Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Winsted Arts Council
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
March 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
Fall Winter 2016 Programming
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
John White: writer, photographer, retired journalist; Georgette Jones: literature teacher, theatre actor/director/teacher; 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 High School 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; Anne O’Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill artist; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County; Brett Lehman: Worthington International Festival, Worthington City Band, Worthington Concert Association; Reggie Gorter: vocalist, theatre, voice/dance teacher; Dana Johnson: producer/filmmaker; Scott Tedrick: journalist, Granite Falls Riverfront Revitalization, theatre director/actor.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Craig Edwards: potter; Chad Felton: Music and theatre artist; Paula Nemes: Theatre artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; Jane Nygaard: Arts appreciator; Janet Olney: Visual artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member; Tom Wirt: Visual artist, Southwest Minnesota Arts Council board member.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Holding activities in our downtown location AND senior living facility so the seniors don't have to travel if they are not comfortable. Fiber arts in the senior living facility and dance classes in particular were chosen to help foster community interaction. Art Explorers, in particular, helps youth develop knowledge of the arts. Keeping these dance and fiber arts traditions alive and part of our cultural conversation is part of our planning process. Additional Goals - an informal, on-going fiber arts club that keeps the senior living facility as its home base. After school art club with consistent class numbers. Expanded theater group to include more age ranges. Community dance night at local ballroom. Will count attendance and conduct surveys both verbally and electronically. Compare survey results with stated goals, evaluate if adjustments are needed. Also, we will answer the following questions: Was a fiber arts group established? Was a theater group expanded? Was a community dance night scheduled? Were class numbers for Art Explorers consistent or increasing?

Measurable Outcome(s)

All programs met or exceeded our minimum registration goals. Feedback and verbal surveys were positive. The painting class venue presented challenges to teaching.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Julie Guggemos, Mike Cummings, Tom Specken, Jim Fowler, Ralph MIllerbernd, Mary Wiemiller, Jessika Cuhel, Andrea Koeppe, Thomas Maresh
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Winsted Arts Council
Street Address
PO Box 177
Zip Code
(320) 485-3999
Administered By
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540 Fairview Avenue North,
St. Paul, MN 55104

(651) 539-2650 or toll-free (800) 866-2787
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509 W Main St, PO Box 55
Marshall, Minnesota 56258 

Phone Manager: Nicole DeBoer
(507) 537-1471
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