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IMAGE Art Show 2013

The Old School Arts Center is proud to honor the award winners of the 27th annual IMAGE Art Show held through November 15 to 19 at the Old School Arts Center in Sandstone. 


The Best of Show Award went to  Jamie Gillet of Ogilvie for "Pagan Bride".   She submitted her work in the Other Art Forms category. 



The People's Choice Award went to Peg Skalicky of Beroun for "Elk on Birch" in the Opaque Painting category.  


You can see other photos by Barry Ryan, IMAGE 2013 show photographer, at the following link:

Artist Statement

The IMAGE Art Show is an annual event open to any artist in Region 7E (including the MN counties of Chisago, Kanabec, Isanti, Mille Lacs and Pine)  The Arts Show and the awards honor some of the finest art in the area.  Judges for the show were Melissa Metzler, founder and owner of the Flow Art Space Gallery in Minneapolis and James Grittner, professor emeritus in Art at the University of Wisconsin- Superior. 



These Purchase Awards become part of the permanent collection of the East Central Regional Arts Council.  They are on display now in the ECRAC Gallery. "Aeolian Monolith" by Ken Larson of Sturgeon Lake and "Sunset" by Rosemary Edberg of Mora


Winners in each category are:


First Place-"Untitled" by Lois Lapp of Pine County

Second Place-"Hunter of the Ancients" by Mike Menasco of Chisago County

Third Place-"Morning Delight" by Mary Ann Cleary of Isanti County.

Merit Awards:  "Ageless Beauty- Inna" by Marilyn Cuellar of Isanti County; “A Midsummer’s Eve” by Dave Baker of Pine County; "Prom Date" by Sharon Howell of Isanti County; and "Four Women Looking" by Barry Scanlon of Mille Lacs County




First Place-  "Bud Vase" by Abby Lingle of Isanti County

Second Place- "Witch Tree Bowl" by Shoshana E. England-Falconer of Chisago County

Third Place-  "Nature's Vase" by Jerry Nordby of Isanti County

Merit Award-  "Who's Got Your Back" by Lauri Rockne of Kanabec County




First Place-  "Canyon Tributaries Bowl" by Patricia Larson of Pine County

Second Place-  "Unreality of Time and Space" by Jan-Thurston-Davis of Pine County

Third Place-  "Aeolian Monolith" by Ken Larson of Pine County

Merit Award-  "Plumb Bob Carpenter" by George Jamison of Pine County and Mary Ann Carlson  of Chisago County for "Pearl-the Buttonmaker"




First Place-  "Swingin' at the State Fair" by Steven Bliven of Chisago County

Second Place- "Facing the Fire" by Sue Zimmerman of Pine County

Third Place-  "Star Prints" by John R. Carlson of Pine County



First Place-  "Samurai Dancer" by Katherine Salverda of Chisago County

Second Place- "Comeupance" by Karen Kiefer of Kanabec County

Third Place-  "The Open Kitchen Window" by Fred Anderson of Isanti County




First Place- "Cherry Fiesta" by Kristin Webster of Pine County

Second Place- "Ewe Lookin' Good" by Jacque Sabolik of Kanabec County

Third Place- "Water's Edge" by Janis Dehler of Isanti County




First Place-  "The Broken Church" by Dee Ann Sibley of Isanti County

Second Place-  "Sunflower # 2" by Denis M. Jenereaux of Isanti County

Third Place-  "God's Little Angel" by Noah Sikkink of Pine County




First Place-    "Taco" by Jesse Lee of Kanabec County.

Second Place-   "A Chance at Life" by Dakota Ponto of Kanabec County.

Third Place-    "Photographer's View" by Emma Bliven of Chisago County

Merit Awards:    "Sunset" by Rosemary Edberg; "Butterfly Reality" by Angel Olson;"Poe's Eternal Voice" by Heather Krahmer, all of Kanabec County.


This activity was made possible in part by The McKnight Foundation and also by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the East Central Regional Arts Council, thanks to a  legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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