New York City – Acclaimed national nonprofit organization, The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF), which has the unique mission of equipping professional visual artists to be self-sustaining entrepreneurs, continues to see its 2017-18 Fellows impact the art world in May with a variety of exhibits, honors, and other activities.
Two CHF Fellows are part of the always enchanting annual “Teapots!” exhibit through May 26 at the Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wood sculptor Aaron Laux, of Madison, Wisconsin, has his heart rooted in the upper Midwest. This connection to the land has yielded an ethical approach to building art, and giving priority to local and reclaimed materials. He is committed to fusing art and design to help develop better, more livable public spaces. Much of his work is produced through commissions and is in collections nationally. Kristin LeVier is an Idaho-based sculptor who transforms wood and metal into contemporary pieces that embody a sense of motion and are inspired by the natural world. Her passion for sculpture goes back 13 years, when she decided to leave her career as a molecular biologist to pursue sculpture full-time. Kristin will also be exhibiting work in May in group shows at American Art Company in Tacoma, Washington, The Gallery of Wood Art in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Gallery in the Park in Richland, Washington.
Nature’s loveliness never ceases to captivate Paula Ensign, who is based on Bainbridge Island, a 40-minute ferry from downtown Seattle. Her perfect day will always be sunshine, a view, and a pen or paintbrush in her hand. She loves becoming a part of the landscape and connecting with the sensory experiences that make each location special. Her unique ink drawings with watercolor accents were inspired by trips to the Oregon Coast, and they will be on view in May at the White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Beaufort, North Carolina–based photo-realist Donna Lee Nyzio has had one of her favorite works, “Bad Penny,” juried into the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society Best of America Small Painting Exhibition, which is taking place at Richland Fine Art in Nashville, Tennessee, from April 30 to May 26. She is happy for this painting to be included in a second national show. Each entry was reviewed and scored by an independent jury panel of 5 NOAPS Master Artists or Signature Members. The panel selected paintings for the exhibit based on the quality and individual mastery of the medium. Also in May, Donna will be taking part in Plein Air Farm Days at the Kuerner Farm, Brandywine River Museum of Art, in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. The farm is a National Historic Landmark, where Andrew Wyeth found intriguing subjects for over 70 years.
Boulder, Colorado–based Belgin Yücelen’s sculpture series “Eternity is Ours” and her “Floating Tales,” a print series about imaginary stories taking places in imaginary lands, will be displayed at the Edge of Excess II exhibition at the Foundry Art Center in Saint Charles, Missouri, from May 11 to June 22. Her print “Today I was with Picasso” will be shown at the Identity Spectrum Exhibition at Susquehanna Art Museum, in Harrisburg, PA, between May 4 and August 5, 2018. Another print titled “Of a Single Soul” will be exhibited at the group exhibition Artivism at Pollak Gallery, Monmouth University, New Jersey, from April 1 to May 31. These two prints are part of a series titled “Overwritten Scripts” which she created with the intent to emphasize the inequality that exists based on socio-cultural norms rather than Islamic principles, which regard men and women equal in humanity.
The Albuquerque Museum of Art and History is acquiring Santa Fe–based painter Willy Bo Richardson’s “Number 1” for their permanent collection. The museum features artists influenced by the region and includes masterworks by Georgia O’Keeffe, Raymond Jonson, Fritz Scholder, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. To celebrate the acquisition, the Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, which represents Richardson, will be hosting a solo exhibition of his work, including “Number 1.” The exhibition, titled “Navigation,” will run in the project room from April 20 to May 25, with an artist reception on Saturday, May 12, from 6-8 pm.
About The Clark Hulings Fund
The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that champions economic sustainability for working artists. We do this by delivering business education and entrepreneurial learning through a rigorous Business Accelerator, a Digital Learning Portal, in-person education events in local communities, and a federation of artist-formed and artist-led networks of opportunity. All of this achieves one aim: equip visual artists to thrive so the world can benefit from their vision. The Clark Hulings Fund 2017 Annual Report is available now at https://clarkhulingsfund.org/reports/.