MSUM student Olivia Bain won the Best Student Visual Artist award in The High Plains Reader’s Best of the Best 2015 awards.

Best Student Visual Artist: Olivia Bain

Olivia Bain is the very first winner of HPR’s Best Student Visual Artist award. The new category was added to increase awareness of young talented artists. Bain is a ceramics major at Minnesota State University Moorhead and also works at the Plains Art Museum. She’s an incredible sculpture artist, who’s crafted everything from a 16-foot hippo snake to a 4-foot lobster claw made of metal rods.

Second: Hillary Ehlen • Third: Chase Body