Career Development Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2017 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
John A. Gregor
Recipient Type
In Progress
Start Date
February 2017
End Date
February 2018
Activity Type
Counties Affected
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
Administration costs
Number of full time equivalents funded
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Remains Of The Lake is a photographic survey of human artifacts or remnants of human activity (Pre and Post Columbus) on the shores of Lake Superior. This project will refine my personal style and create a body of work which I hope will be worthy of exhibit in the state's finest galleries and museums, and or publishable in national fine art magazines and books. Immediately upon completion of this project and the grant period I will know the success of part of my goals--that is to what degree was I able to explore the subject matter, did I research, locate, and photograph enough locations to present an adequate body of work for the subject. Does the treatment of the subject and look of the resulting photographs reflect the refinement of style that will advance my work? During and after the grant period I will meet with photographers and art critics whom will guide my progress and help me assess my progress. Ken Bloom, director of the Tweed Museum is one of my advisors. I cannot think of anyone more qualified to evaluate my work than Ken. I will not fully know the success of the project until I have been able to approach the identified galleries for an exhibit and if I am successful in getting a one-person show. Regarding publication I will know when I have been accepted by a book publisher or magazine for publication.

Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Project Overview

Career Development Grant

Project Details

Remains Of The Lake

Project Manager
First Name
Last Name
Organization Name
John A. Gregor
(218) 830-0767
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