CURRENTLY ON DISPLAY
MAIN & FRONT GALLERY
July 1 - August 28, 2021
"2021 Juried Show"
Creating, Coping and Surviving: An Artist's Reflection
2020 to the present day will be remembered as a noteworthy period in our modern history - riddled with paradoxes of hurt and hope; fear and love; struggle and growth. Great River Arts (GRA) wanted to curate an exhibit that would embody art - whether it was created because of COVID; marked by social distancing; the idea of masking up or taking down barriers in the community. The “2021 Juried Show” embodies creative pieces from Minnesota artists reflecting how they coped, thrived or survived - opening July 1, 2021.
Little Falls, Minnesota: July 2, 2021
GRA's Visual Arts Committee (VAC) reviewed almost 100 submissions and carefully curated the “2021 Juried Show;” featuring the work of 36 Minnesota artists. Stop by GRA to walk through the galleries, which boast 72 pieces of art currently on display through August 28.
- View the complete exhibit online.
- 2021 Juried Show Winners by Category:
- First Place: Two-dimensional artwork - Laura Ruprecht, Resilience
- First Place: Three-dimensional artwork - Samuel Joseph Zimmerman, Away
- First Place: Photography - John Beaudine, Tastee-Freez
- Best in Show: Bev Gold, Change, Hope and Endurance - Monarch Butterflies.
Artwork in the foreground by Hannah Moller (left) and Lisa Truax (right).
Artwork in the background by Kenneth Ferber.
Artwork in the foreground by Renee Zeleny.
Artwork in the background by Kathy Braud.
Artwork in the foreground by Samuel Joseph Zimmerman.
Artwork in the background by Jana Tonsfeldt.
This exhibit was made possible by...
GRA's Visual Arts CommitteeRandy Asseln, Photographer
Kathy Braud, Watercolorist
Bev Gold, Painter
Kerry Kupferschmidt, Watercolorist
Scott Wonderlich, Art Patron
Juried Show, Category JudgesTony Armagost, Creative Business Entrepreneur
Charles Gilbert Kapsner, Renowned Painter
Cathy Tordsen, Gifted Artist and Teacher
A special thank you to Zoe Back and Carlie Mertens who spent hours meticulously placing and installing the incredible artwork.