Colorado artist gets Best in Show in Arts in Harmony gala at government center

The Best in Show entrant by Cindy Brabec-King, "Shrimp Forks."

The Best in Show entrant by Cindy Brabec-King, “Shrimp Forks.”

 

by Bruce Strand, Arts editor

A Colorado artist, Cindy Brabec-King, has captured Best of Show in the international juried show Arts in Harmony currently on display at Sherburne County Government Center.

Brabec-King was honored for her watercolor entitled “Shrimp Forks,” and received a $1,250 prize, sponsored by First National Bank.

Kyle Fokken of Minneapolis got Best Sculpture for "Airway to Heaven."

Kyle Fokken of Minneapolis got Best Sculpture for “Airway to Heaven.”

Arts in Harmony, the second-biggest art show in Minnesota, trailing only the State Fair, has 213 works of art from 27 states, Japan, Singapore and Canada. There were 35 cash prizes awarded totaling $10,450.

This is the 19th annual Arts in Harmony, sponsored by Elk River Area Arts Alliance, with a host of local companies supporting them financially. Curt Pederson of American Swedish Institute served as judge.

Entrants were received online, with a small percentage picked for showing.

Local artists and photographers whose works are in the show are Linda Croteau, Roger Nordstrom, Judy Syring and Donn Granros of Elk River;  Karen Berning and Jean Loy-Swanson of St. Michael; Diane Gronewald of Ramsey; Judith Hallbeck Meyeran of Big Lake; Terry McFarland, Joan Ruprecht and Sue Wipf of Rogers; Mary Olson of St. Francis; and Lisa Tetzlaff of Zimmerman.

"Twins" is a charming acrylic on board by Ezra Tucker of Colorado.

“Twins” is a charming acrylic on board by Ezra Tucker of Colorado.

"Nice Shot" is the title of this oil painting by Yumi Yokoyama of Woodbury.

“Nice Shot” is the title of this oil painting by Yumi Yokoyama of Woodbury.

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