Minnesota's Legacy

Career Development Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,072
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Sharon L. Vanous
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
October 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Itasca
Itasca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2013, Chapter 137, Article 4, Section 2, Subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,072
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,538
Direct expenses
$2,610
Administration costs
$0
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

To improve my acrylic paintings by using unique, fresher colors to create a more simplistic, contemporary look. To improve the variety of my paintings with texture and depth. I am wanting to learn techniques to create more depth and shading of a subject, so the subject, be it an animal, person or landscape, will have more depth and become more "alive." I would like to show more life-like paintings, using more boldness and eliminating the overworked look that can easily happen.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Learning a simpler way of painting landscapes, and still lifes that is very vibrant and bold. I can do a painting very quickly. I did 5 minute sketches and was able to show the weight and balance of the models with speed and accuracy.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Career Development Grant
Project Details
Attend a class given by professional acrylic artist Patti Mollica.
Project Manager
First Name
Sharon
Last Name
Vanous
Organization Name
Sharon L. Vanous
State
MN
Phone
(218) 244-6672
Email
slplvan@yahoo.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Ken Bloom: Director of Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Peter Pestalozzi: furniture maker, wood worker; David Beard: Assistant Professor University of Minnesota-Duluth writing studies; Mark King: actor, theater reviewer, musician; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Dana Mattice: Development and Communications Director of The Art Institute Duluth; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
John Gregor: photographer, art educator, community art advocate; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Ann Russ: music performer, community song leader, choir director, workshop leader, past director and founder of North Shore Music Association; Moira Villiard: visual artist and student of arts and communication at University of Wisconsin-Superior; Erling Ellison: jewelry designer and creator, speech coach and judge, director of Garrison Art Fair; Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist.