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Ridgewater College Students visit Jonker Portrait Gallery

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

We held a tour of the studio this spring for the photography students of Ridgewater college in Willmar MN. The bus, which was as long as our house, parked out front, and the students came filing out, eager to see everything at Jonker Portrait Gallery.

It was a joy to meet the new group of budding photographers; they were full of energy and billowing with questions. Anyone considering going to school for photography really should check out the program at Ridgewater! Mary Jacobson has been an instructor there for many years, it would be an honor for anyone to study under her. I have seen beautiful work over the years from Wilmar students who enter in the professional competition, and they are also always volunteering and helping out behind the scenes at our competitions and seeming to have a great time doing it.

It was great meeting you all!

Check out their program here

‘Creating the Masterpiece’ WorkShop

Monday, March 12th, 2012

candid group shooting

One of the biggest highlights of our year is hosting the ‘Creating the Masterpiece’ workshops here at Jonker Portrait Galley in Apple Valley, Minnesota.  This is our candid class picture from May 2011.
We have now officially turned our home into a B & B for the workshops.  It was wonderful having everyone stay here for the duration of the time.  I really feel that this gives the workshop a different dynamic and we had a great group of people for our workshop over Labor Day weekend.
Attendees comments:
“I know what you mean.  I really missed my family, but I really miss the fun and all the learning and inspiration at your workshop.  To anyone reading this entry, attend JuliAnne’s workshop(s) if you get the chance.  You won’t regret it.  : )” 


Crackle Bingham

JuliAnne, thank you, thank you, thank you, for an inspiring few days and for your open heart and open hospitality.  Thank you to Kurt and all the models too.  See you soon, I hope!


Elisabeth Nelson

Thank you JuliAnne, for your wonderful creativity retreat this past weekend!!!

I considered it a real treat to peak inside the magic of how you create such gorgeous work.


Jose Robertson

JuliAnne, thanks sooooo much for being an absolutely wonderful instructor/mentor.

You hosted a great workshop this past weekend!


So right now I am on a creative retreat with seven others from around the country with JuliAnne Jonker.  Here are a few images inspired by Monet, JuliAnne’s lake and the artist of bygone eras.


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On the last day of the workshop i did a lighting demo.  Her are some images of our beautiful model.


2011 workshop group photo

2011 workshop group photo


These next two images are from an outdoor lighting demo at Jonker Portrait Gallery.



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