Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Amy J. Baur-Boldon AKA Amy Baur
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Baur will take her glass photo constructions to a larger scale, creating free-standing works of art and hinged assemblages that unfold from the wall. She will exhibit her work-in-progress during Art-A-Whirl in Minneapolis.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
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.; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthopist.; Sean Dowse: Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies.; David Glenn, Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; 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.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Anton Treuer: Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Shirley Chouinard: Visual artist; Craig Edwards: Ceramic artist; Katelyn Johnson: Professional artist; Christine Laramy: Founder, Women of Color Artist Gathering; visual artist; Doris Logue: Rural visual artist, committed to the environment and regional conservation issues; Keegan Xavi: Collage artist, using the arts as a vehicle for social change
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

This grant would provide the time to research and work to enlarge the current series of work to a larger scale, as well as time to invent the means to hinge the work in relief off the wall. Upon the time of the exhibition(s) I will have succeeded if the work is large (approximately 40 feet to 60 feet) and if it plays out in relief off of the wall as well. 2: Visitors to venues where my work would be shown, will be exposed to a process and technique never both shown in Minnesota. It is a process they can have access to through my studio every Wednesday. At the initial showing of the new work, I will have a sheet where visitors can write their impressions of the new work. Also I will personally be at the site the entire three day event to explain and answer questions.

Measurable Outcome(s)

An exhibition opportunity resulted for the Artist based on the completion of Considering Certainty. The process and experience has influenced the Artist’s fulltime practice making Public Art. 2: During Art-A-Whirl 2014 over 4,500 visitors viewed the work, during Cache 1,800. 62 people wrote comments. 680 direct discussions (exhausting but invigorating).

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Amy J. Baur-Boldon AKA Amy Baur
(612) 788-9301
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