contact name: Sandy O'Brien
20510 Selnes Road
Glenwood MN 56334
open to public: no
Glacial Ridge Artists
Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance
Self-taught artist whose subject matter and style are influenced by her surroundings.
Attended workshops by such artists as Rose Edin, Karlyn Holman, Joyce Gow, Gwen Leapoldt, and the late Roy Swanson.
Currently specializing in animal portraits.
Current editor/coordinator and member of the Glacial Ridge Artists for over 25 years. A n art club of 50 members spread throughout West Central MN.
June/July 2003 One of 50 artists whose works were chosen to represent 9 MN. regional art centers, exhibit was held at the Minneapolis Foundation's "Broader Reach: a regional view" Show at the IDS Center, Minneapolis, MN.
Feb, 2002 Received Award of Excellence, Arts in Harmony National Juried Art Competition, Elk River, MN
Jan, 2002 Juried into the 2nd Annual "Essential Art" Show, Paramount Theatre Gallery, St. Cloud,MN
July, 2001 Awarded Second Place, Annual Juried Competition, Second Floor Gallery, Central Square, Glenwood, MN
1989 Awarded Best of Show at the 19th Annual Waterama Fine Arts Show, Glenwood, MN
Every third weekend in July: Open art studio in my home. Approx. 25 artists hold open studios the same weekend, called the Art of The Lakes Studio Tour. Info available at www.artofthelakes.org
Aug- Sept 2008 One person show at W. Central Communities Action, Inc. in Elbow Lake, MN.
July-Aug 2008 One person show at the Second Floor Gallery, Central Square Cultural & Civic Center, Glenwood, MN
Oct-Nov 2004 One person show at the WAAGE Fine Arts Gallery, MN State Community & Technical College,
Fergus Falls, MN.
July/Aug 1996 One person show at the Bickle House, Bremness Gallery, Glenwood, MN
1983-1994 Annual July Booth display at the Waterama Fine Arts Show, Glenwood, MN
Fergus Falls Community College-Private Collection
Viking Library System Collection
numerous private collections throughout MN and the USA
4ft. x 8ft. oil painting mural of modern laundry mat scene, now on display at the Starbuck Laundry, Starbuck, MN
Prairie Renaissance Cultural Alliance Gallery, 630 Atlantic Ave, Morris, MN Open Tues-Sat.
Featured on page 15 of the Dec/Jan issue of the "MUSE", Central Minnesota's Art Community, art magazine, St. Cloud, MN
Horizontal Bowhunter magazine, Glenwood, MN
pen & ink cartoon illustrations featured in the column "Corner Cafe"
Country of Citizenship:
January 28, 1955
West Central Minnesota