-Minnesota State Arts Board - Minnesota North Star

FY 2011 Grantees

Artist Initiative

Project grants for artists at all stages of their careers, to support artistic development, nurture artistic creativity, and recognize the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state of Minnesota

Awards grouped below by discipline.


Dance

Number of grants awarded 5
Total dollars awarded $ 49,600

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Denise Armstead, Saint Paul $  9,600
Joe Chvala, Minneapolis $  10,000
Kats D Fukasawa, Minneapolis $  10,000
Ashwini Ramaswamy, Minneapolis $  10,000
Kenna Sarge, Minneapolis $  10,000

Media Arts

Number of grants awarded 9
Total dollars awarded $ 79,700

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Hisham Bizri, Saint Paul $  10,000
Kiera Faber, Saint Joseph $  6,500
Nathan Fisher, Saint Louis Park $  9,800
Sayer Frey, Minneapolis $  9,700
Albert Milgrom, Minneapolis $  4,900
Amalia Nicholson, Minneapolis $  8,800
Kevin Obsatz, Minneapolis $  10,000
Justin Schell, Minneapolis $  10,000
Norah Shapiro, Minneapolis $  10,000

Music

Number of grants awarded 23
Total dollars awarded $ 196,186

Grantee, City Grant Amount
James Allen, Minneapolis $  8,850
Jim Anton, Minneapolis $  10,000
Kovan Baldwin, Minneapolis $  4,800
Elizabeth Barnes, Richfield $  10,000
Philip Blackburn, Saint Paul $  10,000
Valeng Cha, Saint Paul $  4,000
Mary Ellen Childs, Minneapolis $  10,000
Eric Christopher, Saint Paul $  10,000
Julie Elhard, Saint Paul $  10,000
Connie Evingson, Minneapolis $  2,706
Paula Gudmundson, Vadnais Heights $  3,900
Kari Musil, Saint Paul $  10,000
Jack Klatt, Minneapolis $  8,800
George Maurer, Minneapolis $  8,830
Ann Millikan, Saint Paul $  10,000
Chantel SinGs, Burnsville $  8,000
Ann Reed, Minneapolis $  10,000
Michael Sawyer, Saint Paul $  10,000
Kim Sueoka, Saint Paul $  8,700
Neal Swanger, Minneapolis $  10,000
Fres Thao, Saint Paul $  10,000
Brian Wicklund, Marine on Saint Croix $  10,000
Ying Zhang, Minneapolis $  7,600

Photography

Number of grants awarded 15
Total dollars awarded $ 134,700

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Amy Anderson, Minneapolis $  10,000
Beth Dow, Minneapolis $  10,000
Peter Eide, Minnetonka $  10,000
Anna Eveslage, Minneapolis $  9,500
Linda Gammell, Saint Paul $  7,200
Lindsay Kaplan, Minneapolis $  10,000
Colleen Mullins, Minneapolis $  8,800
Becky Olstad, Minneapolis $  10,000
Timothy Piotrowski, Minneapolis $  10,000
Sarah Rust Sampedro, Minneapolis $  10,000
Sean Smuda, Minneapolis $  5,000
Carrie Elizabeth Thompson, Minneapolis $  10,000
Lex Thompson, Minneapolis $  5,200
Tom Wik, Minneapolis $  9,000
Petronella Ytsma, Saint Paul $  10,000

Poetry

Number of grants awarded 11
Total dollars awarded $ 88,300

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Naomi Cohn, Saint Paul $  10,000
Patrick Cabello Hansel, Minneapolis $  7,000
Sean Hill, Bemidji $  5,000
Roseann Lloyd, Minneapolis $  2,900
Emily Lloyd, Minneapolis $  9,400
Michelle Matthees, Duluth $  10,000
Ethna McKiernan, Minneapolis $  9,000
Anh-Hoa Nguyen, Maplewood $  10,000
Matt Rasmussen, Robbinsdale $  5,000
Lynette Reini-Grandell, Minneapolis $  10,000
Bryan Thao Worra, Minneapolis $  10,000

