Minnesota's Legacy

Artist Initiative

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Shannon L. Estlund
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
March 2019
End Date
February 2020
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

2019 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The artist will develop and use skills for engaging with scientists, naturalists, and other communities with interest in the natural world. Outcome will be evaluated on the basis of both the quality of engagement with experts during the research phase of my project, and attendance levels and quality of engagement at the public exhibition(s) and gallery talk. 2: The artist will deepen her knowledge of Minnesota deciduous forest and create and exhibit a series of paintings investigating these spaces. This outcome will be evaluated based on the technical, formal, and conceptual quality and quantity of the work produced and by the overall public reception, audience attendance and engagement, and any resulting press and/or sales of work.

Project Overview

Artist Initiative

Project Details

Estlund will create a series of paintings exploring hidden patterns and relationships in Minnesota forests, and will hold a public exhibition and talk.

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Shannon L. Estlund
(904) 607-1960x c
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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.; Uri Camarena: Business consultant, Metropolitan Economic Development Association. Board chair, Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Officer at-large, Minnesota State Arts Board; Michael Charron: Dean of the School of the Arts, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Secretary/Treasurer, 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. Chair, Minnesota State Arts Board.; Philip McKenzie, Oboe and English horn player; adjunct oboe faculty, NDSU; Mary McReynolds-Pellinen: Executive director, Lyric Center for the Arts; coordinator, First Stage Gallery; 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

Nicole Chamberlain-Dupree: Executive director, MN Marine Art Museum; Nicholas DeVries: Ceramic artist and teacher; Arts Board grantee; Kristina Estell: Sculptor and installation artist; arts educator; Arts Board grantee; Nicole Havekost: Sculptor; Arts Board grantee; Suzanne Kosmalski: Installation artist and photographer; Arts Board grantee; Kari Lindquist-Weber: Painter; Arts Board grantee; Thomas McGregor: Painter; Arts Board grantee; Drew Peterson: Printer and educator; Arts Board grantee; Susan Shields: Artist; Arts Board grantee; MCAD faculty

Conflict of Interest Disclosed