2014 July, Exhibition at Woodwalk Gallery, Egg Harbor, Door County, WI
2014 March, "The Art of Tom Maakestad," Anderson Center, Red Wing, MN
2013 September, "Altered Perspective," Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2011 October, "In Season," Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2011 May, "Oil Paintings and Pastels," Kristin Wigley-Fleming Fine Arts Gallery, Luther College, Decorah, IA
2009 September, "Landscape of Change," Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
1997-2007 Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, 6 solo exhibitions
1993-2002 Grace Chosy Gallery, Madison, WI, 6 solo exhibitions
1994 Luther Northwestern Seminary, St. Paul, MN
1984-1994 Suzanne Kohn Gallery, St. Paul, Minneapolis, MN, 8 solo exhibitions
1987 American Club of Hong Kong
1983 Johnson Gallery - Breck School, Minneapolis, MN
1980 "Landscapes in Watercolor," Carleton College, Northfield, MN
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
October 2021, Inaugural Exhibition--Group Show, Washington County Heritage Center, Stillwater MN.
2020 Sivertson Gallery, UP North Series, summer group show.
2020 Annual Landscape Show: Parallels, Olson Larson Gallery, Des Moines, May 29-July25.
2019 Judge of oil paintings at MN State Fair. Showed "After the Burn, Seagul Lake" a 40"x60" oil painting on panels.
2019 Reedy Gallery, MN Landscape Arboretum "Farm to Pallet Group Show" Auguest-November.
2018 "Sense of Place" December, co-curated by MN Department of Natural Resources and Groveland Gallery. 12 Groveland artists presented in the MN Conservation Volunteer Magazine and exhibited at the Groveland Gallery.
2017 Plein Air Invitational, Groveland Gallery
2014 August 30th, Minnesota State Fair Guest Artist in "Studio HERE". A 12 hour studio session within the Fine Arts Building. Also exhibited "Farm Grid" painting in 'Studio HERE' section at the Fine Arts Building.
2014 August 17-Sept 1, Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition, St Paul, MN Pastel entitled "Above The Farm: accepted into juried portion of the exhibition. Purchase award by Minnesota Museum of American Art.
2014 July, Featured Artist, Door County Plein Air Festival, Fish Creek, Door County, WI
2013 August, "Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition," St Paul, MN (jury)
2012 December, "Scene Locally," Group landscape exhibition, Groveland Gallery, Minneapolis, MN
2012 October, "John Maakestad, Tom Maakestad, Oil Painting and Pastel," exhibition at Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN
2012 August, "Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition," St Paul, MN 2nd Place Painting Award, 1st place Minnesota Fair Foundation Award (juried)
2012 July, "Door County Plein Air Festival," Fish Creek, WI, featured artist
2012 April, "Art of Recovery," Minnesota state arts board, St. Paul, MN (invitational)
2011 Sept-Dec, "The Raging Red and the Mighty Mississippi," The Plains Art Museum, Fargo, ND
2011 August, "Minnesota State Fair Fine Arts Exhibition," St Paul, MN, painting (juried)
2011 May-Sept, "The Raging Red and the Mighty Mississippi," The Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN
2008 July, "Door County Plein Air Festival," Fish Creek, WI, 2nd Place
2008 August, US Ambassador’s Residence, Skopje, Macedonia, traveling exhibition
2004 -2006 Fine Line Gallery, Ephriam, Door County, WI
1997-2002 Edgewood Orchard Gallery, Fish, Door County, WI
2002 "Uncanny Visions: Contemporary Romantic Landscapes," Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI, Plains Museum, Fargo, Nd, traveling exhibition, (invitational)
1997 3M Corporation, St. Paul, MN
1994 "Shelter," St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN
1992 "Images of the Landscape," Minnesota Governor's Residence, St. Paul, MN
1989 Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong (two person)
1986 "Clay and Paper," Hong Kong Arts Center, Hong Kong
1986 "New Hong Kong Talent," Alvin Gallery, Hong Kong
