Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Linda K. Gammell
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Gammell will complete her boreal forest photography project, learn digital printing skills, and produce an artist book with viewer participants at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center. An exhibition of the finished work is scheduled for the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center gallery.
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
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)

The applicant will mount a show of her Boreal forest photographs and will lead a nature workshop at the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center. The exhibition and special events will be attended by an estimated 7,000 visitors to the Bloomington Theatre and Art Center.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The project was completed: showing the photographs, leading workshop/artist talks, and making her work available to a wide variety of Minnesotans. The methods used were through attendance figures kept by Artistry of the exhibition Amidst Trees, including the opening, the artist talk, and the month-long viewing cycle. The attendance numbers exceeded the proposed estimates, although the exact numbers are difficult to determine. During the grant period the artist also gave informal talks to students, classes, and individuals about the work in the exhibition beyond the venue of Artistry.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Linda K. Gammell
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