ACHF Arts Access
With the ability to focus on developing a body of work that represents my heritage, I will gain recognition as a professional artist. With the ability to focus on developing a body of work that represents my heritage, I will gain recognition as a professional artist. 2: I will be able to display at art fairs and gallery settings in urban and rural areas of Minnesota. I intend to evaluate the outcome of connection with more Minnesotans by the process of feedback, as well as the number in attendance and increased electronic visitors.
I was able to broaden my artistic abilities by creating themed work that represented both my Saami heritage and being. This opportunity supported the mental allowance to free myself from financial strain towards creating work that must be sold in return funding the materials to create more work. To describe the method of evaluation I would attribute to the process of creation where in I was able to allow myself to find untapped emotion and discover a connection with the heritage of my past. 2: As a recipient of the 2013 Individual Artist Award from the Minnesota State Arts Board I was able to broaden my business skills with the experience of exhibiting my work at the Powderhorn Art Fair. Financial assistance made it possible for me to purchase the required equipment for display at the two day show. In evaluation of the outcome I am pleased to say that the experience provided learned skills that I would likely not have been able to obtain without the opportunity. Additionally my solo show gave me a strong base to learn the ideals needed in preparation of exhibition. I was able to work with the West Central Alliance of Sebeka to secure the purchase of the exact tent and display system which was being sold locally on a 2nd market, which had only been used once and was in perfect condition.
Horsma will expand her skills as an artist, conveying her Finish heritage and connecting with more Minnesotans at a major Twin Cities art fair this August. She will also have a solo show at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.