2020 Art -A- Whirl Virtual Video and more

The Three Towers 2019 Oil $350.00

Grey Down 2019 Oil $350.00

A few of the paintings in 2020 Art-a-whirl

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2019 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board

               Bus Depot  24×36  Oil


Vals  30×40  Oil

What Minnesotans are saying about this Grant
Painted signs: Vals; “I hope it’s still there!”
“Delicious fast food” “Diner-style burgers”
“The best joint in St Cloud.  The fires have popcorn
salt on them, help fill the to-go bag.” “Favorite
place from my home town! Best fires, mix &
match shakes, awesome”. “Really good burgers
love the food!” “Every trip to STC AIAS a stop @ Vals!”
“When the fires grease soaks though the bag U
know it’s good”.


Sportmen  34×48  Oil

The owner of the Sportsmen sign Don told me
he wanted to restore the neon since some of the
letters are out but could not find a neon artist
willing to come up to Mora to do it. He also
said that originally the restaurant was going to
have a drive-thur and how that would have
been included on the sign. I asked about the
signs condition and he said how they don’t
make them like they use to.


NorShor  24×36  Oil

The history is quite rich in this painting
of the restored NorShor marquee. Quotes:
“Still Standing!” “Many family outings! –
Best popcorn!” “passed every day on the bus
downtown- used to say “Restore NorShor”
now it’s Restored!”


Gunflint Trail  34×48  Oil

This sign holds dear to many Minnesotans all
across Minnesota. On such couple wants to buy
the painting because they are getting married
up there. Quotes: “4th of July penny scramble
held in the park next to the sign” “Went every
winter growing up”.


Below please share comments on your 
memories and feels about one or each of
the signs I painted for this grant.

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Minnesota Vintage Sign : A Visual Survey Photos

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Cynthia Froid Group 2019 Collection

The Cynthia Froid Group Fine Real Estate company in downtown Minneapolis
has used my work for several years. I was honored by them using my work’s imagines
to separate the downtown areas where they sell and show their properties.  The book of
real estate was amazingly beautiful thank you for including me in this publication.

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Solo Show Jan 18 – Feb 28 – 2020 Douglas Flanders Gallery

Mike Welton is a fiscal year 2019 recipient of an Artist Initiative grant from the
Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota
though a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board thanks to a legislative appropriation
from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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Fusion Art Show Palm Springs Feb 6th 2019

After winning BEST OF SHOW in a monthly online completion we the winners are then
included in a Gallery show opening in Palm Springs CA February 6th -23 2019. Fusion Art is
Palm Springs CA based online gallery that hosts international group and solo shows and competitions. fusionartps.com

Painting included in the Fusion Art Show in      Palm Springs February 2019.


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Sweet Art Salon Show January 26, 2019

Sweet Art Salon opening January 26. These opening are a lot of fun and the art Great! All art is from NE Mpls artists.

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Art Attack 2018

Part of several new Oil Paintings at the Annual Open studio event at the Northrup King Building studio 367. November 2-4. Oil On Canvas | 36×48

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New Sign Painting

New painting from a sign I spotted with my mother on my way to a Family reunion in Fox Lake Wisconsin.

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2017 Minnesota State Fair Fine Art Show

I had the honor of jury duty in selecting 98 Paintings and mixed media pieces out of 711 entries for this years show.

My Painting entry as a jury member.

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