Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Regan Golden-McNerney AKA Regan Golden
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
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

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I create four large-scale 40 x 60 inch collages using my photographs and drawings of native plants at The Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden. I complete four collages and correctly identify all the native plants in my images. These larger-than-life images of native plants speak to the importance of preserving urban prairies. 2: I document my collages and add these images to my portfolio to be used for upcoming exhibition proposals. I create and document my collages then gather these images and accompanying text into a new exhibition proposal focused on my collage and installation-based work.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Golden will create four large-scale collages using photographs and drawings of the native plants at Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden, an urban forest that is home to 500 native plant species. The work will be shown at the University of Minnesota?s Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Regan Golden-McNerney AKA Regan Golden
(612) 757-0007
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

Sarah Erickson: Director of the art department and assistant professor, College of St. Scholastica; John Larson: Ceramic artist; Andrew Maus: Director and CEO of Plains Art Museum in Fargo; Ernest Miller: Ceramic artist; Katherine Mommsen: Ceramic artist; Arts Board grantee; Elizabeth Mowry: Arts innovation director, COMPAS, City of Saint Paul parks commissioner; Ryuta Nakajima: Contemporary artist, curator, product designer; associate professort of art, University of Minnesota Duluth; Gwen Westerman Wasicuna: Poet and fiber artist

Conflict of Interest Disclosed