Dear Friends,

We hope you are all staying well as we transition into the autumn season. The time of year when suddenly the landscape becomes a technicolor wonder, plants begin storing energies for their winter naps, and the animals are busy scurrying about gathering food and shelter to ensure their safety and comfort in the chilly months ahead. Our weekly imagery focuses heavily on nature, as it never ceases to amaze and inspire us. We are always surrounded by overwhelming beauty from the majestic pines swaying in the wind, the incredible geometry of a flower blossom, the serenity of reflections across the water, and down to the tiniest of dew drops on a blade of grass or pine bough. The amazement is always there, but it is up to each of us to take notice, pause for just a moment to step outside of ourselves and acknowledge these awe inducing wonders. Regardless of what we may be dealing with in our lives, nature continues on its path and seasonal course. The communicative networks of the trees, fungi, animals, insects and plants are astounding. While each being and creation is on their own cycle, they all work together. They rely on one another, and they instinctively know that they cannot go it alone. They adapt to each other to be in tune in their beautifully orchestrated choreography. We as a human race can and should take clear lessons from the natural world. To set goals for ourselves, have conviction in our beliefs, and yet be humbled by the fact that we must work together to achieve a greater and more advanced existence. We never know the curve balls that lie ahead which may try and knock us off our balance. But when you start to feel you are on shaky ground and uncertainty is all consuming, try to stop for a moment, look down to the ground and up to the sky and let the power of nature give you strength. Communing in the quiet moments will envelop your heart, help protect you and help give you the resolve to carry on. Find your moment, find your peace and pass it on to those around you.

Here at the resort we are beginning to wind down our normal season, with a few more weddings and art workshops to host. Many of our guests are taking advantage of our Fall Color Package to come and experience the amazement of the Northwoods at this time of year. We welcome you to join us to find your peace and renewal. Thank you for being a part of our world.

With love and 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
photography by Scott Robertson and James Deskevich (unless otherwise credited)
Facebook Demos from the Studios at Dillman's

3pm on Sunday, Sept 27 - Frankie Johnson
3pm on Tuesday, Sept 29 - Gloria Miller Allen
3pm on Thursday, Oct, 1 - Dale L. Popovich

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 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

Herbie & Copper beg James for a snack.
Above Three Photos by Jody Johnson
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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