The winners of the 13th Annual Essential Art Exhibition were announced at the celebration Jan. 11. More than 60 artists submitted work and more than 40 were selected by juror Christopher Atkins for the show. Atkins is the curator and coordinator of the Minnesota Artist Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
Each winner received a cash award. They are:
1st Place: Sam Spiczka, Sauk Rapids.
2nd Place: Kyle Fokken, Minneapolis.
3rd Place: Bob Carls, Ripple River.
1st Place: Mary Louise LaCrosse, Sauk Centre.
2nd Place: Dan Mondloch, St. Cloud.
3rd Place: Emily Bouvier, Lauderdale.