KNOXVILLE—Tri-Star Arts announces its new physical gallery space, artist studios, and main office at the historic Candoro Marble Building. Built in 1923, the Candoro Marble Building originally served as the offices and showroom for the Candoro Marble Company. Tri-Star Arts will oversee programming at the site, in partnership with The Aslan Foundation, who completed a restoration of the building . The gallery will feature up to five exhibitions each year with a local, state-wide, and national focus on contemporary visual art.
The first exhibition, a solo show featuring works by artist Althea Murphy-Price (Knoxville, TN) will open on Tuesday, March 9, and run through Saturday, May 8, 2021.
NEW YORK—Creative Capital announces the appointment of Christine Kuan as its next President and Executive Director. Currently the CEO and Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York, Kuan brings to Creative Capital more than 20 years of experience in arts leadership across the educational, nonprofit, and commercial sectors. The decision follows a national executive search process led by Arts Consulting Group (ACG).
NEW ORLEANS—Distinguished collectors Cherye R. and James (Jim) F. Pierce have gifted more than 260 photographs by master art photographers, ranging from the nineteenth century to the present, to the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA).
The Pierces’ gift to NOMA is representative of their wide-ranging collecting interests. It includes vintage prints by Ansel Adams, Ilse Bing, Brassaï, and Heinrich Kühn, contemporary masterworks by Laila Essaydi, Deborah Luster, William Eggleston, and platinum prints by Frederick Evans, Manuel Alvarez-Bravo (commissioned directly from the artist), and Lois Conner. Their gift also includes several iconic images such as The Falling Soldier by Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s Behind the Gare St. Lazare, and a rare large-format photogravure of Alfred Stieglitz’s Flatiron Building, inscribed to fellow photographer Paul Haviland.
NEW YORK—The Joan Mitchell Foundation announces the thirty-five artists selected for its 2021 Artist-in-Residence program at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans. The artists, all of whom are based in New Orleans, and two of whom work as a collective, were chosen from among more than 150 applicants by a jury of artists and art professionals from New Orleans and across the country. Residents were chosen with an eye toward: an expressed need for dedicated studio space to further develop their practices; the potential career impact of a residency; a demonstrated commitment to studio practice; and the presentation of a cohesive body of work that speaks to creative vision and innovation.
NEW YORK–– Artist Relief is resuming from March 8 to June 23 thanks to a generous lead gift from the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation that was matched by the Lily Auchincloss Foundation, The Willem de Kooning Foundation, DeWitt Stern, a division of Risk Strategies Company, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation COVID-19 Relief Effort, Imperfect Family Foundation, Kinkade Family Foundation, Carolee Schneemann Foundation, Lenore G. Tawney Foundation, and Teiger Foundation.
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and work with the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers,designed by Americans for the Arts,to better identify and address the needs of artists.