Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Jeannine Kitzhaber
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
February 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

In the grant year, I will create between 10 and 12 new works, including large-format works on canvas and panels. I will evaluate my outcomes based on my output of art. Because I will have the needed supplies and money to supplement my time making art, I can work unfettered and produce more. 2: I will have my work professionally photographed and documented so I may apply for exhibitions locally and nationally. When I have my work professionally photographed I will be able to apply for exhibitions and plan on securing at least three new exhibitions for the 2013-2014 year. These are outcomes I expect, as a direct result of receiving the grant.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I completely finished thirteen new works: 36 x 38 inch, 16 x 20 inch, 20 x 16 inch, 30 x 24 inch, 24 x 24 inch, 12 x 18 inch, 12 x 18 inch, 12 x 18 inch, 12 x 18 inch, 12 x 18 inch, 18 x 18 inch, 12 x 16 inch, 18 x 24 inch. A 24 x 36 inch painting I began prior to the grant was finished as well. Three more medium to large works are nearly complete and will need more supplies by way of paint to finish. In hindsight, I realized that for the amount of time I expended on making the new work I should have applied for more money for supplies and my time. I did surpass what I thought I could do within the time allowed and with the amount of materials. I was able to have nearly all of the work photographed and uploaded to my website. I was able to use the images that I had photographed and my website information to apply for and receive: three exhibitions in Minnesota and two in WI. One of the shows in Minnesota was a two-person exhibition in Minnesota and the other two were group shows. In addition, and as a direct result of this grant, I will have a two-person exhibition in September, 2014 in Albert Lea, MN at the Riverland Community College. Another exhibit is slated for January 2015 at the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin. I showed my work to the community during Art Attack and Art-A-Whirl and received additional support and was asked to show my work in a few other venues in the future. I have applied for approximately six other national exhibits and one international exhibit and will have additional upcoming shows as a direct result of this grant.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Kitzhaber will create ten to twelve new works based on physical and intangible maps which will be exhibited during her open studio at Art-A-Whirl and Art Attack.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Jeannine Kitzhaber
(763) 757-0324
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
Avye Alexandres: Visual artist, performance maker; Amy Cass: Pottery instructor, The Crossings. Member, Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists. Artist and part-time product potter, Red Wing Stoneware.; Anne Dugan: Curator and interim director, Duluth Art Institute. Founder and co-director, Free Range Film Festival.; Jennifer Jenkins: Artist, prop and wardrobe stylist; Mary Ann Papanek-Miller: Professor and chair of the department of art, media, and design, DePaul University. Mixed media artist.; Peyton Russell: Artist, teacher and community leader; founder, Daskarone and Juxtaposition Arts; Robin Schwartzman: Printmaker, Adjunct instructor, University of Minnesota; Kelli Sinner: Associate professor of ceramics, Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Conflict of Interest Disclosed