Career Development Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2015 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,047
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Vernal M. Bogren Swift AKA Vernal Bogren Swift
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2015
End Date
January 2015
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Itasca
St. Louis
Aitkin
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
$1,047
Other Funds Leveraged
$3,293
Direct expenses
$4,340
Administration costs
$1,047
Number of full time equivalents funded
0
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

1. Four large finished batiks at end of six months from start of grant. 2. Proposals out to appropriate venues for an exhibition. Batik is a slow art. It is a negative image process, somewhat related to woodblock printing. The complicated process keeps the image under wax and fugitive dyes until the end, when the batik is boiled several minutes. Boiling does two things. The image is revealed, and the boiling temperature alters the color of the natural dyes. Sometimes that's so nice. Not always though. I do stay intrigued with batik just because I cannot fully control the outcome. Either the alchemy works with full note or it does not. Like music that goes into the mind nicely, or sometimes just hits a wrong chord. Each finished piece has to be evaluated after the finishing boil. About 60% are successful. I will complete four large batiks by end of February 2016. Each will be at least 10 square feet in size.

Measurable Outcome(s)

Will create 6 to 10 batiks for the proposed new art museum in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview
Career Development Grant
Project Details
Dorothy Was Right
Project Manager
First Name
Vernal
Last Name
Bogren Swift
Organization Name
Vernal M. Bogren Swift AKA Vernal Bogren Swift
State
MN
Phone
(218) 247-7887
Email
bogswift@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.