Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Ann E. Magnusson
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)

Magnusson will develop skills in organizing community engagement, plus gain beneficial experience speaking publicly in conjunction with her exhibit. Success will be measured by artist's ability to inform, engage, interview, select local volunteers in proposed ten days. Artist talk will be evaluated by number of attendees and feedback at exhibit.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Magnusson will paint eight companion pairings to add to her four-year Interior and Portrait series. Her new focus and subjects will be of and from southern Minnesota. The entire series will be exhibited at Owatonna Art Center.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Ann E. Magnusson
(651) 429-3125
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

Kimble Bromley: Professor of art at North Dakota State University; nationally and internationally exhibited artist; Patricia Canelake: Artist; Arts Board grantee; Nicole Chamberlain-Dupree: Executive director, MN Marine Art Museum; Seho Park: Artist; art professor, Winona State University; Connor Rice: Multimedia artist; Arts Board grantee; Andrew Shea: Glass artist; Arts Board grantee; Julie Sirek: Visual artist; Arts Board grantee

Conflict of Interest Disclosed