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December 3, 2022

7/31/2020 11:49:00 AM
ArtReach's 10th annual member's show can be viewed in a socially distanced gallery or online

The 10th Annual Members Show at ArtReach St. Croix opened on Thursday, July 9 with a mostly outdoor reception. This year’s exhibition features work by 39 member artists and represents many different kinds of art most was created by artists who live or work in the St. Croix Valley.

The Annual Members Show will be on view through Saturday, August 15th  at ArtReach St. Croix’s galleries, 224 N. 4th Street, Stillwater. The galleries are free and open to the public with modified hours Wednesdays through Saturdays, 12-4 p.m. The number of gallery visitors allowed inside at one time is limited to 10 people and everyone is required to wear a mask in order to maintain a safe environment to view local art.

The Best of Show award went to Jessica Turtle for Bombas Perplexus, an acrylic painting on paper that was selected by members of the ArtReach St. Croix Board of Directors. The winner of the VAC Award, selected by members of ArtReach’s visual arts committee, was Alan Honn for his glass and rawhide drum titled Sound Wave.

Other artists featured in this year’s exhibition are: Holland Atkinson, Leslie A. Batt-Lutz, Leslie Carpenter-Holt, Barb Casey, Barbara Claussen, Lou Cunico, Andrea Leila Denecke, Jane Dierberger, Gail Jessop Diez, Cara Frafjord, Candace Ganje, Stephen James Gates, Gil Gragert, Diana Hatchitt, Han Huisman, Phyllis Hunter, Jeffry Jeanetta-Wark, Christie Kowalski, Sarah Lilja, Rita K. MacDonald, Michaela Mahady, Bev Marx, David Morris, John C. Niemi, Chiaki O’Brien, Carol Patt, Kristin Prideaux, Jeanette Richards, Sue Rowe, Megan A. Schmidt, Emily Schollett, Lorie Spiegel, Jerilyn Strand, Susan Strand-Penman, Marjorie Wade, Sharon Weiser and Todd Williams.

A third cash award, The Audience Award sponsored by Cummins and Bonestroo Law Office, will be announced prior to the closing of the exhibition Saturday, August 15.  Visitors to the gallery and anyone who views the exhibit through the online slideshow is invited to vote for their favorite artist or piece. All voting will take place online this year. The exhibition slideshow and Audience Award ballot can be found online at www.artreachstcroix.org/members-show/.

To learn more about this and other St. Croix Valley events, visit: www.StCroixSplash.org

ArtReach St. Croix is a nonprofit regional arts organization committed to the mission of connecting communities to the arts throughout the St. Croix Valley from St. Croix Falls to Prescott in Wisconsin and from Hastings to Taylors Falls in Minnesota. ArtReach supports the work of artists and arts organization by coordinating events, marketing initiatives and education opportunities that foster and celebrate the visual, literary and performing arts in the St. Croix Valley. The work of ArtReach St. Croix is made possible through generous donations from individuals and through grants from foundations. ArtReach is a member supported organization. Visit www.ArtReachStCroix.org to learn more.

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