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2019-2020 Wind Challenge Call for Entries

Fleisher is excited to announce the call for entries to the 42nd season of the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series. Established in 1978, the series is an annual juried competition that is committed to enriching and expanding people’s lives through art. Three Wind Challenge Exhibitions are held from September 2019 through May 2020. There is no fee to submit an entry, but they must be received by midnight, June 15. Learn more and respond to the call for entries …

Jodi Throckmorton 
Curator of Contemporary Art Jodi Throckmorton joined PAFA in fall of 2014. As PAFA’s Contemporary Curator, Throckmorton oversees PAFA’s contemporary art exhibitions and acquisitions.

Throckmorton came to PAFA from the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University, Kansas, where she served as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Prior to that, Throckmorton was the Associate Curator at the San Jose Museum of Art. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from San Francisco State University, and a BA in Art History and French from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Betty Leacraft
Betty Leacraft is an award-winning fiber, textile, mixed media artist who shares her art experiences as a shape shifter of textiles and textile surfaces. Applying her philosophy that the arts can be used to empower individuals and communities with creative choices, skills, and cultural information through application of the art process she has created opportunities for underserved, under resourced communities and individuals through residencies, workshops, and presentations in the tri-state area.

Entry criteria
Artists must currently live in CT, DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, RI, or Washington, DC.
Artists may not show the same major body of work in a local Philadelphia gallery or alternative space in the same year as the Wind Challenge exhibition.
Students enrolled in a full-time degree/certificate granting program during the year of the exhibition are ineligible.
Artist must be able to transport their work to Fleisher Art Memorial.
Previous Challenge artists are ineligible.

The Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is made possible thanks to generous support from the Wind Foundation and through Fleisher members.