Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Shirley A. Chouinard AKA Shirl Chouinard
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Hennepin
Isanti
Mille Lacs
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$2,355
Direct expenses
$12,355
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Success will be indicated by the completion of six sculptures along with approval and acceptance for an exhibit within the industry community. Six sculptures fully realized along and an exhibit within the industry community. 2: Successful outcome will be evaluated by the completion of four workshops and the enlistment of a mentor. Attendance at four workshops. Monthly mentor meetings to plan the year, to use various media, evaluation of content and the planning of an exhibit, and develop business skills to support my work.

Measurable Outcome(s)

One exhibit of five pieces, nine pieces completed, forty-seven people served, ten mentor meetings with Foutch and four classes with Utecht, and twelve Artist Way classes. I used a comment book and solicited outcome through an evaluation form from my presentation. Forty-seven people attended the show and I received comments in my book from half a little over twenty evaluations were returned. 2: One exhibit of five pieces, nine pieces completed, forty-seven people served, ten mentor meetings with Foutch and four classes with Utecht, and twelve Artist Way classes. I used a speaker evaluation form at my exhibit. Over twenty evaluations were returned. During my grant I missed the proposed opportunity to exhibit within the industry community and instead exhibited within the general population and mainly survivors. Also I switched from soft sculpture to wall hangings because of my health lifting restriction.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Chouinard will create six mixed media sculptures that investigate the techniques used in forensic examinations to establish legal evidence of a sexually violated subject. Working with a mentor, she will push her work to explore how the forensic examination affects the healing process. She will present the work at a location where law enforcement personnel are being trained to work with crime victims.
Project Manager
First Name
Shirley
Last Name
Chouinard
Organization Name
Shirley A. Chouinard AKA Shirl Chouinard
State
MN
Phone
(612) 390-0983
Email
schouina@hotmail.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. 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
Moira Bateman: Contemporary visual artist, utilizing mixed media and fiber to create sculptural and site-specific art; Elizabeth Devine: Jewelry designer and lettering artist, Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists co-op board member; Justine Di Fiore: Hospital worker and visual artist; Andrew Maus: Executive Director, Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona; Daniel Mondloch: Painter, muralist, and art teacher; Asako Nakauchi: Sculptor and installation artist, instructor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Jessica Shaykett: Librarian, American Craft Council; Frederick Somers: Award-winning pastel artist and painter, art instructor; Liza Sylvestre: Visual artist and educator
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No