Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Reed D. White
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)

I will further develop my painting style, applying what I learned from my last body of work, and seek feedback about the new paintings. I will publicly exhibit for a month. At the opening, I will speak and seek feedback from the audience. A comment box requesting feedback will remain for the duration of the show. 2: I will produce 20 new paintings and have a public show. I will also document the paintings to promote myself as an artist. I will exhibit 20 new paintings for a month in Mankato Minnesota, and speak publicly at the show opening. I will photograph the paintings for self-promotion and marketing as an artist.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

White will paint eighteen portraits of people from his community. He will explore his style of capturing the essence of the model in his quirky, colorful paintings. He will have a public showing and speak about his work. White will show the paintings at the Carnegie Art Center in Mankato, February 1-28, 2019.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Reed D. White
(507) 995-3524
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