Complete list by medium

Basket Weaving
Sue Soenen

Ceramics
Kathy Deuschle
John Steger
Melissa Henning
Dan Larsen - 2018 TOSCA magazine award
Katie Teesdale
Joel Froehle
Michael Huyck

Digital media
Sue Mooney

Drawing
Samantha Carlson

Glass
Jon Offutt
Charles and Ruth Anholt
Andy Rasmussen
Robin Mueller

Jewelry
Gary Grufman
Dan Kemp
Brenda Johnson
Jon Thompson
Quay Flom
Lynn Kvigne
Melissa Carroll
Pat Thielman
Shelly Laffe
Darla Ellickson
Gary Maki
Thays Brenner
Mara Smith
Dyan Carrison

Mixed media
Tonja Ihlenfeldt*
Shelley Caldwell
Scot Schmidt*

Painting
Timothy Kobs
Malia Wiley
Angela Pipkorn**
Laura Brody
Bob McGill - 2018 Visual Artists Committee Award
Mary Nordeng - 2018 Visual Artists Committee Award
Steve DeLaitsch
Sheri Grube

Photography
Neil Johnson
Thomas Keller
Chanda Ounkong
Kit Larson
Tony Small
 Vince Quast - 2018 Purchase Award
Doug Cummelin

Printmaking
Lori Biwer-Stewart

Rug weaving
Donna Marjamaa

Sculpture
Wayne and Karen Ruff
David Montague

Stone
Julie Beal

Textile
Miranda Rose
Don Tran - 2018 City of Austin Award
Mariella TerBeest-Schladweiler
Susan Cross
William Sumner - 2018 Visual Artists Committee Award

Wood
Benjamin Leatham
Thomas Blahnik
Paul Elwell
Kevin Bishop
Sue Vogen
Paul Gorecki
Erica Stennes

**Previous Featured Artists

*Previous Purchase Award

Featured Artist Michael Sweere

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Michael Sweere works in tile mosaic, recycled materials mosaic, paper mosaic and wood sculpture incorporating found objects.

Sweere was born in Owatonna, Minnesota and earned a degree in Commercial and Technical Art from Mankato Tech Institute. In 1985 he relocated to the Twin Cities and spent the next twenty years employed as an art director, illustrator and graphic designer for numerous advertising agencies.

In 2005, he retired from the commercial field to pursue fine arts and formed the Michael Sweere Mosaic Company, LLC. He resides in Minneapolis with his wife Carole and their dog, Ladybug.

Working with primarily recycled and salvaged materials, his commissioned artwork installations can be seen at airports, educational facilities and health care institutions throughout the United States.

Some of Sweere’s recent honors include:

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  • Commissioned to create the 2016 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Poster. His creation, “Lucky the Lama” went on to win the first place award at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) communication contest.

  • Installed a commissioned tin mural, “Between Clouds,” at Sioux Falls Regional Airport in South Dakota in February 2017.

  • Wood sculpture, “Cinnamon the Robot” received the Excellence in 3D Award at Artistry's 41st Annual Members’ Juried Art Exhibition in November 2017. Artistry is a Bloomington-based non profit arts organization.

  • Installed a commissioned mosaic, “The Gift” at Lakeview Hospital in Stillwater to honor the memory of a longtime surgeon, Dr. Robert Meisterling, in December 2017.

  • Recycled tin mosaic “Wingsuit” wins Merit Award at Bloomington Arts Center's Annual Juried Art Show in 2016.