Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Vance F. Gellert AKA Vance Gellert
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carlton
Cook
Itasca
Ramsey
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$14,790
Direct expenses
$24,790
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Completion of photography on the iron range and begin producing the exhibition. By completion of the photographic work of the various facets of the project to the photographer's satisfaction. Half of the production of the exhibition will be complete. 2: Completion of photography on the iron range and production of an exhibition. By completion of the photographic work of the various facets of the project to the photographer's satisfaction and production of an engaging exhibition.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I completed photography and made a beautiful show that's traveling to at least seven venues. This is complemented with a 96 page catalogue. 2: I completed photography and made a beautiful show that is traveling to at least seven venues. This is complemented with a 96 page catalogue.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Gellert will photograph the changing demographics of mining on Minnesota's iron range. This includes new methods of iron and non-ferrous sulfide mining and how it impacts the people on the range. An exhibit is planned for the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids and the Minnesota Historical Society in Saint Paul.
Project Manager
First Name
Vance
Last Name
Gellert
Organization Name
Vance F. Gellert AKA Vance Gellert
State
MN
Phone
(612) 618-0526
Email
vancegellert@gmail.com
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
No