Art Project Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,936
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Jaques Art Center, Inc.
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
June 2015
End Date
September 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Aitkin
Beltrami
Crow Wing
Mille Lacs
Wadena
Cass
Todd
St. Louis
Koochiching
Itasca
Carlton
Kanabec
Lake
Cook
Pine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$2,936
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,684
Direct expenses
$6,620
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

We will have 14 artists participate in the project. We will provide housing for 100% of artists wishing to participate. We will sell 4 plein air paintings during the run of the exhibit. We will bring attention to the Jaques Art center. We will increase the artist participation for the following year. We will encourage the community's awareness of and involvement in the event. Count how many painters participated. Count by means of using the guestbook how many people attended the show and public reception. We will conduct an artist survey for suggestions to improve the event the following year. Evaluate the event at a board meeting. Determine if our 25% commission was attained from sale of four artists' paintings.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The Jaques Art Center set out to hold its 9th Annual Plein Air Competition featuring 14 artists. Our goal was also to house those 14 artists making easier for them to travel and live in Aitkin for four days without incurring tremendous expense. In the final analysis we had 20 artists participate and were able to accommodate all artist with host housing and three meals.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Angie Barnhart, LaVonne Bowman, Katherine Ella, Leslie Goble, Barden Heft, Jerry Holm, Shirley Lundstrom, Mary White
Project Overview

Art Project Grant

Project Details

Plein Air Aitkin 2015. The 9th Annual Plein Air event hosted by the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin will take place July 15-18. Regional artists will participate in a quick paint contest, attend an artist social and the public reception opening the exhibit. Nearby rivers and lakes, farms, former railroad depots and historic homes will provide artists with plenty of outdoor subject matter. The completed works will be judged by a professional plein air artist and available for sale to the public. The 25% commission the Jaques Art Center receives from each sale helps to fund future events and exhibits and keep our admission free. Board members and volunteers provide free housing to artists during their visit.

Project Manager
Last Name
Jaques Art Center, Inc.
Organization Name
Jaques Art Center, Inc.
State
MN
Phone
(218) 927-2363
Email
info@jaquesart.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth, Shannon Sweeney: stage manager for Duluth Playhouse and former production manager for the Minnesota Ballet; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.

Conflict of Interest Contact
Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Robert DeArmond (218) 722-0952