Nohl: Suitcase Export Fund Winter Cycle 2013 Awardees

May 27, 2014

In the first half of its eleventh cycle, the Fund provided assistance with shipping and travel to fourteen individual artists. These artists—five of them past Nohl Fellows—work in a range of media. Their exhibitions took them to Birmingham, Alabama; Weed, California; DeKalb, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Winona, Minnesota; Galloway, New Jersey; Columbia, South Carolina; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; Johnson, Vermont; and Blacksburg, Virginia. Destinations abroad included Vienna, Austria; Reykjavik, Iceland; Trondheim, Norway; and Hanoi, Vietnam.

2012 Nohl Fellow Danielle Beverly's screening of her documentary “Old South” at the Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia was hosted by the University of South Carolina Film & Media Studies Program. The screening kicked off a community engagement film tour on the theme of “race and place.”

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Eighteen of Tara Bogart's photographs from "A Modern Hair Study" were included in "Aspects of the Self: Portraits of our Times,” a group exhibition at the Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech University. She traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia, to give an artist talk and meet with students.

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Larry D'Attilio was invited to participate in "Destination II, the International Group Exhibit" at the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts in Hanoi. The exhibition featured ten mid-career artists working in five disciplines from the United States, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam. D'Attilio was present to install and engage in collaborative workshops with the other artists.

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Raoul Deal received support for a solo exhibition, “Ni de Aquí, ni de Allá / From Neither Here nor There” at the Paul Watkins Gallery at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota. The exhibition, which included large format woodcuts and a motion-activated audio element featuring the voices of Latino immigrants telling their stories, was chosen to align with WSU's campus-wide theme, "Civic Action: Meeting the Challenge of Improving our World."

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Melissa Dorn Richards exhibited new work and paintings she brought from Milwaukee halfway through her residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont.

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Gary John Gresl created a site-specific installation at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum in DeKalb, llinois as part of "Hoarding, Amassing and Excess," an exhibition that explored the "psychological, sociological, and artistic impulses for accumulation, horror vacui, berserk collecting, and excessive mark making."

Bruce Humphries participated in "SHOEBOX: An International Sculpture Exhibition" at the Todd Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Two of Humphries's small sculptures were selected for the juried show, and he was selected for an Award of Merit.

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Leah Schreiber Johnson was one of ten artists selected to participate in “Installation Nation 2014,” an outdoor installation exhibition sponsored by Primary Colours, an organization dedicated to connecting artists with their communities, at the Indianapolis Art Center.

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Nicolas Lampert, a former Nohl Fellow (2005, 2011), traveled to Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture in Weed, California for a one-day show of prints on environmental themes and a public talk in the Center's boxcar gallery.

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Faythe Levine (Nohl Fellow 2007, 2012) returned to Tune Farm in the environs of Birmingham, Alabama to exhibit work and screen her recent film, "Sign Painters." As artist-in-residence at Tune Farm, Levine collaborated with the collective Elkmont on a solstice happening on December 21; she also installed mixed media work outdoors and participated in a performance ritual.

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Robin Luther will travel to Trondheim, Norway in June where she will have an exhibition of photographs, video and audio created in Trondheim and back home, at Babel Art Space in conjunction with her residency at Lademoen Kustnerverksteder (LKV).

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Kevin Miyazaki exhibited sixteen photographs from "Camp Home," a series that launched with the assistance of a Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship in 2007. The two-person exhibition at the Richard Stockton College Art Gallery in Galloway, New Jersey, addressed the Japanese internment camp story. Other activities included a gallery talk, a radio interview, and a video interview for the college's social media and online library.

Wendell and Lela Mae Schey's home at 478 County Road 135. Photo by Kevin J. Miyazaki

Paul Rabe was invited to screen two abstract, non-representational films at the 2014 Reykjavik Visual Music*Punto y Raya Festival in Iceland. He attended the festival to participate in interviews, artist talks, and discussions, and to meet other filmmakers.

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AFG in Vienna, Austria, invited Michael Senise for a solo exhibition of photographs, paintings, wooden sculptures, banners and screen printed T-shirts that “translate iconography and the everyday into 'art-objects.'”

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