Tag Archives: Spring Art Exhibit

2015 Annual Spring Art Exhibit Winners



APRIL 22 – MAY 04


Northwest Minnesota Arts Council 2015 Annual Spring Art Exhibit

RECEPTION: MAY 04, 2015 – 5:00 PM

The list of winners is here!  Juror Kimberly Forness Wilson of Grand Forks was kind enough to take on the monumental task of judging all the great art we received.  Judging took place the morning of April 23rd and we can’t wait to see all of the winner’s and hand out their cash awards at our Art Exhibit Reception May 04, 2015 starting at 5:00 PM.


Kimberly Forness Wilson is “an award-winning multi-media healing artist,” whose art is exposed in several private and public collections over the world (from Saudi Arabia to the Hawaiian Islands), including Rochester’s Ronald McDonald House. Among her many recognitions she has received the NoVac’s 2012 “Artist of the Year” Award, the Mayor’s Choice Award—Grand Forks (ND), and several Manhattan Arts International Awards. She has a studio in Grand Forks, North Dakota.



PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: Rock Bakken, Hallock – $100.00

Rock Bakken, People's Choice Award Winner
Rock Bakken, Adult People’s Choice Award Winner


1ST PLACE: Nick Reitzel, Karlstad – $500.00

1st Place: Nick Reitzel, Karlstad “Our Sins Are Forgiven” – Mixed Painting

2ND PLACE: Deb Aune, Gatke – $300.00

2nd Place: Deb Aune, Gatzke “Sandra’s Dolls” – Watercolor Painting

3RD PLACE: Rock Bakken, Hallock – $200.00

3rd Place: Rock Bakken, Hallock “Lake Bronson” – Acrylic Painting

ADULT MERIT AWARDS: (each Adult Merit winner receives $100.00)

Irene Bertils, Crookston

Irene Bertil, Crookston This Is What Love Is! - Charcoal Drawing
Irene Bertil, Crookston
“This Is What Love Is!” – Charcoal Drawing

Timothy Bhajjan, Crookston

Timothy Bhajjan, Crookston “Sun Dance” – Watercolor

Kathryn Rynning, Kennedy & Jan Osborn, Thief River Falls

Left Top: Kathryn Rynning, Crookston -” Old Men with Stories”, Photograph                                    Right Bottom: Jan Osborn, TRF – “Sunset at the Rainbow”, Pastel drawing

Loren Youngren, Hallock

Loren Youngren, Hallock “Till the Cows Come Home” – Photograph


PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD:  Peyton Svegdahl, Strathcona – $50.00

Peyton Svegdahl, Student People’s Choice with Mara Hanel, Executive Director NWMAC

1ST PLACE: Macy Larson, Euclid – $300.00

1st Place: Macy Larson, Euclid I Came In Like, "Oh Yeah!" - Sculpture
1st Place: Macy Larson, Euclid
“I Came In Like, “Oh Yeah!” – Sculpture

2ND PLACE: Samantha Kraulik, Wannaska – $150.00

2nd Place: Samantha Kraulik, Wannaska Stomp - Charcoal Drawing
2nd Place: Samantha Kraulik, Wannaska
“Stomp” – Charcoal Drawing

3RD PLACE: Abbigail Brekken, Crookston – $100.00

3rd Place: Abbigail Brekken, Crookston “Share A Little Happiness” – Mixed Media


Student Merit Awards: (Each Student Merit Winner receives $50.00)

Jessica Ross, Fisher

Jessica Ross, Fisher  “Prisma Tigris” – Acrylic Painting

Peyton Svegdahl, Strathcona

Peyton Svegdahl, Strathcona “Bubbles and Dots” – Glass Plate

Jennifer Koste

Jennifer Koste “Bob Marley” – Plaster Sculpture

Cassandra Houston-Johnson

Cassandra Houston-Johnson “Monks” – Ceramic Sculpture

Daylyn Kainz, Goodridge

Daylyn Kainz, Goodridge “Black Beauty” – Acrylic painting

NWMAC 2015 Annual Spring Art Exhibit

Northwest Minnesota Arts Council

2015 Annual Spring Art Exhibit

April 22 – May 04

Ralph Engelstad Arena–Thief River Falls


artlogo1Northwest Minnesota Arts Council is pleased to announce our 2015 Annual Spring Art Exhibit is almost ready to be unveiled.  This year, the art exhibit will be at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls, Minnesota.  Exhibition dates are April 22-May 4.

Art pieces from over 100 professional, amateur and student artists streamed in from around our 7 county service region.

Students submitted art work from Crookston, Greenbush-Middle River, Goodridge, Grygla, Badger, Climax-Shelly and Norman County West.  Other schools involved include Thief River Falls, Kittson Central, Marshall County Central, Fisher, and MTS Minnesota.

We expect to have a total of 100 individual artists with over 150 art pieces in this years show!  We are very excited for you to see what our local artists have accomplished!

Each artist is up for a cash award, as in previous years.  Exhibit cash award winners will be chosen while the exhibit is on display by a qualified juror.  They will be recognized and receive their award at the Annual Spring Art Exhibition Reception, May 4th.

NWMAC 2015 Spring Banner

We will have recognition for our special award winners who were selected from a pool of publicly nominated candidates.  The 2015 Star Artist of the Year is Margaret Anderson of Lancaster, Minnesota.   The 2015 Arts Advocate of the Year are Jim and Jan Strandlie of Thief River Falls, Minnesota.  The 2015 Northwest Star Artist is Karen Envick of Roseau, Minnesota.

Also on May 4th, we will have a special guest from Mn Citizens for the Arts, Sheila Smith.  She will be discussing the Creative Mn report which was released in February of this year.  Come out and see how the arts are impacting local communities in Northwest Minnesota!  Sheila Smith will be speaking at 5:15pm.

Make plans to join us!