Taube announces Student Art Show winners

The Annual North Dakota Juried Art Show has been taking place at the Taube Museum of Art since April 9. The 676 pieces on display were created by students from kindergarten through 12th grade from all across North Dakota.

The pieces were judged by local artists for a variety of awards. This years judges were Wendy Kimble, artist from Minot and Deana Novak, artist and board member of the James Memorial Art Center in Williston. Together they selected 16 award winners to be displayed in various offices until May 2020.

Sydney Nelson from Valley City High School, Grant Hoffarth from South Middle School in Grand Forks and Eli Smith from Washington Elementary in Minot were awarded the Governor’s Awards, sponsored by Governor Doug Burgum. Their art will be displayed in the Governor’s office.

Five student artists were awarded the Congressional Art Award, represented by Representative Kelly Armstrong. Senior High winner Samantha Martens from Red River High School in Grand Forks will be displayed in the Washington D.C. corridor. Other Senior High winners were Danica Rumney from Minot Central Campus and Addison Peterson from Minot Central Campus.

The Junior High winner was Caina Dauphinais from Bishop Ryan in Minot and the Elementary winner was Karter Blueshield from Jefferson Elementary in Valley City. They will all be displayed in the Representative’s N.D. offices.

The Northern Visions Award, sponsored by Senator John Hoeven, was awarded to four students. Senior High winners were Yuki Coyle from South Fargo high School and Caset McMahon from Bishop Ryan in Minot. The Junior High winner was Kendra Green from Valley City High School and the Elementary winner was Khloe DeMontigny from Leeds Elementary. Their art will be displayed in the Senator’s N.D. offices.

The State of the Art Awards by Senator Kevin Cramer was awarded to Senior High students Erika Tinjum from Grand Forks Central, Yuki Coyle from Fargo South High School, Junior High student Gwynnie Johnson from Bishop Ryan in Minot and Elementary student Gavin Johnson from Kindred Elementary. These pieces will be displayed in the Senator’s N.D. offices.

Senior High student Isabel Gonzales from Magic City Campus in Minot, Junior High student Tasian Subigca from Williston Middle School and Elementary student Addison Loehr from Washington Elementary in Valley City were awarded the Spotlight Award and will be included in the Traveling Exhibition.

Nine students were awarded the People’s Choice Awards. Winners were Senior High students Taylor Huber from Magic City Campus in Minot, Sidney Lovelace from Bishop Ryan in Minot, Taylor Schuman from Grand Forks Central, Junior High students Caina Dauphinais from Bishop Ryan in Minot, Lukas Heydt from Schroeder Middle School in Grand Forks, Braden Huesby from South Middle School in Grand Forks, Elementary students Valorosa Bloom from Washington Elementary in Minot, Rachel Strand from kindred Elementary and Avery Whiteside from Schroeder Middle School in Grand Forks. They will also be included in the Traveling Exhibition.

The Taube Museum of Art Award went to Senior High student Mekenna Erickson from Grand Forks Central, Junior High student Carley Goven from Valley City High School and Elementary students Patricia Gange-Mack from Washinton Elementary in Minot and Emily McDowell from kindred Elementary. They will also be included in the Traveling Exhibition.

The jurors also selected an additional 84 pieces from all categories to be a part of the Traveling Exhibition for the upcoming year.

The Traveling Exhibit will be available for viewing at the following venues: N.D. State Fair in July, Cando Arts Center, Grand Forks, Kindred High School, James Memorial Art Center in Williston, The Northern Lights Gallery in Mayville and Dickinson Museum Center.

The Taube Museum of Art will present the top 32 award winners a set of ten full-color note cards featuring their artwork. All 116 award winning students will receive a Certificate of Artistic Excellence signed by the Governor, Senator or Representative and the Taube Museum of Art Executive Director.

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