Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Nathaniel C. Burbeck AKA Nate Burbeck
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 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)

Nate Burbeck will create new paintings that explore various social underpinnings of local, contemporary culture through surreal landscape narratives derived from Minnesota landscape photographs. New works will be created and presented to the public in a local exhibition space.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Seven new paintings were created and a public exhibition was held at the Alice R. Rogers and Target Galleries at Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. The project's outcomes were evaluated by the number of paintings completed by the artist during the grant period and by the successful mounting of a public exhibition featuring works created during the grant period.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Burbeck will create a new body of work that consists of six to ten paintings sited in greater Minnesota, depicting isolated moments of the surreal within the context of contemporary culture. An exhibition of the new work is being planned for a Minneapolis or Collegeville gallery.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Nathaniel C. Burbeck AKA Nate Burbeck
(612) 423-0758
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
David Andree: Artist utilizing painting, drawing, sculpture and sound, painting and drawing instructor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; Jan Elftmann: Visual artist, educator for the Science Museum of Minnesota, coordinator of art at 801 Gallery, director, ArtCar ArtBike Parade.; Shannon Estlund: Visual artist, adjunct instructor, Minneapolis College of Art and Design; William Gorcica: Professor of art, Saint Cloud State University; Ursula Hargens: Co-collaborator and program head for Minnesota New Institute for Ceramic Education; Peter Pestalozzi: Furniture designer/craftsman, Ely, Board member, Arrowhead Regional Arts Council; Brian Stewart: Plein air painter and instructor; Christine Willcox: Visual artist, professor, art and art history department, Macalester College
Conflict of Interest Disclosed