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.
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.