Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,400
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rock County Fine Arts Association
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2012
End Date
August 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Rock
Nobles
Pipestone
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,400
Other Funds Leveraged
$4,587
Direct expenses
$7,987
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. To feature fine art created by regional artists. 2. To grow the public's appreciation for fine art through exposure to visual arts. 3. To introduce four new emerging artists to visual fine art show. 4. To welcome every member of the public regardless of class, income and physical condition. 5. To provide an opportunity for children to be engaged in fine art through the creation of a mural. 6. To create a day of celebration for visual and musical arts involving regional artists. 9. To provide the opportunity for visual artists to sell their fine art at little cost to themselves.1. Each artist will be provided a written evaluation form with a stamped self-addressed envelope that allows them to evaluate all aspects of the event. 2. The public will be invited to participate in evaluating the event. A drawing will be held for the public for free, fine art pieces donated by artists. The public may register for the drawing if they complete a non-identifiable evaluation form. The public need not be present to win. 3. The jurors will be verbally asked to provide comments and ideas to improve the event and staff will note their responses. 4. The ART ROCKS Committee will meet within 2 weeks of the event to review evaluation forms and identify areas for improvement.

Measurable Outcome(s)

We provided a learning experience for the public about art. Artists were able to have a one on one contact with the public and this process built a long-range relationships. This project was planned and organized by artists and for artists. They worked di

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Jerry Deuschle, Chris Nowatzki, Cindy Reverts, Greg Hoogeveen
Project Overview
Art Rocks Fine Arts Festival
Project Details
6th Annual Art Rocks Fine Arts Festival.
Project Manager
First Name
Jerry
Last Name
Deuschle
Organization Name
Rock County Fine Arts Association
Street Address
1294 131st St
City
Luverne
State
MN
Zip Code
56156
Phone
(507) 283-8477
Email
jkdeuschle@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: artist, project manager for Art Meander, Vice President of Big Stone Arts Council; Paul Grupe: instrumental and vocal teacher at Jackson County Schools, theater/musical director at Jackson County Arts Guilds; Randy Meyer: artist, farmer, art teacher for local and home schools, treasurer for the First Lutheran Church, board member for Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Tom Wirt: artist, owner Clay Coyote Gallery, founding member and president of Hutchinson Center for the Arts; Melanie Loy: artist, orchestra teacher Independent School District 518, member of the Great Plains String Quartet, steering committee and founding member of Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra; Joshua Schroeder: member of Hutchinson Public Arts Commission, board member for Crow River Arts.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Deb Larson: artist, project manager for Art Meander, Vice President of Big Stone Arts Council; Paul Grupe: instrumental and vocal teacher at Jackson County Schools, theater/musical director at Jackson County Arts Guilds; Jane Link: artist, board member at Milan Village Arts School and the Greater Milan Initiative; Marilee Strom: former K-12 art teacher, co owner of First Floral-Hallmark, hand bell choir member; Connie Feig: board member at the Willmar Area Arts Council and Minnesota Gerontological Society; Paula Nemes: Vice President of the Marshall Area Stage Company, musician, community theater participant, Lyon County arts organizations activist; Kurt Schulz: actor, writer, cofounder of the 4 Shadow Theatre Company, board member at Magnolia Musical Theatre Company; Susan Marco: author, English and creative writing teacher at Dassel-Cokato High School, Fine Arts Committee member at Dassel-Cokato Public Schools; Kelly Muldoon: graphic artist, board member at the Prairie Music Association and the Prairie Oasis Players; Ellen Copperud: retired teacher of language arts, literary arts activist, coach, and event organizer, board member at the Historic Dayton House, liberal arts advisory board member at Minnesota West Community College; Dan Wahl: visual artist, musician, author, community theater participant, adjunct instructor of English at Southwest Minnesota State University, art instructor for the Marshall Area Fine Arts Council; Tamara Isfeld: visual artist, art teacher for Renville County West Schools, planning committee member for Meander - Upper Minnesota River Valley Art Crawl, 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 of Council for Arts in Humanities in Rock County, planning committee member for Art Rocks in Luverne, owner of Playing in the Mud Studio, arts festival organizer; Sydney Massee: artist, quilter, theatre assistant, community organization activist, board member for Lac qui Parle Valley Schools; Patricia Enger: visual artist, musician, gallery technician and curator for the William Whipple Gallery at Southwest Minnesota State University, exhibit curator for Fallen Angel Gallery; Randy Meyer: artist, farmer, art teacher for local and home schools, treasurer for the First Lutheran Church, board member for Lac qui Parle Mutual Insurance Company; Kate Aydin: Spanish instructor for 25 years, board member for the Lincoln County Pioneer Museum and Hendricks Community Foundation and Norwegian Heritage Committee.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No