Published June 18 2012
Rourke Art Gallery announces Midwestern winnersMOORHEAD – The Rourke Art Gallery Museum announced the five award winners of the 53rd consecutive Midwestern Invitational Art Exhibit.
This year’s theme was “The American Songbook.” The honorees, all with regional ties, were chosen from among the 95 artists participating in this year’s show. The awards were announced at Monday’s opening night reception at the museum, attended by more than 200 artists and patrons.
- Honorable mention: Dwight Mickelson, Moorhead, and Barbra Nei, Minneapolis.
- Third place: Kathleen Ristinen, Athens, Ohio, and Menahga, Minn.
- Second place: Jon Offutt, Fargo
- First place: Aaron Holz, Lincoln, Neb.
This year’s judge was Bismarck native Jonathan Twingley.