Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Hutchinson Photography Club
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
October 2012
End Date
December 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
2012 Hutchinson Photography Club Exhibit
Project Details
2012 Hutchinson Photography Club Exhibit.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Audrey Fuller: writer, arts advocate, tribal planner, grant writer; Maggie Harp: musician, music teacher, active in New London arts and theatre community; Barb Nelson: art teacher, vocal musician, Children's theatre director; Paula Nemes: musician, librarian, former coordinator of the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council, Vice President of the Marshall Area Stage Company; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts, past member of the Hutchinson Public Arts Commission; Mark Wilmes: actor, singer, director, president of Lake Benton Opera House.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: visual artist, president of Big Stone County Arts Council; Jane Link: visual artist, board member of Milan Village Arts School, and Milan Community Education, and Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: musician, former art teacher, business owner; Connie Feig: arts advocate, board member of the Barn Theater and Willmar Area Arts Council; Randy Meyer: visual artist and farmer, former art teacher; Kate Aydin: retired educator, multidisciplinary curriculum developer, board member of Lincoln County Pioneer Museum; 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, former clogger; Ellen Copperud: retired language arts teacher, theatre director; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, participant in community theater productions, adjunct English instructor at Southwest Minnesota State University; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, Arts Meander planning committee, board member at Granite Arts Council and Renville Friends of the Arts; Cindy Reverts: visual artist, treasurer of Rock County Fine Arts Association, board member for Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, Art Rocks planning committee; Sydney Massee: visual artist, quilter, behind the scenes assistant in theatre productions, board member of Lac qui Parle Valley School District.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, Greta Murray (507) 537-1471
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

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. In previous years, we have had approximately 15 exhibitors and approximately 50 attendees. We would like to increase these numbers by at least 50%.Beyond just the numbers of attendees and participants, we will ask both groups to fill out a short evaluation form to measure the success of the project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

At the entrance of the exhibit, we handed out evaluations for the attendees to fill out. We had a good return on evaluations with a lot of praise for the program as well as some feedback that can help future exhibits be even better. We had about 175 people attend on opening night, which was the main focus of the project. The Hutchinson Center for the Arts encouraged our group to leave our gallery up for display until December 5th so that people could continue to enjoy the work. We had three potential members attend our following meeting with 2 additional parties interested.

Description of Funds
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
Administered By
Administered by

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

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

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

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