Monday, October 10, 2011

Vote for Your Favorite Galleries in the Best of Awards

The Twin Cities Fine Arts Organization (TCFAO) announced the finalists for the first ever Best of Awards. The awards recognize outstanding work in the arts from among the more than fifty TCFAO member organizations. The winners will be announced at the close of the Art on the Town ten-day event. Voting ends noon CST October 14th, 2011.

(One vote per person)

Outstanding Art Gift Shop finalists are:
The Shop at MCBA
Northfield Arts Guild Gift Shop
Northern Clay Center Sales Gallery
Textile Center Shop
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Museum Shop

Outstanding Reception finalists are:
Grand opening of Anita Sue Kolman Gallery
Winter Carnival Children’s Art Show at AZ Gallery
The Waiting Room at Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University
Book Art Biennial—MCBA Prize gala and award ceremony
Low Brow, High Octane at Northfield Arts Guild

Outstanding Curator finalists are:
Betty Bright and Jeff Rathermel (MCBA) for Fine and Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art
Kathy Daniels (Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at St. Catherine University) for The Waiting Room
Rex Mhiripiri (Mhiripiri Gallery) for African Sculpture at Bloomington Theatre and Art Center
Anastasia Shartin (The Phipps Center for the Arts) for The Artful Rain Garden
Jan Shoger (Northfield Arts Guild) for New Impressions Print Invitational

Most Memorable finalists are:
A Reasonable Facsimile at Christensen Center Art Gallery at Augsburg College
Belfast Print Workshop: Celebrating 35 years of Prints at Highpoint Center for Printmaking
Many-Fold Manifolds at Hillstrom Museum of Art
Three Jerome Artists at Northern Clay Center
Rosemary Williams’ Belongings at The Soap Factory

Outstanding Artist Talks finalists are:
Mark Allen of Machine Project (The Soap Factory) for “Conversation with Mark Allen”
Richard Amos (Homewood Studios) for “Reaching Ancient Connections—from Modern America to Africa”
Brett Kallusky (Bethel University Galleries) for “Witness”
Julie L’Enfant, Ph.D. (Minnetonka Center for the Arts) “The Changing Face of Portraiture”

Most Inspiring finalists are:

Esperanza at Gordon Parks Gallery
1x1xOne at Homewood Studios
Made in Her Image at Robbin Gallery
I Am a Link: Pictorial Rugs by Dorothy Sauber at Textile Center
Convergence at Traffic Zone Gallery

People’s Choice finalists are:
AAW Gallery of Wood Art
Anita Sue Kolman Gallery
Form + Content
Groveland Gallery
Minneapolis Institute of Arts

(One vote per person)

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