Wynn Newhouse Awards Exhibition now open at Palitz Gallery
Awards highlight the achievements of artists of excellence who happen to have disabilities
New York, NY – The ninth annual Wynn Newhouse Awards Exhibition opened April 18, at Palitz Gallery located in Syracuse University’s Lubin House at 11 East 61st Street, New York City. Palitz Gallery proudly hosts the exhibition that was created to draw attention to the achievements of artists of excellence who happen to have disabilities, for its sixth year. Exhibition hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Contact 212-826-0320 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. The exhibition runs through May 15th.
Each of the award winners receive a portion of a $60,000 per year allotment from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and this year 15 works including watercolor, works on paper, acrylic on canvas and mixed media will be on display. The grant winners include Derrick Alexis Coard, CourttneyCooper, Nick Dupree, Carolyn Lazard, Dan Miller, Alice Sheppard and Constantina Zavitsanos.
Nearly half of the artists in this exhibition are represented by organizations that support artists with disabilities. Each of these organizations know that the artists they nurture can excel and make work as incisive, challenging to viewers and experiential as any able-bodied artist. Healing Arts Initiative, who works with Derrick Alexis Coard, exists to remove barriers to arts and culture. Dan Miller is represented by Creative Growth Art Center an organization that serves adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities while providing a professional studio environment for artistic development. Visionaries + Voices emerged in 2001 and in 2003 became a full non-profit that organizes shows and presents the work of artists with disabilities. V+V is now a home for hundreds of artists in and around Cincinnati including Courttney Cooper.