Annual Wind Challenge Exhibition Series

Established in 1978, the Wind Challenge is an annual juried competition committed to featuring the work of exceptional artists living in the region. Since its inception, the series has supported the careers of hundreds of emerging artists and introduced their work to thousands of visitors.

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

2022 Wind Challenge Exhibition Series

Challenge 2
February 12 – March 12, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, February 18, 6-8 pm
Artist Exchange Gallery Discussion: Friday, February 18, 5-6 pm

Participating Artists:
Christina P. Day, Evgenia Kim, and Natalie Kuenzi

Challenge 3
March 26 – April 23, 2022

Opening Reception, Saturday, March 26, 6-8 pm
Artist Exchange Gallery Discussion: Saturday, March 26, 5-6 pm

Participating Artists:
Hratch Babikian, Mostafa Darwish, and Kathleen Eastwood-Riaño

2023 Wind Challenge Exhibition Series Call for Entries

Fleisher Art Memorial is excited to announce the call for entries for the 45th exhibition season of the annual Wind Challenge. Artists living within a 450-mile radius of Philadelphia are welcome to apply.

For this series, six selected artists will be featured in two Wind Challenge Exhibitions—each featuring three artists—to be hosted at Fleisher in 2023. Jurors for the 2023 series are Victoria Ahmadizadeh Melendez and Yolanda Wisher.

The application deadline is Sunday, May 1, 2022. Questions can be directed to Gerard Silva, Director of Exhibitions and Community Outreach, at

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