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IMAGE Art Show 2012

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.

Artist Statement

The judges for the show were David Bratzel and Daniel Gardner. According to Bratzel "The quality of the artwork was very high."  Sue Gens, Executive Director of the Minnesota State Arts Board was in attendance and she stated that IMAGE was "an incredible celebration of all art forms and that the Kanabec County Art Association did a tremendous job." 


The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) is proud to announce the award winners of the 26th annual IMAGE Art Show produced by the Kanabec County Arts Association and Ogilvie Community Education.

IMAGE was held October 19 -21, 2012,  in Ogilvie at the High School.  The Best of Show Award went to "Freed" by Karen Kiefer of Ogilvie.  The People's Choice Award went to Mary Ann Cleary of Cambridge for "Serenity."


"Freed" by Karen Kiefer of Ogilvie"Mindscape II" by Katherine Salverda of StacyPurchase Awards become part of the permanent collection of the East Central Regional Arts Council.  They are on display now in the ECRAC Gallery at 112 Main St S in Braham.  

Winners in each category are:

1ST Place: "Translucence of Leaves" by Marilyn Cuellar of Cambridge
2ND Place: "Sheep Skull" by Erica Belkholm of Mora
3RD Place: "Serenity" by Mary Ann Cleary of Cambridge
1ST Place: "Wild Hearts" by Denise Morris of Ogilvie
2ND Place: "Bird Skull Vase" by Larry Ostrom of Cambridge
3RD Place: "All Purpose Idol" by Paul Morris of Ogilvie
1ST Place: "Farm Story" by MaryAnn Carlson of Rush City
2ND Place: "Untitled" by Bron McCall of Hinckley
3RD Place: "Mille Lacs Walleye" by Bill Gingery of Onamia
1ST Place: "Gratitude" by Rex Lindberg of Brook Park
2ND Place: "Bed of Roses" by Terri Hendricks of Cambridge
3RD Place: "On the Fly" by Linda Bergerson of North Branch
1ST Place: "Mindscape II" by Katherine Salverda of Stacy
2ND Place: "Untitled" by Mark Hakomaki of Pine City
3RD Place: "Graphite and Oil" by Rita Morris of Ogilvie
1ST Place: "Limes, Berry Bing!" by Kristin Webster of Pine City
2ND Place: "Party Line" by Nancy Radefeldt of Lindstrom
3RD Place: "Amarylis" by Jean Crocker of Cambridge
1ST PLACE: "Lily Pads on Ice" by Nancy Haugen of Princeton
2ND PLACE: "Late Winter Footprints" by Karen Tramm of Isle
3RD PLACE: "Grace" by Clifford Odendahl of Grasston
1ST Place: "His, Mine and Ours" by Allison Anderson Holland of Mora
2ND Place: "Secret" by Angela Foster of Pine City
3RD Place: "The Home Front" by Karen Tix of Princeton
1ST PLACE: "An Anger so Large" by Anastasia Armstrong
2ND PLACE: "Self Quality" by Angel Olson
3RD PLACE: "Cinderella's Missing Slipper" by Abi Hanson

AWARDS OF MERIT:"Black & White & Color" (Drawing) by Dave Baker of Sandstone; "Chelsey" (Drawing) by Joanne Frank of Taylors Falls; "Midnight Music Mime" (Non-Functional Sculpture) by Gary Carlson of Rush City; "Ocean Series #7" (Opaque Painting) by Katherine Hovland of Mora; "Amber" (Opaque Painting) by Cynthia Yost of North Branch; "Kaleidoscope Chaos" (Other Art Form) by Annetta Leigh of North Branch; "1948 Ford" (Photography) by DeeAnn Sibley of Cambridge; "Whazzat?" (Transparent Painting) by Claudia Hanson of North Branch; "Felted Scarf" (Youth) by Rosemary Edberg 

The funding for this art event and exhibition was provided by the East Central Regional Arts Council through a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and also by The McKnight Foundation.

For more information contact the East Central Regional Arts Council at (320) 396-2337 or

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