Guilford graduate’s work featured in New York gallery

Staff Report

Central Wisconsin artist Deann L. De La Ronde was chosen as one of 27 artists out of more than 200 national and international artists to have work included in an annual New York gallery’s show titled “Emerging Artists 2012.”

The show ran April 18-May 21 at the Limner Gallery, formerly in Manhattan’s East Village and now in the historic city of Hudson, N.Y., an art and antique collector’s destination. The show may be viewed online at

For the second time, De La Ronde’s work was also juried into the annual Oklahoma Art Guild’s “Oklahoma Friendly” show, which had an entry of 150 chosen from more than 750 works of art nationwide.

About her newest body of work, De La Ronde said: “I like to engage the viewer to think or look upon a new level of consciousness; to stimulate their senses out of their peaceful slumber … where this shadowy realm of the subconscious mind hovers out of reach of societal governance and aberrational manners.”

De La Ronde is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gordon G. De La Ronde of Rockford. She is a 1967 graduate of Rockford Guilford High School, as well as a graduate from Western Illinois University (1971-1972) in Macomb, Ill. She is a lifelong, award-winning artist who is descended from the French “Noblesse” of the 1400s and the Thunderbird clan of the Wisconsin Winnebago/Ho Chunk Nation, where her ancestral ties link to Angel De Cora, the first Winnebago educator and artist of the late 1800s accepted into the mainstream art world.

From the May 30-June 5, 2012, issue

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