Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
David J. Bowman AKA David Bowman
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Bowman will continue photographing along the Saint Louis River, the second largest freshwater estuary in the United States. He will also study bookbinding and present his work-in-progress at various public locations.
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
Gloria Brush: Chair and professor of photography, University of Minnesota Duluth; Brett Kallusky: Visiting assistant professor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Art Department, photography; Laura Migliorino: Artist, her work is a part of several permanent collections including at the Walker Art Center; Andrea Murrill: Adjunct Professor - Saint Catherine University; Laurie Schneider: Photographer, specializing in fine art portraiture art; Bonnie Wilson, Consulting curator, librarian and archivist, former curator of photography, Minnesota Historical Society, Oakdale
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)

Bookbinding workshops will expand my ability to express my photography through book form. The outcome will be achieved when I am able to bind my own photography books by hand. 2: I will present my work-in-progress at various Minnesota locations, including libraries and historical societies. Attendance will be taken at live events, along with a brief survey of where people are from. For displayed artwork, unique visitors will be counted, and a log book will be available for comments and addresses.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Upon completion of bookbinding and storytelling workshops, David Bowman successfully bound a book by hand. 2: A grand total of 619 unique visitors were able to view David's work-in-progress.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
David J. Bowman AKA David Bowman
(612) 788-5004
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