2021 People's & Artist's Choice

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The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) is proud to honor the People's Choice 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

and, Artist's Choice award winner of the 34th annual IMAGE Art Show:

Red Fox Keeps Watch by Cathie Hendren - Glass mosaic

Red Fox Keeps Watch by Cathie Hendren

Glass Mosaic


The following works of art will become part of the East Central Arts Council's permanent collection and are the 34th annual IMAGE Art Show's Purchase award winners:

Madam X Goes Bowling by Gary Carlson

Nagamon Bimaadiziwin (Song of Life) by Robert DesJarlait

Balloon Unicorn By Claire Fix

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.

The show can be viewed online now at www. ECRAC.org


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!!!