Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Beth A. Dow AKA Beth Dow
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
February 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Dow will complete “The Dynamic Range,” a project that looks at how we use photography to explore and depict space. A public program will take place at North House Folk School in Grand Marais.

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; 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; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Joseph Allen: Photographer; Brett Kallusky: Assistant professor of photography, University of Wisconsin-River Falls; Ellen Kingsbury: Photographer; Arts Board grantee; Jeffrey Millikan: Photographer; adjunct professor of photography, University of Minnesota; Vivienne Morgan: Photographer, adjunct professor at Bemidji State University; Stephen Ozone: Photographer and Arts Board grantee; Paul Wegner: Art department faculty teaching photography at Inver Hills Community College, Arts Board grantee; Bonnie Wilson: Consulting curator, librarian and archivist; former curator of photography, Minnesota Historical Society, Oakdale

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Conflict of Interest Contact

Executive director Sue Gens (651) 215-1600

Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The artist will complete a project that is in progress. I will make the kinds and quantities of photographs that I describe in my Artist Plan. 2: The artist will design, produce, and distribute an information packet to prospective galleries. I will receive feedback from galleries, and hope to secure an exhibition.

Measurable Outcome(s)

This project enabled me to push my technical skills in a way that will benefit my future work.  I have invited many people to look at these prints to test their effectiveness.  2: I was able to increase my professional profile through a prestigious exhibition but was unable to persuade commercial gallery representation. Chinese exhibition was more than I had hoped for, but my chief goal was commercial representation in the USA. I was not successful in that regard, but I cannot control the decisions of others.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Beth A. Dow AKA Beth Dow
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