Artists Jon Offutt, Brad Bachmeier, and Steve Nowatski, all MSUM alumni, won three of the four prestigious awards presented at the College Hill Art Festival in June. The 40-year-old festival is at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, and has been named to Sunshine Artist magazine’s list of ‘100 Best Fine Arts & Design Shows’ in the United States for nearly the last decade. 
Offutt is a Fargo glassblower, Bachmeier is a Fargo potter and professor of art education at MSUM, and Nowatski is a printmaker in Minneapolis.