Tara Sweeney

Tara Sweeney is an award-winning artist whose workshops have been featured regionally and internationally. She is a 2017-18 Minnesota State Arts Board grant recipient for a collaborative picture book showcasing the American Swedish Institute’s historic collection. Close to Home: Sketching a Minnesota Year is her debut collection of illustrated creative nonfiction. She recently retired from Augsburg University where she taught watercolor and drawing for 25 years. Tara earned degrees in art and design from UW-Stout, and an MFA from MCAD. She earned an award and signature status in the National Watercolor Society for her painting in the NWS 97th International Exhibition, 2017-18. Tara holds signature status in Minnesota’s Watercolor Society where she serves as programming chair.

View Tara’s work at: tarasweeneyart.com

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