Awarded A Dresden, Germany Artist Exchange Residency!
by Daric Gill
This year has been full of amazing adventures and it looks like 2019 will only get better! I’m ecstatic to announce that I’ve been awarded an artist exchange residency in Dresden, Germany for 2019! Each year the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony) – offers two Columbus artists the opportunity to undertake a residency in Dresden, Germany, lasting two to three months between March – November. Travel expenses, a small stipend, a living space, and work studio will also be provided as part of the experience.
I’m honestly gobsmacked and completely honored by such a generous residency. This is a prestigious opportunity that only comes available once an artist wins the Visual Arts Fellowship, a merit-based award of funding and exhibition . Last month, I was selected as one of the 2018 fellowship recipients by Greater Columbus Arts Council in conjunction with the Columbus Museum of Art. Past and present fellows can compete with other former winners for this residency. As you can imagine, the pool of artists are quite amazing and I’m tremendously flattered that I was picked out of such a quality roster of talented individuals.
You can expect plenty of posts from Germany during my time there, as I plan to chronicle my work and experiences there.
A special thanks to:
Special Thanks to Greater Columbus Arts Council, Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen, & The Columbus Museum Of Art!
Awarded Visual Arts Fellowship, 2019 Exhibition At CMoA
by Daric Gill
It is my profound pleasure to announce that the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Museum of Art have chosen me as a recipient of the 2018 Visual Arts Fellowship! This is a particular honor, as as well as a generous fellowship award of $5000, the Columbus Museum of Art will feature the recipients in their annual Greater Columbus exhibition June 14 to Sept. 29, 2019.
As if that wasn’t amazing enough, the Visual Art Fellowship finalists and recipients are invited to apply for an Artist Exchange program, a two to three-month residency in Dresden, Germany. This is of course, based on a future selection process. But in any case, the idea is quite thrilling.
The 2018 Visual Arts Fellowships were juried in a blind review process by Lucy Mensah, Assistant Curator of Post-1950 Contemporary Art at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Jacob Proctor, a New York-based curator and writer; and Matthew Thompson, Director of Advisory at Art Agency Partners in Los Angeles. I’m joined by 3 other recipients: Cameron Granger, Jared Thorne, and Ryland Wharton. Congratulations to those artists as well!
"The Greater Columbus Arts Council and The Columbus Museum of Art encourage and support creativity and cultural development in the Columbus area. The Visual Arts Fellowship continues a partnership between the Arts Council and the Columbus Museum of Art that recognizes outstanding visual art practices within the community."
The Visual Arts Fellowship is a very distinguished award and I’m exceedingly grateful to be selected. I’d like to offer my most sincere gratitude to the Council, the CMoA, Lucy Mensah, Jacob Proctor, and Matthew Thompson for choosing my work out of the many others. Numerous family members, friends, professional partnerships, and art-enthusiasts have helped paved the way for any achievement that passes my way. You all have been a part of my journey and I find your love and encouragement a wealth beyond any others.
I am humbled by your support. Thank you!
Special Thanks to Greater Columbus Arts Council & The Columbus Museum Of Art!
The Pizzuti Collection Displays ‘Art For Life’ Artwork
by Daric Gill
If you are familiar with the Pizzuti Collection in any way, you’ll know that they are a powerhouse in the world of contemporary art collections. Situated in the Short North Arts District next to the Goodale Park, the Pizzuti Collection museum houses a rotating collection of privately owned works of art from around the globe. This year they’ve partnered up with the great people at Equitas Health for the biennial Art For Life benefit. Together they will present the 2016 Art for Life event and fund ventures that will support both AIDS research and youth arts education. I’ve taken part in this cause in the past, but I’m especially excited for this newly struck partnership and the added benefits it provides.
The Painting, Process, & Background to “Absolute: Moment”
by Daric Gill
Snow gloves, tank tops, and an umbrella? Where I live, that can only mean one thing: the seasons are changing. Spring is fast approaching. The 30 degree shifts and seasonal mixes each day makes getting dressed seem more like a daily challenge to design a functional super hero costume. A balancing side effect of this spectacular shift in weather is the equally as impressive change in environment.
Crocuses wake up through icy snow crystals. The deciduous trees, with their angrily wild stick-bones, soften due to crimson red buds and fluorescent green leaflets. There’s a change that happens; a release of life back into the world as if a clinched fist has loosened, allowing the life-blood to flow again. As if constantly looking at one’s watch while waiting on company, I actively search for that moment when I can find spring in the world. My latest painting, “Absolute: Moment” searches for that transitional happening, where the old is reborn into something new.
This piece has been selected for this year’s Art for Life benefit. Recently this pieces has been dropped off at the prestigious Pizzuti Collection Museum and may travel to several other locations before landing at the Columbus Museum Of Art where it will be auctioned off in support of two worthy causes. Read on to find out more about this piece.
[Process Video & Full Image Gallery Below Article]