Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
David A. Hamlow AKA David Hamlow
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)

To create 160 low-relief paperboard and plastic reliquaries created from my own conserved package waste, and housing small items of my personal detritus and ephemera. I will mount a public exhibition of the 160 finished reliquaries and post photographs of the process and finished product of the series on my personal artist website. 2: I will conduct research on religious reliquaries and Christian and Islamic pattern-based art at Minnesota Museums and on the internet. I will present my findings on my website and/or in a free, public artist talk.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I produced 160 paperboard and recycled plastic reliquaries, displayed them in a public exhibition, and posted the process and results on my website. Documents were made of the final exhibition, and a show card was produced. Images of the event were also posted to social media. The goal was to produce 160 reliquaries, and 160 were produced. 2: Images were posted to my website, images of the talk were posted on the college social media. Posting images to my website, take documentary photographs of the public talk and post them to social media.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Hamlow will create 160 “personal reliquaries” created from paperboard and plastic packaging resulting from his own consumer purchases. He will host an open studio and artist talk in Good Thunder.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
David A. Hamlow AKA David Hamlow
(507) 278-4510
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