ORANGE CITY – Three area artists recently won awards at the juried exhibit, Artists’ Showcase: Orange City Arts’ Regional Exhibition. Awards were announced at the closing reception April 30 at Northwestern College in Orange City.
Timothy J. Arand-McIlrath of Okoboji won Best of Show, with his work of crocheted yarn and printed fabric, entitled Breezy. (pictured below right)
Honorable Mention awards went to Rein Vanderhill and Brian J. Damon.
Damon, of McCook Lake, SD, was honored for his colorized screen print, Just Another Back Story. (pictured below right)
The three award-winners received cash prizes of $100 for best of show and $40 for honorable mention. Jurors were artists Linda Porter of Hospers and Matthew Drissell of Sioux Center.
Twenty-two additional artists’ works were selected for the exhibit, including works by Randy Clark, Pauline Sensenig, Judy Thompson, Emily Bunch, Michael Vander Schaaf, Kevin Bierbaum, Robert E. Gillespie, Joanne Alberda, Jerry L. Mennenga, Pam Harp, Lynae Dadisman, David Versluis, Margo Vanderhill, Kwan Yong Park, David Lammers, Ya-wen Liu, Emily Stokes, Dabin Jeong, Emilee Berry, Youra Song, Alissa Sinclair and Nancy Becerra-Balbuena. They are from Sioux City, Brookings, Alton, Sioux Center, Sioux Falls, Orange City, and Northwestern College, Dordt College and Buena Vista University.