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IMAGE Art Show 2023

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This is the 36th year of IMAGE, an annual judged art show, sponsored by the East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC).

Award winners are exhibited at the ECRAC Gallery in Hinckley

November 20th to December 6th

M-F Noon to 4PM (ECRAC is closed on Nov 23 and 24)

The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) is proud to honor the award winners of the 36th annual IMAGE Art Show.

The IMAGE Art Show is an annual event open to any artist residing in Region 7E (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 this year’s show were Jonathan Thunder and Susanna Gaunt. They both have a wide range of artistic skills and art show judging experience.

A total of 130 artists from the East Central Minnesota region entered this year’s IMAGE Art Show.

Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice, Artistic Excellence Award in each along with Artistic Merit Awards, were given and winners, and their county of residence, are as follows:

Judge’s Choice

Carole Bersin (Pine), Gary Carlson (Chisago)

Awards of Artistic Excellence

Amanda Brewer (Pine), Mary Ann Cleary (Isanti), Karla Dahms (Kanabec), Lois Lapp (Pine), Mike Menasco (Chisago), Don Semelhack (Kanabec), Emily Sheridan (Kanabec), David Spohn (Chisago), Bruce Thompson (Kanabec), Richard Vincent (Chisago)

Awards of Artistic Merit

Elias Beamish (Kanabec), Jeff Bracken (Kanabec), Robert DesJarlait (Mille Lacs), Rhonda Felland (Kanabec), Dell Gross (Pine), Cathie Hendren (Chisago), Jim Larson (Mille Lacs), Sherry Pearce (Isanti), Kristina Peterson (Isanti), Keith Raivo (Kanabec),

People’s Choice

Jerusha Steinert (Chisago)

About the East Central Regional Arts Council

The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) is a non-profit 501c3 organization that has been designated by the Minnesota State Arts Board as the regional arts council for Region 7E in East Central Minnesota. The mission of the East Central Regional Arts Council is to support the arts and bring the life enhancing values they afford to Region 7E residents.  ECRAC accomplishes this mission through programs and special initiatives for artists and arts organizations.  You can find out more about the East Central Regional Arts Council at The office is located at 540 Weber Ave S - Ste 109, in Hinckley, MN. 

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This activity is made possible with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation and thanks to a State of Minnesota legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

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