Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2016 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Anne E. Rynearson-Schlink AKA Anne Rynearson
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)

To complete a new series of large-scale paintings and exhibit the work in a public gallery setting. I will complete my travel for photographic materials, purchase materials and equipment, learn Photoshop, complete my project, hire a photographer to take professional photographs, rent a U-Haul to transport work to my exhibition. 2: I will have an exhibition at the Soeffker Gallery at Hamline University in Summer 2016. This is gallery is open to the public and promotional information will be provided by the gallery. Minnesotans will be able to engage with my work in this exhibition.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I created new paintings that were exhibited in public galleries, developed new printmaking skills and connections with artists and organizations. I developed a schedule to accomplish my tasks. I had to systematically plan beginning with attaining the materials and equipment I needed to create the work and then facilitate the transport to deliver the work to my exhibitions. The other activities including photo documentation and printmaking class activities were conducted while the exhibitions were occurring in 2016. 2: I was able to create new work and exhibit my work in galleries. I participated in the exhibitions and attended the opening at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts. The exhibitions were open to the public for extended periods of time in 2016.

Description of Funds
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Rynearson will complete and exhibit “Scape,” a series of abstract paintings inspired by the rural Minnesota landscape. An exhibition will take place at the Soeffker Gallery at Hamline University in Saint Paul.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Anne E. Rynearson-Schlink AKA Anne Rynearson
(651) 402-3877
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