Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2014 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Liza Sylvestre
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)

An exhibition of new work made specifically for a solo show at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. My stated outcome will be determined by completion of a body of work for a solo show at the MacRostie Art Center, an art opening where the work will be shared with the public, and a month-long art exhibition during which the show will be advertised and available to the public.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Liza Sylvestre completed her first solo show Elements Unheard which exhibited 42 new original mixed media paintings at a month long public exhibition at the MacRostie Art Center.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Sylvestre will create a new body of work that visually illustrates the experience of senses in the body. As a person who grew up with a progressive hearing loss, she has a specific lens through which she experiences the world which informs her work. A solo exhibition at the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids is planned.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Liza Sylvestre
(612) 807-7423
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