Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Ellen M. Kingsbury AKA Ellie Kingsbury
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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 have at least two pop up shows at Minnesota family farms, have secured one definite show in Chatfield, and have applied to galleries in two other rural Minnesota towns. The pop up shows at the family farms will involve some dialogue so I know what worked for the farmers and what didn't. The gallery showings will be evaluated by audience reaction and any pertinent press. 2: I will attend the Women's Art Institute Summer Studio Intensive. I will review notes taken during the workshop, interview fellow artist participants, and ask for comments from the facilitators.

Measurable Outcome(s)

400 people viewed the artwork at the proposed events, and additionally at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery at Saint Catherine University. Open dialogue between the artist and the public occurred at each venue. 2: The artist attended the studio intensive from June three- July 3, 2014. Group discussions were held daily, new artwork was produced daily, input from instructors was obtained weekly, and two formal critiques of her work were held.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Kingsbury will build on the successes of her project There Are No Perfect Moments, which explores the shared life experience between people and produce. The photographs will be exhibited at numerous locations around the state.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ellen M. Kingsbury AKA Ellie Kingsbury
(612) 722-0599
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