Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Leslie E. Barlow
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
March 2018
End Date
February 2019
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Artist will develop new techniques in sewing, and apply this to a new body of work that explores family, history, and multiracial identity. Success evaluated through the process and completion of the new body of work, as well as exhibition and documentation of the finished work. 2: Artist will engage the community with the new work and subject matter through: open studio events, public exhibition, public artist talk and Q & A. Success evaluated in the tracking of public attendance, engagement, and feedback from studio events, exhibition, and artist talk--while paying particular attention to engaging new audiences.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Barlow will create a new body of work combining oil painting and textiles to explore race, family, history, and storytelling through the relationship of her grandmothers. This work will culminate in an exhibition in early 2019.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Leslie E. Barlow
(612) 802-1906
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. Chair, 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. Officer at -Large, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Sean Dowse, Mayor of Red Wing, elected 2016. Former executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts. Secretary/Treasurer, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Thomas Moss: Consultant to nonprofits and government agencies.; Dobson West: Senior advisor, Spell Capital Partners Fund; Christina Widdess: Arts organization consultant; former managing director, Penumbra Theatre. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Zoe Adler: Curator, Art in the Library program, Carleton College; Jessica Culver: Contemporary figurative artist; Arts Board grantee; Susan Foss: Creator of MN Goose Garden sculpture garden; Arts Board grantee; Lindsay Locatelli: Jewelry designer; Arts Board grantee; Ryuta Nakajima: Contemporary artist, curator, product designer; associate professort of art, University of Minnesota Duluth; Jenny Schmid: Artist and professor; Arts Board grantee; Susan Westley Seeger: ; Matthew Willemsen: Artist, designer, educator; Arts Board grantee

Conflict of Interest Disclosed