Fourteen works of art by artist and art professor Carl Oltvedt will sell during a silent auction intended to raise money for the Carl Oltvedt Juried Student Award Endowment. Oltvedt is retiring from MSUM after 32 years of service.

Bidding on the works, donated by Oltvedt, begins at 3 p.m. on April 29, at a retirement party in the Great White Hall in the lower level of the Roland Dille Center for the Arts. After April 29, interested parties may offer bids in the School of Visual Art office, located in Suite 161 in the Center for the Arts. The works will be displayed in a case outside the Art Office until bidding closes at 4:30 p.m. on May 6.

Carl OltvedtOltvedt is a professor in the School of Visual Arts at MSUM where he has taught since 1983.  He is represented by Ecce Gallery in Fargo and Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis.  His paintings and drawings are included in the permanent collections of the Rourke Art Museum, the Plains Art Museum, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, the North Dakota Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Minnesota State Historical Society.  His most recent solo exhibition was in the Annex at Groveland Gallery. He received a Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in 1991, a Lake Region Arts Council/McKnight Artist Fellowship in 2002 and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant in 2014.

Contact the School of Visual Art office at 218-477-2151 or with questions or to place a bid.