2015 Blondeau Fine Arts Festival results

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The Annual Blondeau Fine Arts Festival was a great success again. Here are the results from the wonderful show.

Painting

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Best of Show Antonia Starzl, “THE BULL”, watercolor impression of elephant

1st Runner Up, Maia Overbo, “The Elephant Giraffe”
2nd Runner Up Claire Ripley, “Oceanside Sailboats”
3rd Runner Up Hannah Swendsrud, “Losing Composure”
HONORABLE Mentions
Sydney Anderson, Mariah Briceno, Olivia Stumbo, Shaylee Brown, and Claire Ripley

Drawing

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Best of Show Diedre Yanske, “OH! PARIS”, scratchboard.

1st Runner Up Dee Gease, “Portraits and Flowers”
2nd Runner Up Jared Link, “Wee Little Bunny”
3rd Runner Up Tasia Wickham, “Leopard” Pen and Ink
Honorable Mentions
Tessa Wick, Joe Isaacson, Layne Smith, Ashleigh Holmquist, and Josey Wilson

Mixed Mediums

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Best of Show Tasia Wickham, “THE KING” Watercolor Ink of Horse

1st Runner Up Tessa Wick, “JIMI” Mosiac
2nd Runner Up Diedre Yankse, “Phesant” Assemblage
3rd Runner Up Anna Norgard, “Leopard Cub” Scratchboard with Watercolor
Honorable Mentions
Claire Ripley, Abby Lindgren, and Katie Iverson

Ceramics

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Best of Show Austin Gendron, “GREEK VASE”

1st Runner Up, Jake Lee, “Blue Jar Vase”
2nd Runner Up Annah Pajari, “Brown Flower Jar”
3rd Runner Up Austin Gendron, “Green Bowl with BowLid”
Honorable Mentions
Jacob Fremont, Dylan Brusven, and Levi Ell

Sculpture

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Best of Show Mitchell Cole, “The Death King” ceramic Mask

1st Runner Up David Wallington, “ANCIENT MASK”, Ceramic Carved Mask
2nd Runner Up Cory Benson, “RELEASE THE HULK”
3rd Runner Up Taylor Babcock, “Maple Leaf Candle Holders”
Honorable Mentions
Amie Kerr, Autumn Petterson, Josie Wiersma

Digital Photography

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Best of Show Kylie Jennen, “Minimalism”

1st Runner Up Kaleigh Fremont, “Watching Time”
2nd Runner Up Sydney Kumm, “Horses at Sunset”
3rd Runner Up Abigail Weaver, “Lake Dock”
Honorable Mentions
Bridget Raph, Josie Wiersma, Ryan Plaza

Digital Design / Photoshop Art

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Best of Show Kolton Laney, “My Picasso”

1st Runner Up Kenny Foss, “The Paint Shoe”
2nd Runner Up Jack Bergren, “Work in the Field”
3rd Runner Up Brandon Soland, “Sunset from Africa”
Honorable Mentions
Romey Meurs, Jack Angus, Amar Aho

Students advance to History Day finals

Exciting news! Alexis Ouren and Amelia Buckmeier advanced to the final round of the History Day competition, and received an Honorable Mention!

The theme was Leaders and Legacy. They selected historic Fergus Falls resident Prince Honeycutt, with the direction of local historian, Missy Hermes. The project title was “Swinging The Bat To Knock Out Segregation”. It focused on Prince’s efforts in organizing a local baseball team, the North Stars. He was the first African American to play baseball in the state of Minnesota.

Congratulations Alexis and Amelia!
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Art students display works

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Currently Otter Artists have been participating in two area art shows. The seniors, who have been involved in art throughout their high school years, are being honored again at the Center for the Arts in downtown Fergus Falls. The lobby is filled with 20+ pieces composed by Otter Artist of the class of 2015.

The Center for the Arts is very gracious to honor these students for their accomplishments and hard work in the Visual Arts. The public is welcome to stop in and see the show through the first week of May.

The second show is in New York Mills at the Regional Cultural Center. This annual area high school show had over 80 participants from 5 different schools. The Otter Artists had 24 entries from students in grades 10-12. The New York Mills Lions sponsored the event with $150 in prize money.The RCC staff chose 5 honorable mentions to receive the prize awards.

Three Otter Artists were honored with an award. Antonia Starzl for her Bull Elephant watercolor (photo below), Austin Gendron for his fine ceramic bowl, and Claire Ripley for her subjective abstract painting of a trout (photo below).

Mr. Butenhoff, the FFHS Art Instructor, is very proud of the work and the students’ production. “Seeing great works up and on display finalizes a great sense of accomplishment and pride for artists.” Thank you to the Center for the Arts and the Regional Cultural Center of New York Mills for the time, invitation and hosting our students.

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