The 42nd Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is on pause until we can safely congregate again in Fleisher's gallery space. Currently, our Wind Challenge artists are taking this time to experiment and approach their work in new ways, and we look forward to seeing what they have created.
During this time, we invite you to join us online on Monday evenings to explore the work of past and present Wind Challenge artists. A list of scheduled events is provided below. All events are open to the public with a $10 suggested donation. Advanced registration is required.
Established in 1978, the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is an annual juried competition that is committed to enriching and expanding people’s lives through art. Wind Challenge Exhibitions are held from September through May, featuring the work of exceptional artists living in the Philadelphia region.
The Wind Challenge Exhibition Series is made possible thanks to generous support from the Dina Wind Art Foundation and Fleisher members.
Since its inception, the series has introduced regional contemporary art from over three hundred artists to a broad audience and has helped emerging artists advance their professional careers. Past Wind Challenge artists include photographer Robert Asman and sculptor Syd Carpenter, both of whom were later awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts; beloved Fleisher teaching artist Charlotte Yudis; and brothers Billy and Stephen Dufala, winners of the 2009 West Prize. In 2011, a series of free-public programs led by the artists was introduced, designed to enhance the viewing experience for youth and adults.