Dietlind Vander Schaaf

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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). She has exhibited nationally and was featured in the April 2016 Maine Home + Design magazine’s profile “One to Watch” on standout artists in Maine. She is represented by Portland Art Gallery in Portland, Maine.

Vander Schaaf is a Core Instructor for R&F Handmade Paints and the former president of New England Wax. She has taught at Haystack, Castle Hill, Penland, Snow Farm, South Shore Art Center, New Hampshire Institute of Art, Maine College of Art, R&F, The Encaustic Center, and internationally at Zijdelings in The Netherlands. Vander Schaaf is 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. In addition, she is a 200 hr Kripalu yoga teacher working on her 500 hr certification.