Dina Wind was an artist and a tremendous patron of the arts. A longtime supporter and Fleisher board member, she and her husband, Jerry, championed Fleisher’s Wind Challenge Exhibition Series that has featured the work of exceptional artists in the Philadelphia area for 38 years. Ms. Wind’s impact on Fleisher was vast and her enthusiasm for the arts was boundless.

As a sculptor, Ms. Wind worked primarily in scrap metal, joining items like car bumpers and old farm tools into what she saw as three-dimensional drawings in the air. She had 14 solo exhibits of her work at New York’s Viridian Gallery and Philadelphia’s Nexus Gallery. Her work has been selected for more than 40 juried exhibitions including the 2012 Force of Nature show at Woodmere Art Museum, where her work is also on permanent view.

Ms. Wind received numerous awards, including the 2000 first prize for sculpture at the State Museum of Pennsylvania. Her sculptures are in many public and private collections, including the sculpture garden at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel, and the West Collection.

Her influence will continue to reverberate at Fleisher through the creation of the Dina Wind Art as Catalyst Fellowship. Your support will allow Fleisher to weld Ms. Wind’s ideals to Fleisher’s mission of art accessibility by placing artists in residence in South Philadelphia’s diverse community.

The Dina Wind Art as Catalyst Fellowship

The Dina Wind Art as Catalyst Fellowship is rooted in the mission and core values of Fleisher and Dina Wind. As a strong and committed supporter of the arts, Ms. Wind shared Samuel Fleisher’s belief in creating access to the arts and in the transformative power of the art. We believe art is truly transformative when one is actively participating in its creation and development.

In that spirit, the Dina Wind Art as Catalyst Fellowship provides visual artists at a critical juncture in their artistic careers the opportunity to enrich their practice, Fleisher Art Memorial, and the Philadelphia arts community by creating with others. The fellowship provides an artist with a stipend, live/work space, and the opportunity to develop as artists and support others in their own artistic development.

For more information on legacy gifts contact Melissa Phegley, Director of Development, at 215-922-3456 ext. 318 or mphegley@fleisher.org.

Thank you for your support.