1985 "Two Maakestads," Owatonna Arts Center, Owatonna, MN
1985 St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, MN
1985 "Selected Works in Pastel," Hamline University, St. Paul, MN
1985 "Two Minneapolis Galleries," College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
1984 "Three From Northfield," Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN
1984 Minnetonka Center for the Arts, Annual juried group exhibition, Minneapolis, MN, People’s choice best of show (juried)
1982 "Northfield Born and Bred," Northfield Arts Guild, Northfield, MN
1981 "Young Minnesota Artists," University of Minnesota Museum of Art, Minneapolis, MN, Jerome Foundation, (juried) purchase Award
SELECTED COMMISSIONS AND EVENTS
2014 Recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Arts Initiative Grant
2012 March-December, 3 commissions for Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
2012 October, 1 Week intensive oil pastel workshop, The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI (instructor)
2011 December, University of Chicago Hospitals, Silvercross Hospital, Joliet, IL (commission)
2011 September, 1 Week intensive oil pastel workshop, The Clearing, Ellison Bay, WI (instructor)
2010 May, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, (commission)
2007 August, Minneapolis Art Institute, Guest artist in conjunction with, "Nordic Sights"
2005 US Ambassador’s Residence, Oslo, Norway, Exhibition and Acquisition
2003 Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, MN, permanent installation
CURRENT GALLERY AFFILIATIONS
Groveland Gallery, 25 Groveland Terrace, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403 (612) 377 7800 http://grovelandgallery.com
Anderson Obrien Gallery, Omaha, NE
Minnesota Museum of American Art, Professional Golf Association (PGA), University of Chicago
Hospitals, Ill; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Mn, US Ambassador’s Residence,
Oslo, Norway; Mill City Museum; Minnesota Historical Society; Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Mn; WCCO Television, CBS affiliate,
Minneapolis, Mn; Thrivent Financial, Minneapolis, Mn; 3M Corporation,
St. Paul; Burlington Northern Railroad; Northern Telecom; Piper Jaffray,
Minneapolis, Mn; Unysis Corporation; MSI Insurance, Minneapolis,
Mn; Wells Fargo Bank; US Bank; Briggs and Morgan LLP; Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson LLP; Leonard Street & Dinard LLP; Faegre, Baker, Daniels LLP; St. Anthony Park Banks, Minneapolis, Mn; Arab
Asia Bank, Hong Kong; Pentair Corporation, Roseville, Mn; Kimberly Clark
Paper Company; Wisconsin Public Power; Luther College, Decorah, Ia;
Cargill Corporation; American Express; St. Paul Companies. St. Paul,
Mn; Securian Insurance, St. Paul, Mn; Northfield National Bank,
Northfield, Mn; Northfield Hospitals, Northfield, Mn; Park Dental,
Minneapolis, Mn; Target Corporation, Minneapolis, Mn; Malto-Meal Corp,
Northfield, Mn; Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Mn; Spring
Valley Hospital, Las Vegas, Nv; St. Luke’s Medical Center, Woodlands,
Tx; Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill; Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wi; University of Wisconsin Hospitals, Madison, Wi; Regions
Hospital, St. Paul, Mn; Health West, Plymouth, Mn; Abbott Northwestern
Hospital, Minneapolis, Mn; University of Minnesota Hospitals,
Minneapolis, Mn; Souix Valley Wellness Clinic, Souix Falls, Sd;
RELATED PROFESSIONAL WORK
1993-Present North American Director, Norman Graphic Printing Co. Hong Kong Ltd., publishing and paper manufacturing.
1986-1992 Creative Manager, Reed Exhibitions/Reed Elsevier Int., Hong Kong. Asian trade show development and related publishing.
1982-1985 Book and Collateral Designer, Koechel Peterson Design, Minneapolis, MN
1980-1982 Designer, Sacred Design, St. Louis Park, MN
Luther College, Decorah, IA, Bachelor of Arts, Honors(1980), Danforth Fellowship Nominee, Majors: English Literature and Studio Art