Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$9,974
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Elaine B. Rutherford
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
April 2018
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Hennepin
Stearns
Hennepin
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
$9,974
Other Funds Leveraged
$900
Direct expenses
$10,767
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Research into and practice of various needlework processes for incorporating into new mixed media paintings. Outcomes of research and practice will be seen via application of new processes in painted works. Consultation with practitioners in the field will provide input and critical feedback. 2: Research will provide basis for a new body of work consisting of paintings exploring themes of landscape, place and cultural identity. New work will be exhibited in public exhibitions and accompanied by public events and artist talks. Professional documentation of work will support future exhibition and grant applications.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Researched into and practice of various needlework processes for incorporating into new mixed media paintings. A body of new work was created which demonstrated application of new skill set. Consultations with practitioner' in the field provided critical feedback throughout the process. 2: Research provided basis for a new body of work consisting of paintings exploring themes of landscape, place and cultural identity. New work was exhibited in two public exhibitions in Minnesota and was accompanied by public events and artist talks. Professional documentation of work will support future exhibition and grant applications.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Rutherford will create a series of mixed media paintings which integrate historic needlework processes into the work. An exhibit and artist talk at Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis is planned.

Project Manager
First Name
Elaine
Last Name
Rutherford
Organization Name
Elaine B. Rutherford
State
MN
Phone
(612) 219-4108
Email
erutherford@csbsju.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