Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,100
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Karen A. Gustafson Lambrecht AKA Karen Gustafson
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Ramsey
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,100
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$9,100
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota artists are able to develop business skills needed to support their professional art work. More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Goal: Minnesota artists are able to develop business skills needed to support their professional arts work. Achieved: My business skills were developed by individual consultations with Springboard for the Arts' Andy Sturdevant focusing on strengthening the skills and materials learned in the Work of Art: Business Skills for Artists workshop series I just completed prior to beginning my grant period. We worked on identifying curators, galleries, and museums to introduce my artwork to through promotional packets and strategies for approaching; identifying resources for researching other exhibition venues; using social media tools for networking and marketing; updating email list including media, curators, and gallery directors; identifying newsletter programs for marketing; and identifying resources for grants, fellowships, and additional revenue streams. Purchased GYST software and manual. Evaluated: A plan is developed for approaching curators and exhibition spaces and the resources established to move this forward. My art business is now well represented on social media with a Facebook Studio Page and Twitter Handle and Account. News and events have successfully reached a much wider audience through these tools and can be evaluated with statistics from the Facebook Studio Page, and “Mentions” or “Retweets” with Twitter. 2: Achieved: Through exhibitions, television program, open studios, events, and online. Exhibitions: Works on Paper/ 7 Artists, Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers, Minneapolis Looking at Food: Recent work by Karen Gustafson and David Luke, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, Minnesota The Music Series, Foxy Falafel Restaurant, St Paul, Minnesota Fall Fine Arts Show, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, Solar Building, Minneapolis Events: A New Perspective, Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers, Minneapolis Opening Reception, Works on Paper/ 7 Artists, Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers, Minneapolis Opening Reception, Looking at Food: Recent work by Karen Gustafson and David Luke, Normandale Community College, Bloomington, Minnesota Art 4 Shelter, Burnet Gallery at Le Meridien Chambers, Minneapolis Opening Reception, Fall Fine Arts Show, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association, Solar Building, Minneapolis Television Program Minnesota Original segment - see “Minnesota Original Airing” for specifics of original showing, rebroadcast at least twice: week before Art Attack- end of October/early November and then again in December Open Studio Events Art-A-Whirl Art Attack First Thursdays Online Website Facebook Studio Page Minnesota Original video – multiple locations Evaluated: Through attendance, press, social media statistics, discussions with individuals during and after events and open studios, and feedback received from social media, website, and email.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Gustafson will frame completed drawings and begin a new phase of work. She will participate in several open studios so visitors may see her finished work and view the new series as it develops. In addition, she will take a ten-session workshop to build
Project Manager
First Name
Karen
Last Name
Gustafson Lambrecht
Organization Name
Karen A. Gustafson Lambrecht AKA Karen Gustafson
State
MN
Phone
(612) 360-4275
Email
karen@karengustafsonstudios.com
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, 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
Amy Cass: Pottery instructor, The Crossings. Member, Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists. Artist and part-time product potter, Red Wing Stoneware.; Deborah Cooter: Fiber artist; Bradley Durham: Artist and educator; Jennifer Jenkins: Artist, prop and wardrobe stylist.; Ka Ly Bliatia: Founder, Os.Couture. Multidisciplinary artist, organizer, and consultant. Musician with Pupils of the Storm.; Carey Netherton: Founder and owner, Netherwerks Sculpture Studio, LLC. Sculptural metal/welding and blacksmithing instructor, Minnetonka Center for the Arts.; Mary Ann Papanek-Miller: Professor and chair of the department of art, media, and design, DePaul University. Mixed media artist.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No