CCCAC PERMANENT COLLECTION
In 1998 the Copper Country Community Arts Council’s Board of Directors made the commitment to establish a permanent collection. We started with the purchase of original watercolors by Barbara Cloutier and Edith Marshall when we produced Art in the Garden posters. Our collection has grown out of the interest and generosity of individuals. A friend of the Executive Director who was visiting from Vermont purchased and framed a painting by Jan Manniko of an early mine strike scene for us and Ed Gray contributed one of his large vessels with bone handle to the CCCAC which we felt should remain in the collection rather than being sold at auction. In the spring of 2004 we had the rare opportunity to purchase a painting by Peder Kitti. Thanks to Sharon Levine, Jennifer Slack, Erin Smith, Karen Rumisek, Phyllis Fredendall, Cynthia Coté, Yvonne Olivier, and an anonymous donor we were able to collect enough money to make a reasonable offer. We are pleased to have “Delaware” an oil painting created by Peder Kitti in 1948 in our collection. If you would like to help make it possible to purchase work significant to the history of art in the Copper Country please consider a designated gift. Or if you have work in your collection that you would like to donate, we are primarily interested in work by local artists that capture the essence of the Copper Country or that document historic events, landmarks, or lifestyle. The opportunity to locate and acquire early local artists is becoming scarce; we are looking for work by Alden Steck, Mabel Mustonen, Evelyn Carter, Alice Reynolds, and others. Please help us make up for lost time and secure an art legacy!
Current inventory: as of August 2013
Edwin A. Baker (oil) portrait 1957, anonymous donor 1997
Edith Marshall “Flower Garden” (watercolor) painted and purchased by CCCAC 1999 (AIG poster)
Barbara Cloutier “Clare’s Bouquet” (watercolor) painted and purchased by CCCAC 1998 (AIG poster)
Jan Manniko “Strikers” (oil) 1965, purchased by Mark Waskow March 2001
Ed Gray (large pit fired vessel with antler handle on lid) created and donated by the artist 2000
Peder Kitti “Delaware” (oil) painted 1948, purchased by donors 2004
Ed Andrzejewski “Strike” (acrylic on canvas) 1997 Shaft exhibit 1997 donated by Cynthia Coté 2005
Kevin Breyfogle “Shift Change” (acrylic) Shaft exhibit 2005. Purchased by donors 2005
Jack Holzhauer untitled vase of flowers donated by the family of the artist, 2009.
Fredi Taddeucci “The Shaft” (watermedia) 2008 Shaft exhibit. Purchased by CCCAC donors, 2009.
Kathleen Conover Miller (watermedia) Donated by Marty Janners from her private collection, 2009.
Clyde Mikkola “Shaft” (watercolor) Purchased by Christa Walck, 2011
Carol Gorgas 2 plein aire paintings (acrylic or oil) Donated by OJ DuTemple from his private collection, 2012