Julie Fakler creates vibrant original domestic animal paintings and pet portraits. She received individual artist grants from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council: Prairie’s Edge Humane Society (2011), S.A.F.E. Sanctuary (2014), & Southeastern MN Farm Animal Portraits (2017). Fakler is the Visual Arts & Education Director at the Paradise Center for the Arts, and sits on the SEMAC Arts Advisory Panel. Julie has received a 2021 Creative Support for Individuals grant from Minnesota State Arts.