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Annual Member Exhibition

The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Member Show is an open call for all those individuals with current membership to the art center. Five awards of distinction will be awarded at the reception. A Peoples Choice Award will be awarded on October 28 following the judge’s talk. Voting will take place during the exhibition and your vote can be cast until 4 pm on Friday October 27. One vote per person.

Gallery hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

Opening Reception and Annual Member Meeting, 2 to 4 pm Saturday, October 7. 

The 2017 show features a great variety of work by our member artists.  Forty nine artists showing 84 works of art make up this year’s show.

Participating artists: Allen Wood, B. T. Johnson, Barb Johnson, Barb Tacyshyn-Roth, Beth McCready, Bianca Robison, Brandon Kuehn, Carol Rowley, Carol Zartner,  Catherine Vesley, Celeste Birkeland,  Charles Martin, Cheryl Barr, Chris Spencer, Corey Habbas, Dan Truchon, Darla Robeck, David Bedddow,  Deborah Birkeland, Dianna Hamilton,  Elanie Sarkela, Erick Wiger, Gina Chase, Greg Lecker, Jan Schmidt, Jill Guth Klapperich, Joan Einsman, Joy Reichel,  Joyce VanderWyst, Larene St. Gabriel-Dargay, Laura Burlis, Lisa Christopherson,  Marion Robison, Marjorie Moody, Mary Jo Trucheon, Mary Kay Walsh-Kaczmarek, Mary Louise LaCrosse, Mary R. Hoel, Mike Klismith, Patty Voje, Rachel Klismith, Raynele Schneider, Rebecca Weber, Richard Byersdorfer, Roxanne Lindberg, Sherry Paulendeick, Shirley Smith Franklin, Susan Solomon, Tom Westberg, Xan Laurence.

Show Closes: Saturday, October 28.  There is a judge’s talk from 2 pm to 4 pm that day and work can be picked up after the conclusion of the talk.  All work needs to be picked up by 4 pm on Saturday, October 28, 2017. 

About the Juror:

Chris Willcox was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She earned BFA degrees from the Ontario College of Art and Design, University of Guelph and earned her MFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, New Jersey. She moved to the Twin Cities in 2000, to accept a position at Macalester College in St. Paul, where she is a tenured professor in the Art and Art History department.  Her work has been shown at galleries in the U.S. and Canada, including, the MAEP galleries at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Phipps Center for the Arts and in 2016 she had a solo exhibition in the Law Warshaw Gallery at Macalester College.  She is the recipient of numerous grants, including Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council Grants, and in 2014, A Howard Foundation Fellowship in painting and a Minnesota State Arts Board Grant. She will travel to Scotland in fall 2017 to research and make a series of paintings based on her family’s immigration path from Glasgow to Toronto in the 1920’s.