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Wind Challenge Call for Entries Deadline

Fleisher Art Memorial is excited to announce the call for entries to the 43rd 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 will be held September 2020 through May 2021. To learn more about about the process, criteria, and to apply, click here.


Maria Dumlao
Maria is a mixed media visual artist whose work has been exhibited and screened at Art in General and Momenta Art Gallery in NYC, The Contemporary Museum in Hawaii and internationally in Utrecht, Barcelona, Vancouver, London, Madrid, Berlin, and Tokyo. Maria has had residencies at Vermont Studio Center, Wassaic Projects, Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY, and at free103point9’s Wave Farm in Acra, NY. Maria’s collaborative work with Brainstormers has appeared at Brooklyn Museum of Art and Bronx Museum of Art (a collaboration with Guerilla Girls) and received funding from The Puffin Foundation. Maria earned an MFA from Hunter College and currently teaches at Bucks County Community College in Newtown, PA.

Atif Sheikh
Atif is co-founder and resident curator of Twelve Gates Arts (12G), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created with the aim to showcase international multidisciplinary arts bound by the sensibilities of a diasporic identity, especially the South Asian identity, and to create and promote projects in the community that cross geographic and cultural boundaries. Atif orchestrated the first 12G experimental video art festival in 2015 and has curated other art exhibitions such as Not so black & white 2010, Cinephiliac 2013, perform(art)ive 2015, Lived Experiences 2016, and an ongoing project called “alternative narratives of history and exploration of memory through art.”

Pictured work by Wind Challenge 1 artist Jenny Lynn.