Student exhibition winners announced at Taube

The Taube Museum of will host the opening of the annual North Dakota Juried Art Show from April 8-May 2. There are 669 pieces of student art from across the state of North Dakota on display. Student art from kindergarten through 12th grade are divided into the following grade categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-8 and 9-12. The artwork is hung salon-style, which creates an exciting wall-to-ceiling art experience.

This year’s judges were Joan Hansen, Minot, artist/art teacher, and Rhonda Helde, Hazen, art instructor. Together they selected 16 award winners, to be displayed in offices until May 2015.

Three Governor’s Awards, sponsored by Gov. Jack Dalrymple for display in his office: Caroline Huber, Minot High Central Campus; Hannah Sorenson, Valley City High School; and John Fischer, Leeds Elementary.

Four Northern Visions Awards, sponsored by Sen. John Hoeven for display in his offices: Ciani Fish, Grand Forks Central High School; Sage Goodman, Minot High School-Central Campus; Sidney Lovelace, Bishop Ryan; and Aiden Krogh, South Middle School, Grand Forks.

Four State of the Art Awards by Sen. Heidi Heitkamp for display in her offices: Noah Fox, Grand Forks Central High School; Ashley Werre, Minot High School-Magic City; Hannah Schiele, Valley Middle School, Grand Forks; and Magee Rovig, Bishop Ryan.

Five Congressional Art Awards sponsored by Rep. Kevin Cramer for display in his offices: Alizjah Swenson, Grand Forks Central High School, Washington, D.C., corridor; Tessa Coster, Minot High School-Central Campus; Cambree Albright, Minot High School-Central Campus; Luther Zeltinger, Valley City High School; and Kadrien Sten, Leeds Elementary.

The following award winners will be included in the Traveling Exhibit through April 2015:

One Spotlight Award Winner: Katie Kelly, Minot High School-Magic City Campus.

Nine People’s Choice Awards: Shanlee Cox, Grand Forks Central High School; Douglas Angel Jr., Minot High School-Central Campus; Elizabeth Rohrer, Minot High School-Central Campus; Samantha Gregoryk, Valley City High School; Jayron Mardoni, Schroeder Middle School, Grand Forks; Andrew Sullivan, Valley Middle School, Grand Forks; Jarrell McGarvey, Leeds Elementary; Dryden Mortensen, Longfellow Elementary; and Joey Picard, Washington Elementary.

Three Taube Museum of Art Award Winners: Cassie Metcalf, Red River High School, Grand Forks; Ashley Cox, Our Redeemer’s Christian School; and Payton Luzardo, Bishop Ryan.

Jurors also selected an additional 88 pieces from all categories to be part of a Traveling Exhibition for the upcoming year.

The Taube will present the top 29 award winners a set of 10 full-color note cards featuring their artwork. All 117 award-winning students will receive a Certificate of Artistic Excellence signed by the governor, senator or representative, and the Taube Museum of Art executive director.