Local artists make mark at State Fair
One of the biggest art exhibitions of the year will only be up a few more days at the Minnesota State Fair. 

"I think there's all levels from masterful to amateur and beginners. You can find it all," said watercolor artist Kristine Fretheim.

Fretheim has a watercolor piece called "Sedum Leaves" displayed in this year’s exhibition in the Fine Arts Building at the Minnesota State Fair.

There are more than 350 pieces of art on display at the Fine Arts Building and the northwest metro is well represented in entries.

More than 2,000 pieces were submitted for consideration. Those at the Minnesota State Fair are the ones that made it through the jury process.

"There's such a variety. There's fiber art and print making and oil painting and watercolors and sculpture and there's even more than that," said Fretheim. "There's drawing, so it's a fun, fun exhibit."

Mediums range from digital images such as a black and white one by Sharon Stavlo of Maple Grove, to sculpture carved from a block of limestone by Glen McKillips of Golden Valley, to a piece called "Masquerade" by Anthony Welihan of Plymouth.

"This is probably the most fun exhibit in Minnesota every year and it should not be missed," said Fretheim.

All the work will be on display at the Fine Arts Building through Sept. 4 in the northeast corner at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Neil Pursley reporting

September 1, 2017


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