Acclaimed national nonprofit organization, The Clark Hulings Fund for Visual Artists (CHF), who has a unique mission to equip professional visual artists to be self-sustaining entrepreneurs, continue to see their 2017-18 fellows impact the art world in May with a variety of exhibits, honors, and other activities.
Two Clark Hulings Fellows are part of the always enchanting annual Teapots! exhibit through May 26 at the Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery in Pittsburgh, PA. Moscow, Idaho’s Kristin LeVier is a sculptor who transforms wood, metal, and glass into contemporary pieces that embody a sense of motion and are inspired by the natural world. Her passion for sculpture goes back 25 years when she decided to leave her career as a molecular biologist to pursue sculpture full-time. Wood sculptor Aaron Laux, of Madison WI, has his heart rooted in the upper Midwest. This connection to the land has yielded an ethical approach to building art, 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.
Based on Bainbridge Island, a 40-minute ferry from downtown Seattle, Nature’s loveliness never ceases to captivate Paula Ensign. Her perfect day will always be sunshine, a view and a pen or paintbrush in her hand. She loves becoming a part of a scene and connecting with the sensory experiences that make each location special. Her unique ink drawings with watercolor accents inspired by trips to the Oregon Coast will be on view at the White Bird Gallery in Cannon Beach, Oregon in May.
Busy 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 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 selects paintings for the exhibit based on the quality and individual mastery of the medium. Also, in May Donna will be taking part in the Plein Air Farm Days at the Kuerner Farm, Brandywine River Museum of Art, in Chadds Ford PA. The farm is a National Historic Landmark, where Andrew Wyeth found intriguing subjects for over 70 years.
Boulder, Colorado-based Belgin Yucelen sculpture series “Eternity is Ours” and her “Floating Tales,” print series on 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. Of “Eternity is Ours” Yucelen notes, “What amazes me the most about goddess figurines is that people have been creating them for almost 40,000 years and there is still not a clear understanding of their purpose. As for me, I know: they are here as a result of a search for selfless beauty. I created these goddess figures to honor this ancient purpose.”
Albuquerque Museum of Art and History will be acquiring Santa Fe based painter Willy Bo Richardson’s “Number 1” (1999) for their permanent collection. The museum’s art collection 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, Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque, who represents Richardson, will be hosting a solo exhibition of his work, including “Number 1.” The exhibition, titled Navigation, will run in the project space 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 as self-sustaining entrepreneurs.
For more information, please visit https://clarkhulingsfund.org.