ART Committee:
Gayla Kendall
Kris Oldson
Joan Gronstal
Lori Madsen
Shirley Helmers
Jane Ford - chair

The ART Committee was formed with three potential benefits:
1. Increasing public awareness of the Mini-Wakan Shelter House Project and the Endowment Fund for both it and the Gull Point Lodge.
2. Securing additional funds for the Project (including the Endowment).
3. Providing a forum to showcase the works of many artists, each of whom has a special love for the Iowa Great Lakes area.

The ART Committee acquired a number of original paintings of both the Mini-Wakan Shelter House, as well as the Gull Point Lodge, created by both local and nationally known artists. The donation of other new and existing original works of art, depicting sites throughout the Iowa Great Lakes was also received.

Limited edition prints, greeting cards, and post cards were printed and are currently available at Evan’s Clothing Store in Olde Town Spirit Lake.

The original works of art were sold at the “Works of Arts for the State Parks …. An Endeavor for the Endowment” raising more than $15,000 for the Mini-Wakan Shelter House Project Fund.

Works of Art for the State Parks … An Endeavor for the Endowment Committee:
Deidre Rosenboom – co-chair
Juliana Mayne – co-chair
Sue Wood -
Gayla Kendall
Lissa Potter – Silent & Live Auctions, mailing
Martha Chozen – Decorations, tables and center pieces
Jane Ford – Art work donations


Jessie Bogenrief
Daniel Clouse
Ty Currier
Karen Cooper
Avis Davis
Lee and Ann Ditsworth
Allan Duus
Kerri Eich
Kathy Evert
Megan Furhman
Gary Gunderson
Bill Hamilton
Kyle Hamilton
Marvel Houge
Mike Houge
Rick Maehl
Candy Mayer
Anelisa Murphy
Paula Pitsilos
Anita Plucker
Lissa Potter
Jack Rees
Deidre Rosenboom
Dan Ruff
Sharon Sadusky
Karen Spears
Mari Stewart
Kim Stoud
Kathy Toole
Marti Zinn
Rick and Penny Wiersma
Jim and Jessi Howard

Thank you to the following businesses and individuals:

Dickinson County News
Lakes News Shopper
Iowa Information Publishers and Printers
Okoboji – Myrna Wagner
Lakes Print – Rick and Sue Ayres
ArtsLive – Jen Johnson
Evans Clothing and Shoe Store – Sara and Steven Balm for the use of their store
window the entire summer, willingness to sell our prints, greeting
cards and post cards for the ART Committee and in general, just being
totally supportive of the project
The Wine Bar and Art Gallery – Deidre Rosenboom & Scott Baumgard
Okoboji Wines – Mark and Sheila Reed
Minerva’s – Aknthony Galbraith and Kari Whikel
Cable TV – Jeff Thee
Dave Rowley – Master of Ceremony for “Works of Art for the State Parks, etc.”
John Mayne. Grant Beckwith, and Melissa Haugo – String Musicians
Jim Howard – Original songs “Don’t Let Mini-Wakan Become A Pile of Rocks” plus
“Mother Nature, She’s Quite A Lady” plus the use of his sound system
Jesse Howard - musician
Dave Stover - CCC historian
Ron Williams – CCC historian
Diane Ford – Interim Division Administration, Conservation and Recreation Division
Martha Chozen and Kim Stroud – table centerpieces and floral arrangements
Allan Duus – carved birds in each centerpiece
Tom Maser – auctioneer
Nancy Pfund – Treasure for tickets and donations
Gayla Kendall and Nicole Snow – Cashiers for the event
Alex Oponski – Spirit Lake Protective Association Treasurer
Wild Faces Gallery – Mona and Mike Majorowicz
Blue Water Studio – David Thoreson
Vacation Okoboji – especially Tom Kuhlman and Stacy Rosemore
HyVee – Merlin Eckerson
Picture Perfect Art and Framing – donation of the frame for Jack Rees’s painting
Carol’s Cottage At Shaw’s of Okoboji
Dan Ruff – digital imagery
Brackett Custom Graphics – digital imagery
Wild Faces Gallery & Frame Shop – digital imagery
CR Custom Framing
Side-Street Fine Arts and Framing
Wipperwillow.com – Brad and Isa Wipperfurth plus Owen and Beth Primevera
Arts On 16th
A Piece of Work
Pierson Lakes Art Center
Maritime Museum
Information Center
Deidre Rosenboom –brochure design, advertising, table sponsorship reservations
and much, much more
Juliana Mayne – the fabulous desserts served today as well as schedule coordinator
Michelle Peterson
Scott Baumgard
Karleen Ulman
Becky Peters
Andrea Kemp
Emily Lawyler
Joe Wilson
Paula Henry
Terry Kendall

Spirit Lake Protective Association
P.O. Box 51 Spirit Lake, IA 51360