Career Development Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,729
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Justin Dallas
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
August 2017
End Date
December 2017
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Lake
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
$1,729
Other Funds Leveraged
$1,271
Direct expenses
$3,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

I have three goals for this Career Development Grant-funded project. One, I will acquire the remaining tools necessary to make hand carved 8' x 4' wooden panels. This completes the suite of tools that will enable me to begin panel production in my workshop. Two, I will use those newly acquired tools (and materials), in conjunction with the equipment I've already collected, to produce the 3-part "Fish of the Knife" series of hand carved wooden panels. Three, I will begin fusing the disciplines and stylistic influences (naturalism) of my mentors, seeking to incorporate the rich subtleties of painting and illustration in my large-scale woodcarving pieces. Goals Summary: 1. Acquire remaining tools necessary to make hand carved wooden panels, equipping me to begin panel production in my workshop. 2. Produce the 3-part "Fish of the Knife" hand-carved wooden panel series. 3. Successfully integrate rich subtleties of painting and illustration in my large-scale woodcarving pieces. Evaluating the first two goals is straightforward because they involved delivering tangible results (acquisition of tools/materials and finished works of art). The third goal is a bit more challenging to measure because it involves determining incremental progress in my development as an artist. Fortunately, the professional opinions of a peer review can offer valuable insight that will help me improve grow in my craft. The first goal was to acquire tools and materials to start making wood panels in my workshop. The measure of success for this goal would entail acquisition of the tools and materials requested. The second goal is to produce the 3-part "Fish of the Knife" hand carved 8' x 4' wooden panel series. The measure of success for this goal would be the three finished pieces of artwork. The third goal is to successfully integrate the rich subtleties of painting and illustration in my large-scale woodcarving pieces. The measure of success for this goal will be seeking a peer review upon completion of this series. Measures Summary: 1. Acquisition of tools and materials necessary to create hand carved wooden panels. 2. Completion of the "Fish of the Knife" series resulting in 3 finished pieces of large-scale art. 3. Peer review of my 3-part "Fish of the Knife" hand carved wooden panel series to determine if I have been successful in integrating the subtleties of painting and illustration in my large-scale woodcarving pieces.

Measurable Outcome(s)

The first goal was to acquire tools and materials to start making wood panels in my workshop. The measure of success for this goal would entail acquisition of the tools and materials requested. These tools and materials were acquired. The second goal was to produce the 3-part “Fish of the Knife” hand carved 8' x 4' wooden panel series. The measure of success for this goal was the three finished pieces of artwork. I have completed the three finished pieces of artwork (two of which are on display at Cedar Coffee Company). The third goal was to successfully integrate the rich subtleties of painting and illustration in my large-scale woodcarving pieces. The measure of success for this goal was seeking a peer review upon completion of this series. I conducted a peer review; the responses are included in the attachments section under "Dallas.PeerReview.Publicity.pdf." Based on the feedback, I have successfully integrated the techniques of painting and illustration in my large-scale woodcarving pieces. Summary of Actual Measureable Outcomes 1. The tools and materials necessary to create hand carved wooden panels were acquired. 2. I completed the “Fish of the Knife” series resulting in 3 finished pieces of large-scale art. 3. I requested a peer review of my work to determine if I have been successful in integrating the subtleties of painting and illustration in my large-scale woodcarving pieces. Based on the feedback received, I have achieved that goal.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Career Development Grant

Project Details

"Fish of the Knife" is a 3-part hand carved 8' x 4' wood panel series, fusing the rich subtleties of painting and illustration with woodcarving techniques.

Project Manager
First Name
Justin
Last Name
Dallas
Organization Name
Justin Dallas
State
MN
Phone
(719) 649-8137
Email
JustinTDallas@gmail.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

Janeen Carey: vocalist, retired Hibbing Community College librarian and information media specialist; 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; 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

Tammy Mattonen: visual artist, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Paula Gudmundson: Professor of music at University of Minnesota-Duluth, flutist; Walt Raschick: music director at KUWS; Judy Budreau: writer and editor; Jeffrey Kalstrom: sculptor and printmaker, Professor of Fine Art at University of Minnesota-Duluth.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No