Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Margaret L. Holmes
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
February 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Holmes will complete a new series of work and develop a Web site. She will give an artist's talk at Hibbing Community College and conduct a workshop at Hibbing High School for photography students.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr.: Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Ardell Brede: Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002.; Peggy Burnet: Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka.; Benjamin Klipfel: Board member, Minnesota State Arts Board. Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Pamela Perri: Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota.; Margaret Rapp: Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Gloria Brush: Chair and professor of photography, University of Minnesota Duluth.; Christopher Faust: Photographer, large-scale images, landscapes, St. Paul; John Gregor: Photographer, Two Harbors; David Luke: Photographer, faculty, Normandale Community College; Anthony Marchetti: Photographer, instructor; Kimberlee Whaley: Photographer; Senior Photographer, Goldstein Museum of Design; Petronella Ytsma: Photographer, Faculty member, Metropolitan State University, St. Paul
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact
Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600
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
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Creating approximately 30 pieces of new, large-scale work for exhibition proposals. Evaluation will be based on the quality of each piece created, if a large size (16 x 20 to 20 x 24) is achieved, and if the number of pieces totals more than 20 and is close to 30 or more. 2: Develop a personal website. Website easily maintained and navigated showing selection of images for review by museums and galleries.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I completed more than 90 new pieces including 32 large scale works, 16 inch x 20 inch 25 pieces 20 inch x 24 inch, and 33 sized 8 inch x 10 inch, creating a series of work able to submit to galleries and museums. 2: I set up a professional looking website that is easy to navigate and am continuing to update it with new works. I have started contacting several museums and galleries and including my website and contact information for their review.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Margaret L. Holmes
(218) 969-2311
Administered By
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