Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Justin Quinn
Recipient Type
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Quinn will develop a body of letterpress prints. He plans to display his finished work during one of Saint Cloud's regular art crawls.
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. Minnesota artists are able to develop business skills needed to support their professional art work. More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

1) I was able to produce a body of work that using letterpress type and stell dyes on paper and metal. I was able to use letterpress printing through the help and expertise of local printshops, the use of their type and the purchase of my own type. I was able to spend a good deal of time developing these skills. 2) The work is of very good quality as compared to the teachings and evaluations of local letterpress printers. 2: 1. The work was shown at a Saint Cloud Art Crawl and I plan to include the work in future exhibitions with national galleries. 2. Reception at the art fair was overwhelmingly positive and my gallery in Dallas, Texas has shown interest in showing similar work in 2014.

Description of Funds
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Justin Quinn
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