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Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Curatorial Fellowship in Partnership with the CAC

Launched in 2016, the Curatorial Fellowship program offers an emerging curator who has completed Chicago Artist Coalition’s yearlong HATCH Projects a next-step in their professional development. The Curatorial Fellowship program charges the chosen curator to create a show with work selected from nonprofit visual arts galleries and organizations supported by the Foundation in the Chicago metropolitan area.

“The Foundation is excited to partner with the Chicago Artists Coalition on this program”, said David Farren, GDDF’s Executive Director. “The Fellowship is an opportunity to have deeper contact with our visual arts organizations as well as support the curatorial field in Chicago.” 

CAC Executive Director Caroline Older, PhD, says the fellowship allows emerging curators an invaluable opportunity to use and further develop the skills they honed while a curatorial resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition. 

“I am grateful to the Foundation for sharing their vision for a fellowship with CAC and enabling us to partner with them on a project and exhibition that recognizes and supports curatorial vision and talent.”

About Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation supports land conservation, artistic vitality and regional collections for the people of the Chicago region and the Lowcountry of South Carolina. In the Chicago region the Foundation supports over 150 arts groups across all disciplines with budgets under $1 million through its Gen Ops Plus program. For more information, visit gddf.org.

CURRENT EXHIBITION

I Have Vivid Memories of Lightning

THE GAYLORD & DOROTHY DONNELLEY FOUNDATION EXHIBITION
JULY 7 – dECEMBER 15, 2017

The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Artists Coalition are proud to present the fourth exhibition of their joint Curatorial Fellowship program, I Have Vivid Memories of Lightning curated by Kate Pollasch.

Featured Artists
Nikki Renee Anderson - Iris Bernblum - Helen Maurene Cooper - Assaf Evron - Gunjan Kumar - Noritaka Minami - Judy Natal - Betsy Stout - Allison Svoboda - The Weaving Mill -  Rhonda Wheatley -  Stacia Yeapanis


PAST EXHIBITIONS
 

The City Beautiful

THE GAYLORD & DOROTHY DONNELLEY FOUNDATION EXHIBITION
January 27 – June 23, 2017

The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Artists Coalition are proud to present the third exhibition of their joint Curatorial Fellowship program, The City Beautiful curated by George William Price.

Featured Artists
Michael and Yhelena Hall - Jeremy Lundquist - Stevie Hanley - Patty Carroll - Art Paul - Inside The Artists Kitchen (Michael Soto, Chris Grieshaber, and Kristina Daignault in collaboration with Kiam Marcelo Junio) - David Wallace Haskins - Clarissa Bonet - Daniel G. Baird - Sonnenzimmer - Kirsten Leenaars - John Preus

Yelling at the Sky

THE GAYLORD & DOROTHY DONNELLEY FOUNDATION EXHIBITION
JULY 8, 2016 –  JANUARY 9, 2017

The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Artists Coalition are proud to present the second exhibition of their joint Curatorial Fellowship program, Yelling at the Sky curated by La Keisha Leek.

Featured Artists
Robert Burnier - Zakkiyyah Najeebah - Lise Haller Baggesen Ross - Michiko Itatani - Darian Longmire - Victoria Martinez - Nicole Mauser - Cristiane Mohallem - Johana Moscoso


 

The Heart of the Matter 

The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation Exhibition
January 29  – June 17, 2016

The Gaylord & Dorothy Donnelley Foundation in partnership with the Chicago Artists Coalition are proud to present the inaugural exhibition of their joint Curatorial Fellowship program, The Heart of the Matter curated by Jessica Cochran.

Featured Artists
Esau McGhee - Laura Davis - Alex Bradley Cohen - Roberto Jamora - Alice Tippit - Jovencio de la Paz - Jean Schuster - Josue Pellot - Howard Fonda - Anna Kunz - Polly Yates - L.J. Roberts