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Follow me as I travel around the Minnesota border painting the splendid vistas of greater MN! I’ll be using the hashtag #MatPaintsMN on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to post my location and photos from my adventure, culminating with an open studio event and a TBD gallery exhibition later this year.

Open Studio:

June 29th, 6-10pm 3104 Pacific, ST Suite #301 Minneapolis, MN 55411


Mat Ollig received the 2018 Artist’s Intiative from the Minnesota State Arts Board. With this grant, he will be traveling around the perimeter of Minnesota with his restored 19th Century French easel (pictured) and painting the border towns that line greater Minnesota.

Originally he was to do this journey in spring of 2018, however, a severe injury to his painting hand, in addition to a lack of spring weather in the state, delayed his journey. Instead, he will be traveling this fall, which has the added benefit of being able to capture the incredible fall colors of the the great state of Minnesota.

Thank you to everyone who attended Mat’s solo show at the Phipps this past June and for helping make it a wonderful success.

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