Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Brandon J. Kuehn
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
June 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Le Sueur
St. Louis
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)

Artist will create a new Minnesota themed body of work and subsequent exhibition with strong community component. The success of this project can be gauged by the public response, attendance, and support of the final exhibition. Also, the number of agencies I partner with can attest.

Measurable Outcome(s)

100 in-person visitors (more are expected this Fall). 5,500 website clicks, 12,000 people reached, on Facebook, currently 355 followers on Instagram. Using head counts at brick and mortar exhibits and also reaches on Facebook and followers on Instagram. Also clicks on the website at 2: Over twenty individual sites were visited and blogged about eighteen finished works of art completed, seven more in progress. The evaluation method is a simple documentation of the blog from the website and the galley page to see a number of in-progress and finished artworks from the project.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Kuehn will travel to ten to twenty sites in Minnesota to create a new body of work that documents the paranormal. The work will be exhibited in different locations around the state.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Brandon J. Kuehn
(651) 494-4326
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