Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Daniel J. Mondloch AKA Dan Mondloch
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)

Local creative communities will be expanded and strengthened after reaching out to new audiences through plein air painting. Fifty plain air paintings will be made, over 150 onlookers will be engaged in unexpected arts experiences, and 25 onlookers will receive paintings for free. 2: I will be more prepared for my next career step by developing vision and purpose as a plein air painter. Paintings will display increased subject variety, more confident and expressive brushwork, clearer value structures, and I will have a deeper understanding of the significance of the places I paint.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

To complete his Community Plein Air project, Mondloch will paint 50 paintings in public locations and give half of them away to onlookers who have a unique connection to the place being painted.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Daniel J. Mondloch AKA Dan Mondloch
(320) 250-0073
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

Elizabeth Devine: Jewelry designer and lettering artist; Southeastern Minnesota Visual Artists co-op board member; Brian Frink: Visual artist, professor of painting and drawing, chair, art department, Minnesota State University, Mankato; John Hock: Cofounder, CEO, artistic director of Franconia Sculpture Park; Katrina Knutson: Working artist, freelance educator, and community organizer; Seho Park: Artist; art professor, Winona State University; Judith Saye-Willis: Studio visual artist; Arts Board grantee

Conflict of Interest Disclosed