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Janeen Joy Babler

Alpine Folk Painting (Bauernmalerei)
Monroe, WI

Janeen Joy BablerThird-generation Swiss-American Janeen Joy Babler lives in the rolling hills of Green County, a haven for Swiss heritage in Wisconsin. Trained in Switzerland and the United States, Janeen designs and hand paints decorative Bauernmalerei, traditional Swiss folk painting on interior and exterior walls, furniture, and panels. You can see her excellent work on the walls of Swiss Alps Restaurant in Monroe, Bavaria Sausage Kitchen in Madison, the Amcore Bank in New Glarus, Monroe's St. John's United Church of Christ, and other regional venues. Janeen is currently retired but is still willing to give educational presentations.

Program Formats

A general presentation—with cabinet maker Gottlieb Brändli. A slide show/lecture on the background of alpine peasant designs in furniture and folk painting.

Best for Ages

High school
Grades 9-12, ages 14-18

Adults, ages 18 and up


Artist fee:



Mileage and Miscellaneous Reimbursement

Program Needs:
For general presentation—electricity, extension cord, sound system if in large space, slide screen, display tables

Distance of travel depends on season of the year.

Past Venues:

  • Folklore Village Farm, Dodgeville
  • Wisconsin Folklife Festival, Madison
  • National Museum of Switzerland, Zurich
  • Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee
  • Embassy of Switzerland, Washington, D.C.

Janeen Joy Babler
P.O. Box 320
Monroe, WI  53566
608/325-7382 (phone)

last updated: 12/22/2011   


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