Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Hutchinson Center for the Arts
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
December 2017
End Date
January 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
McLeod
Meeker
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Stevens
Meeker
McLeod
Faribault
Stearns
McLeod
Meeker
Hennepin
Kandiyohi
Stevens
Meeker
McLeod
Faribault
Stearns
Project Overview

Art Project

Project Details

2018 Visual Arts Exhibition Season

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; Pam Blake: retired art educator, visual artist, Tyler Arts Council, Lincoln County Art Fair, South Dakota Arts Educators Association, Southwest Minnesota Weaver's Guild; Michele Knife Sterner: theatre actor, SMSU Associate director for Access Opportunity Success program; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Joyce Aakre: visual arts, writing, Discover Dassel committee, Board member for Litchfield Community Education, Exhibit committee for Dassel Area Historical Society; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, Prairie Music Association, Prairie Oasis Players; Dan Wahl: writer, visual artist, director, adjunct English instructor SMSU; Anne O'Keefe-Jackson: human resources director, bead and quill work; 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; Claire Swanson: visual arts, arts teacher, Meander Art Crawl Committee.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Reggie Gorter: music/theatre/SMAC Board; Jeff Iverson: music/theatre; Maureen Keimig: theatre; Paula Nemes: theatre; Janet Olney; visual art/SMAC Board; Kathy Schaefer: visual art/music; Alan Stage: theatre.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Yes
Conflict of Interest Contact

Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Nicole DeBoer (507) 537-1471

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$500
Direct expenses
$2,500
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Further develop our reputation among Minnesota artists as a venue offering professional an exhibition venue to facilitate growth for artists - from emerging to established artists - locally and regionally in Minnesota. Attract local and regional audiences to HCA and Hutchinson. Further Develop our reputation as a regional hub for the arts. Create and Inspire art patrons. Cultivate stakeholders for the arts and HCA. Play a significant role in making Hutchinson a great place to work, live and visit. We will invite exhibiting artists to complete a survey about their experience - to assess how we can continue to improve the gallery experience from the artists' point of view. Increased attendance at events and increased support for the HCA through donations and memberships. Create an interactive tool/game on site at the Art Center to track audience's frequency of visits, how much they enjoy activity.

Measurable Outcome(s)

100% of respondents (7 of 8 artist completed survey) were satisfied with their exhibition experience and would exhibit with the Hutchinson Center for the Arts again. Regarding if the exhibit increased their professional visibility of their work: 57% said yes, 14% said a little and 28% reported no change in the visibility of their work. 72% rated their experience Excellent and 28% rated their experience Above average. Anecdotal comments include: "Reaching out to the local newspaper helped the exhibit being shared to my local areas of work, where I grew up, and current city. I had people coming up to me and saying 'they are the artist with the work in Hutchinson!'" "Lisa is very detailed in her communications regarding the exhibition which was helpful. She kept in touch throughout the entire process. Her attention to detail while organizing the exhibition and later installing was very much appreciated My experience was excellent all around!" The comments in our guest book are always positive and supportive of the artists' works.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes.
Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Recipient Board Members
Luann Drazkowski, Dorothy Bradley, Deb Froeming, Jerry Lindberg, Tom Wirt, Alan Stage, Greg Jodzio, Karlene Ulrich, Jon Otteson, Karlene Mosher, Corey Sterns
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
director@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