The Northwest Minnesota Annual Art Exhibit will be held
August 13 – 26 in Warroad
Reception and Program on August 26 to
Honor Exhibit and Of the Year Award Winners
The Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce the NW Annual Art Exhibit will be in Warroad from August 13 to 26. The exhibit will be Downtown Warroad at the Discovery Development Hub, 201 Lake Street NE and will be open for the public to view art on
August 13 from 9am – 1pm
August 16-20 MWF from 9 am – 4pm, Tues & Thurs 4-7pm
August 21 Noon to 3pm
August 23-25 from 9am – 4pm
August 26 Noon to 5:30pm
Adult and student artists from our 7 county- service region (Kittson, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Roseau and Red Lake Falls) have entered 120 pieces of art, including photography, sculpture, drawings, and paintings, into this exhibit and will be competing for $2,300.00 in cash awards. Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by a qualified juror. They will be recognized and receive their check at the reception. Attendees will be able to vote for People’s Choice!
There will be a reception on August 26 at Allison Park Pavilion in Warroad that is free of charge and open to everyone. Mingling, food, and live music begins at 5:30 pm and the program at 6 pm. Please come early to view the art. The Exhibit opens at noon that day and there’s plenty to do in Warroad!
Of the Year Awards will be presented to Don KaKaygeesick of Warroad for the NW Star Award — Lifetime Achievement, Connie Nelson of Hallock for Artist of the Year, and Annethea Novacek of Greenbush for Artist Advocate of the Year.
The Exhibit and Reception are open to the public and free to attend. Many pieces of art are for sale and the public is encouraged to shop. Purchases can be marked as sold and picked up on August 26 at the reception. The reception is a wonderful day of celebrating the arts in our region. Please join us!
Exhibit Awards include:
1st Place $500 Debbie Aune of Gatzke in oil painting “Daddy and Son”
2nd Place $300 Heather Sabian of Crookston for sculpture “Skin Hunger”
3rd Place $200 Dennis Kinkead of Hallock in sculpture “Alarmed Dragon”
Merit $100 Nick Reitzel of Karlstad in oil painting “Track of the Wolf Pack”
Merit $100 Richard Jensen of Crookston in sculpture “Crow Mother”
Merit $100 Summit Kuehn of Roseau in painting “Princessa Eagle”
Merit $100 Nancy Vraa of Red Lake Falls in folk/traditional fine craft “Home Spun Origin”
Merit $100 Glen Heppner of Warroad in oil painting “Jordan”
1st Place $300 Kansas Jensen of Goodridge in acrylic painting “Covid Gothic”
2nd Place $150 Aubree Bonham of Fertile in mixed media “No Evil”
3rd Place $100 Alexis Jalbert of Ada for sculpture “Sushi”
Merit $50 Brennon Collins of Greenbush for hand-colored intaglio print “Lake Lounging”
Merit $50 Eskyla Manriquez of Ada in sculpture “Air Jordan 1 Chicago Black Toe”
Merit $50 Macrina Herbel of Fertile for drawing “Vignette”
Merit $50 Donavin Hagen of Goodridge for printmaking “Bandit”
Merit $50 Riley Saurdiff of Grygla for drawing “Pencil Pachyderm”
Funding for these awards is provided by the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Legislature.