Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,990
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
October 2015
End Date
August 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Redwood
Big Stone
Kandiyohi
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Renville
Meeker
Swift
Lyon
McLeod
Redwood
Big Stone
Kandiyohi
Chippewa
Lac qui Parle
Renville
Meeker
Swift
Lyon
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2016 Southwest Minnesota Arts Council Region Juried Art Exhibition
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Kathy Fransen: musician, theatre, Rhythm of the River coordinator; Janet Olney: visual artist, Willmar Area Arts Council coordinator; Joyce Meyer: photographer, retired art teacher, Canby Arts Council; Kate Aydin: retired educator; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, former HS English/creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Mike Hulsizer: actor/theatre director; Deb Larson: visual artist; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Marshall Area Stage Company; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Judy Marquardt: visual artist, theatre.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,990
Other Funds Leveraged
$500
Direct expenses
$2,490
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0.00
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goals of this exhibit include: Increase the professional opportunities available to artists residing within the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council region, recognize and honor the diversity and depth of artistic talent working and living in the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council region, increase the public visibility of artists living and working in the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council region, showcase the Hutchinson Center for the Arts as regional art center committed to advancing the careers of local and regional artists, and present dynamic arts programming for the Hutchinson Center for the Arts audience. Measurable Outcomes will include: increased artist participation at the Center, increased overall audience (local and regional) for the Center, increase visibility of the Art Center regionally, promotion of the value of the exhibit and the Art Center to audience and artists. INCREASE AUDIENCE: Tally visitor attendance at reception and run of exhibit. INCREASE ARTIST PARTICIPATION: Record of artist interest will be determined by number of entries. INCREASE REGIONAL VISIBILITY OF THE CENTER: Monitor regional media for press coverage, monitoring activity/insights on social media accounts; including shares, page likes, new followers, and individual post engagement, collect data where visitors come from through an interactive gallery activity, for example; place a colored marble in the jar representing your county. DEMONSTRATE VALUE OF ART CENTER TO ARTISTS and AUDIENCES: Present participating artists with a short survey, recording informal feedback from visitors through a guest book.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Overall attendance - 120 guests at opening reception 80 throughout the run of the exhibit. Number of entries received - 34 number accepted 30. Social Media campaigns - we had a 7 % increase in fb follows May - July during peak promotion of the exhibition, and over 100 shares on Facebook posts regarding the exhibition. Artist survey - 18 of the 30 artists completed the online/anonymous survey. 40% were not familiar with Hutchinson Center for the Arts prior to this exhibit. 95% would participate again in a like event. 96% rate the experience above average or excellent, 4% reported an average experience. 100% would recommend exhibiting at Hutchinson Center for the Arts to a peer. 90% of applicants believed the exhibit increased the visibility of their work throughout the region.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Luann Drazkowski, Tom Wirt, Sarah Work, Greg Jodzio, Jerry Lindberg, Lenore Flinn, Steve Cook, Dolf Moon, Corey Stearns, Lena Mowlem
Project Manager
First Name
Lisa
Last Name
Bergh
Organization Name
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Street Address
PO Box 667
City
Hutchinson
State
MN
Zip Code
55350
Phone
(320) 587-7278
Email
info@hutchinsonarts.org
Administered By
Administered by
Location

Griggs Midway Building, Suite 304,
540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

Phone
(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
Email the Agency
Location

114 3rd Street North, PO Box 55
Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

Phone
800-622-5284 or 507-537-1471
Email the Agency