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Annual Member Show

The Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts Member Show is an open call for all those individuals with a current membership to the art center. Five awards of distinction were awarded at the reception. A People’s Choice Award will be awarded on October 27 following the judge’s talk. Voting will take place during the exhibition and your vote can be cast until 4 pm on Friday, October 26. One vote per person.

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

The 2018 show features a great variety of work by our member artists.  55 artists showing 93 works of art make up this year’s show.

Participating artists:  B. T. Johnson, Barb Johnson, Barb Tacyshyn-Roth,  Bruce Caldwell, Carol Zartner,  Catherine Vesley, Cathy Thunberg, Charles Martin, Cheryl Barr, Chris Cinque, Chris Spencer,  Darla Robeck, David Beddow, Diane Scully,  Dianna Hamilton,  Elaine Sarkela, Erick Wiger,  Gitte Mohr, Greg Lecker, Hiram Cochran, Hiroko Savage, Ian Nystrom, Jackie Weibye, Jill Klapperich Guth, John Bennett, Joy Reichel, Joyce Schmidt, Joyce VanderWyst, Judy Madron, Larene St. Gabriel-Dargay,  Linda M. Niemeyer, Linda Snouffer, Linda Tucker, Marjorie Moody, Mary Ann Running Deer, Mary Jo Truchon, Mary Kay Walsh-Kaczmarek, Mary Louise LaCrosse, Mary R. Hoel, Melodie Hawkins, Mike Klismith, Nancy McCracken, Paul Harvey, Peter Stein, Rachel Klismith, Raynele Schneider,  Richard Byersdorfer, Scott Warner, Sharon Howell, Shirley Franklin,  Susan Gangsei, Susan Solomon, Tom Westberg, Xan Laurence.

Green = Award of Distinction     Blue = Honorable Mention

Show Closes Saturday, October 27.  There is a judge’s talk at 1 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 27, 2018. 

About the Judges:

Melissa Cooke (b. Oconomowoc, WI, 1982) received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Specializing in graphite on paper, her work investigates the relationship between photography, performance and drawing in portraiture. Cooke is represented by Koplin Del Rio in Seattle, Washington. Her drawings have been exhibited at venues nationwide, including the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, the Oceanside Museum of Contemporary Art, The Baker Museum, Yellowstone Art Museum, The Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, The Museum of Wisconsin Art, The National Arts Club, and numerous galleries and colleges. Cooke’s drawings are in collections such as the Arkansas Art Center, the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Howard Tullman Collection, and the Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Art Collection and have been featured in New American Painting, Fine Art Connoisseur, Hi-Fructose, Drawing Magazine, and The Huffington Post. Cooke lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Erik Benson is a Minneapolis based painter whose work deals with the poetics and politics of edge city landscapes.  He employs a unique process of building his paintings through collage methods to create mimetic relationships between the visual information depicted and the processes of their making.  He believes that painting results from seeing thinking and making. He received his BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has had numerous group shows and solo exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe.  Benson was a 2016 McKnight Visual Artist Fellow.