Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Suzanne E. Szucs
Recipient Type
Start Date
May 2012
End Date
April 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Project Overview
Artist Initiative
Project Details
Szucs will expand her digital montage series, Sketch 4 I.D. which will include an abstract installation about the natural landscape found in Minnesota. She plans to exhibit the work in both traditional and nontraditional venues.
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Judson Bemis Jr., Actor, arts administrator, founder and principal of Clere Consulting. Secretary, Minnesota State Arts Board., Ardell Brede, Mayor of Rochester, elected 2002., Peggy Burnet, Businesswoman, art collector, and community volunteer. Chair of the Nominating Committee, Smithsonian National Board. Trustee, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Michael Charron, Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. Vice Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Sean Dowse, Executive director, Sheldon Theatre. Board member for Minnesota Music Coalition, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts, and Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies., John Gunyou, City manager, Minnetonka., Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Alexandria Area Arts Association, Inc. Director and arts educator.,Ellen McInnis, Director of Twin Cities government relations, Wells Fargo. Member of Bottineau Boulevard Partnership. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board., Pamela Perri, Executive vice president, Builders Association of Minnesota., Margaret Rapp, Former educator, Saint Paul Academy and Summit School. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board., Anton Treuer, Professor of Ojibwe, Bemidji State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Douglas Beasley: Photographer, founder and director of Vison Quest Photo Workshops.; Gloria Brush: Chair and professor of photography, University of Minnesota Duluth.; Beth Dow: Photographer; Colleen Mullins: Photographer, academic director of digital film/video production and photography programs, Art Institutes International Minnesota.; Margaret Ojala: Photographer and Professor of Art, St Olaf College.; Keri Pickett: Photographer, filmmaker; Don Sherman: Artist, Arts offerings and mentors program coordinator, Southwest Minnesota State University College Now.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Minnesota artists are able to expand or further develop their artistic abilities through varied learning opportunities. More Minnesotans are able to engage in or with the work of Minnesota artists.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Through the granting process my work on the project allowed me to take it to new places and to further explore the potential of the work. The development is demonstrated by the completion of 10 new pieces for the Sketch 4 I.D. series and completing two versions of the Skin installation (1 consisting of 15 images, 2 consisting of 33 images). During the process I also accumulated much more source material for the continuation of the project. 2: During the granting period I participated in three group shows with the new work, one of which was organized by myself. The total attendance for the three shows was approximately 600 individuals. In addition the work was shown in a national online portfolio for Afterimage magazine. The work was also shown at the national Society for Photographic Education conference in Chicago during portfolio walk through. Additionally, four Sketch pieces were chosen to be displayed at the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities offices in St Paul throughout the 2013-14 school year.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Suzanne E. Szucs
(585) 764-0348
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