Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Kristin L. Pavelka
Recipient Type
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Pavelka will develop a new body of work experimenting with form, surfaces, mid-range firing techniques and materials to produce a more durable functional pot. Her new work will be on display at exhibitions at the Northern Clay Center as well as the Upper
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., 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. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Shirley Chouinard: Visual artist; Mary Ann Cleary: Artist; Ernest Miller: Ceramic artist and educator, Fired Up Studios and Minnetonka Center for the Arts.; Bartholomew Ryan: Assistant curator, Walker Art Center.; John Sterner: Academic specialist and art educator professor, Southwest Minnesota State University. Member, Southwestern Minnesota Iron Pour Association.; Randall Walker: Artist
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota artists are able to expand or further develop their artistic abilities through varied learning opportunities.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I was able to test my claybody over a range of 8 different firing temperatures as well as over 60 surface treatments resulting in a better understanding of my materials. I now have a selection of glazes and target firing temperature that will produce a more durable earthenware pot. I also focused my forming methods on developing uniquely shaped hand-built wares with integrated surface design. The information gathered from these developments will allow me to confidently move forward with a new line of wares. I was able to evaluate finished glaze test tiles and finished pottery forms.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Kristin L. Pavelka
(612) 281-0525
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