Art Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Hutchinson Photography Club
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
October 2013
End Date
February 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Art Project
Project Details
2013 Photography Club Showcase Exhibit
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Jane Link: visual artist, Milan Village Arts School founding member, Milan Community Education, Greater Milan Initiative; 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; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, developed a curriculum focused on the visual arts, literature, and modern and traditional music of Spain and Latin America, Lincoln County Pioneer Museum board member; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner of Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Susan Marco: writer, High School English and creative writing teacher; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member of Prairie Music Association and Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, Rock County Fine Arts Association treasurer, Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County board member; Sydney Massee; visual artist, theatre, Lac qui Parle Valley School Districts board member; Audrey Fuller; writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Maggie Harp: musician, music teacher; Carol Purrington: retired English teacher, president of Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Vonnie Saquilan: arts advocate, Granite Arts Council board member; Kathy Schaefer: musician, photographer, Southwest Minnesota State University business professor; Bev Tellefsen: retired educator, Granite Arts Council board member; Mark Wilmes: president of Lake Benton Opera House, musician, theatre, journalist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

More Minnesotans, especially those in the Southwest Minnesota Region, will be able to participate in the arts.The measurable goals will be the number of entries into the exhibit as well as the number of attendees to the exhibit. We hope to increase both of these numbers over what we had last year. Last year, we had 18 exhibitors and approximately 150 attendees. We will ask both attendees and participants to fill out a short evaluation form to measure the success of the project. We are also including a question about where people are coming from to get some demographic information. Lastly we will quantify how many members join our group as a result of visiting our showcase by asking new members what made them want to join.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Photographers learned from each other tips and tricks for affordable printing, matting and framing. It was priceless to be able to have local professionals to critique and judge photos in the various categories. 196 total attended the reception, but many, many more viewed the display during the exhibit period. We have had 7 people join the club since our Showcase event.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Roman Bloemke, Andrea Markworth, Janet Meier, Julie Thompson, Barb Rieger
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Hutchinson Photography Club
Street Address
60883 110th St
Zip Code
(320) 234-7103
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