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2010 Art Show Review


The 2010 Art Show & Sale at The Red Hen House Retreat Center was held on July 9-11, 2010 as part of Brooten's Bonanza Valley Days celebration. It was another great addition to the city-wide celebration.

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Fifty-six art pieces were displayed, submitted by nineteen artists. Mediums included acrylic, oil, fused glass, 2 color linocut, pencil, photography, watercolor, fabric, fiber, pastels, ink & viscosity etching.

Congratulations to the winners!

Awards were given for 1st & 2nd places and People's Choice. There were also two Honorable Mention awards. A reception was held on Friday evening where the public selected the People's Choice award winner, enjoyed the pianist, Mercedes Hagen, and had an opportunity to meet some of the artists.


1st Place
Oil Painting
Tracy Anderson


Honorable Mention
"Storm's Brewin'"
Acrylic Painting
Val TeVelde

2nd Place-"Sun Umbrella"-Watercolor-Faythe Mills
2nd Place
"Sun Umbrella"
Faythe Mills

Honorable Mention
"Glass Bowls"
Candy Bohjanen-Hammitt

People's Choice
"God's Blessings"
Graphite Pencil Drawing
Kathy Peterson


Our Talented Artists:

Jan Anderson (Brooten), Tracy Anderson (Kensington), Candy Bohjanen-Hammitt (Alexandria), Deb Connolly (Danvers), Della Conroy (Hancock), Donna Dean (Alexandria), Phyllis Joos (Hancock), Bryant Kaden (Brooten), Barbara Lent (Terrace), Lucy Lloyd (Sedan), Faythe Mills (Glenwood), Dan Nordquist (deceased), Molly, Oeltjen (Villard), Kathy Peterson, Charlotte Pearson (New London), Jennifer Quam (Nisswa), Kari Quam (Spearfish SD), Jennifer Stewart (Huber Heights OH), Val TeVelde (Brooten).

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Thank you to everyone who submitted their beautiful works of art. Thank you to those who attended our show and also selected the People's Choice winner. Congratulations to those who took home awards. This was a great event for The Red Hen House and we look forward to 2012!


2012's show will be held on July 13-14, 2012, again in conjunction with Brooten's Bonanza Valley Days. Both two and three dimensional art will be accepted. Refer to the Registration Form for deadlines and details for submission.

Enjoy the photographs of the show!
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