21st Annual Juried Show at MacRostie Art Center

MacRostie Art Center is pleased to announce its August 2013 exhibitions. The MacRostie Gallery will host the 21st Annual Juried Art Exhibition featuring 28 works by 24 different artists. The Minnesota Gallery will present the work of this year’s juror Kent Kapplinger, Associate Professor of Art at North Dakota State University. The August exhibitions at MacRostie Art Center are sponsored by Rapids Printing and First National Bank of Coleraine.942711_10151570857338131_1487487805_n-1

Artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota were invited to submit images of up to two pieces of work in two- and three-dimensional categories for this annual exhibition. Juror Kent Kapplinger reviewed over 90 entries submitted and selected 28 works by 24 different artists. The selected works cover a range of mediums, and the exhibition is a celebration of the excellence and variety among the region’s artists.

Bradley Benn – Edina, MN
Karlyn Atkinson Berg – Bovey, MN
Elizabeth Blair – Minneapolis, MN
Amber Darling – Duluth, MN
Sherry El-Nashaar – Kellogg, MN
Kristin Grevich – Medina, MN
Jill Jevne – Jacobson, MN
Craig Johnson – Saint Paul, MN
Carl Johnson – Crystal, MN
Tim Lamey – Fargo, ND
Patrick Luber – Grand Forks, ND
Bill Marshall – Grand Rapids, MN
Tim McMullin – Grand Rapids, MN
Margaret Morris – Grand Rapids, MN
Jennifer Nelson – Grand Forks, ND
Jon Offutt – Fargo, ND
Karen Olson – Grand Rapids, MN
Wesley Rabey – Grand Forks, ND
Terra Rathai – Minneapolis, MN
Andy Sjodin – Remer, MN
Lisa Stauffer – Duluth, MN
Mary Thoreson Strother – Deer River, MN
Sarah Verke & Sandy Radovich – Grand Rapids, MN
Leah Yellowbird – Grand Rapids, MN

This exhibition is funded in part by a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council with money from the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.



Kent Kapplinger is Associate Professor of Art at North Dakota State University and the founder/director of the Printmaking, Education, and Research Studio (PEARS) in Fargo, ND. Kapplinger received his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1991 and has taught at NDSU since 1992. He has shown work in over 180 individual and group exhibitions, has work in more than 40 public and corporate collections, and is a frequent collaborator with printmakers and artists around the country.

Beneath the Surface is a showcase of the printmaking medium with techniques including intaglio, lithograph, screen print, relief, monotype, and more. Kapplinger’s work addresses socio-environmental issues and focuses on balance, order, and regeneration initiating dialogue on the quality of life. His work is collaborative in nature, inspired by authors, reporters and researchers of environmental and cultural issues interpreted through his own rural-based background.