Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Elaine B. Rutherford
Recipient Type
Start Date
June 2013
End Date
March 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Rutherford will develop a body of work that will explore the experiences of loss and longing that accompany migration and displacement. She will exhibit this work at the Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis and the University of Notre Dame in Freemantle, Australia.
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
Frank Byrns: Sculptor, Duluth; Eric Crosby: Assistant curator of Visual Arts, Walker Art Center; David Glenn: Executive director, The Minnesota Project. Arts administrator, artist, and arts advocate.; Kelley Meister: Multimedia artist and educator; Ernest Miller: Ceramic artist; Satoko Muratake: Artist and landscape designer; John Sterner: Sculptor, painter, arts educator; Nicole Volk: Art educator, Waterville School District
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)

Enrich my studio practice and cultivate new skill sets in video editing. Develop a focused body of work. Successful use of new skill sets learned through video editing workshops in creating video components of mixed media pieces. Research and development of a body of work from which I will select works for inclusion in a two person exhibition. 2: Work created during the grant period will be shared with various art and non-art communities via exhibition, presentations, and gallery talks. I will create outreach opportunities for the community through invitations to gallery talks during the run of the Rosalux Gallery exhibition and through honoring invitations to present on my work to various academic and non-academic communities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Studied casting techniques for mixed media sculptural work. Studied and practiced various video and sound editing techniques for mixed media video work. Purchased supplies for experimentation and practice in mixed media and painting work. Was able to create a body of work using this new knowledge for exhibition in three locations during the grant period. 2: In addition to the opening reception at Rosalux Gallery, I hosted three additional events in the gallery during the run of the exhibition; a meeting with a critique group of Minnesota artists, a meeting with painting students from College of Saint Bens/Saint John's University, and a public talk and Q and A moderated by designer and artist Teri Kwant. At both Ridgewater Galleries I gave a gallery talk to students from various classes.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Elaine B. Rutherford
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