Carl Oltvedt, professor of Art, has been awarded a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant for 2014.
The MN Sate Arts Board Artist Initiative grants support and assist “artists at various stages in their careers. It encourages artistic development, nurtures artistic creativity, and recognizes the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota.” The program funds artists in various artistic fields, including visual arts, music, dance, theater and poetry.
Oltvedt has taught in the Department of Art & Design for 30 years. He has worked as a guest artist in regional schools, and abroad at the Glasgow School of Art and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Scotland. He exhibits his work regularly at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis, the Rourke Art Museum in Moorhead, and other regional venues. Oltvedt’s paintings and drawings are included in the permanent collections of the Honolulu Academy of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Minnesota State Historical Society, the North Dakota Museum of Art, the Plains Art Museum, the Rourke Art Museum, as well as numerous private and corporate collections.