Ojibwe Mitigwaki Niimid, 24 x 33, Watercolor (Opaque)
"Ojibwe Mitigwaki Niimid" (Ojibwe Woodland Dancers) was awarded an Artistic Excellence Award at the East Central Regional Arts Council 2022 IMAGE Art Show. It was one of ten Excellence Awards given out of a field of 130 visual artists.
The judges for this year's IMAGE art were artist Jonathan Thunder of Duluth and art administrator Bethany Whitehead of St. Paul. Mary Minnick-Daniels, ECRAC, said...that the judges "give their awards on the artistic merit of the artwork based on the medium used." In DesJarlait's watercolor piece, they saw the "techniques used and the expertise exhibited." She added, "The judges noted how his artwork showed great movement and that it also conveys a true emotional impact." (Mille Lacs Messenger)