Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Susan A. Foss
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Pine
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will have researched and portrayed in sculpture the true happening of a young Ojibwe girl and her interaction with otters. I will document the story, decide how to portray and determine in situ location of sculptures, do preliminary sketches of the needed sculptures, engineer armature and actually execute the sculptures. 2: I will display my art works at a larger floral sculpture, made previously by me that is already in place. The public will be able to view these June through October every year, through admission to the sculpture garden.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Foss will create a new public sculpture of reinforced concrete for the Minnesota Goose Garden, located in Sandstone, that depicts the story of an Ojibwe girl and her interaction with a family of otters.

Project Manager
First Name
Susan
Last Name
Foss
Organization Name
Susan A. Foss
State
MN
Phone
(320) 384-6857
Email
suerodfoss@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. Member of the Smithsonian National Board. Former chair of the board, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Officer at Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design.; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary?s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Rebecca Davis-Lee: Touring pianist, piano and music theory teacher. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; David Glenn: Ceramic artist. former executive director of the Minnesota Project.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board; Janice Sivertson: Gallery owner and visual artist; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Jennifer Carruthers: Architect and public artist; Guillermo Cuellar Brown: Potter and teacher from Venezuela; Erik Farseth: Printmaker, zine publisher, collage artist; Arts Board grantee; Karissa Isaacs: Associate curator, Tweed Museum Duluth; Gail Katz-James: Sculptor and public artist; Jennifer Nevitt: Artist; Arts Board grantee; professor of drawing at Gustavus Adolphus College

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No