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IMAGE 2015

Category: Multi-disciplinary

IMAGE Art Show 2015 Awards Announced! ... Read More

IMAGE Art Show 2014

Category: Mixed Media

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.   ... Read More

Jonathan Friesen

Category: Fiction

Jonathan Friesen is a young adult (YA) author, speaker, and youth writing coach from Mora, Minnesota. His first YA novel, JERK, CALIFORNIA, was about a teen coming to terms with Tourette’s Syndrome and was released in September of 2008 (Penguin/Puffin) and he received the ALA Schneider Award.  Since then he has published another 6 novels. He loves writing for the younger crowd and regularly contributes to Clubhouse Magazine and Clubhouse Jr. His 2014 ECRAC McKnight Fellowship project is enabling him to edit a new manuscript and to work on finding his next literary agent.  You can learn more about his writing online at:  Jonathan Friesen's website. ... Read More

Mary Ann Cleary

Category: Painting

Mary Ann Cleary is a 2014 ECRAC McKnight Fellowship artist.  She will use her Fellowship to stud the relationship of color and light in a controlled setting using simple still life setups and painting them.  For more information go to her website at:  http://maryanncleary.com/ ... Read More

IMAGE Art Show 2013

Category: Mixed Media

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.  BEST IN SHOW The Best of Show Award went to  Jamie Gillet of Ogilvie for "Pagan Bride".   She submitted her work in the Other Art Forms category.    PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD 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: http://tinyurl.com/IMAGE13pics ... Read More

David Spohn

Category: Graphics

David Spohn was awarded a 2013 East Central Regional Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship for professional artists. He is a visual artist and will be developing a new body of artwork entitled The Dragonfly Suite:  A Study in Transformation.  This will be a printmaking project and he will use the solar plate etching technique. Spohn resides in Chisago County and lives near Lindstrom, MN.  ... Read More

Ken Larson

Category: Clay/Ceramics

Ken Larson was awarded a 2013 East Central Regional Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship for professional artists. He is a ceramics artist and will be exploring larger scale ceramic sculptures. Larson resides in Pine County and has a studio in Sturgeon Lake, MN.  You can find him online at www.larsonclayworks.com ... Read More

IMAGE Art Show 2012

Category: Mixed Media

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. ... Read More

Abby Lingle Mott

Category: Clay/Ceramics

Abby Lingle Mott was awarded a 2012 East Central Regional Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship for professional artists. She is a ceramics artist and will be exploring textured surface treatments of wheel thrown and combination hand built extruded pottery vessels. Mott resides in Mille Lacs County and has a studio in Princeton, MN.  You can find her online at  www.abbylingle.com  ... Read More

Anthony Michaud-Scorza

Category: Glass

  Anthony Michaud-Scorza was awarded a 2012 East Central Regional Arts Council/McKnight Fellowship for professional artists. He is a contemporary hand blown glass artist and will be working toward creating and displaying cutting edge glass sculptures of his own design. Michaud-Scorza resides in Isanti County and has a studio near Cambridge, MN.     ... Read More