Dear Friends,

We hope that you all had an enjoyable, relaxing and safe holiday weekend. While summer officially does not end until September 21, Labor Day usually marks the change of the seasons in many people’s minds, and the crisp chilly Northwoods mornings of late would certainly make it seem as such. When the seasons do shift it gives us an opportunity for refreshment and renewal. We get a chance to pause and evaluate where we are. This year, as our immediate worlds and circles have become much smaller and closer knit, we have all been given plenty of time for deeper moments of reflection. We have been stripped down to the essence of who we are and have been reminded of what matters most in our lives. When our schedules are normally so busy and we are rushing about, we rarely take the time for such introspection. A slower and more thoughtful pace is never a bad thing, so try to interpret this as the silver lining to the current state of the world. Take a moment to reach out to those that mean the most to you and let them know that your world is better because of them. Lead your days with gratitude and grace. Treat people the way you want to be treated and try not to take the most basic of gifts for granted.

We hosted another lovely intimate wedding here at the resort last weekend. It was a fun Renaissance theme, fully tricked out with a gorgeous queen of a bride, official mead for drinking and a five-piece live Celtic band whose music drifted beautifully across our grounds and over the waters of the lake. We also welcomed another group of artists for art workshop series, and a full house of guests. It was again wonderful to see people figuring out how to safely come together to celebrate love, art, family and friendship.

We are thankful each and every day to have the opportunity to share our world with you, both in person and virtually. You make our days brighter and make it all worth it. We look forward to building more and more memories together over the years. Thank you for keeping us inspired and motivated. We could not do this without you.

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

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

Live TODAY at 3pm Central, demo by oil painter Michele Byrne - visit our Facebook page for at 3pm to watch...
"Ring of Kerry" plays live
Pups of the week: Lola, Monet and Queenie.
While Susie & Denny's Beau plays crossing guard.
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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