Exhibition Biography

Professional Awards:
1996  Central Minnesota Educational Cooperative Service Unit Leadership in Educational Excellence Award
1994  Minnesota Humanities Commission Teacher Institute, Minneapolis, Mn.
1992  Holdingford Teacher of  the Year
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)
 One Man Show:
2021  Aloft Hotel ( Gallery 13 ) – Minneapolis

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

2020   Video-Artist Spotlight-Mike Odden  Art -inMotion.         https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYWFvmCwlz0&t=9s

1990     one man show St. Cloud Public library

Selected Exhibitions:
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 ( 2 visual artists, a storyteller, and a composer create separate  but unified art .  based on a single theme in a time frame of thirty minutes.)
                      Hennipen Center for the Arts, Minneapolis
                       Minnesota State Fair
                       Bloomington Art Center
                       SinCon, Sauk Centre, Mn.
                       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 ocassional
                        actor for Resurrected Artists (community  theatre)
1982-88        Set Designer  and Art Director  for Resurrected Artists (community  theatre)
                        also HHS THeatre including musicals  “Oklahoma”,  “Hello Dolly”
Community Involvement:
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