Bickey Bender
Park Rapids, MN.

Achievements and Awards: Exhibited in area and regionals shows.

Art Medium: House portraits created from handmade paper and other papers.
Watercolors of scenery and architectural buildings.
Mixed media that features "cats" out of wire.

Artist's Statement: "How do you explain why you create? It is something within that you are willing to share with others. I enjoy experimenting with numerous types of media, and I credit THAT to having taught for many years. With
children involved in the learning process, you must try all types of media to
find what interests you and makes you want to try more research. The biggest compliment comes when someone says they like what you do. I shall
continue to experiment. Who knows what will turn up next?!"