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Prairie Star Award

This award ($5,000) was established to provide awareness and recognition of artists from southwest Minnesota whose bodies of work best exemplify the highest quality of art in the SMAC region. 

SMAC is not accepting nominations in 2017 as this award is given every other year.
Consider nominating an artist in 2018.

Past recipients include:

2016 – Craig Edwards, New London, potter
2014 – Emily Lodine, Magnolia, mezzo-soprano
2012 – Malena Handeen, Milan, singer/songwriter
2010 – Bill Gossman, New London, potter
2009 – Bob Mattson, Willmar, visual artist
2008 – Robert Whitcomb, Marshall, composer
2007 – Dan Rieppel, Cottonwood, pianist/conductor
2006 – Karen Jensen, Milan, rosemaler
2005 – Patricia Kadlecek, Olivia, musician/conductor*
2004 – Franz Albert Richter, Clarkfield, visual artist
2003 – Joseph Amato, Marshall, writer
2002 – Gene & Lucy Tokheim, Dawson, potters
2001 – Fred Cogelow, Willmar, wood sculptor
2000 – Bill Holm,Minneota , writer*
1999 – Bernie Aaker, Litchfield, theatrical director*
1998 – Agnes (Bobbie) Alsgaard-Lien, Rushmore , visual artist
1997 – Henry Kyllingstad, New London, photographer*
and Leo Dangel, Marshall, poet*
1996 – Ed Evans, Marshall, painter
1995 – (no award)
1994 – Robert Remick, Windom, visual artist*
1993 – Frederick Manfred, Luverne, novelist*

*deceased

 

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