Alison Aune was one of my professors at UMD. I have had the opportunity of learning under her and seeing her amazoning artwork. Her inspiration comes of Sweden which is very interesting her work is very detailed. http://www.d.umn.edu/unirel/homepage/07/aune.html
Here is the Tweed Museum of Art website. This museum is a wonderful place to have on the UMD campus full of over 500 pieces of work. They have a lot of great opportunities available and a lot of helpful information.