Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
GraceMarie Keaton-Stasi AKA GraceMarie Keaton
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Carver
Hennepin
Nicollet
Sibley
Waseca
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
$741
Direct expenses
$10,741
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Once project is complete I will exhibit it at a local venue like White Page Gallery or SooVac. At the opening I will give a brief introduction to the works conceptual aims as well as provide the gallery with a handout of text I have written to accompany the show.

Measurable Outcome(s)

More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists. Three emerging artist with alternative photographic practices had the opportunity and freedom to present their work. I had someone keep count of the number of people with a tracker. We are able to see views on our webpage.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Keaton-Stasi will create a series of images that explore the idea of representation, meaning making, and image culture. Working through digital and physical manipulation she will bring together visual elements from a variety of sources to combine multiple perspectives into one image. The project will be shown at a Twin Cities venue.
Project Manager
First Name
GraceMarie
Last Name
Keaton-Stasi
Organization Name
GraceMarie Keaton-Stasi AKA GraceMarie Keaton
State
MN
Phone
(913) 449-2567
Email
gracemariekeaton@gmail.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
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
No