Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Andrea S. Carlson
Recipient Type
Start Date
May 2014
End Date
September 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Carlson will develop a large-scale (60 square foot) drawing on segments of paper in black and white ink. The drawing will serve as a fictitious illustrated manual for field dressing wild game. The work will be exhibited at the Bockley Gallery 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)

The production of a large body of work in new, limited materials will increase technical abilities. The most tangible outcome is that the project will be made. The process of making the work will present learning opportunities because I am working with unfamiliar materials. 2: The proper display of project materials/artwork. I anticipate frames being built for the proper display in a gallery setting and professional images (photography) will be made of the work and be published widely online.

Measurable Outcome(s)

A large-scale (10'x15'), sequential work on paper, rendered in ink and oil was produced and exhibited at the Bockley Gallery. 2: The artist is still working at developing her business skills as this will be an ongoing process, but she was able to properly display her work in a gallery setting and received professional images.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Andrea S. Carlson
(612) 327-1446
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