Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Samuel P. Spiczka AKA Sam Spiczka
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Benton
Morrison
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
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Create a minimum of three new largescale fabricated steel wall sculptures. Exhibit them in a local gallery space. By completing this new series of wall sculptures and learning the techniques required to work through the practical problems required to create and install them, I will demonstrate a successful outcome. 2: Exhibit new series of wall sculptures in a local gallery space. Successfully securing, installing and exhibiting work in a local gallery space will demonstrate project completion.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The projected resulted in the creation of forty-two new wall sculptures and their successful exhibition in the Main Gallery of Great River Arts in Little Falls, Minnesota. Evaluation is accomplished purely by referencing actual results in the form of the completed series of works and the successful exhibition of them. 2: The resulting exhibition in the Main Gallery space of Great River Arts was beautiful. All comments received by the artist indicated it was the best exhibition the space had ever hosted. Evaluation is accomplished purely by referencing actual results in the form of the completed series of works being successfully exhibited in the Main Gallery space of Great River Arts in Little Falls, Minnesota.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Spiczka will create a new series of fabricated steel wall sculptures inspired by the rural Minnesota landscape. He will exhibit the new work in a rural Minnesota gallery or at a college campus in greater Minnesota.
Project Manager
First Name
Samuel
Last Name
Spiczka
Organization Name
Samuel P. Spiczka AKA Sam Spiczka
State
MN
Phone
(320) 529-8708
Email
samspiczka@hotmail.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
Marion Angelica: Ceramic artist, former director of Metropolitan Regional Arts Council; Brian Frink: Visual artist, professor of painting and drawing, chair, art department, Minnesota State University, Mankato; Maren Kloppmann: Ceramic sculptor; Qian Liu: Ceramics and sculpture artist; Stephen Shaskan: Author, illustrator and Loft Literary Center teaching artist; Don Sherman: Artist, educator, photographer, mentors program coordinator, Southwest Minnesota State University College
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No