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Featured Artist Works Displayed in the Offices of the Governor

January, February, March 2012 - 2011 ND Governor’s Photo Contest Winners (Statewide)

The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA), along with the offices of Governor Jack Dalrymple, First Lady Betsy Dalrymple, and Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, will exhibit the works of the 2011 Governor’s Photo Contest winners at the Capitol Building in Bismarck during the months of January, February and March. Their works will be on display in the Governor’s ground floor and first floor offices, the First Lady’s fourth floor office, and the Attorney General’s first floor office.

Images on display were sponsored in part by Bob’s Photo. The North Dakota Governor’s photo contest was open to any North Dakota amateur photographer. AAA and the North Dakota Department of Commerce Tourism Division awarded winners with a $200 cash prize and their photos to be featured in the 2012 campaign. “This photo contest was a great way for talented amateur photographers to capture the landscapes, people and places that make North Dakota special,” said Gov. Dalrymple. More than 650 photos were submitted for the 2011 contest. 

This is part of an ongoing program between the NDCA and the offices of the Governor and First Lady. Artists looking to represent their region with art work placed in the offices of the Governor and First Lady can submit a brief resume along with photographs or slides of their work to the North Dakota Council on the Arts, 1600 East Century Avenue, Suite 6, Bismarck, ND 58503. Artists are selected for quarterly display.

2011 Governor’s Photography Contest winners:

Best of Show
Photographer: Jen MacLeod, Grand Forks
Winning photograph: "Wild Horse Band"

People category
Category winner: "The Hunter" by Tyson Krinke, Rhame

Attraction category
Category winner: "On_A_Slant" by Gordon Weixel, Bismarck
Honorable mention: "Sakakawea at the Capitol" by Stacy High, Bismarck

Scenery category
Category winner: "Frosted Beauty" by Mandy Moore, Minot 
Honorable mention: "Fort McKeen" by Gordon Weixel, Bismarck
Honorable mention: "MoonShine!" by Jo Mertes, Mantador
Honorable mention: "Yesterday meets Today" by Tyson Krinke, Rhame

Wildlife category
Category winner: "Wild Horse Band" by Jen MacLeod, Grand Forks
Honorable mention: "Three is a Crowd" by Anna Meidinger, Wishek

Event category
Category winner: "Upside Down" by Jose Medina, Fargo

Adventure category
Category winner: "No coffee shops here!" by Scott Kadlec, Bismarck
Honorable mention: "Shine On" by Megan Dietz, Fargo

Winning Photographs
Wild Horses
Sakakawea at the Capitol
Wild Horse Band

Sakakawea at the Capitol

The Hunter
Three is a crowd
The Hunter
Three is a Crowd
Frosted Beauty
Fort McKeen
Frosted Beauty
No Coffee Shops here
Moon Shine
No Coffee Shops Here
On a Slant
Upside Down planes
On A Slant
Upside Down
Wake boarder
Wind mills
Shine On
Yesterday Meets Today
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