Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Josette A. Ghiseline
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
February 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Nobles
Olmsted
Ramsey
Washington
Anoka
Chisago
Dakota
Hennepin
Nobles
Olmsted
Ramsey
Washington
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To make nine new works that incorporate materials and processes different from my current work but similar to work I made early in my career. Success is measured by the new skills I acquire for making materials based artwork, as evidenced by the new construction techniques, processes and knowledge of material behavior seen in the work. 2: To improve the way I speak to others about my art and to gain experience in giving public lectures. Success is measured by the amount of attendees at the exhibit and the audience engagement/ interaction during the lecture as evidenced by the question and answer period that follows the talk.

Measurable Outcome(s)

More than nine new works of mixed media were made. New painting and construction processes were used. New materials were explored. I assessed my artistic growth. My technical skills in painting and building developed. The quality of my work advanced. My decision making skills and confidence grew. My ideas expanded. I assessed the range of new materials introduced in my work. I explored silk, wool, latex, yarn, vinyl, plastic and different acrylic mediums. As I grew more confident I used some manufactured items namely plastic toy army men and clothespins. This is something I would not have previously even considered. 2: The outcome was a well-attended exhibit. The two receptions drew diverse crowds. The lecture was well received, engaging and attended by twenty. I kept gallery hours during the week and was available to meet visitors upon request. I directly engaged with the visitors, and talked with them about where they came from, what they did, what brought them to the show especially if they weren't residents. I used a guest book to keep a head count of visitors during the receptions and talk. Guests signed the book and left comments. Rachel, one of the office managers kept track of the visitors she brought through on tours. It was very popular.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Ghiseline will create and exhibit nine artworks that are derived from three works she made twenty years ago. She will give a lecture about her approach to abstract art at the Schmidt Lofts in Saint Paul.
Project Manager
First Name
Josette
Last Name
Ghiseline
Organization Name
Josette A. Ghiseline
State
MN
Phone
(617) 599-6474
Email
josette999@gmail.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; 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
Pamela Davis: Visual artist who combines weaving, metalsmithing, beading, and needlework; Paige Guggemos: Freelance graphic and web designer; printmaker; Andrew Messerschmidt: Painter; Julie Sirek: Visual artist; Eun-Kyung Suh: Art and design professor, University of Minnesota Duluth; Liza Sylvestre: Visual artist and educator; Willicey Tynes: Oil painter and sculptor
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No