Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$4,875
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Michael D. Seiler AKA Michael Seiler
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
April 2014
End Date
December 2014
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Fillmore
Goodhue
Winona
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
$4,875
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,300
Direct expenses
$6,175
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

With the addition of a gem cutting machine and extra burnout oven I will create a new body of work to present to galleries and or museums. Evaluation will be determined by the successful placement of the finished work in a variety of galleries and or museums. 2: By hosting a two day open workshop students will have the opportunity to participate in the lost wax casting process. Students will be asked to fill out an evaluation form at the end of the workshop.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The collection is under consideration for spring placement in the aforementioned galleries with additional show applications pending approval. 2: Students participated in the lost wax casting process from design concept to finished sterling silver rings with or without a gemstone.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Seiler will purchase studio equipment that will enable him to create more technically advanced casting and gemstone faceting work. He will offer a two-day casting and stone cutting workshop to the public.
Project Manager
First Name
Michael
Last Name
Seiler
Organization Name
Michael D. Seiler AKA Michael Seiler
State
MN
Phone
(612) 865-5103
Email
micseiler@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
Richard Abraham: Professional Oil Painter and Art Instructor; Leann Johnson: Graphic designer, illustrator and ceramic tile artist; Mia Lopez: Curatorial Fellow for Visual Arts, Walker Art Center; Contemporary art; Marisa Martinez de Silva: Artist and Teacher of Marisa Martinez/ Meztiza Designs (mixed media art and jewelry); Anders Nilsen: Award-winning author and artist of graphic novels; Janet Olney: Executive director, Willmar Area Arts Council; career fiber artist and instructor; Terra Rathai: Artist and photographer; historian of 19th and 20th century western art and popular culture; Andrew Wykes: Associate professor of painting at Hamline University, St Paul
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No