The Nature of Hackmatack Art Show was put on as part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Refuge. The show was on display at The Dole in Crystal Lake, Illinois, from Thursday, November 3 until Thursday, November 17, 2022. It featured over 80 artists, both students and adults, with over 100 pieces of art that reflected the nature of our region.


There was a People’s Choice contest, with $100 going to the adult winner, Elizabeth Higdon for “Ripples.”

Avery Becker Summer Sunset Flowers











The People’s Choice student prize for $50 was awarded to Avery Becker, for Summer Sunset Flowers.


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