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NW Minnesota Art Exhibit 2019 Winners

Northwest Minnesota Art Exhibit Winners Announced

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.

Some of the student entries in the exhibit

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.

NW Art Exhibit 2019

Exhibit Awards include:

Adult Winners

1stPlace $500 Elizabeth Rockstad of Ada in fine craft mosaic “Seasons”

Elizabeth Rockstad of Ada won 1st place at the NWMAC NW Art Exhibit with her mosaic “Seasons”

2ndPlace $300 Andy Hall of Climax for photography “Snowy Pasque Flower”

2nd Place Winner Andy Hall with “Snowy Pasque Flower”

3rdPlace $200 Connie Nelson of Hallock in acrylic painting “Tail Light”

Connie Nelson won 3rd place for her acrylic painting “Tail Light.”

Merit $100 Debbie Aune of Gatzke in watercolor painting “Busy Streets on a Cold Day: Badger MN”

Debbie Aune with “Busy Streets on a Cold Day: Badger MN.”

Merit $100 Betsy Saurdiff of Grygla in pottery “Nesting Bowls: My Little Beauties”

Merit Award Winner Betsy Saurdiff with her pottery “Nesting Bowls: My Little Beauties.”

Merit $100 Irene Bertils of Crookston in drawing “Prayer”

Crookston resident Irene Bertils with her merit winning drawing “Prayer.”

Merit $100 Peggy Branden of Karlstad in print “The Beast”

Peggy Branden with her print “The Beast.”

Merit $100 Tammy Hansen of Newfolden in acrylic painting “Golden Hay Harvest”

Tammy Hansen of Newfolden with her merit award acrylic painting “Golden Hay Harvest.”

People’s Choice $100 Debbie Aune of Gatzke 

Student Winners

1stPlace $300 Logan Johnson of Crookston in sculpture “Because I Could”

Logan Johnson won 1st place and People’s Choice for his chess set “Because I Could.”

2ndPlace $150 Adriana Isum of Crookston in painting “Serenity”

Adrianna Isum of Crookston with her painting “Serenity.”

3rdPlace $100 Amber Lee of Hendrum for painting “Koi”

“Koi” by Amber Lee won 3rd place in the student category.

Merit $50 Madilyn Race of Goodridge for sculpture “Chowing Down”

“Chowing Down” by Madilyn Race

Merit $50 Elysa Christensen of Crookston in mixed media “Fifth Dimension”

Elysa Christensen won a merit award for “Fifth Dimension.”

Merit $50 Anissah Novacek of Greenbush for drawing “Live Aid”

“Live Aid” by Anissah Novacek of Greenbush

Merit $50 Phenix Glessing of Ada for tea set sculpture “Apple of My Eye”

“Apple of My Eye” by Phenix Glessing

Merit $50 Elliot Chapman of Crookston for a photography “Grain Elevator”

Elliot Chapman of Crookston with his photograph “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.

RWAG: Student Art Exhibit

Screen Shot 2015-11-17 at 10.14.43 PMThe Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) is delighted to showcase the Autumn Northwest Minnesota Student Art Exhibit in our East Grand Forks gallery. The work of over thirty students attending four schools is being featured from November 15th through November 29th. Participating students and their art teachers submitted a variety of art styles and media reflecting their lessons from this school year’s first quarter.

2015StudentExhibit_13_CalacaDollsNineteen of Deb Aune’s high school students in Greenbush-Middle River created whimsical Calaca Dolls from found objects to celebrate the Day of the Dead. Students contributing sculptures to this exhibit are Jorden Hendricksen, Annabelle Chaplinski, Jonathan Mathews, Josh Koehmsted, Chris Koehmsted, Casey Ryan Gram, Callahan Stewart, Caitlin Wahl, McKenzie Lynn Berge, Emily Wicklund, Tyler Allen, Austin John Aune, Jordan Brandon, Nicholas Kaml, Shantelle Gustafson, and Kristy Raye Williamson.


High school pupils of Betsy Saurdiff in Goodridge-Grygla used pencil and colored pencil to create living figures and other objects in either realistic or textural styles. Participating students in this showcase are Benji Wilebski, Hannah Dietsch, Jeremy Wiskow, Jesse Wiskow, Kristin Farris, Samantha Kraulik, Olivia Tykward, Samantha Kraulik, Anthony Loken, Arman Duyar, and Ashley Moe.

2015StudentExhibit_1Crookston instructor Gary Stegman submitted a variety of 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional artworks his students created using acrylics, pencil, ceramic, or aluminum wire. Juniors and Seniors whose works are included are Alyssa Schultz, Gunnar Roed, Presley Chandler, and Marie Sandman.

2015StudentExhibit_6Students of Chris Kirchner at Warren-Alvarado-Oslo created paintings depicting loved ones, places, or things of importance in their lives. Participating students are Samantha, Jacob, Alexandra, Amanda, Fostyn, Rebecca, Courtney, and Ashton.

A reception for the artists and teachers will be held Sunday, November 29th, from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. at the gallery. The Northwest Minnesota Student Art Exhibit is free to the public at the Arts Council Gallery inside the River Walk Artists shop and gallery, 211 Demers Ave, located in the Riverwalk Theater Mall, East Grand Forks, MN. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m, and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.  To arrange a private showing, or for information, please call the Arts Council office at: 218-745-9111, or T. Jacobson at 218-965-4216; or email NWMAC director Mara Wittman at mara@nwrdc.org.