Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Natasha Pestich
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
In Progress
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Anoka
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$0
Direct expenses
$10,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I will develop my narrative strategies beyond the use of posters by producing artists' publications that expand on and complete my Xylander project. I will gain critical feedback through dialogue with peers in workshops, classes and mentorship. The public's insight at two public speaking events will further assess the success of my finished work.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Pestich will complete a series of artists' publications that knit together themes of identity, society's complicated relationship to nature, and systems of power, as the conclusion of her Xylander project. She will host a public lecture at the Minneapolis School of Art and Design in Minneapolis, followed by a panel discussion with naturalists and art world professionals.

Project Manager
First Name
Natasha
Last Name
Pestich
Organization Name
Natasha Pestich
State
MN
Phone
(267) 934-4632
Email
npestich@mcad.edu
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

Kenneth Bloom: Director, Tweed Museum; Kyle Fokken: Sculptor, Arts Board grantee; Kimberlee Joy Roth: Ceramic artist; Arts Board grantee; Nicole Selmer: Artist and educator in papermaking, printmaking, and bookmaking; Colleen Sheehy: President and executive director, Public Art Saint Paul; John Sterner: Sculptor, painter, arts educator; Lisa Truax: Associate professor of art and design at Saint Mary's University; Arts Board grantee; Randall Walker: Artist; Arts Board grantee

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No