Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Linda Brooks
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To complete and exhibit at least 2030 final pieces from the `Lifecycles` series in a public gallery. The gallery curator will hold me accountable for print quality, quantity and execution of the exhibition installation and publicity. Verbal and written audience feedback will determine the success.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Forty photographs by Linda Brooks from the LIFECYCLES series were completed and exhibited at the Sabes Jewish Community Center, exceeding the original proposal of 20-30. Awend confirmed that the print quality and quantity of both sets of images, LIFECYCLES and LIFCYCLES OBJECTS would fit well for the exhibition theme and would fully utilize more than 50' of the Shared Walls exhibition areas. Awend and the staff of the Sabes Jewish Community Center took responsibility for the exhibition installation, the publicity flyer, and communication to the membership and the broader public. Brooks sent emails to several hundred people on her mailing list. Conversations and written responses in the comment book reflected positive audience feedback.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Brooks will complete Lifecycles, a cumulative body of photographic work of 20-30 pieces of family archived materials and historical data from the first half of the twentieth century. The work will be shown at the Tychman Shapiro Gallery in Saint Louis Park.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Linda Brooks
(763) 607-7501
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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher; Wendy Dayton: Arts and community leader and philanthropist.; Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Executive director of the Minnesota Project, ceramic artist; Ellen McInnis: Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Sara Belleau: Writer and photographer; Anna Eveslage: Photographer; Mark Jensen: Fine art photographer, founder and director of the Knife River Photography Workshops; Brett Kallusky: Visiting assistant professor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls Art Department, photography; Anthony Marchetti: Photographer, instructor; Terra Rathai: Artist and photographer, historian of 19th and 20th century western art and popular culture; Ellen Skoro: Digital photographer, Goldstein Museum of Design; Sarah Whiting: Commercial photographer, instructor at the Arts Institutes International Minnesota
Conflict of Interest Disclosed