Artist Fellowship

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Aaron C. Squadroni
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
July 2017
End Date
March 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will create a new body of work that expands my understanding of metalpoint drawing and yields insights about the landscape of northern Minnesota. The drawing series will engage the public, inviting people to see Minnesota's mining landscape in a new way. I am excited about my current work and believe that continuing to explore the relationship between mining and the landscape in northern Minnesota will lead to a very dynamic series. To judge whether I have achieved my goals, I will look to the success of my solo exhibit, both in terms of the quality of work and of the quality of feedback. I will also consider whether the new series builds upon and evolves from my previous mining artwork. Getting additional exposure through another exhibit and through website traffic would be a positive indicator as well.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Artist Fellowship

Project Details

Iron Range Landscapes: I will create a new series of metalpoint drawings based on landscapes of the Mesabi Iron Range.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Aaron C. Squadroni
(612) 423-0718
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director at KUMD.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Keiko Williams: musician, grants administrator; Kristen Anderson: fiber artist, educator; Karissa Isaacs: Associate Curator at the Tweed Museum; Robert Repinski: printmaker, Professor of Fine Art at University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed