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RWAG: Juried Art Exhibit


Irene Bertils, Seeking

October 28, 2015 – november 14, 2015

Public Voting: October 28th -31st

Gala Awards Show: October 31st 1p-5p

Fluted Covered Pot: Betsy Saurdiff

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is happy to share our gallery space with River Walk Artists for their Juried Art Exhibit which opens October 28, 2015 in East Grand Forks.

The exhibit will showcase 25 original works of art juried by Gary Stegman of Crookston, Mn and features many artists in the greater Northwest Minnesota and Northeast North Dakota communities.

Photo Cred: www1.crk.umn.edu Gary Stegman

Mr. Stegman is an accomplished instructor and artist. He has been an Adjunct Teaching Specialist at the University of Minnesota Crookston since 2012, and has taught seventh to twelfth grade Art in the Crookston Public School for 23 years. He has participated in public artworks in Crookston, including the Grand Theater mural in 1997, Lakes Area Regional Library woodcarving in 2000, Crookston High School stainless steel Pirate sculpture in 2002, and the Wayne Hotel mural in 2014.  Mr. Stegman’s drawings have been published in textbooks, and his  works include commissioned drawings, paintings and sculptures, some which have been sold as artist prints.  The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council honored him as the 2009 Artist of the year.

The artists whose works were selected for the Juried Exhibit are Betsy Saurdiff, Jolene Juhl, Robin Foster, Karlee Westrem, Joshua Kolbow, Carolyn Meisel, Suellen Palya, Therese Jacobson, Tim Bhajjan, Jana Rosenkranz, Irene Bertils, Sally Jacobson, Michael Lewis, Scott Seiler, Dave Bruner, Brenda Baumer, Kathleen Ness, and Kimberly Forness Wilson. Their artworks include 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional pieces

A gala Awards Reception will be held to recognize the artists and award winners at the gallery on Saturday, October 31st, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend. Cash Awards will be presented to First- and Second-place, and People’s Choice winners. The public is encouraged to visit the gallery and vote for their favorite entry during the days prior to the reception from October 28th to October 31st. Everyone may participate in voting.

Gallery hours are Wed. through Sat., 2:00 to 8:00 pm, and Sun., 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The Arts Council gallery is located inside River Walk Artists shop and gallery in the River Cinema Mall, East Grand Forks, across the street from Cabela’s and next to Mamma Maria’s Restaurant. Park in the large lot to the north and enter the mall door: we are the first door on the right.