Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Kari C. Lindquist-Weber AKA Kari CL Weber
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Otter Tail
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Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

CL Weber will create a series of landscape paintings that call attention to Minnesota's rural communities and agricultural spaces. The work will be exhibited at the Great River Gallery in Little Falls, Kaddatz Gallery in Fergus Falls, and at the Studio Hop that takes place in Willmar, Spicer, and New London.

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
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)

Create new landscape paintings that interpret the voices of working rural people and call attention to Minnesota's agricultural communities. Evaluation will be based on completing a body of work about the farming industry. Success means broadening the artist's focus/content and developing her practice through monthly peer review. 2: Exhibit and speak about the project in places that informed the work with rural audiences and venues. Outcome will be based on exhibitions, artist talks, and an open studio event. Audience attendance and feedback will be tracked with shows in rural communities that inspired the project.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Weber created a collection of landscape paintings interpreting the voices of Minnesota's rural people and highlighting their agricultural communities. Weber completed nineteen paintings and thirteen studies relating to Minnesota's farming industry. Work was based on research and stories collected in multiple rural communities. Her art practice was shared with a monthly peer review artist group. 2: Weber presented her Artist Initiative project to the rural communities that inspired her work. Weber presented artwork and gallery talks in Little Falls and Fergus Falls. She also opened her studio to the New London/Spicer/Willmar area and shared her project to the public. Successful attendance and feedback occurred at all events.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Kari C. Lindquist-Weber AKA Kari CL Weber
(320) 905-0924
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