Started by Kendra Bulgrin and Jimmy Eddings in Algoma, Wisconsin in 2015 with a goal of presenting contemporary works of art and craft. The gallery is named after their two young sons, Everett James and Forrest May. The artist-run gallery specializes in showing regional and national artists and craftspeople both emerging and established. It is our hope to help first time art buyers as well as collectors expand or start their art collection in a friendly, knowledgeable atmosphere. We also offer free on-site art consulting.

Kendra Bulgrin - Director/ Curator

Born and raised in Wisconsin by a creative mother and a engineer/ mad scientist father, Kendra has always had an interest and passion for art. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater where she received a BFA with an emphasis in painting and a minor in Japanese Cultural Studies in 2005. Bulgrin completed her MFA in interdisciplinary arts at Memphis College of Art in 2007. Bulgrin has shown nationally and internationally, with shows at the Brooks Museum of Art, Memphis, and at Beijing Normal University, China. Bulgrin has taught beginning and advanced painting, drawing and design classes at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Benedictine College, Washburn University and Emporia State University. 

Jimmy Eddings - Studio Manager

Jimmy Eddings was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. At an early age he moved to Madison Wisconsin where he spent most of his life. Observing nature and immersing himself in it provides information for color, texture, form and concepts in his art.

 Jimmy received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater in 2005 and his MFA from the University of Kansas in 2009. He has exhibited both nationally and internationally and maintains an active studio practice. 

Nicole Woodard - Present Intern

Nicole Woodard is an artist from southeastern Wisconsin. She received her BFA with an emphasis in ceramics from the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee in 2017. Her ceramic work focuses on creating figurative sculptures, but she also likes to make functional wares for everyday use. In her free time, Nicole works on her artwork, loves to travel, and enjoys a good cup of coffee and custard. She looks forward to pursuing her MFA in ceramics in the coming years.

Kara Slamka- Past Intern (2016 & 2017)

Kara Slamka received her BFA from UW-Whitewater - Loves coffee, cats and good music - currently in love with Algoma, WI.

Kara is interested in the growth, the constant change of life, the influx of known and unknown ideas, the positive and negative growth, the ways we are different, the ways were are the same- what life was and what life is. You can see her work at: https://www.facebook.com/karaSlamkaart 

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Blair Wautlet - Past Intern

Blair Wautlet was born and raised in Algoma, WI. Growing up, she was introduced to art by her mother and stepfather, who always encouraged her to be creative. She attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design for Foundations Studies before transferring to the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. There, she is pursuing a BBA in Business Management and BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in painting. Her interests are in abstract painting and experimental mediums. 

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Maggie Brzezinski - Past Intern (2015)

After a stint of wandering the highlands in search of a career path and a good cuppa, Maggie returned to the Midwest to pursue a degree in graphic design. When she's not in her snuggie working on the computer, Maggie can often be found knitting, making wine slushies and drinking an ungodly amount of coffee. Her end goal is to become a designer in the area, or start an alpaca farm. Whichever comes first.

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