Minnesota's Legacy

Career Development Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Karlyn I. Berg AKA Karlyn Atkinson Berg
Recipient Type
Start Date
February 2017
End Date
April 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
St. Louis
St. Louis
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2015 Special Session, chapter 2, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Other Funds Leveraged
Direct expenses
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I have several upcoming opportunities to exhibit including a solo show at the Phipps Gallery in Hudson, Wisconsin in 2018. This opportunity represents an important step in my career and I wish to create a new cohesive body of work for this exhibit. I also wish to design a unique body of work that goes beyond just making more paintings. To challenge myself as a collage artist I am proposing to create triptych (3 - 16" x 20" panels) surrounded by 3 - 20" x 24" paintings on each side. I intend to include one painting made up of 15 - 6 x6 small works arranged together. The triptych will allow me to explore moving the images, shapes and colors from one panel to the next. I am also planning to airbrush components so rather than relying on random images and found paper I can create the exact color fragments that will be needed for this project. I have therefore included in the budget equipment and materials needed to complete the project as proposed. I think people react to my collages because of my love and use of color and the mystery of the images that I include in unusual ways. If I have succeeded the viewer should not have to work to seek a sensory experience, but should be drawn into the work. The intention of the work is a visual experience and, like the words of a poem or song, should leave you with an image and emotion. I propose to have a guest book that will allow for comments and discussion of the finished work. I will plan to do a presentation to describe the body work and the history and collage medium.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I am unable to include information about the exhibits impact on viewers since the exhibit this grant funded is scheduled for December 2018. However in February 2018 I had another solo show at the Lyric Art Center in Virginia, Minnesota. I included a few of the works in the series funded by ARAC. Attendance at that event was about 275. The participants were 99 percent adults. Care was taken at the exhibit to credit the paintings funded by this ARAC. Press releases, schedule of activities, reports and audience attendance will be submitted during and after the Phipps Art Center solo shows is completed.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Career Development Grant

Project Details

Phipps Gallery, Solo Exhibit - Create Body of work - Proposal

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
Karlyn I. Berg AKA Karlyn Atkinson Berg
(218) 245-3049
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; Kate Fitzgerald: Program Director North Shore Music Association, writer; Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Tara Makinen: Executive Director of Itasca Orchestra and Strings, musician; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor of Music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, pianist; Candace LaCosse: North House Folk School instructor, leatherwork designer and crafter; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Quentin Stille: student liaison, College Music Director at KUMD.

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Michelle Ronning: jewelry designer and maker; Moira Villiard: visual artist; Paula Gudmundson: Music professor at University of Minnesota-Duluth, flutist; Kayla Schubert: arts administrator, curatorial assistant; Walt Raschick: music director at KUWS; Pamela Davis: artist, weaver, instructor.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed