Fleisher is excited to announce the nine 2012 Wind Challenge Artists
Anita Allyn, Alana Bograd, Astrid Bucio,
Christopher Hartshorne, Laura Ledbetter, Erin. M. Riley,
Nora Salzman, Sara Steinwachs, Jennie Thwing
Congratulations to these nine artists who were picked from a pool of close to two hundred applicants. Each Wind Challenge Artist participates in one of three three-person exhibitions at Fleisher and will receive a $750 honorarium. To incorporate the Wind Challenge exhibition series into Fleisher's education programming, each artist will also create an event centered on his/her work.
Each year, Fleisher assembles a new panel of esteemed jurors to select the new Wind Challenge Artists based solely on the merit of their work. This year, the panel consisted of the following jurors:
- Candace DiCarlo, Photographer
- Pepón Osorio, Installation Artist
- Hiro Sakaguchi, Painter, Draftsman & Sculptor
- Erica Battle, Project & Curatorial Assistant for Modern & Contemporary Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Robert Blackson, Director of Exhibitions & Public Programs at Tyler School of Art
- Sid Sachs, Director of Exhibitions at the Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery
The Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is a regional juried competition, providing an exhibition opportunity for working artists in Philadelphia at any stage of their career. Each year, nine artists are chosen from two rounds of blind juries to participate in the exhibition series, now in its 34th year.
To view application images from the 2012 Wind Challenge artists, please visit the Fleisher Exhibitions Flickr page.