Mixed media artist Anne Kingsbury has managed Woodland Pattern Book Center since 1979. The Center is a community-based, nonprofit literary arts center dedicated to contemporary literature and the arts. It has the largest collection of small press poetry for sale in the country. In her work Kingsbury uses traditional female objects as her forms of expression: dolls, pincushions, potholders, tea cozies, quilts, and journals. Her artwork has been featured in fourteen publications and is included in the collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum and other noted museums. She has participated in more than 60 major national exhibitions. She became a Wisconsin Academy Fellow in 2008.
The Milwaukee Journal's Mary Louise Schumacher reviews Anne's retrospective exhibition.