February 19 – March 7, 2015
Opening Reception: Thursday February 19, 6–8pm
Professional Development Evening: Tuesday February 24, 5–7pm
Meet the Artist: Saturday February 28, 2–4pm
A select group of newly chosen 2014 class of NYFA (New York Foundation for the Arts) Finalists will exhibit their work at ONISHI Project as innovators who have achieved notable results. The show will open Thursday, February 19 with a reception from 6 – 8 PM and run through Saturday March 7th. Events planned during the run of the exhibition include a Meet the Artist celebration on Saturday afternoon, February 28, as well as a Professional Development introduction to NYFA’s services. The latter event will feature NYFA staff who can educate professional and aspiring artists about the organization’s programs and services, with an emphasis on their Artist Fellowship program, and will take place Tuesday evening February 24 with Joe Gough from NYFA available from 5 – 7PM. During that event, Nana Onishi will also be on hand to discuss her Onishi Project program for emerging and mid-career artists.
The NYFA Finalists who will be exhibited have been selected from a highly competitive pool; from a total of 4117 applications; only 93 Fellows, including 3 collaborations, and 15 Finalists were selected. The NYFA Finalists at Onishi will exhibit work in the disciplines of Digital Electronic Media, Sculpture/Crafts and Printmaking/Drawing/Book Arts. For the past 28 years, NYFA has awarded Artists’ Fellowships to individual originating artists living in New York State. The NYFA Finalists exhibiting at Onishi are:
NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. Artists’ Fellowships are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development, and are administered with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Onishi Project was established in 2012 as the art management division of Onishi Gallery, to create a global market for emerging and mid-career artists by promoting their artwork in gallery exhibitions, in art fairs, and through dialogue with collectors and museum curators. Onishi Project organizes international shows in which their artists participate, sell their artwork online in their virtual gallery and integrate them into their established social and professional networks. Artists who join Onishi Project gain exposure through these opportunities, and learn how to promote their work in the international art market.
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