Lisbeth Quebe has loved drawing since she first picked up a crayon. As a child, she took oil painting classes from a neighbor in her home town of Decatur, Illinois, and went on to major in art at the University of Colorado.
A career in marketing and communications in the architectural industry offered creative opportunities in writing and graphic design, but left no time for drawing and painting. When she retired and moved to Soldiers Grove in 2002, Liz Quebe picked up a brush for the first time in 35 years.
Liz is a founder of the Driftless Area Art Festival and served as its co-chair through 2017. She is an associate member of Oil Painters of America, the American Impressionist Society, American Women Artists, and the Wisconsin Alliance of Artists and Craftspeople. She is represented by Outside the Lines Art Gallery in Dubuque and Galena, Plum Bottom Gallery in Egg Harbor (Door County), and VIVA Gallery in Viroqua.
Jerry Quebe grew up in a small farming community in North Central Iowa. A career in architecture gave him an eye for composition and design. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1965 from Iowa State University. He practiced architecture with major firms for 37 years, specializing in health care facilities.
Jerry retired in 2002 and, with his wife Liz, moved from Chicago to Soldiers Grove. They split their time between volunteer activities and their art endeavors. Jerry is a founder of the Driftless Area Art Festival and served as its co-chair until 2017.
Jerry makes many of the frames that grace Liz’s paintings, working primarily in birdseye and curly maple. He also makes cutting and serving boards that can be found at VIVA Gallery in Viroqua, Wisconsin.