Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Jennifer A. Schultz
Recipient Type
Start Date
March 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Schultz will create new work using the format of an artist?s book that responds to the landscape and history of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota. The work will be exhibited in Wright County at a location in or near Buffalo Lake. A bookmaking workshop for families and an artist talk are also planned.

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
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)

The artist will develop skills and complete work in a new but related medium. Seven-ten new works in the new medium will be completed within the time frame, to be displayed in two consecutive exhibits. Execution of the works will demonstrate the specific skills learned. 2: Buffalo/Wright county residents will engage with work inspired by local landscape and culture. An exhibit for Buffalo/Wright County residents will display the new work and through a presentation or workshop the artist will develop audience understanding of the medium and content.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Artist developed skill in hand paper making and incorporated this into finished work. Artist was able to complete two books. The first was a more traditional mixed media book of six double-sided pages. The second was a deconstructed book consisting of five double-sided textile works that can be exhibited as a book or independently. 2: Buffalo residents (12 households) participated in two workshops and created books that included elements of their responses to the landscape. Two workshops were given and a month-long exhibit of the work was hosted by Wright County Historical Society.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Jennifer A. Schultz
(612) 702-5734
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