"Jungle Vibes” by Belle Helseth

"Jungle Vibes” by Belle Helseth won first place in the Painting category at the 2020 Pine City High School Art Show.


The creativity of local artists knows no bounds, and they’re not going to let a little thing like a global pandemic stop them. Whether it’s Pine City High School art students, a local arts competition or a regional pottery tour, artists and their supporters are finding ways to connect online. 

Dragon Art Show

The Pine City High School Art Show, which for the past few years has been held in the entryway of the school auditorium, is now being shown online at: https://bit.ly/2WvG0IL

Though visitors won’t be able to see the artworks in person, they will be able to spend as much time as they like enjoying the remarkable drawings, paintings and sculptures created by Pine City’s talented students. 

Black & White Drawing winners: Honorable mentions - “Curves” by Lexi Havel and “Prince with a Thousand Enemies” by Kaitlyn Nutt. Third Place - “Ram Skull” by Jack Erickson. Second Place - “Static in the Air” by Kaitlyn Nutt. First Place - “Soaked in Happiness” by Mariah Rivard. Color Drawing winners: Honorable mentions - “Lennon” by Ellie Hasz an “Centipede” by Aftyn Iliff. Third Place - “Orange Slice” by Amanda Nutt. Second Place - “Winnie Harlow” by Mariah Rivard. First Place - “Renaissance Cookie Bunny” by Elisa Perri. 

Painting winners: Honorable mentions: “Catchin Rays” by Lexi Havel and “Dragon” by Aftyn Iliff. Third Place - “Fanny Pack” by Chloe Gerner. Second Place - “Ziggy Stardust” by Graci Huff. First Place - “Jungle Vibes” by Belle Helseth.

Pottery winners: Honorable mention - “Profile” by Aftyn Iliff. Third Place - “Dragon Claw” by Dusty Bergstrom. Second Place - “Vase” by Aiden Welch. First Place - “Texture Mug” by Aftyn Iliff. 

Sculpture winners: Honorable mention - “Stacked Cubes” by Caytlyn Kuhn. Third Place - “Podium” by Dylan Chesbrough. Second Place - “Heart” by Scarlet Pantlin. First Place - “Takeout” by Allyson Chromey. 

Junior High winners: Honorable mentions - “Portrait” by Bianca Basta, “Kinky Boots” by Nia Patzold and “Lake Reflections” by Allison Unverzagt. Third Place - “Astro” by Sydney Wilberg. Second Place - “Bubbles” by Greson Johnson. First Place - “The Crave” by Caden Schlichting. 

Best of Show: “Into the Light” by Mariah Rivard. 

Join IMAGE Art Show

The East Central Regional Arts Council (ECRAC) has announced that it will be hosting the 2020 IMAGE Art Show online at www.ECRAC.org.

IMAGE is a judged art exhibition celebrating the work of local artists from Pine, Isanti, Chisago, Kanabec, and Mille Lacs Counties. Over 160 artists are expected to display their artwork during IMAGE.  

There is no cost to enter, and cash prizes are offered. Art show entry forms due Friday, May 8, 2020. Artists may enter online at www.ECRAC.org

The IMAGE Art Show will be able to be viewed starting on June 1 at www.ECRAC.org.

Those with questions may email image@ecrac.org or call 320-591-7032.

St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour goes online

Organizers of the 28th Annual 2020 Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour have announced that they will be hosting an online tour in 2020. To serve their  dedicated audience, the online tour will offer web sales and virtual shopping appointments with host and guest artists on the tour weekend dates, May 8-10, 2020. 

The online tour will be found at minnesotapotters.com, the Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour website. It will consist of:

• A list of participating potters with contact information for shoppers to set up virtual appointments. Chat with artists, see their work and studios, and purchase pottery using video chat.

• A list of participating potters’ web shops, where a robust selection of beautiful pieces will be published for sale on May 8 at 10 a.m. 

Follow @stcroixvalleypotterytour on Instagram for previews and updates.

The Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour hosts and guest potters have prepared a bountiful supply of pots that they have been working on for many months. 

“We also know that a wonderful community of pottery lovers anticipate attending this event every year,” they said. 

For more information visit www.minnesotapotters.com

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