Local Creatives

DCFAS, in partnership with the City of Dubuque Arts and Cultural Affairs, has put together a collection of area artists, local creatives, and supporting companies.
If you are a local artist living in the Tri-State area and would like to be added to the database, please fill out the form here.

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James J. Lynes

Owner, Out of Thin Air
Home 409 Grayside Ave. Mauston WI 53948 USA Home Phone: 608-852-4706 Website: Out of Thin Air; Creations in Wood


Hometown: Independence, IA

Graduated @ UNI, BA Art Education, Cedar Falls, IA 1977

Professional work includes:

Art Studio, Advertising, Publishing & K-12 Art Education/teaching

Displaying & selling original art at numerous juried art fairs.

Display art work in several art galleries

Featured artist at several art galleries

Commissioned artwork




I create original wood carvings & sculptures in 3-d.  Pieces can be realistic, abstract & whimsical and all carved from various wood species.