The Junk Bonanza is pleased to announce the finalists for The Art of Junk Contest!
Chosen from more than 130 junkingly fabulous entries, these 15 finalists — yes, it was that difficult to choose — will now advance to the second round of judging by a panel of community visual and crafting experts!
In the days running up to the Bonanza, we’ll be sharing photos of the finalists’entries and a bit about their inspiration, as well as a look at our distinguished judges!
These finalists will compete for $1,000 in cash prizes and bragging rights. Be sure to visit The Art of Junk gallery on the second floor of Canterbury Park, where the bulging-at-the-seams Bonanza is expanding! Art of Junk will be sharing the new space with several vendors, Hirshfield’s demos and painting classes and food and beverage options! Check it out! First-, second- and third-place winners will be awarded by the time the Bonanza opens!
Meanwhile, without further adieu, here are the finalists!
Lee Anderson, Histories
Hans Early-Nelson, unaffiliated
Jess Irwin, Light Reading
Devin Johnson, Makeshift Accessories
Chris Kegel, unaffiliated
Terry Kerr, unaffiliated
Paul Larson, Primitives Limited
Benjamin Mueller, aVintage Parcel
Kyle Nielsen, Relics Awry
Sue Quatmann, When Pigs Fly
Danielle Rodd, Upsy-Daisy
Gretchen Schaumann, Mimi-Toria’s
Annie Schilling, Mish Mash Studio
Sara Smith, S.A.R.A. Salvaged and Rescued Art
Suzanne Thiesfeld, Objects and Art
Congrats to all who entered! Your entries rocked!
We can’t wait to see you at the Bonanza, and to share the love of junk with art patrons and the community at large!

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