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Sanford Center floor honored for artwork

The terrazzo floor at the Sanford Center has been awarded an honorable mention for 2010 projects by the National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association. Submitted Photo Courtesy ColdSnap Photography
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Bemidji Pioneer
Sanford Center floor honored for artwork
Bemidji Minnesota P.O. Box 455 56619

The terrazzo floor at the Sanford Center has been honored by a national association.

The National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association honored the floor as an honorable mention in the awards it issued for 2010 projects.

Designed by Barbara Keith and installed by Advanced Terrazzo and Tile of Coon Rapids, Minn., the terrazzo floor covers the concourse of the event center/arena and convention center inside the Sanford Center.

Keith, of Fine Art Glassworks in Lanesboro, Minn., designed the 15,000-square-foot panorama depicting the northwoods of Northern Minnesota. Included are images of leaves, trees, birds, fish and animals framed by the blue north woods sky and waters.

The NTMA is a nonprofit trade organization headquartered in Fredericksburg, Texas, and establishes national standards for terrazzo floors. More information about the awards can be found online at

Pioneer staff reports