Mike Odden / Exhibitions

 Professional Awards:

2022 “Pieces of Time” 1st place at the ‘Salute to Arts 2022’ juried art show in Brainerd.Mn. Put on by the Crossing Arts Alliance

2022 “Siblings”  Peoples Choice Award ‘Salute to Arts 2022’ juried art show in Brainerd.Mn. Put on by the Crossing Arts Alliance

2022  Central Minnesota Arts Board Region 7W Individual Artist Award.

 1989  Artist Guest of Honor, MinCon, St. Paul, Mn

1988  1st place pastel, professional division, Zapp Bank Show

1987  1st place pastel, professional division, Zapp Bank Show
1986  1st place pastel, professional division, Zapp Bank Show
1987  Purchase Award, Vikingland Visual Art Show, Elbow Lake, Mn.
1986  Honorable Mention , Photography, Zapp Bank Show
1988  1st place painting, professional division, Zapp Bank Show
1986  Honorable Mention ,Zapp Bank Show
1968  1st Sculpture, North Dakota State Fair
1967   Best of Show, North Dakota State Fair
1967  1st Sculpture, North Dakota State Fair
1967  1st Painting, North Dakota State Fair
1967  1st Mixed Media, North Dakota State Fair
1967  1st Portrait Painting, North Dakota State Fair
1962  1st place State Industrial Arts Fair (hand made knife)

Individual Shows:

2022 Nov 4- Jan 5-23 Individual show ‘WAAGE FINE ARTS GALLERY”- Fergus Falls Mn

2022. Jan, Feb.  Individual show ‘ Gallery on Germain ‘ Paramount Center of the Arts, St Cloud

2021  Nov, Dec.  Individual show Aloft Hotel  ‘Gallery 13 ‘ Minneapolis

2020   Featured artist, ‘ Art in Motion’ Art space Holdingford

 1990     Individual show St. Cloud Public library


2022  Michelle Kiely Creative Connections Interview with Mike Odden: | Paramount Center for the Arts

2020 Video-Artist Spotlight-Mike Odden  Art -in-Motion.    
2002 St Cloud Times.article  ‘ Sharpening His Art ‘

Selected Exhibitions 

2023 Art in Motion Group Invitational Art Show   July 3rd to July 23rd 

2022. SALUTE TO THE ARTS 2022 / Crossing Arts Alliance, Brainerd,Mn  juried art show June 10 to July 2nd

2021     Group Show  ‘ Art in Motion’ Art space Holdingford. Butterfly Effect
 1987-90   Minicon Art Show, Bloomington, Mn.
1988-89   Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Juried Art Show
 1986-94   MinnCon Art Show, St. Paul, Mn.
1987         Artists Self-Portrait Show, Bloomington Art Center, Mn.
1985-87   MadCon Art Show,  Madison, Wis.
1986         MadCon Art Show,  Chicago, Il.
1984-86   M.E.A. Juried Art Show, Minneapolis, Mn.
1985         MinnCon Art Show, Sauk Centre, Mn.
1984         Katherine Nash Gallery, U of Mn.  Minneapolis, Mn.
1974-76   Stoneflower Gallery, St.  Paul, Mn.
1975         Juried Seven County Traveling Exhibition, Minnesota
1974          Group Graduate Show  St.  Cloud State University
1974          U. S. Bicentennial art Train, Presenter
1974          Poporeu Gallery, St. Cloud, Mn.
1974          Middle Earth Gallery St. Paul, Mn.
1990           Presenter Mini-Con 25 Minneapolis , panel on Small Press Publishers
1988           Violent Legends,  drawings
 1987-88      Death Realm, drawings
1987            Minnesota Fantasy Review, Cover design
 1987-88      Minnesota Fantasy Review,  drawings
1987            2 AM
1985-87      Etchings and Odysseys, drawings
1985            Seen Obliquely Drinking Blue, Illustrator
1987-88      co-publisher of Minnesota Fantasy Review
Multi-Media Performances:
1987             A.I.R.E.  performances by ( visual artist ( Mike Odden ), a storyteller( Ed Shannon ), and a composer( Paul Dice ) create separate  but unified art .  based on a single theme in a time frame of thirty minutes.)
1987              Hennepin Center for the Arts, Minneapolis
1987              Minnesota State Fair
1987              Bloomington Art Center
 1987              SinCon, Sauk Centre, Mn.
1987               MinCon, St. Paul, Mn.
 1986              MinCon, St. Paul, Mn.
Public Art Commissions:
  Minot High School, Stainless Steel Sculpture  5 ft x 16 ft  “Youth”  1973
Theatre Connections:
1984-2008     various back stage positions,  special effect make up,  etc. and occasional  actor for Resurrected Artists (community  theatre)
1982-88        Set Designer  and Art Director  for Resurrected Artists (community  theatre)   
  HHS Theatre including musicals  “Oklahoma”,  “Hello Dolly”
Community Involvement: 
1994  Minnesota Humanities Commission Teacher Institute, Minneapolis, Mn.
1996  Central Minnesota Educational Cooperative Service Unit Leadership in Educational Excellence Award
1992  Holdingford Teacher of  the Year
 2007-2009        President Holdingford Area Historical Society charter president)
2002-present    Holdingford City Council/ Vice Mayor
 2006-2017        Member Petals to Pedals Garden Club
1999                   Chairman Central Minnesota Arts Board
 1992-2001        Board of director Central Minnesota Arts Board
1990-99             Board of directors Holdingford Fine Arts Booster Club        
 1990-92             Minnesota Horticulture Society
1982-2021        Member of Resurrected Artists Theatre group

1976                   President Holdingford Jaycees (charter president)

 1976-80             Member Holdingford Jaycees
1980’s                Sports Car Club of America
1980’s                Central Racing Association