Mary Lou Schneider, a decoy carver from Fon du Lac, grew up spearing sturgeon on the ice at Lake Winnebago. Now her family is closely involved in the successful effort to restore the sturgeon population. Decoys are essential for luring sturgeon and bottom feeders up to the lake's surface. Schneider's functional decoys are often quite whimsical, while her wildlife carvings are more realistic.
Wisconsin Academy Administrative Offices and Steenbock Gallery
1922 University Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53726
James Watrous Gallery of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters
3rd Floor, Overture Center for the Arts
201 State Street
Madison, WI 53703