Cinnamon the Robot recently received the "Excellence in 3D" Award at Artistry's 41st Annual Members' Juried Art Exhibition.
Gold'n Plump & Minnesota 4-H, commissioned portraits of the Minnesota Poultry Princess & Prince 2017. Portraits were created from paint color swatches and each measure 14"h x 11"w.
Between Clouds tin mural was installed at the Sioux Falls Regional Airport in Sioux Falls, SD in January 2017. Joe Sweere helped with the installation! The three-panel mural (48"h x 144"w) was created entirely from recycled tin.
The International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE) hosts annual contests that are judged by 50+ industry experts. The judges selected winners for Agricultural, Competitive Exhibits, Hall of Fame Communications, Innovative Sponsorship Awards and the State and Provincial Communications contests. Lucky the Llama was entered into the Commemorative Poster category and received first place! Luck? No, just Lucky the Llama!
Three panel tin collage installed at the Sanford Health Clinic in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Just installed Riverboat tin collage at The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Recently installed within the U.S. Bank Stadium | Minnesota Vikings - Minneapolis, MN
Birchwood landscape mosaic was accepted into the 2016 Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Exhibit!
It takes hundreds of little bits and pieces of material to make a mosaic. Whether they come from old plates or cookie tins, KFAI’s Xan Holston learned how to field dress them from a master mosaic maker. But sometimes, taking things apart to make something new has hazards.
Then you'll love the new 2016 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art!
The paper mosaic is constructed from recycled paper packaging that includes candy, cereal and soda boxes. The majority of the paper material was collected from the 2015 Minnesota State Fair.
The original artwork was on display in the Fine Arts Building at the fairgrounds throughout the 2016 Minnesota State Fair (August 25th - September 5th) and limited edition poster prints are sold out!
Michael Sweere's mosaics selected for Vikings Stadium
Not only will the new Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium be outfitted with glass from Owatonna’s Viracon, but inside it will feature the artwork of Owatonna native Michael Sweere in a gallery to greet fans on their way to the game.
At the beginning of October, the Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) announced the names of 34 Minnesota artists commissioned to create a collection of 500 works specific for the stadium. The website for the U.S. Bank Stadium says Sweere and the others were selected from more than 1,000 submissions to showcase the state’s sports teams and regional history.
Click here to read Owatonna People's Press reporter Kim Hyatt's entire story.