Minnesota Poultry Princess and Prince 2017

Clients, Gold'n Plump & Minnesota 4-H, commissioned portraits of the Minnesota Poultry Princess and Prince 2017. Portraits were created from paint color swatches and each measure 14"h x 11"w.

Minnesota Poultry Princess 2017

Minnesota Poultry Prince 2017

Tin mural, Between Clouds, installed at Sioux Falls Regional Airport, SD

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.

Between Clouds Joe Sweere (L), Mike Sweere (R)

2016 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Poster receives first place award at the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE)!

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!

Lucky the Llama | 2016 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art

2016 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art by Michael Sweere

LLIKE LLAMAS?

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!

Lucky the Llama | 2016 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art

Owatonna People's Press published news about Michael Sweere's artwork being selected for the Vikings Stadium

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.

Ladybug, Tree Frog and Hummingbird mosaic triptych

Just installed within the Kiran Stordalen and Horst Rechelbacher Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrated Medicine Clinic, Minneapolis Children's Hospital - Minneapolis, MN
28"h x 84"w x 2"d (three panels)

Ladybug, Tree Frog and Hummingbird mosaic triptych