Best Nocturne in Fresh Paint 2014 by Doug Berg

See this painting at the Accola Gallery, site one on the Fresh Art Tour this weekend.

Accola Gallery
502 2nd Ave East
Durand, WI 54736


Best Painting of Downtown Durand: Joni Jurek

Joni took an unusual view, from across the Chippewa River. This painting is on view at the Accola Gallery.

502 2nd Ave East
Durand, WI 54736


And the winner is!

Patricia Duncan won Best of Show at this year’s Fresh Paint in Durand, WI. She received a $500 cash award for her painting entitled, Nature’s Healing: Behind Doc Bryant’s Clinic, a pastel painting.

This painting and many of those from Fresh Paint 2014 are on exhibit at the Accola Gallery, 502 2nd Ave. East, Durand, WI


Pat Duncan, pastel artist

She did a pastel behind Doc Bryant’s old clinic in Durand. She’s a So. Dakotan who lives in St. Paul.

Derek Davis Nocturne Demo during Fresh Paint

Derek is especially skilled at painting Nocturnes, night time paintings and he will be demoing on Thursday, May 22nd starting 6pm as part of Fresh Paint.
Derek will also be teaching a workshop in the Durand area, May 31 and June 1, for info

So You Want to be an Art Collector…!

The week of May 18th to the 24th Imagination Nation will be holding our second Fresh Paint, a Plein Air Art Event. We open with the Quick Paint on Sun May 18th at the Old Courthouse Museum and the culminates with an awards ceremony, reception on Friday May 23rd at 6pm also at the OCM.

If you’d like to make a purchase award pledge to start or add to your art collection simply download this form and send it in. You will have the first dibs on the submitted paintings on Friday after the awards.

Painting by Doug Berg, The Chippewa River, 2013 Fresh Paint

Jane Foos, IN member’s new installation

Jane’s work is now gracing the walls of our Durand River Valley Bakery. Keep up the great work Jane!

Past Projects

Past Projects of Imagination Nation and/or it’s Board Members


  •         Mabel Tainter Memoral Theater, performance
  •         Stockholm Art Fair, exhibitor and board member
  •         Laura Ingalls Wilder Days, performance coordinator
  •         Music in the Park, Durand, coordinator


  •  Present in Art Workshops, PIA
  • Stockholm Art Fair
  • Fresh Art Tour
  • GoPaint!-plein air event
  • Public Mural Art
  • House Concerts
  • Connecting Generations, performance
  • Seniors in the Spotlight, performance
  • Emerging Artist, performance
  • Video Production