2021 Best of Show

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The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) is proud to honor the Best of Show award winner of the 34th annual IMAGE Art Show:

Home by Victoria Kosel

Hand-Woven Archival Inkjet Print

Home by Victoria Kosel - Hand-Woven Archival Inkjet Print

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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 Mary Bruno and Ginger Shulick Porcella. They both have a wide range of artistic skills and art show judging experience. A total of 114 artists from the East Central Minnesota region entered this year’s IMAGE Art Show. People’s Choice & Artists Choice (new this year!) judging is open until August 6, 2021.

The show can be viewed online now at www. ECRAC.org and there is a gallery showing of the award winning art at the ECRAC Office & Gallery in Hinckley, MN from:

July 14 through August 6, 2021

Wednesdays through Fridays

Noon to 4 pm

Artistic Excellence Award in each along with Artistic Merit Awards, were given and winners, and their county of residence, are as follows. Congratulations!

Awards of Artistic Excellence & County of Residence 

Richard Vincent, Chisago, Cathie Hendren, Chisago, Christina Thurston, Mille Lacs, Dustin Wayne, Mille Lacs, Victoria Kosel, Isanti, Jim Larson, Mille Lacs, Claire Fix, Isanti, Barbara Van Dell Robinson, Chisago, Carl D. Long, Kanabec, Terri Huro, Kanabec

Awards of Artistic Merit & County of Residence

Anita Gislason, Kanabec, Robert Olson, Pine, Robert DesJarlait, Mille Lacs, David Spohn, Chisago, Jacque Sabolik, Kanabec, Melissa Strand, Isanti, Gary Carlson, Chisago, MaryAnn Carlson, Chisago, Michelle Malley, Pine, Cynthia Rue, Mille Lacs

THANK YOU to ALL of the artists who participated and please enjoy the show either online or by checking it out in Hinckley!

p.s. watch the website for videos of the in-person show, Judges and Curator comments, and for a commissioned video arts proclamation, too.

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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.