IMAGE Art Show 2020
This is the 33rd year of IMAGE, an annual judged art show for visual artists residing in Chisago, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Pine Counties (Region 7E). Sponsored by the East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC), IMAGE is a celebration of artists living and creating in Region 7E. This year the show is online due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
A total of 159 artists from all over the 5 County Region have entered the show in seven categories including Painting; Opaque, Painting; Transparent, Drawing, Photography, 3D Functional Sculpture, 3D Non-Functional Sculpture, and Other Art Forms.
This year's IMAGE awards are: Best of Show ($500); and in each category: an Excellence Award ($200 each); Merit Awards ($150 each). In addition, artwork entered will be eligible for People's Choice ($300) and Purchase Awards. These awards (with the exception of People's Choice) were announced on June 15, 2020. The People's Choice Ballots were collected through June 30th. Everyone viewing the show was allowed one vote for their favorite piece of artwork.
We don't know what the Minnesota Department of Health will allow this fall. But, the East Central Regional Arts Council is making hopeful plans for an Art Show at the gallery in Hinckley from September 1 to October 30, 2020. The IMAGE Art Show 2020 award winning artwork will be displayed at this time and Best of Show ($500) will be awarded.
By appointment only, award winning artists will be allowed to bring their artwork to ECRAC starting August 10. Artwork pickup will start November 2. Appointments may also be required for viewing the Art Show, and artwork pickup, dependent on health guidelines at that time.
As finalized, IMAGE Art Show 2020 gallery details will be mailed and posted at www.ecrac.org
Thank you to all the artists who've entered their work!
ENJOY THE SHOW!
For the IMAGE Art Show PDF ECRAC highly recommends viewing in full screen mode (control plus L). You can also choose the "read out loud" feature. These are both found in the view tab.
MAGE 2020 Judges' Talk by Mike Carlson and Melissa Gohman
Art in the Time of Pandemonium