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In the NEWS

National Watercolor Society International Exhibition:  "First Sip," Fall 2019

MN Watercolor Society Fall Member Exhibition 2018, Fall 2019

Northstar Watermedia National Exhibition 2018, Fall 2019

A to Zåäö: Playing With History, co-authored/illustrated with Nate Christopherson, UMN Press

Henry the Boy, illustrated with Nate Christopherson, Kirkus Review, Penny Candy Books

​​​TPT2, MN Public Television Minnesota Original: Tara Sweeney, A to Zåäö
MN Watercolor Society Demo Artist, Following Watercolor's Lead, November 8, 2018
MN Watercolor Society Fall Member Exhibition 2018, Honorable Mention

Transparent Watercolor Society of America, accepted into 2018 and 2019 Exhibitions

MN Watercolor Society Juried Spring Exhibition 2018, Emrich Stordahl Award

Artist-in-Residence, A to Zåäö picture book illustration, American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis, MN, 2017-18

National Watercolor Society: Signature Status; Merchandise Award: "HIs Eyes," Fall 2017

Commission: Hagfors Center for Business Science & Religion, Fall 2016

StarTribune Review, Mary Abbe, August 25 2016
Featured Instructor Interview, Grand Marais Art Colony, May 2016

Cover Award: “The Island,” AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers National Juried Competition, 2015

Studio visit and interview: CLOSE TO HOME: A Minnesota Year in Sketches

Recent Exhibitions:

National Watercolor Society International Exhibition 2019

MN Watercolor Society Fall 2019 Exhibition

Northstar Watermedia International Exhibition, 2019

Transparent Watercolor Society of America International 2019

MN Watercolor Society Spring 2019 Exhibition

Bonnie & Friends Invitational Exhibition, December 2018

Northstar Watermedia International Exhibition, 2018

MN Watercolor Society Fall 2018 Exhibition, Honorable Mention

MN State Fair Annual Juried Exhibition, 2018, Honorable Mention

Red River Watercolor Society International 2018, signature status

Transparent Watercolor Society of America International 2018

MN Watercolor Society Spring 2018 Exhibition, Emrich Stordahl Award

MN Watercolor Society Fall 2017 Exhibition

MN State Fair Annual Juried Exhibition, 2017

National Watercolor Society International Exhibition 2017, signature status, purchase award

MN Watercolor Society Spring 2017 Exhibition

Northstar Watermedia Member's  Exhibition, 2017

Best of Bonnie&Friends Invitational Exhibition 2016
Northstar National Watermedia Exhibition 2016, award of merit
Minnetonka Center for the Arts Faculty exhibition
MN State Fair Annual Juried Exhibition, 2016, Mary Abbe Star Tribune review
MN Watercolor Society Spring 2016 Exhibition, merit award
MN Watercolor Society Fall 2015 Exhibition, merit award

Northstar Watermedia National Exhibition, 2015

Minnetonka Center for the Arts Faculty Show, 2015.

Minnesota Watercolor Society Spring Juried Member's Exhibition, 2015.

MN State Fair Annual Juried Exhibition, 2014, 4th place award.

Red River Watercolor Society International Exhibition, 2014, merit award.

The Figure Show, 2014, Minnetonka Center for the Arts.

Minnesota Watercolor Society Fall 2013 exhibition.

National Watercolor Society 92nd All Member Exhibition, San Pedro, California.

Minnesota Watercolor Society Spring Juried Member’s Exhibition,  2013.

Solo Show: Phipps Regional Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI, 2013.
 

Press:

​"What the State Fair Art Show Says About Minnesotans," by Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 25, 2016M

Studio visit and interview by Jenny Wheatley, Gage Family Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, July 7, 2014

"Plein Air Sketching in the Heart of the City," Virginia Dudley, MNWS Brushstrokes, May 22, 2014

"MN Watercolor Plein Air Workshop," Kim Eslinger, Mill City Times, May 17, 2014

"Revelations "by Elodie Blain, L'Art de l'Aquarelle/The Art of Watercolour, issue 12, Diverti Editions, Paris, Fall 2013

"Drawing from Experience," by Laura Swanson, Augsburg Now, Spring 2013 issue

"Guilty Pleasures," by Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, November 20, 2008

​"Harvest of Art," by Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, August 22, 2008

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