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IMAGE Art Show 2014

The East Central Regional Arts Council held the IMAGE Art Show from November 8 to 21, 2014.  A total of 144 pieces of art were in the show and almost 500 people attended.  Thanks to all the artists and attendees for making it a wonderful art experience!

Here Marilyn Cuellar of Cambridge accepts the BEST IN SHOW award for her drawing Hostas-  Light and Shadow.  Presenting her with the award are the Show Judges Brandon Kuehn and Bethany Whitehead.  

Artist Statement

The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) is proud to honor the award winners of the twenty eighth annual IMAGE Art Show which opened on November 8 and was held through the 21st.  

The Best of Show Award went to Marilyn Cuellar of Cambridge for “Hostas – Light and Shadow”.   The People’s Choice Award was awarded to Andrea Torma of  Wyoming for her drawing "Untitled".

   

Winners in each category are:

DRAWING:

First Place-  “Divine Wind I”, by Erica Belkholm of Mora

Second Place-“Untitled”, by Andrea Torma of Wyoming

Third Place-“Minimalism”, by Cynthia Buck of Mora

 

FUNCTIONAL SCULPTURE:

First Place- “Spirit of the Snail” by Deb Newton of Mora

Second Place- “Leap Frog”, by Loren Langager of Pine City

Third Place- “Platter”, by Robert Briscoe of Harris

 

 NON FUNCTIONAL SCULPTURE:

First Place- “blue bow”, by Gary Carlson of Rush City

Second Place- “Clerestory Beam”, by B.T. Johnson of Isanti

Third Place- “Poplar Sunset”, by Susan Severson of Braham

 

 OTHER:

First Place- “Jackhammer”,  by David Spohn of Lindstrom

Second Place- “PTSD - Fear”, by Shirl Chouinard of Cambridge

Third Place- “worldview #11”, by Roger Nieboer of Mora

 

PAINTING OPAQUE:

First Place- “Big Pink and the Sandhills”,  by Jim Larson of Milaca

Second Place- “Reclining Venus”, by Jessie DeCorsey of Lindstrom

Third Place- “Where Red Flowers Grow”, by Judy Weisenburger of Bock

 

PAINTING TRANSPARENT:

First Place- “Body Parts & Butterflies:  Ribcage”, by Terri Huro-Torgerson of Brook Park

Second Place- “Redeemer Church St Petersburg Russia”, by James Koppen of Pine City

Third Place- “Echinacea Purpurea”, by Beth Anne Palmer

 

PHOTOGRAPHY:

First Place- “the things we leave behind”, by Dee Ann Sibley of Cambridge

Second Place- “Bowl of Beauty”, by Dee Kotaska of Mora

Third Place- “Winter Boardwakj”, by Nicole Heinks of Cambridge

 

PURCHASE AWARDS:

Functional Sculpture-             Abby Lingle, Princeton, “Three Wise Men”            

Non Functional Sculpture-     B.T. Johnson, Isanti, “Clerestory Beam”                 

Other-                                     Roger Nieboer, Mora, “worldview #11

 Purchase Awards become part of the permanent collection of the East Central Regional Arts Council.

 

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 Art Show and the awards honor some of the finest art in the area.  The judges for the show were Bethany Whitehead and Brandon Kuehn. They both have a wide range of art show judging experience.  According to Kuehn “The artists in the region are extremely talented and it was an honor to be part of the IMAGE Art Show.”

 

The IMAGE Art Show photographer was Bruce Mosher - these photos are credited to him unless otherwise noted. 

 

This art exhibition was made possible by The McKnight Foundation and also by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. 

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