Carolyn Zapf Stoner: pen & ink drawings of Mendota
Mendota native and illustrator for the 1978 “Tracks of Time” book published during the city’s 125th anniversary. No other information is available for this artist.
Victor “Vic” Wedemeyer: pottery, watercolors
Originally from Sheboygan, Wis., he was the art teacher in Mendota’s schools from 1948-81.
Barbara Guilfoyle: various media including watercolors, pen & ink
A commercial artist for Bennett Brothers in Chicago, she also taught art at Holy Cross and Northbrook schools in Mendota.
Amy Randecker Shapiro, ceramics
A 1989 graduate of Mendota High School, she now teaches ceramics and sculpture at Bolingbrook High School.
Jason Randecker, ceramics
A 1992 graduate of Mendota High School, he now teaches art inMarble Hill,Mo.
Rich Milazzo: markers, water colors, illustrations
A Mendota graduate, he turned down an art scholarship in favor of working locally. He continued to create art in watercolor, pencil and markers and is known for his illustrations on the annual Mendota Chamber of Commerce Christmas ornaments.
Fred Bell: watercolors, color pencil
A custodian, coach and active member of Mendota Community Theater, he began drawing portraits of graduating seniors as gifts. Now retired, he still receives requests for portraits done in his unique style.
William “Bill” Piller, works in bronze
Best known locally for his bronze sculptures of James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok in Mendota and Troy Grove, he also creates bronze sculptures of wildlife. He also created the Radium Girls monument in Ottawa, a project spearheaded by his daughter, Madeline.