Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Patricia X. Canelake AKA Patricia Canelake
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
April 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

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

A major one-person exhibit will give the artist increased viewing exposure to the public. Gallery visits, gallery opening, and artist lecture will be counted. Social Media visits, reviews, audience numbers for radio and television publicity spots (Art Hounds, Arts Public Television Features, The Playlist, Saint Paul Neighborhood Network) will be counted. 2: A large Minnesota audience will experience art viewing and lecture at a prominent Minnesota gallery. Attendance will be documented for the viewing and lecture.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I achieved a large, new audience for my work from the urban area of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and outlying areas of the Twin Cities. I received attention from twin cities art collectors, critics, writers, and other artists. For each new person viewing the work, this indicated a new view. The gallery gave me approximate visitor numbers to the gallery each day the work was exhibited, and I reached a viewing audience of 7,000 people. 2: Close to 7,000 people viewed my work in person in the twin cities area and approximately 15,000 people saw my social media posts of the new paintings. I received attendance numbers from the Grand Hand Gallery which showed that close to 7,000 people viewed my work.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Canelake will create twelve large oil paintings which represent themes of freedom and restriction through animal and figurative subjects. “Unleashed/Leashed” will be exhibited at the Grand Hand Gallery in Saint Paul. An artist talk will accompany the exhibition.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Patricia X. Canelake AKA Patricia Canelake
(218) 590-7913
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