Nohl: Suitcase Export Fund Winter Cycle 2017

March 4, 2018

In the first half of its fifteenth cycle, the Fund has made 8 awards, providing assistance with shipping and travel to 8 individual artists. These artists work in a range of media and their exhibitions take them to East Haddam, Connecticut; St. Louis, Missouri; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Youngstown, Ohio. Destinations abroad include Toronto, Canada; Orquevaux, France; Kolkata, India; and Orquevaux, France.

Kelly Bronikowski will travel to Toronto, Canda for Mom’s Tiger Lilies, an expanded film performance at 8 Fest. 8 Fest is a festival that programs film works created and finished on Super 8mm film. Bronikowski will be one of two people performing at the festival; there will be more than 60 screenings.


Paul Druecke will present his project, Spinning Underfoot, a series of custom printed carpets that reimagine the domestic welcome mat as a public site, as part of a residency at the Luminary in St. Louis, Missouri. The presentation will consist of a public talk and exhibition of prototypes that will serve as catalyst for community discussion leading to one or more site-specific interventions.


Karen Gunderman will participate in an invitational group exhibition, American Clay, curated by Xavier Monsalvatje Vich at the Museu de Ceràmica de L’Alcora, L’Alcora, Spain. During the week of the opening, the artist will also deliver a lecture and a master class at the Escuela Superior de Ceràmica ESCAL. Gunderman will be exhibiting five ceramic works.


Cynthia Hayes travels to Kolkata, India for a solo exhibition, Eternal Visions, at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture Museum and Art Gallery. Hayes will be exhibiting approximately 35 paintings and drawings, which are focused on historical styles of sculptural representation in Indian mythological subjects.

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Allen B. Morris will travel to Youngstown, Ohio for a solo exhibition at the Thomases Family Endowment Art Gallery at Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. The artist will be showing 25 framed photographic prints from ISO, a recently completed body of work.

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Sara Risley will participate in a four-person “winners” show at 311 Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. One of her photographic works was Best in Show at the gallery’s “Abstracts Matter” show.

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Janelle VanderKelen will present an hour-long solo screening of six video works created in the last two years at the Grange Film Series in East Haddam, Connecticut. The Grange is an emerging microcinema, founded by a former Nohl Fellow, Josh Weissbach, that exhibits contemporary experimental and non-fiction film and video work. Two of the works will be world premieres, and the screening will be accompanied by an artist lecture and a Q&A session.


Jaymee K. Harvey Willms has been invited to participate in a two-week residency in France, leaving one work for the permanent collection of the Chateau Orquevaux that will become part of a travelling exhibition of work by the artists in residence.


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