Dietlind Vander Schaaf

Dietlind Vander Schaaf

Dietlind Vander Schaaf holds an MFA from the University of San Francisco and an MA from the University of Southern Maine. Her work has been described as the transformation of "disparate objects into elegantly simple compositions of pattern and grace" (Artscope). Vander Schaaf has exhibited at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Conrad Wilde Gallery, The Fuller Craft Museum, Kolman & Pryor, and On Center Gallery, among others, and been featured in Maine Home + Design, Decor Maine, Downeast Magazine, UPPERCASE, and Artscope.

Vander Schaaf is a Core Instructor for R&F Handmade Paints, an Ampersand Artist Ambassador, and the former president of New England Wax. She is an annual presenter at the International Encaustic Conference and the recipient of grants from the Maine Arts Commission and International Encaustic Artists, as well as a Tending Space Artist Fellowship from the Hemera Foundation.

Vander Schaaf teaches workshops throughout the country, including Haystack, Maine College of Art, Penland, Arrowmont, Castle Hill Center for the Arts, Snow Farm, Rhode Island School of Design, and internationally at Zijdelings in The Netherlands. She is represented by Portland Art Gallery and Artemis Gallery in Maine, and Salon Design in Boston.

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