If you missed the reception for the 50th last Friday there was a great turnout of people and many positive comments about the exhibit. The highlight of the festivities was the announcement of the Jurors Choice Awards and the commemorative art give-away that generated much excitement with over 20 people receiving a piece of art.
JURORS CHOICE AWARDS
Best of Show – Sue Morrissey, Exposed
Mixed Media - Sabrina Hornung, Dance Me to the Moon
Photography – Lynda Thronsedt, Progress and Presentation
Printmaking - Brian Paulsen, Revenna Reply
Painting - Karen Bakke, Pazazz
Drawing - Jennifer Parker, Frame Rotation
Sculpture – Deane Colin Fay, Reeds
Theresa Paul, Embrace
Jon Offutt, Out West of Here
The Juror, Linda Whitney discussed each of her choices and mentioned that she was particularly moved by pieces that “had a narrative quality”. She noted that many mediums were under-represented and therefore could not give a prize in these categories. Because of this Whitney selected two honorable mention prizes that highlighted commendable pieces in glass and jewelry.
2014 Annual Show Brochure
Thanks to all the artists who participated in the exhibit and especially to those who donated a commemorative artwork. Thanks also to Ottertail Power for sponsoring this 50th year exhibit.The Culture Builds Community blog is submitted (almost) weekly by The Arts Center Gallery Manager Sally Jeppson. She would love to hear your comments here or email email@example.com.