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63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial

George Morrison Gallery | October 4, 2021–January 10, 2022

As one of the longest-running biennials in the country, this exhibition features a wide range of artwork produced within the last five years from artists residing in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada. The DAI applauds each of the 133 artists who submitted work to the 63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial for their fortitude and tenacity that brings beauty into our everyday lives. 

Juror Kayla Aubid selected 27 artists showcasing works that examine community, the environment, heritage, and current events. The challenges and injustices that gripped the region and the world emerge within the beauty, joy, and wonder of these pieces. Works from large-scale sculptural installation to video, from oil painting to collage are sure to leave you amazed!

Juror Juliane Shibata considered the commonalities in this process-driven work, selecting the following awardees:

1st: Modern Times by Jonathan Thunder 

2nd: FORCED/FORCE by Tia Keobounpheng 

3rd: An Iron Wedge by Julie Benda

Honorable Mention: Diasporal Mind  by Christopher Harrison & Ocean Incarnate by Ashley Hise

Congratulations to the 63rd Arrowhead Regional Biennial artists showcasing their work:

Allison Baker, Loretta Bebeau, Julie Benda, Rachel Bruya, Gary Carlson, MaryAnn Carlson, Susanna Gaunt, Carmen Gutierrez-Bolger, Christopher Harrison, Naomi Hart, Harrison Halker Heinks, Scott Helmes, Susan Hensel, Ashley Hise, Tia Keobounpheng, Kristi Kuder, Catrin Magnusson, Cassandra Quinn, Natalie Salminen Rude, Corrie Steckelberg, ChimakwaNibawii Stone, Tara Stone, Adam Swanson, Jonathan Thunder, Moira Villiard, Mary Welke, and Sam Zimmerman. 

Image Credit: MaryAnn Carlson, "Raven's Gifts"

VIDEO: Visual Voice of Autism by Harrison Halker Heinks



  The Duluth Art Institute's programs and services are made possible in part through the support of the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the State Legislature from the Minnesota arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2018.

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