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News- 2012 Wind Challenge winners, Happy Fernandez to resign next year and more


Wind Challenge artists for 2012

The Wind Challenge announced the nine artists for its series of 2012 juried shows. Through a blind jury selection process, the artists were chosen out of a pool of nearly 200 applicants. This year will mark the exhibition series’ 34th year.

Wind Challenge
Anita Allyn, Alana Bograd, Astrid Bucio, Christopher Hartshorne, Laura Ledbetter, Erin. M. Riley, Nora Salzman, Sara Steinwachs, Jennie Thwing

Moore’s president Happy Fernandez to step down in 2012

President Fernandez
President Fernandez

Happy Fernandez, the president of Moore College of Art & Design, announced her plans to resign effective May 2012. Since her inauguration in 1999, Fernandez has been a progressive leader of the institution, increasing the enrollment at Moore by 29% and completing a successful $30 million capital campaign. “I feel it is the right time to make this transition with the college in such a strong position,” stated Dr. Fernandez.

Philly artists out of town

Judith Scheachter will participate in the 54th annual Venice Bienniale as part of Glasstress, an exhibition of glass work by contemporary artists, from June 4 through November 27 2011.

Judith Schaechter, Nature, 28” x 45”, stained glass

Silver Eye Center For Photography‘s first ever Pennsylvania Photography Biennial opened at the Pittsburgh gallery on May 24th. Half of the participants highlighted are Philadelphia-area artists: Donald E. Camp, Edward McHugh, Amie Potsic, Nadine Rovner, Amy Stevens, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Sarah Stolfa, and Lori Waselchuk.

Sarah Stolfa, Clarksdale, MS, photograph

Andrew Jeffrey Wright has a solo show Down For Whatever Forever at THIS Los Angeles from June 3 – 23.

New gallery in town!

Fourth Wall Art Salon announces the opening of the Fourth Wall Art Gallery. The gallery is having a reception with founder and curator Keir Johnston on Friday, June 3rd from 5 – 8 PM at 158 North 3rd St. for a celebration of their visual artists.