Artist Bio

1976 Farm Studio   Montrose, Minnesota
1980 University of Minnesota   Minneapolis, Minnesota
1983 Anoka-Ramsey Community College   Coon Rapids, Minnesota
1985 Pilchuck School of Glass Jan Erik Ritzman–Blown Glass Seattle, Washington
1987-88 Transjo Hytta-Transjo apprentice to Jan Erik Ritzman & Svenne Carlsson Sweden
1995/96/02 G.A.S. Conferences   North Carolina, Massachusetts, Amsterdam
1995 Pilchuck School of Glass Stephen Paul Day-Cast Glass Seattle, Washington
1996 Crucible Glass Workshop Jan Erik Ritzman & Svenne Carlsson St. Paul, Minnesota
1998 Pilchuck School of Glass Jan Erik Ritzman-Blown Glass Seattle, Washington
1996-07 Personal Studio-Casting Workshops   Anoka, Minnesota
2001 Casting Workshop Big Island School of Glass Honoka’a, Hawaii
2006 Casting Workshop Minnetonka Center for the Arts Anoka, Minnesota
2009-2010 Conducting workshops at Minnesota Center For Glass Arts   Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Art & Riverwoods   Riverwoods, Illinois
  Exhibition of Contemporary Glass   Riverfalls, Wisconsin
  Smalands Museum   Vaxjo, Sweden
2001 “New Faces” Show Philabaum Glass Gallery Tucson, Arizona
2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 Sculpture Show Milwaukee Museum of Art Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1997 Jan Erik Ritzman & Svenne Carlsson Transjo i Varden Transjo, Sweden
  Reflective Splendor   St. Paul, Minnesota
  Swedish Influence in Minnesota Glass Swedish Institute Minneapolis, Minnesota
  Historic Heat, 50 Years of Fantastic Glass from the Heartland   Hudson, Wisconsin
John J. Keller, DDS Anoka, Minnesota
Center for Diagnostic Imaging Minneapolis, Minnesota
Lifetrack Resources, Inc. St. Paul, Minnesota
Linquist & Vennum P.L.L.P. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Tria Corp. Minneapolis, Minnesota
Kingdom Oil Christian Foundation Minneapolis, Minnesota
MAP for Nonprofits St. Paul, Minnesota
Center for Victims of Torture Minneapolis, Minnesota
Phil Kean Designs - Brad Grosberg Winter Park, Florida
Art on the Square Belleville, Illinois
Cherry Creek Arts Festival Denver, Colorado
St. Louis Art Fair St. Louis, Missouri
Duluth Art Institute Duluth, Minnesota
Uptown Art Fair Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bonita Springs National Art Festival Bonita Springs, Florida
Naples National Art Festival Naples, Florida
Des Moines Art Festival Des Moines, Iowa
State Street Art Fair Ann Arbor, Michigan
Ann Arbor Street Art Fair Ann Arbor, Michigan
Lakefront Festival of the Arts Milwaukee, Wisconsin
58th Plaza Fine Arts Festival Kansas City, Missouri
Coconut Grove Art Festival Miami, Florida
The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Winter Park, Florida
Art Festival Beth-El St. Petersburg, Florida
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Tampa, Florida
Brookside Art Annual Prairie Village, Kansas
Madison Fair on the Square Madison, Wisconsin
90,99,01,02,13 Best of Glass Uptown Art Fair Minneapolis, Minnesota
2013 Award of Merit Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Tampa, Florida
2013 Best of Glass Beaux Arts - University of Miami Coral Gables, Florida
2012 Best in Glass Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
2011 Best in Glass Stone Arch Art Festival Minneapolis, Minnesota
2005, 2011 Best in Glass Brookside Art Annual Prairie Village, Kansas
2010 Best in Glass Boca Raton Fine Art Show Boca Raton, Florida
  Best in Glass Fountain Square Art Festival Evanston, Illinois
2009 Best in Glass Artigras West Palm Beach, Florida
  Award of Merit Bonita Springs National Art Festival Bonita Springs, Florida
  Best of Show Madison Fair on the Square Madison, Wisconsin
  Best of Show Lakeville Arts Festival Lakeville, Minnesota
  Award of Merit Laumeier Sculpture Park Art Festival St. Louis, Missouri
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Honorable Mention Uptown Art Fair Minneapolis, Minnesota
02 Best of the Best Uptown Art Fair Minneapolis, Minnesota
2000 Best in Glass Des Moines Arts Festival Des Moines, Iowa
97,99 Best in Glass Two Rivers Art Festival Des Moines, Iowa
  2nd Best of Show College Hill Art Festival Cedar Falls, Iowa
  Award of Merit College Hill Art Festival Cedar Falls, Iowa
  Purchase Award Coconut Grove Art Festival Miami, Florida
  Best of Show Minnesota Crafts Festival St. Paul, Minnesota
  Award of Excellence Minnesota Crafts Festival St. Paul, Minnesota
  Best of Show Aesthetics Art Show McPherson, Kansas
  Corporate Award Arts and Riverwoods Riverwoods, Illinois