Minnesota's Legacy

Career Development Grant

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,695
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Craig J. Blacklock
Recipient Type
Individual
Status
Completed
Start Date
March 2018
End Date
March 2019
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Carlton
Cook
Pine
Chisago
Ramsey
Washington
Hennepin
Dakota
Goodhue
Wabasha
Winona
Carlton
Cook
Pine
Chisago
Ramsey
Washington
Hennepin
Dakota
Goodhue
Wabasha
Winona
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2017 Regular Session, chapter 91, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Arts Education ACHF Cultural Heritage

2018 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$1,695
Other Funds Leveraged
$12,905
Direct expenses
$14,600
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Print, frame, ship and assist in installing a traveling exhibition of approximately 30 photographs of the St. Croix River Watershed to five venues. I will also work on promotion of the exhibition, and conduct at least two photography lectures/workshops, and many gallery talks to the public during the exhibition tour. Exhibiting in venues such as are this tour is an important part of fulfilling my role as an artist, and building my reputation. The measurable outcome is that my exhibition gets produced and toured. I have a track record of exhibiting successfully, including at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum.

Measurable Outcome(s)

I printed, had framed and exhibited over 40 photographs. Exhibition venues included: Mill City Museum, Minneapolis, MN; CHARAC Art Center, Hayward, WI; Weiss Library, Hayward, WI; The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson, WI; Minnesota Marine Art Museum, Winona, MN; Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater, MN; Judd Street Exchange, Marine on St. Croix, MN; Watershed Gallery within National Eagle Center, Wabasha, MN; Grand Marais Art Colony, Grand Marais, MN, will show at White Bear Lake Art Center, WBL, MN summer 2019. In addition, I put on two photography workshops, and did dozens of programs based upon this work throughout the St. Croix Watershed. Segments of the work were also shown on Twin Cities Public Television as part of their pledge drive. I did many interviews on TV, radio and newspapers, with major coverage in Minneapolis Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press. Later this month I will present the keynote speech for "Spring Break" for the Twin Cities Area Camera Clubs, much of the presentation from this project.

Proposed Outcomes Achieved
Achieved proposed outcomes.
Source of Additional Funds

Other,local or private

Project Overview

Career Development Grant

Project Details

Traveling photography exhibit at: Mill City Museum; CHARAC Art Center; Phipps Center for the Arts; Minnesota Marine Art Museum; Watershed Gallery within National Eagle Center.

Project Manager
First Name
Craig
Last Name
Blacklock
Organization Name
Craig J. Blacklock
State
MN
Phone
(218) 485-0478
Email
craig@blacklockgallery.com
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications

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, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Jeanne Doty: Retired Associate Professor UMD Music, pianist; Amber Burns: choreographer, dancer, actor, middle school art teacher; Margaret Holmes: visual artist, poet, and former Children's Theatre employee; Tammy Mattonen: visual artists, co-founder of Crescendo Youth Orchestra; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Ariana Daniel: mixed media artist, arts instructor; Emily Fasbender: student liaison, visual artist

Advisory Group Members and Qualifications

Adam Guggemos: graphic designer, art events promoter; Moira Villiard: visual artist, Cultural Programming Coordinator at American Indian Community Housing Organization; Kayla Schubert: Native American craft artist, writer, employee at MacRostie Art Center; Richard Colburn: photographer, retired professor of art at the University of Northern Iowa; Tim White: photographer, writer; Karen McManus: musician, administrator at Mesabi Symphony Orchestra.

Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No