Deborah Austin, the White Chair, 1st place winner (image)

Local Artists Strut Their Stuff for Juried Art Exhibit

Deborah Austin’s photograph, White Chair, was judged Best of Show in Northland Pioneer College’s annual Locally Grown Juried Art Exhibit. The exhibit, which ended December 2, was judged by Sarah Tancred, a ceramic artist and educator from Moorhead, Minnesota. “…White Chair is an example of how something that is seemingly mundane can be turned into an object of importance with the careful use of composition and value,” wrote Tancred.

Karen Lewis’s ceramic sculpture, The Secret, received a second-place award. The judge wrote, “It was obvious that texture was important to the artist. I also appreciated the abstracted nature of the figures in conjunction with the way the artist handled the illusion of movement and intimacy within the piece.”

Photos: 1st and 2nd place winners of NPC’s Locally Grown Juried Art Exhibit. At left, Deborah Austin and her photograph, White Chair, and Karen Lewis with her ceramic sculpture, The Secret.

photos courtesy of NPC