Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Tuckaghrie Hollingsworth AKA Tucker Hollingsworth
Recipient Type
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
October 2012
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Hollingsworth will prepare his show, "Mystical Realism," for exhibition in September 2012 at the Mpls Photo Center.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, 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., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Donald Clark: Professor of art and photography, Minnesota State University Moorhead.; Peter Eide: Photographer; Peter Johnson: Visual artist, founder of Seeing the Big Riveràthru art and service.; Vivienne Morgan: Photographer, adjunct professor at Bemidji State University; Karen Stout-Heller: Visual artist; Kimberlee Whaley: Senior photographer, Goldstein Museum of Design, and co-founder of The MVA Studio.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota artists are able to expand or further develop their artistic abilities through varied learning opportunities. Minnesota artists are able to develop business skills needed to support their professional art work. More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1) Through this project I participated in complex digital printing processes; examined and refined a more cohesive presentation style -- framing, no matting, mounting photographs to aluminum through a heated-diabond process; also, through the public presentation of the work, I engaged/exchanged thoughts with our fellow citizens who had their own ideas/reactions/impressions to the work. Additionally, I met with 3 classes of art students from College of Visual Art, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and Arts Institutes International Minnesota to explain not only my last year’s work but more broadly how I look at the transitional challenges from student to young artist. All these experiences speak to a sense of growth and participation with the “new,” for which I am appreciative. 2) Reflection on the process, by working on publications (to express in words the experiences and sense of “new”). 2: 1. I put this solo show on my own which required budget analysis, schedules, realizing the work as a communicable object/physical entity (versus a digital file to be experienced on my personal computer), marketing concerns, and surprisingly in this case, a venue change. 2. How did you evaluate that achievement? I scheduled appointments with curators, created and kept a budget of the project; made a catering head-count; met with other artists to see what they’ve previously learned; re-evaluated my strengths and weaknesses. Paid attention to what could be specifically quantitative.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Tuckaghrie Hollingsworth AKA Tucker Hollingsworth
(651) 955-6031
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