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2018 81st Spring Juried Exhibition

The reception for our 81st Spring Open Juried Exhibition at The Show Gallery Lowertown was well attended and featured 72 paintings by 39 artists.  Thanks to all the artists who participated, hung the show beautifully, brought refreshments and attended the opening!  Lauren Hughes and Chloe Russell did a fine job of jurying the show and made written notes for the award winners.  Thanks to Winna Bernard & Midwest Special Services, founders of the non-profit gallery, for having our show.  The gallery provided live music and an ASL interpreter at our reception.  We would like to thank our sponsors Mandy Madsen & Sydney Hintz from Frameworks Gallery, Doug Cassady from Bell Bank Mortgage, and Jon Geisinger from Geisinger Group.  Many thanks to the St. Paul Hotel and to the MAA artists who donated paintings to the fundraiser last December.  All of you helped to make this another successful MAA exhibition!  Thanks to Kevin Komadina for making the lovely program. Congratulations to all of the artists in the show!  Here are the award winners:

Awards of Excellence

Kevin Komadina 

Coffee Break - oil

Richard Mittelstadt

A State of Uncertainty - acrylic

Jim Geisinger

Boogie Board - oil

Awards of Merit

Eileen France

Sunshine and Snow - pastel

Kat Corrigan

Into the Blue - acrylic

Emmy White

Orange Tablecloth - watercolor

Honorable Mention

Greg Lecker

Around the Bend - oil

Jerry Majkrzak

Turn - oil

Ann Sisel

Pink House - acrylic collage

People's Choice

Diane Gilbertson

Sea Turtle - watercolor batik

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