Northwest Minnesota Arts Council’s Annual Spring Art Exhibit Reception was a resounding success! We’re so proud of our artists from all around northwest Minnesota.
170 Artists and art enthusiasts showed up to celebrate the wonderful world of art up in Roseau April 17, 2016. Northwest Star Artist of the Year, Barb Geer, had her students show up and entertain guests with their singing and musical abilities.
The Art Exhibit moved into the Roseau Public Library where 68 pieces of original art remain to be seen until May 18, 2016.
On May 18, the Minnesota State Arts Board will have a grant writing training up in Roseau for artists as they pick up their artwork. It will start at 6:00.
2016 NWMAC Spring Art Exhibit
- 1st Place $500 Karlee Westrem of East Grand Forks, acrylic painting “Cargo Ship”
- 2nd Place $300 Theodore Schindler of Red Lake Falls, Clay Sculpture “Papa’s Saw Rig”
- 3rd Place $200 Debbie Aune of Gatzke, watercolor painting “Deadwood South Dakota”
- Merit Award $100 Lucille Nelson of Argyle, drawing “Time for Practice”
- Merit Award $100 Rock Bakken of Hallock, acrylic painting “Grandma’s New Hat and Old Dress”
- Merit Award $100 Rick Jensen of Crookston, wood carving sculpture “Childhood Fantasy (Treehouse)”
- Merit Award $100 Christine Foster of Thief River Falls, drawing “Soaring”
- Merit Award $100 Irene Bertils of Crookston, watercolor painting “Peaceful and Content
- 1st Place Student Kristy Williamson: “McSteamy” Collage1st place $300 Kristy Williamson of Gatzke: paper media collage “McSteamy”
- 2nd Place $150 Marietta Geist of Crookston: drawing “Emma Granger: The Activist”
- 3rd Place $100 Macy Larson of Crookston: sculpture, “Silver Birch”
- Merit Award $50 Benji Wilebeski of Strathcona: colored pencil, “The Great Cathedral”
- Merit Award $50 Jessica Ross of Fisher, Painting “Alaskan Mountains”
- Merit Award $50 Marie Sandman of Crookston, Drawing “Beneath”
- Merit Award $50 Kyle McFadden of Newfolden Photography “There’s an Angel in All of Us”
- Merit Award $50 Breana Pruneda of Climax, Mosaic “Love Birds
People’s Choice Awards:
- Adult: Sheri Kruger, Badger – Mosaic Moose Antlers
- Student: Benji Wilebski, Strathcona – Cabin Scene on Antley