Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,900
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Megan R. Mitchell
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
June 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Stearns
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
$9,900
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,000
Direct expenses
$12,900
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

New ceramic artwork examining the personal connections to local architecture and landscape. The outcome will be evaluated by the successful completion and exhibition of this body of work.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Mitchell will create a new body of ceramic work and prints that is rooted in an exploration of the suburban and agricultural landscape of Stearns County. An exhibition and artist talk is planned for a gallery space in Stearns County.

Project Manager
First Name
Megan
Last Name
Mitchell
Organization Name
Megan R. Mitchell
State
MN
Phone
(510) 703-8428
Email
meganmitchellceramics@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

Susan Feigenbaum: Ceramic artist and educator; Arts Board grantee; Ernest Gillman: Visual artis, Arts Board grantee; Paige Guggemos: Freelance graphic and web designer; printmaker; Ann Klefstad: Artist and writer; Arts Board grantee; Charles Matson Lume: Visual artist; professor of art, School of Art and Design, University of Wisconsin-Stout; James Sannerud: Wood carver and furniture maker; Arts Board grantee

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No