too long, the not knowing what lies ahead. The general exhaustion and flat feeling. We certainly understand this, as while we are individuals we still share so much in common as fellow citizens and we must try to remember that we are all in this together. None of us have the answers, but collectively we can lift one another up and help keep each other going and push through. It may feel nearly impossible at times, but dig deep and maintain your sense of empathy and compassion. Stay positive, ask for help when you need it, and offer help in return. Let someone know that you have their back. That you support them. The most simply gesture of kindness can have lasting effects on a person and go a long way toward a better world, one day at a time.

Our guests are still doing a great job at finding their moments here at the resort. You can see their shoulders ease when they get out of the car, when they start to take it all in, when they realize that they have arrived in a place where they can truly slow down and have the opportunity to recharge their batteries. This weekend we are glad to be hosting a small wedding, and our art workshops will be starting back up with socially distant limited seating. It has taken a lot of extra work this year, but we have stayed dedicated to figuring it all out and helping people safely come together. It is all worth it and we are thankful for each and every person that has found their way here.

Thank you for doing your part to support one another and keeping the good energy flowing.
With gratitude,
Sue, Denny, Steph, Todd, Scott and James

Please enjoy our images as we continue to capture the moments of the days.  

P.S. If any of you have found inspiration in our photographs that have resulted in drawings or paintings, we would love to see them and share them! Please email your works to 
art@dillmans.comsubject line: INSPIRED MOMENTS – DILLMAN’S
writing by James Deskevich
While we have had to reschedule some of our art workshops until next year, at this time we are planning to run the following this fall:


Please contact us to reserve your spot. As the current climate is ever changing, we are addressing the upcoming schedule responsibly on a case-by-case basis. In additional, as per state of Wisconsin mandate, mask wearing is required in the studios, lobby, gift shop and art corner.

Please call 715-588-3143 or email in the meantime if you have any specific questions.
2nd Annual Art Show
Recreational & Student Artists
Due to COVID-19, this years exhibition will be online, in a virtual gallery, while still keeping the artworld active and thriving. Art judging and virtual workshop will be by renowned artist Janet Nunn. 

Show your artwork! Register for a the virtual exhibition and workshop. Award winners will have their work shown at the annual state exhibition in Madison, WI, and are eligible for thousands of dollars in prizes.

Artwork submission
AND $30 payment due
Friday, October 2 
Limit 3 pieces per artist
Register at

2020 ONLINE exhibition 
Friday, October 9 – Sunday, October 11

Online ZOOM Workshop
with liquid watercolor artist janet nunn
Friday, October 9 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. 
Workshop is FREE for participating artits or $10 for general public

Coordinator: Sarah Thompson

Facebook Live Demo - TODAY, Wednesday, August 19 at 3pm Central

Dale L. Popovich will be live painting an early spring foliage scene from just west of Land 'O Lakes. Watch him paint the patterns of light and dark up to the finishing details in watercolor without a pencil sketch. Visit our Facebook page TODAY, Wednesday, August, 19 at 3 PM CST!

Reference PDF which includes the photo reference, supply list and an explanation of why Dale won't be using a pencil drawing sketch on the watercolor paper.  
Todd cheers on Colin's first time up on skis.
Lakeside Cabin 9 - Golden Pond
Lakeside Cabin 8 - Little Denmark
13277 Dillman's Way, Lac Du Flambeau, WI 54538
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Family-owned since 1918...
Dillman's is a nostalgic vacation getaway on a lush, private peninsula with boating, beaches, tennis, biking & more. Perfect for family vacations, reunions and retreats our resort can accommodate guests in larger lake homes, charming lakeside cabins, contemporary townhouses and motel style units, and a rustic guesthouse. Pets are welcome. For special travel packages and promotions please visit

In addition to our family resort, we also offer art workshops through the Dillman’s Art Workshop Retreat which was founded by Sue and Dennis Robertson in 1978. Through the years our retreat has hosted over 12,500 students for art workshops at Dillman’s Bay Resort in Wisconsin and various international locations. The 4 and 5 day workshops are offered in lakeside art studios as well as plein air. Students are invited to bring their friends and family along on the trip to enjoy the relaxing resort environment. Local artists are also welcome to attend classes on a day student basis. The average class price is $70 per day. Information about our 2020 schedule of workshops in watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel, mixed media, collage, pocket sketching, fiber arts and more is online at (Up to date information and amendments to our schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be found here.)

While continually striving to keep our workshop pricing competitive, we recognize that the costs may still be beyond the means of some. With that in mind partial scholarships / honorariums are available as we are committed to offering art workshops because learning is a life-long and fulfilling process. To apply please visit