Prose

Number of grants awarded 19
Total dollars awarded $ 157,550

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Lesley Arimah, Mankato $  7,500
Kelly Barnhill, Minneapolis $  9,950
Heather Bouwman, Saint Paul $  5,900
Anika Fajardo, Minneapolis $  6,800
Gwyn Fallbrooke, Minneapolis $  8,400
Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, Saint Paul $  6,200
Susan Carol Hauser, Puposky $  10,000
Nicole Helget, North Mankato $  10,000
Elizabeth Jarrett Andrew, Minneapolis $  10,000
Kate Ledger, Saint Paul $  5,500
Brian Malloy, Minneapolis $  10,000
Edward McPherson, Minneapolis $  5,800
Margaret Miles, Minneapolis $  8,600
Mai Neng Moua, Minneapolis $  10,000
Cole Perry, Bovey $  5,000
Dominic Saucedo, Minneapolis $  10,000
Lisa M. Bolt Simons, Faribault $  8,900
Richard Terrill, New Hope $  10,000
Morgan Willow, Minneapolis $  9,000

Theater

Number of grants awarded 13
Total dollars awarded $ 119,200

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Eva Barr, Wykoff $  7,500
Julie Boada, Minneapolis $  8,000
Nancy Donoval, Minneapolis $  10,000
Aaron Gabriel, Minneapolis $  10,000
Chris Griffith, Minneapolis $  10,000
John Heimbuch, Minneapolis $  9,500
Barbara Kingsley, Saint Paul Park $  10,000
Margo McCreary, Minneapolis $  7,080
Rachel Perlmeter, Saint Paul $  10,000
Annie Rollins, Minneapolis $  8,520
Peter Rothstein, Minneapolis $  10,000
Luverne Seifert, Minneapolis $  10,000
Candy Simmons, Minneapolis $  8,600

Visual Arts

Number of grants awarded 52
Total dollars awarded $ 447,150

Grantee, City Grant Amount
Kjellgren Alkire, Roseville $  10,000
Felice Amato, Saint Paul $  9,500
Laura Andrews, Minneapolis $  6,900
Christine Baeumler, Saint Paul $  8,850
Loretta Bebeau, Minneapolis $  10,000
David Bowen, Duluth $  9,300
Julie Buffalohead, Saint Paul $  10,000
Andrea Carlson, Minneapolis $  6,700
Pritika Chowdhry, Madison $  10,000
Morgan Clifford, Stillwater $  6,000
Laura Corcoran, Saint Paul $  7,500
Davie Duke, Minneapolis $  9,500
Brad Durham, Minneapolis $  3,000
John Fleischer, Minneapolis $  10,000
Douglas Freeman, Minneapolis $  8,800
Gita Ghei, Saint Paul $  2,900
Laura Hallen, Minneapolis $  8,400
Christopher Held, Minneapolis $  9,550
Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Minneapolis $  8,600
Alison Hiltner, Minneapolis $  10,000
Laddavanh Insixiengmay, Brooklyn Park $  9,800
Tom Jaszczak, Hopkins $  9,150
Michael Kareken, Minneapolis $  10,000
Caroline Kent, Minneapolis $  9,100
Janet Lobberecht, Minneapolis $  10,000
Amanda Lovelee, Minneapolis $  6,000
Oskar Ly, Saint Paul $  10,000
Mary Jane Mansfield, Minneapolis $  3,400
Roderick Massey, Minneapolis $  10,000
Andy Messerschmidt, Ely $  10,000
Ernest Miller, Minneapolis $  10,000
Aldo Moroni, Jr., Minneapolis $  2,700
Lisa Nankivil, Minneapolis $  10,000
Carey Netherton, Minneapolis $  9,000
Trever Nicholas, Saint Paul $  10,000
Kimber Olson, Eden Prairie $  10,000
Allison Pegoraro, Little Canada $  10,000
Drew Peterson, Minneapolis $  8,000
Jim Proctor, Minneapolis $  6,000
Kimberlee Roth, Minneapolis $  10,000
Chad Rutter, Minneapolis $  9,000
Joshua Sarantitis, Saint Paul $  8,500
Cecilia Schiller, Saint Paul $  8,800
Stephen Shaskan, Minneapolis $  10,000
Aaron Spangler, Park Rapids $  10,000
David Petersen, Minneapolis $  10,000
David Swenson, Minneapolis $  7,300
Angela Talle, Minneapolis $  10,000
Kao Lee Thao, Savage $  5,650
Peter Haakon Thompson, Minneapolis $  10,000
Randy Walker, Minneapolis $  10,000
Gwen Westerman, Good Thunder $  9,250

 

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