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Cormorant Art Show hosts 600

The Cormorant Area Fine Art Show, held July 11-12, in the Cormorant Community Center, hosted over 600 people from across the United States.

Twenty fine art artists exhibited their oils, encaustics, watercolors and acrylic paintings. Additional artists displayed pine needle baskets, calligraphy and Norwegian rosemaling. The artists represented communities from West Fargo to Detroit Lakes and south to Pelican Rapids.

People's Choice Awards were:

• First Place: Linda Sheryak, Detroit Lakes, for Leicester Arms Pub

• Second Place: Sharon Gourde, Fargo, N.D., for Ball Jar Blooms

• Third Place: Jerry Schutz, Detroit Lakes for Winter Barn Scene

A special award, voted on by the artists themselves was given to Jacqueline Anderson, Moorhead, for Ruby.

Proceeds from art sales benefit the Cormorant Community Center and are used to provide workshops to members and new artists.