Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Kimberlee Joy Roth
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2016
End Date
February 2017
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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 design a curvilinear modular ceramic tile system with overlaying front pieces. The final work will be a 40’ long wall installation. The artist will show this new work in a solo exhibition at the Christensen Center Art Gallery at Augsburg College, Aug 29 - Oct 27, 2016. Attendance will be tallied. 2: Sections will be gifted to public spaces throughout the state, their temporality or permanence will be decided by the individual site. Success will be evaluated by securing five to eight public locations throughout the state in which to donate and install sections of the work.

Measurable Outcome(s)

More Minnesotans were able to engage with my work. A hand counter was used to count visitors at the opening reception. The opening reception had 150 visitors. The number of visitors/Augsburg College students, faculty and staff that passed the gallery daily was in the 100's because the gallery is in a main thoroughfare. Out of those people I can assume 10 - 20 people per day would go into the gallery. 2: Two eight foot long sections of the thirty-six foot wall installation have been placed in long term loan in art centers in Minnesota. I would have liked to place sections of the work in five to eight locations by the end of the granting period. So far I have only placed it in two locations for long term and two locations for short term. I am still hopeful to place the rest of the sections in public spaces throughout the state, but it may take a few more months to get this organized.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Roth will create a new 40-foot-long ceramic installation piece to be shown in a solo exhibition at the Christensen Center Art Gallery at Augsburg College, in Minneapolis.
Project Manager
First Name
Kimberlee Joy
Last Name
Organization Name
Kimberlee Joy Roth
(602) 615-7684
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
Zoe Adler: Gallery director, Highpoint Center for Printmaking; Keya Ganguly: Professor of cultural studies and comparative literature, University of Minnesota; Lori Greene: Artist and owner of Mosaic on a Stick; John Larson: Ceramic artist; Sonja Peterson: Independent artist; Lynette Power: Bronze and clay sculptor; public artist; Don Sherman: Artist, educator, photographer; mentors program coordinator, Southwest Minnesota State University
Conflict of Interest Disclosed