Art is seeing ....with your mind as well as with your eyes. always searching, rarely satisfied. Art & artists should have a common goal - to promote change for the better. Being an artist comes with an obligation ....to breathe new life into old traditions or create new ones that are timeless. JST   

Education : Positions : Organizations : Community

2014 …. - Owner / operator, Dreaming River Gallery ( DRG ) Terrace MN
2005-2017 - volunteer, vice president and art director / Terrace Mill historical museum

2004 …. - owner / operator, Dreaming River Studio, Terrace MN

2000      - artist  mentor program, Lake Region Arts Council

1999-02 - Second Floor Gallery curator, Central Square, Glenwood MN

1998-03 - council member, Lake Region Arts Council

1976-80 - studied School of Associated Arts, with David Raven (MFA) & Jerry LeFevre (MFA) St. Paul MN

1974-76 - studied drawing with Dale Duits (MFA)


Awards : Grants

2016 - Arts in Harmony International Exhibition - 2nd place - pastel division - cash award
2014 - LRAC / Mc Knight foundation quick start artists grant
2013 - Richeson 75 Figure and Portrait Finalist  

2009 - Mc Knight foundation individual artists grant, MPLS MN

2002 - purchase commission ( work selected to be presented to LRAC director Sonia Peterson, Fergus Falls MN

2001 - Lake Region Arts Council individual arts  award, Fergus Falls MN

2000 - arts volunteer of the year, Central Square, Glenwood MN

2000 - mentor, LRAC artist  mentor program ( guided two students )

1991 - LRAC foundation career development artist grant

1982 - 1988 - first place ( Charles Beck - judge ) - best of show & various awards - MN State Fair and Crystal Bay Art Center


Exhibitions


2017: A World in Black and White w/ M. Jana - Art in the Square Gallery - Glenwood MN

2016: River Dreams / Impressions of the Chippewa River Valley - Healing Arts Gallery, Hudson WI
2016: A Prairie Discovery - group exhibition - Stevens History Museum - Morris MN
2016: Crossing Paths Vol 2 - group exhibition - Phipps Center for the Arts - Hudson WI
2016: Arts in Harmony International Show - 21
st Annual - Elk River Arts Alliance - Elk River MN

2015: Art in Print 2015 - ( group show ) - Dreaming River Gallery - Terrace Mn
2015: Juried Rural Landscape show - Aug 1 - Sept 30 - Red Door Art Gallery, Wahpeton ND
2015: 8
th Annual Horizontal Grandeur Fine Art Exhibition - July 31 - Oct 30 - Stevens County History Museum
2015: Interior Objects - ( group show ) still life exhibition - Dreaming River Gallery, Terrace MN
2015: LRAC / McKnight Gallery Invitational - April 6 - July 31 - Fergus Falls MN

2015:
Arts in Harmony International Show - 20th Annual - Elk River Arts Alliance - Elk River MN
2014: Art in Print - ( group show ) with P. Joos, S. Gates, M. Conard - Dreaming River Gallery, Terrace MN
2014: 7th Annual Horizontal Grandeur Fine Art Exhibition - July 10 - Oct 31 - Stevens County History Museum

2014: MN Creates/ inaugural exhibition of 28 contemporary Minnesota artists @ the MN State Capitol
2014: Arts in Harmony International Show - Elk River Arts Alliance - Elk River MN
2014: LRAC / Mc Knight Invitational - Lake Region Arts Council - Fergus Falls MN
2013: Tales of Environmental Turbulence - ( group show ) Ralph Rapson Hall Art Gallery - University of Minnesota - MPLS MN

2013: Richeson 75 Figure and Portrait Exhibition “ Finalist “ ( group show ) - Jack Richeson Gallery - Kimberly WI

2011: Line by Line - ( group show ) LRAC Gallery - Fergus Falls MN

2007: Art on the Plains 9 ( group show )- Plains Art Museum - Fargo ND

2002: Goodbye to Winter ( group show ) - LRAC gallery - Fergus Falls MN

1999: In Search of Thornton & Gates ( with Steve Gates ) - Foster Hall, Hammond Arts Alliance - Hammond WI

1996: Past Images ( solo show ) - District 31 Victoria’s - Woverton MN

1993: Parallel Lines ( with Steve Gates ) - Phipps Center for the Arts - Hudson WI

1992: Environmental Views ( with Steve Gates & Francene Hart ) - Fergus Falls Community College - Fergus Falls MN

1991: Glacial Hills Series ( solo show ) - The Art Gallery - Alexandria MN

1987: Minds…Together ( with Steve Gates & Lee Spinosa ) - Phipps Center for the Arts - Hudson WI

1983: Crystal Bay Juried MN Artists Exhibit ( group show ) - Art Center of MN - Crystal Bay MN

1983: Crystal Bay Juried MN Artists Exhibit ( group show traveling ) - Dayton's 12 Gallery - MPLSs MN

1983: Crystal bay Juried MN Artists Exhibit ( group show traveling ) - Kiehle Art Gallery - SCSU - St. Cloud MN


Publications

2017: Country Acres - May 19 ( Feature story and interview )

2014: Pope County Tribune - Jan 6 and Jan 20 ( Feature story and interview - 2 parts )
2013: Richeson Figure and Portrait ( hard cover book )

1999: River Falls journal - June 24 - WI / The News, new Richmond - June 24 WI / Pope Co Tribune - May 17 MN

1996: Morris University Register - Jan 11 MN

1993: Pope Co Tribune - Aug 2 MN / Hudson Star Observer - July 1 WI / Hudson Marquee - Aug issue WI

1983: Minneapolis Tribune - June 12 MN

1982: St Paul Pioneer Dispatch - Aug 26 MN


resume

This page is a brief overview of my art resume. For a full copy please email me at: mapleislandmir@hotmail.com