September 2022 | Edition 7.0
A Word from the Chairman & CEO
Hello! It’s great to be back in touch again. I’m thrilled to share what the Foundation has been working on over the past several months to empower artists. There’s much to share in this 7th Edition of the Flash. I would also like to draw your attention to a couple of important messages:
First, celebrate with us during our virtual gala on Saturday September 17th at 2pm Eastern. It will be a short, but powerful, celebration of artists, of partners, and supporters as the Foundation enters its fourth year of operations.
Second, I will be on the road to visit many of you in September and October to catch up one-on-one and to raise funds for artists. I’m looking forward to hearing from artists, art patrons, individual donors, partner organizations and prospective donors on how the Foundation can empower artists to achieve their highest potential.
P.S. I’m sharing a personal photo taken by a friend in Washington DC in 2011. I enjoy how art can capture a moment in time that can then be looked back upon with new eyes. I’ve aged a bit since this photo was taken; another reason I particularly enjoy looking back. Enjoy the photo and I hope it finds you well.
The Man in the Mirror, Washington, DC, 2011
by Al Yeh
Gadiel Rivera starts residency at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico
The Foundation is delighted to announce that Gadiel Rivera has started his one-year Darryl Chappell Foundation Artist Apprenticeship at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico’s (MAPR) Centro de Innovación Educativa.
Jasmine Clarke successfully completes residency
Brooklyn-based photographer, Jasmine Clarke, successfully completed her Darryl Chappell Foundation Artist-in-Residence Program at Light Work over the summer. During her residency, she had access to the expert team at Light Work and to a Foundation contracted mentor, Lola Flash. Congratulations Jasmine.
$8,000 Awarded to the 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington DC
The Foundation awarded $8,000 to the 11th Street Bridge Park—a project of Building Bridges Across the River (BBAR). This is the first award from the Foundation’s new program: Fund for Community Art.
Read more about the Fund for Community Art and the goal to raise $25,000 by December 2022. Thank you for your support.
Gadiel Rivera’s artwork is now available for sale in the Artists Marketplace
Gadiel Rivera—the Foundation’s Artist Apprenticeship Fellow at the Museo de Arte de Puerto—is now featured in the Artists Marketplace. He is the first artist to feature sculptures in the Marketplace.
Events and News
11 Days Until the Virtual Gala!
Our first virtual gala is only 11 days away! We can not wait to see you on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm Eastern. The event— hosted by Terrence Chappell —will honor the many artists and partners who have contributed to a great year. We will award our Partner of the Year and reveal the Artist of the Year. We will also feature an exclusive conversation with Foundation Artists-in-Residence Aaron Turner and Jasmine Clarke.
Featured Artist –
Harrison Kinnane Smith
Harrison Kinnane Smith is a Pittsburgh-based artist whose work powerfully comments on themes around race, economics and the role of art, artists and art institutions. His pieces are best enjoyed on their own terms; we invite you to visit his website. More to share on Harrison’s work in coming months. Stay tuned.
How to Price Your Artwork with Confidence – Video Available
On August 6, the Foundation’s first seminar for artists was held. How to Price Your Artwork with Confidence featuring Halima Taha and Dianne Dinkins-Carr.
Our annual survey of artists, partner organizations, and supporters will be distributed by email this month. Thank you in advance for participating.
Darryl Chappell Foundation 2021 Results
The Darryl Chappell Foundation exists to empower Black Artists to achieve their highest potential.
Thank you to Foundation Art Patrons
(annual donation of $2,500 or greater)
Gregory & Cynthia Chappell
Odis Johnson, Jr.