Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rebecca Silus
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2014
End Date
February 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Cook
Hennepin
Nicollet
Olmsted
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
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The project will be published as a catalog for distribution to new galleries and other professional contacts. New opportunities for exhibiting the work and professional contacts. 2: The final work will be presented in an exhibition in Minneapolis. A highly attended opening and exhibition of the final work.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Images from the project were printed as a catalog and shared with galleries and professional contacts. 2: Work from Minnesota Landscapes was presented in an open studio exhibition in Minneapolis and on the project's website.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Silus will create a new body of work, Minnesota Landscapes, a collection of paintings based on direct observation of the natural and built environments. The work will be presented in an exhibition and as a catalog.
Project Manager
First Name
Rebecca
Last Name
Silus
Organization Name
Rebecca Silus
State
MN
Phone
(503) 516-1162
Email
rebeccasilus@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
Marion Angelica: Ceramic artist; former director of Metropolitan Regional Arts Council; Amy Cass: Professional ceramicist.; Anne Dugan: Arts administrator, visual arts, festival coordinator, new media arts; Paige Guggemos: Freelance graphic and Web designer; printmaker; Lindsay Kandler: Freelance graphic, textile and apparel designer.; Katrina Knutson: Working Artist, Freelance Educator, and Community Organizer; Margaret Pezalla-Granlund: Artist and Curator of Library Art and Exhibitions, Carleton College
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No