Impact celebrates fifteen years of the prestigious Piscataqua Region Artist Advancement Grant awarded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. The grant recognizes the contributions of working artists to the cultural life of the region by providing an annual financial award to promote the artistic growth of artists and crafts people. The $25,000 grant is awarded to an individual artist in the region every year and is one of the largest unrestricted grants to an artist anywhere in the United States. The first grant was made in 2002.
Carly Glovinski, 2016 grant winner “There is definitely some powerful magic at the intersection of hard work, opportunities, and financial support. This grant has provided that critical financial support piece that has really helped make everything take off. It is true that the forces of momentum and opportunity cause a ripple effect once set in motion. The grant provided critical financial support at the right time to create a major launch pad for my career. I am so truly grateful.”
2005 grant winner Tim Gaudreau, “This award validated my work in a way that both encouraged venues to be more receptive and instilled a renewed confidence in myself to the creation of public work meant to challenge the status quo complacency around environmental issues.”
2006 grant winner Barbara Rita Jenny, “Receiving the grant was first and foremost a welcome validation of my work, and confirmation that I was clearly communicating something meaningful. The grant funds allowed me to create a permanent studio space in an outbuilding on our property which in turn allowed for more efficient use of my time, and therefore more studio time.”
Impact will be on view October 26 – December 15.
Selected works by Cathy McLaurin (2017), Carly Glovinski (2016), Cheryle St. Onge (2014), Lauren Gillette (2014), Justin Kirchoff (2013), Bear Kirkpatrick (2012), Kim Bernard (2011), Gail Spaien (2010), Lynn Szymanski (2009), Kirsten Reynolds (2007), Barbara Rita Jenny (2006), Tim Gaudreau (2005), Maureen Mills (2004), Katherine Doyle (2003), Gary Haven Smith (2002), will be on display (not exhibiting, Ross Cisneros, 2008). Works of painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media, video and photography will fill the Museum’s upper level Carter Gallery.
Image credit: Kirkpatrick, Human Diorama 34, 2016, archival pigment print, 45” x 61”
Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Thurs, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sat, Sun, 1-5 p.m.