Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Jennifer L. Jenkins AKA Jenny Jenkins
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Jenkins will produce a series of color photos taken at three urban farms in south Minneapolis. The project will culminate in four public presentations of the work at various locations, one of which will occur during the Parade of Community Gardens in Minneapolis.
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 Bowman: Photographer, full member, National Geographic Creative; Donald Clark: Professor of photography, Minnesota State University Moorhead; John Gregor: Photographer and photo educator; Ellen Kingsbury: Photographer; Laura Migliorino: Photographer, professor of art, Anoka Ramsey Community College; Jeffrey Millikan: Photographer, adjunct professor of photography, University of Minnesota; Vivienne Morgan: Photographer, adjunct professor at Bemidji State University; Margaret Ojala: Photographer and Professor of Art, St Olaf College.
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)

After over five years of working in other mediums, I will refocus on photography and will produce a series of 1,015 finished prints for a solo exhibition at a local gallery or alternative space. I will create a visually and conceptually cohesive series of photographs shot at urban farms. I will enhance my image processing and printing skills by publishing images on a blog/website and by making high quality proof prints. 2: Project melds two of my passions, photography and organic gardening, with images reflecting immersion in both activities and with artist talks given at urban farms to a diverse audience. I will evaluate reactions of gallery guests and attendees at talks at farms to determine how successfully I have reached the different audiences. I will encourage feedback from viewers on how to improve both images and presentations.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The artist learned to expand her subject matter and to present work in a new manner. Photographs were created and published online. Photographic presentation was held and attended by members of the public. 2: Effective melding of two of artist's interests, photography and organic farming. Positive reactions to both new website images and work presented at event were observed.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Jennifer L. Jenkins AKA Jenny Jenkins
(612) 730-5355
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