Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Paul A. Wegner
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2015
End Date
February 2016
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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)

Complete images, design, and produce a limited edition of ten handmade artist books for my project Easy Street. Ten assembled handmade artist books will serve as the measurement for the project outcome.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Paul Wegner completed thirty-three final images used with text in a handmade artist book of his design. Wegner’s Easy Street book was completed in an edition of ten copies. This evaluation method listed steps that allowed the evaluation to reflect full or partial success. These steps included the following: 1. Complete the images. 2. Design the book. 3. Produce ten handmade artist books. Completion of step 1, or steps 1 and 2 would signify partial success. Completion of all three steps would signify full success.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Wegner will complete photographs for his project, “Easy Street,” and assemble them in a limited edition handmade artist book after taking classes at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts to acquire bookmaking skills. He will present the project and book at a public artist talk at Korab Image in Minneapolis.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Paul A. Wegner
(612) 929-2556
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