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This is the 30th year of IMAGE, an annual judged art show sponsored by the East Central Regional Arts Council. ECRAC will host the show at its office and gallery in downtown Braham. The show opens Saturday evening, April 22, and will be open for viewing through Friday, April 28.

There is no fee to attend or participate in IMAGE. However, artists wishing to exhibit a work of art at the IMAGE Art Show must read and complete an online entry form and submit it before or on the deadline date of Monday, April 3. No late entries can be accepted. For more information on IMAGE Art Show 2017 go to:

You can also call (320) 396-2337, ext. 1, or email

This activity is made possible by The McKnight Foundation and also by the voters of Minnesota thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

IMAGE 2017 awards

The following will be awarded at the art show opening celebration on Saturday, April 22, starting at 6 p.m.:

• Two Judge’s Choice Awards - $500 each;

• Up to 10 Excellence Awards - $200 each;

• Up to 10 Merit Awards - $150 each;

• and Purchase Awards will also be made. Amount to be determined.

ECRAC will purchase one or more entered works of art to become part of the permanent artwork collection.

To be awarded on Saturday, April 29: People’s Choice Award - $300.

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