Dear Friends,

We hope you are all doing well. Our lead image this week is inverted as we feel it is very apropos with much of the world feeling turned upside down. Between the ongoing pandemic, another atrocious senseless shooting in Kenosha, the divisiveness between communities, the figuring out of how to safely send our children back to school this season, many businesses still facing questions of viability… On ‘normal’ days we all have enough on our plates, so it is fully understandable that lately it can all feel like far too much to handle. We get it. We do our best to find the positive in each day, and we do. We spend time soul searching each week to keep the energy flowing. Even in the midst of so much uncertainty and loss, there is joy in each day. In the darkest hours there is light, even if it is only the slightest glimmer at times, it is there. We will keep our messages coming, we will stay inspired, we will keep fighting the good fight and we will keep believing in the promises of tomorrow. We are all in this together, and with that in mind we will remain strong and we will continue to make a difference for the better.

The resort has been filled with guests finding their moments of joy. From the exchanging of wedding vows, the teaching and learning in our art workshops, the families taking the minutes to gather and laugh, to sit around the fire and just be. We love that we are able to offer this place of calm and renewal. We cannot do it without you, we thank you for giving us this opportunity, and we thank you for doing your part to find the good in each day and for continually keeping us inspired.
With great 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.
CALL FOR ARTISTS 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 art world 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 & $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 artists or $10 for the general public.

Coordinator: Sarah Thompson

Facebook Live Demo Jennifer Stone - TODAY, Wednesday, August 26 at 3pm Central

Watch Jennifer Stone's demo from the studio at Dillman's!  Sorry for the late notice - you will be able to watch the demo after it first airs, just visit:

and Tomorrow at 3pm Andy Evansen's demo!
Pups of the week: Monet, Cupcake and Daisy
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