Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Lynette R. Power
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Le Sueur
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)

Lynette Power intends to attend marketing workshops and contact, via mail, phone or in person visits, a minimum of 700 new potential patrons. Lynette Power will attend Springboard for the Arts workshops and track the organizations contacted by mail, phone and visits in a spreadsheet. 2: Lynette Power will utilize new marketing materials to enhance interactions with patrons at current venues. Lynette Power will track the number of brochures and postcards distributed at local art shows and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Lynette gained the skills to achieve higher visibility, gained self confidence in promoting her art and made two bronze sculpture sales. Lynette maintained a spreadsheet in which she documented the following: workshops attended, shows and presentations, organizations contacted via phone and in-person visits, and organizations and individuals to which a brochure was mailed. 2: Lynette developed new promotional material and in distributing them, engaged over 600 individuals in conversation about her art while at five shows. Lynette tracked the number of brochures passed out at events via brochure inventory counts after the events. Lynette now has physical and electronic versions of the promotional material specified above.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Power will develop and execute an expanded marketing plan to promote her environmental and nature oriented, interactive sculptures to public oriented sites such as zoos, aquariums, nature centers, and parks. She will show her work at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival in Shakopee and at the Frozen River Film Festival in Winona.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lynette R. Power
(507) 454-2040
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