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Art from the HeARTland

If you weren't able to attend the Art from the HeARTland reception on July 23, this spectacular collection of artwork will be on view through August 27, in the new BCA gallery. Congratulations to Vera Fornander - she is the winner of the Art from the HeARTland basket filled with artwork from Linda Sickmon, Janis Mars Wunderlich, and Beth Thommesen.

Our gallery reception was filled with great art, good friends, and lots of fun. Thank you for supporting the artists and the arts in our community. Thank you Bill & Sandy Wallace, LMP Agency, and Margie Simmons for sponsoring the gallery reception. The 2021 award winners selected by juror Jan Brandt are as follows:

Honorable Mention Awards Name: Carolyn Bailey Title: Illinois Prairie

Name: Emily Nyquist Title: Heron

Name: Cherry Simmons Title: Blackbird and Babies

Name: Lisa Lesch Morrow Title: Edge Crossing

Photography Award Name: Mark Dierker Title: Green Giant

Painting Award Name: Kent Broadbent Title: The June Moon

Mixed Media Award Name: Julie D. Nelson Title: Flamingo Flower & Moon

Sculpture Award Name: Stephanie J. Baugh Title: Atmosphere

Works on Paper Award Name: Deb Lutz Title: Garden Path

Best of Show Award (pictured) Name: Mark Dierker Title: Heaven & Earth Medium: Photography

Deadline for Entry: Saturday, June 26

Art from the HeARTland features artwork of all mediums from local and regional artists as part of our ongoing mission to offer creative and diverse artistic experiences. A maximum of three entries per artist. $5/artwork for BCA members and $8/artwork for non-members. Juror Jan Brandt will announce awards at our opening reception 6pm Friday, July 23. Click on the link below for entry details and prospectus. Art from the HeARTland will be of view July 20-August 27, 2021.

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