MN State Fair picks artist Marie Olofsdotter for 2013

Minneapolis artist Marie Olofsdotter has been selected to create the 2013 Minnesota State Fair commemorative artwork, which will grace posters, t-shirts and billboards this August.

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“Moon Goddess” by Marie Olofsdotter

Olofsdotter was born and raised in Sweden, and moved to the United States in 1981. Her artistic training includes sculpture, theatrical clowning and mask theater. She’s also the author and illustrator of several picture books.

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“I love the Minnesota State Fair,” stated Olofsdotter in a press announcement. “I especially love how it reaches out to every community across the entire state. I am fortunate to have traveled all around Minnesota as a teaching artist, so like the fair, I feel a special connection to many different communities. My piece of commemorative art will be created for everyone in Minnesota and I can’t wait to share it.”

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“Princess January” by Marie Olofsdotter

The commemorative artwork is typically unveiled in early June. The 2013 Minnesota State Fair will take place August 22 through September 2.