Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Shannon L. Estlund
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
October 2014
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Estlund will create a series of paintings exploring the Minnesota landscape, to be exhibited at Silverwood Park in the fall of 2014.
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
Zoe Adler: Gallery director, Highpoint Center for Printmaking; Robert Dorlac: Painter and printmaker; instructor, Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall; Aaron Dysart: Sculptor; instructor, Anoka Ramsey Community College; Keya Ganguly: Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, and Studies in Cinema and Media Culture at University of Minnesota; Daniel Mondloch: Painter, muralist, and art teacher; Kelli Sinner: Associate professor of ceramics, Minnesota State University, Moorhead; Joy Spika: Mixed media artist focused on illustration and installation
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)

I will learn to artistically respond to my immediate surroundings, the Minnesota Landscape. This outcome will be evaluated based on the completed paintings: whether they exhibit skill with material as well as inventiveness, spontaneity, and aesthetic appeal, and whether they communicate specifically something about the Minnesota landscape. 2: An exhibition at Silverwood Park where both the general public and members of the arts community will be able to view the work. The outcome will be evaluated based on the response to the show: how well attended, what kind of verbal feedback I receive at the show, whether there are any reviews, and how many sales.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The time spent in the studio for this project allowed Shannon to further develop her creative and technical art making skills. 2: Thousands of people attended this event and viewed the work, and hundreds more viewed the work at later times. The artist received invitations to show this work at three additional shows.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Shannon L. Estlund
(904) 607-1960
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