Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Andrea G. Murrill
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2013
End Date
February 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Crow Wing
Crow Wing
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Murrill will continue to document the demise of Mom and Pop resorts in the Brainerd Lakes area of northern Minnesota. The project will culminate in an exhibit in Brainerd in the fall of 2013.
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
Michal Daniel: Professional Photographer, live entertainment, theater, Minneapolis; Anna Eveslage: Photographer, Minneapolis; Ellen Kingsbury: Photographer; Michael Nordin: Photographer, Duluth; Suzanne Szucs: Artist, writer, photographer, and educator, Rochester; Robert Wilde: Photographer, sculptor, Dassel; Former faculty member, College of St. Benedict, St. John's University,Collegeville; Bonnie Wilson: Consulting curator, librarian and archivist; Minnesota Historical Society, Oakdale
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
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)

By branching into the social landscape genre, I will stretch my work as a visual artist. The success of my growth will be determined by acceptance into, and greater recognition and visibility in the fine art world through the exhibition and promotion of the work.

Measurable Outcome(s)

By branching into the social landscape genre of photography, I have enjoyed being stretched as a visual artist. My success was determined by being granted a solo show via a juried review at a prominent University gallery in the Twin Cities.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Andrea G. Murrill
(612) 729-0866
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