Winners have been announced for the 55th JFAA Annual Art Show at The Arts Center in Jamestown. The awards were juried by North Dakota artist Paul Noot, and the art is on display through Sept. 21.

There were a total of 80 entries this year by 39 different artists. The Arts Center said the notable change in this year’s show was the number of larger sculptural pieces entered in the event.

Linda Whitney of Valley City, N.D., took Best in Show. Her winning printmaking category entry was "Niso Hummingbird Dancer," 2019, mezzotint.

Here are the winners, listed by category. The winner is listed first, followed by those receiving honorable mention.


Brad Bohl, Buchanan, N.D., "Pronghorn," 2018, oil on canvas; honorable mention, Walter Piehl, Minot, N.D., "Jimtown Outlaw: Sweetheart of the Rodeo Suite," 2019, acrylic; Frank Clemens, Jamestown, "5th Street," 2019, acrylic; Brad Hohnadel, Jamestown, "Eclipse," 2017, watermedia

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Linda Whitney, Valley City, "Niso Hummingbird Dancer," 2019, mezzotint; honorable mention, Sharon Linnehan, Valley City, "Fun and Games," 2017, monotype; Laura VonBank, Moorhead, Minn., "Fox in the Hen House," 2019, linocut, Akua ink, mixed media


Brian Paulsen, Grand Forks, N.D., "Pigeon Holes," 2019, drawing – ink' honorable mention, Sharon Linnehan, Valley City, "Moon Flower," 2017, colored pencil drawing


Scott Seiler, Fargo, N.D., "Wrapped for Elegance," 2019, photography; honorable mention, Mark Strand, Fargo, "Garden of Delights: Hieronymous Bosch & Marie Cosindas in Fargo," 2019, photograph

Mixed media

Connie Riedman, Fargo, "The Road," 2019, mixed media; honorable mention, Sue Morrissey, Fargo, "The Picture Framer, " 2018, assemblage


Patrick Luber, Grand Forks, "Reason’s Lament," 2018, sculpture; honorable mention, Bonnie Tressler, Brandon, Minn., "Oscar/Blue Gill," 2019, sculpture – beaded mosaic; Don Paul, Edgeley, N.D., "Wormhole," 2019, sculpture – mixed media; Bill Nybo, Jamestown, "Giraffe Mask," 2019, ceramic

Ceramic process glass work

Jon Offut, Fargo, "Head On," 2018, blown glass; honorable mention, Linda Olson, Minot, "Feather," 2018, ceramic – porcelain

Professional artist

Sharon Linnehan, Valley City, "Japonisme," 2017, monotype