People’s Choice Award
“Everlasting Love” by Molly Dziedzic has been chosen the People’s Choice in the recent Avera McKennan Employee and Family Art Exhibit sponsored by the National Arts Program.
In addition to the People’s Choice Award, Molly’s pencil drawing won first place in the teen category, and she received a $250 scholarship from Avera and the National Arts Program.
Molly is the daughter of Marla Dziedzic, Education Development consultant. Molly, 18, is a freshman at the University of Iowa. She enjoys all forms of art, including pencil sketching and painting.
“This drawing is a picture of her grandparents,” Marla says. “My dad has had a lot of health issues, and she wanted to draw their picture for her senior art project.” The drawing was based on a photograph that Molly took. Molly graduated from Spirit Lake High School in 2012. She is considering either nursing or art as a college major.
Other finalists for the People’s Choice award:
- Shaun Faris, "Days End"
- Deb Eisenhauer, "Summer Afternoon"
- Alissa Chester, "Buck"
- Dan Sehr, “Mountain Lion”
- Michael Mazourek, "Walk on the Beach"
- Parker Fitzgerald, "Monkey"
Congratulations, Molly, and thanks to all artists who participated in the staff art exhibit!
Art Exhibit Winners
BEST OF SHOW
Barbara Sparks - “Antigua Classic Yacht Race”(photo)ADULT PROFESSIONAL DIVISION
1st Place: Jay Bachmayer - “Elysium”
2nd Place: Sarah Odens - “We Danced and Laughed and Sang Until Midnight”
3rd Place: Myla Vander Aarde - “Gold Rush”
Honorable Mention: Dan Sehr - “Small Head Display”
Honorable Mention: Dana Slunecka - “Cosmic Dreamer”ADULT INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
1st Place: Narciza Schwans - “Untitled #2”
2nd Place: Mary Nelson - “Sweet Dreams”
3rd Place: Deb Eisenhaur - “Summer Afternoon”
Honorable Mention: Vi Wray - “African Bean Gatherer”
Honorable Mention: Amy Pederson Thompson - “Motherhood”ADULT AMATEUR DIVISION
1st Place: Deb Maschino - “Afternoon Special”
2nd Place: Wayne Pearson - “Atuminal Ancestry”
3rd Place: Teri McLaughlin - “Blowing in the Wind”
Honorable Mention: Aaron Culey - “Burlap Army”
Honorable Mention: DANtastic Aesoph - “What Are You Looking At?”TEEN 13 - 18 YRS DIVISION
1st Place: Molly Dziedzic - “Everlasting Love”
2nd Place: Dan Chell - “Looking Forward”
3rd Place: Kyle Marks - “E=mc2”
Honorable Mention: Joslynne Sigler - “Hershey’s Chocolate”
Honorable Mention: Maren Bloomberg - “Imprinted”YOUTH 12 & UNDER DIVISION
1st Place: Alicia Ruud - “The Great Outdoors”
2nd Place: Troian Rae Loken - “Troian’s Toucan”
3rd Place: Parker Fitzgerald - “Monkey”
Honorable Mention: Tyler Hauck - “Spring Birds”
Honorable Mention: Benjamin Potter - “Robot Expression”SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
Alicia Ruud, Molly Dziedzic, Dan Chell, Jeff Ballard