Art professor Andrew Wykes was awarded the Artist Initiative Award in recognition of his contributions to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota. The accompanying grant aids in career building and the ongoing scholarly pursuit of creative development in painting. This is the second time he has been selected for this award.
Wykes is currently creating large-scale paintings of the upper Midwest landscape. He will exhibit the paintings March 4-April 9 at Groveland Gallery in Minneapolis. The work is also featured in the documentary film Painting the Place Between.