University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI, 1986-1991; B.S. in Communication Processes, minors in Communication Arts and Linguistics



Professional Affiliations:


Wisconsin Visual Artists–NE Chapter, May, 2010-present 

Member of ArtSpace Collective, Oshkosh, October, 2017-present



Selected Workshops and Retreats (Taught since 2017):


Adjunct Faculty Member, Moraine Park Technical College - teach various art classes throughout the year.



  • Friendship Elementary, North Fond du Lac, Reduction Linocuts, March, 2017

  • Brandon Middle School, Brandon, WI; Intro to Collage, May, 2017

  • Appleton Public Library, The Detritus Project, September-October, 2017

  • Brandon Middle School, Brandon, WI; Monoprinting on a Press, May, 2018

  • Children's Museum of Fond du Lac,  Presto Foam Intaglio, November, 2018

UW-Fond du Lac - Papermaking with Plant Fibers, Botanical class, April, 2018

ArtStart Rhinelander - Instructor at Art in Nature Retreat held at Treehaven College of Natural Resources in Tomahawk, September, 2018 

Richeson School and Gallery, Kimberly; Lakeshore Art Supplies and Framing, Sheboygan; Whispering Woodlands, Verona - Mixed Media Printmaking, October, 2018-January, 2019



Selected Exhibitions (2018-19):

UW-Parkside, Kenosha - 25th Parkside National Small Print Exhibition, February-March, 2017  (juried exhibit)


UW-Fond du Lac - The Collagraph in Miniature/Pervasive Plastic (two invitational solo exhibits), March-April, 2017


Var Gallery and Studios, Milwaukee - 30x30x30 Exhibit, April-June, 2017 (juried show)


Appleton Public Library, The Detritus Project, September-October, 2017 (part of my residency)


Green Lake Town Square, Green Lake - Midwest Paperfest, October, 2017 (juried show)


ArtSpace Collective, Oshkosh - A Cut Above: Letterpress Collages, February, 2018 (solo exhibit)


Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac - 200 Days: A Life in the Quotidian, March-April, 2019 (solo exhibit of 200 drypoint prints; site-specific)





Curator for the Langdon Divers Gallery, located inside the Fond du Lac Public Library.  Responsible for selecting artists monthly; organizing set-up and tear-down of exhibits; hosting monthly artists’ reception; curating each exhibit.



1000 Steampunk Inspirations (May, 2011) - featured artist

"Professional Artist" magazine (July-August, 2012) - featured artist in "Using Pinterest to Promote your Work" article


The Artist’s Library  by Laura Damon-Moore and Erinn Batykefer (May, 2014) – featured artist


“Uppercase” magazine, Issues 26, 27, and 35 (featured artwork), and a featured artist in the “All About You” newsletter


Journal Starters by Kim Rae Nugent (January, 2016) - featured artist

© 2017 by Mel Kolstad.  

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