Minnesota's Legacy

Arts and Cultural Heritage Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Lake of the Woods Art Guild
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Start Date
August 2013
End Date
August 2013
Activity Type
Counties Affected
Lake of the Woods
Lake of the Woods
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Education

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

The self-confidence of participants will be increased through participation in this Frank Covino workshop. The majority of participants will continue to use the skills and methods as taught by Covino throughout their lifetimes. The artistic skills gained will be transferred by the artists to other applications and the knowledge passed on to others. Public awareness for the value of art and improvement of the quality of life will be raised.Student artists will complete a survey on the last day of class in which 99% will state positively that the class was worthwhile and many benefits were derived from this experience.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Ages ranging from college-age to 89 years old attended this seminar. The learning progress the students made was remarkable. This professional instruction gave them confidence to continue using skills acquired through this class. The increased enrollment and advertising perpetuated awareness of the classical traditions of oil painting so that this fine art will not be lost to future generations. The public was invited to stop in to view students work and there were many who were astounded by the quality of the works in progress.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
Susan Biscay-Hopkins, Wendi Storbeck, Carol Erickson, Jane Sindelir
Project Overview
Classical Academic Workshop
Project Details
Funds will assist Lake of the Woods Art Guild to offer affordable tuition for a Frank Covino Classical Academic Oil Painting Seminar.
Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Lake of the Woods Art Guild
Street Address
PO Box 46 410 3rd Ave SE
Zip Code
(218) 634-1561
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Kathy Gustafson: visual artist, sculptor, artist career counselor; Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Diana McLain: photographer, visual artist, arts advocate; Leah Prussia: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist, craft artist; Steve Ballard: visual artist, art teacher, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Richard Longtine: visual artist, folk artist, craft artist, theatrical artist; Linda Kaul: craft artist, theatrical artist, dancer; Mark Anthony Rolo: literary artist, theatrical artist, visual artist, craft artist.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Steve Prenevost: arts appreciator, arts advocate; Nancy Cole: musician, theatrical artist, dance performer; Justin Holley: literary artist, musician, theatrical artist; Bill Smith: visual artist, sculptor, craft artist, arts advocate.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed