The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce that the 2020 Annual Art Exhibit will take place in Warren from August 12 to 26. The exhibit will be at the Warren Recreation Center at 120 E Bridge Ave (the large building south of the City Office and west of the WAO High School) and will be open for the public to view art on
August 12, 13, 17, 19, 25, 26 from 10 am – 8 pm
August 20 from 10 am to noon — it’s Crazy Days in Warren
Please note: on August 26 exhibit closes early at 4:00 pm for the Artists’ Award Ceremony Reception.
The public is welcome and encouraged to visit the exhibit! We ask that you practice social distancing and wear a mask.
43 adult and 37 student artists from our 7 county service region — Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau, and Red Lake counties — have entered 110 pieces of art into this exhibit and will be competing for $2,300.00 in cash awards. Exhibit cash award winners are chosen while the exhibit is on display by a qualified juror. This year our juror is Visual Artist Kim Wilson from Grand Forks. The artists will be recognized and receive their check at an Artist Reception at the close of the exhibit. Unfortunately, this year due to COVID-19, the reception will be limited to the artists.
Some of this art is available to purchase! Follow us on Facebook to see it.
To visit the exhibit virtually watch this video. It includes the award winners.
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is excited to announce the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit Winners. Student and adult artists residing in a seven-county region including Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau and Red Lake recently entered into the Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit and competed for $2,300.00 in cash awards. The winners were recognized at the Northwest Minnesota Artist Reception in Badger, Minnesota on March 31. To view a video of the entire exhibit click here.
Exhibit cash award winners were chosen while the exhibit was on display at the Badger Community Hall in Badger from March 20 to 31 by qualified juror and Region 2 Arts Council Grants Manager Holly Alcott. “I was completely humbled and joyfully impressed by the amount of talent. There were so many incredible creative works it was very difficult to choose the award winners. I applaud the creativity, talent, originality, and technical experience of all the artists that participated, both students and adults,” Alcott said.
Exhibit Awards include:
1stPlace $500 Elizabeth Rockstad of Ada in fine craft mosaic “Seasons”
2ndPlace $300 Andy Hall of Climax for photography “Snowy Pasque Flower”
3rdPlace $200 Connie Nelson of Hallock in acrylic painting “Tail Light”
Merit $100 Debbie Aune of Gatzke in watercolor painting “Busy Streets on a Cold Day: Badger MN”
Merit $100 Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla in pottery “Nesting Bowls: My Little Beauties”
Merit $100 Irene Bertils of Crookston in drawing “Prayer”
Merit $100 Peggy Branden of Karlstad in print “The Beast”
Merit $100 Tammy Hansen of Newfolden in acrylic painting “Golden Hay Harvest”
People’s Choice $100 Debbie Aune of Gatzke
1stPlace $300 Logan Johnson of Crookston in sculpture “Because I Could”
2ndPlace $150 Adriana Isum of Crookston in painting “Serenity”
3rdPlace $100 Amber Lee of Hendrum for painting “Koi”
Merit $50 Madilyn Race of Goodridge for sculpture “Chowing Down”
Merit $50 Elysa Christensen of Crookston in mixed media “Fifth Dimension”
Merit $50 Anissah Novacek of Greenbush for drawing “Live Aid”
Merit $50 Phenix Glessing of Ada for tea set sculpture “Apple of My Eye”
Merit $50 Elliot Chapman of Crookston for a photography “Grain Elevator”
People’s Choice $50 Logan Johnson of Crookston
A dozen exhibit pieces of art were chosen to be included in the Traveling Art Exhibit, which will travel this next year to area libraries. Watch for the schedule to be announced and for it to arrive in your community.