Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Brian L. Frink
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
February 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
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 creation of a series of circular, oval and other shaped paintings to comprise a larger installation. The outcome will be evaluated through the creation of the work. 2: The exhibition of a series of circular, oval and other organic shaped paintings presented as a cohesive installation within a galley context. An exhibition has been scheduled at the Arts Center of Saint Peter, Saint Peter Minnesota. It is from January through February of 2017.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I was able to expand the understanding of my artwork through the creation of an installation. I created and documented the work and installation. 2: I created new work and exhibited that work. The creation of the work and subsequent exhibition of the work at the Arts Center of St Peter in St Peter Minnesota. I also gave a gallery talk at the opening.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Frink will create a series of circular, oval, and other organic-shaped paintings to be presented as a cohesive installation at the Art Center of Saint Peter in early 2017.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Brian L. Frink
(507) 514-1301
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
Kimble Bromley: Professor of art at North Dakota State University; nationally and internationally exhibited artist; Nathaniel Burbeck: Visual artist and painter; Patricia Canelake: Artist; Sarah Erickson: Director of the art department and assistant professor, College of St. Scholastica; Katelyn Johnson: Professional artist; Sarah Johnson: Director, Groveland Gallery
Conflict of Interest Disclosed