Artist Fellowship

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Peter K. Pestalozzi
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
September 2016
End Date
September 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The goal for this project is based on paddling on Lake Superior for 7 to 8 weeks in June, July and August during the summer of 2016 with the goal to produce journal entries, sketches, and photographs as inspiration for a body of work based on that trip. The measurable outcome will consist of at least four furniture pieces and ten framed photographs. Additionally the quantity of journal entries, sketches, and photographs will reflect the additional goal of creating a collection of materials to go to in the future for inspiration. Outcomes will be measured by the number and quality of the pieces produced. It is not only important to produce some number of pieces but that those pieces are of a high quality. Initially evaluation will be by ongoing feedback. I participate in a network of other furniture makers who provide feedback about ongoing ideas and projects and I am a member in a photo club where discussion about photographs is an integral part of the club activities. To evaluate the success of the work I will look at the number of pieces produced and seek peer review as to the quality of the work.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Fellowship
Project Details
Peter Pestalozzi will produced work based on a circumnavigation of Lake Superior by sea kayak.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Peter K. Pestalozzi
(218) 365-5499
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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 for North Shore Music Association, writer; David Beard: Assistant Professor of writing studies, University of Minnesota-Duluth; 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; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of music, University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Ken Bloom: Board member; Erik Redix: Professor of Native Studies, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Karen Savage-Blue: visual artist; Christian McShane: musician; Amy Sharpe: fine craft, literature; Veda Zuponcic: musician.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed