Blondeau Fine Arts Festival

About the Blondeau Fine Arts Festival

The Fine Arts Festival was originally implemented by Diane Prischmann in 1998. She coordinated the special event to honor the gifted and talented visual and fine art seniors. There were originally 3 performance areas in the original HIgh School which consisted of half hour performances by seniors. The hallways were adorned with matted and framed art and photography created by the senior high students under the instruction of Tom Blondeau, Kristine Gyolai and Lynn Ouren.

This tradition continues under the direction of Carrie Sikkink and Peder Buttenhoff.

Upon the passing of Tom Blondeau who retired from teaching Art at the Fergus Falls Public schools in 2005, the Fine Arts Festival was renamed as a memorial to his contribution to the arts in Fergus Falls Public Schools.

Past performances have included drama, speech, juggling, magic acts, acoustic guitar, vocal, piano, orchestra performances, fashion shows, garage bands, video productions, social dance and more. Currently, the festival is being held in the halls of the Kennedy Secondary School and has grown to include Middle School art (still under the instruction of Lynn Ouren) and has become a juried show, being judged by local artists.

This year's categories included Painting, ​Drawing, ​Sculpture, ​Ceramics, ​ Mixed Mediums, and Photography. Each category is judged by local artists.

For more information about this event you can contact Carrie Sikkink, instructor at Fergus Falls Public Schools. 218-998-0544 ext 9710 or email

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