Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$10,000
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Mathew John. Ollig AKA Mat Ollig
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2018
End Date
June 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Big Stone
Carlton
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Dakota
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Jackson
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Lincoln
Marshall
Martin
Mower
Nobles
Norman
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Rock
Roseau
Big Stone
Carlton
Chisago
Clay
Cook
Dakota
Faribault
Fillmore
Freeborn
Goodhue
Houston
Jackson
Kittson
Koochiching
Lac qui Parle
Lake
Lake of the Woods
Lincoln
Marshall
Martin
Mower
Nobles
Norman
Pine
Pipestone
Polk
Rock
Roseau
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
$10,000
Other Funds Leveraged
$86
Direct expenses
$10,086
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Thirty days of live-painting the Minnesota border, connecting people through art with a public exhibition, and journaling the adventures for an e-book. The journey will be documented and posted on social media, a blog, and in an e-book, with the paintings publicly exhibited. Attendance and web traffic will be monitored for audience tabulation.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Thirty days of live-painting the Minnesota border, connecting people through art with an open studio, and journaling the adventures for an e-book. The journey was documented and posted on social media and in an e-book, with the paintings publicly exhibited in an open studio. Attendance and web traffic was monitored for audience tabulation.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved most of the proposed outcomes
Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Ollig will spend thirty days traveling along the Minnesota border to make GPS labeled paintings of border towns and landscapes. The journey will be documented and posted on social media in an e-book and will be publicly exhibited.

Project Manager
First Name
Mathew
Last Name
Ollig
Organization Name
Mathew J. Ollig AKA Mat Ollig
State
MN
Phone
(763) 639-3245
Email
matollig@gmail.com
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

Marion Angelica: Ceramic artist, former director of Metropolitan Regional Arts Council; Karlyn Berg: Visual artist; Arts Board grantee; James Brenner: Sculptor and [ublic artist; Arts Board grantee; Sayge Carroll: Founder, Women of Color Artist Gathering; visual artist; Erik Farseth: Printmaker, zine publisher, collage artist; Arts Board grantee; Kristi Kuder: Sculptor, textile processes in metal and mixed media; Arts Board grantee; Laura Youngbird: Art instructor and cultural counselor.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No