The Clark Hulings Fund is honored to be the fiscal sponsor for A Garden of Gratitude—Thanking our Wounded Healers and Healing our Communities. The garden is composed of 18 original glass paintings that will travel to six Ohio and Kentucky hospitals to thank our hospital workers who have courageously given so much during this pandemic.
“When life comes at us hard and we find ourselves in the midst of the fire, the burning desires within us can be silenced. Just as sand is beautifully transformed into glass under fire, we too, can be transformed, by hope.” – Terri Albanese
The exhibition of glass paintings features vibrant flowers that symbolize the heart and spirit of our healthcare workers. The goal of this exhibit is to thank healthcare workers for who they are and all they have given. The flowers symbolize:
“Through it all they cared for us—let’s care for them. A Garden of Gratitude is more than an art exhibition— It is a Thank You. It is a thank you to those who chose to be on the frontlines in our hospitals, while we stayed safe within our homes; who were away from their families, while caring for ours; who held the hands of our loved ones, when we could not. It is an Invitation. It is an invitation for our wounded healers to come and walk through a garden, to take a moment to breathe – to give them access and exposure to an art exhibition. This calming haven will be a place to find hope while they are still in the midst of the fire.” - Terri Albanese
- Courage Sacrifice Hope Resilience Perseverance Wisdom
- Inner Strength Gentleness Peace
- Inner Beauty Patience Selflessness
- Compassion Dedication Healing Touch Devotion Thoughtful Determination
A Garden of Gratitude will travel to these hospitals from the beginning of 2022 through April of 2023. CEOs, Foundation Directors, and Art Curators of six Ohio hospitals have chosen to thank their healthcare workers by featuring this exhibition. A Garden of Gratitude will be featured at each of these hospitals for 8 – 6 months.
“I LOVE this story and the inspiration of Susan Goldstein supporting your CHF Fellow, Terri Albanese, who has been trained by CHF—not only in her art business acumen, but also in making a difference with her art. Then Susan put Terri in touch with the University of Kentucky Hospital system—and they're now paying $15k to feature the Garden of Gratitude: Thanking our Wounded Healers and Healing our Communities project in 6 hospitals 2022-2023 to inspire their patients and family! Yes, it’s a Full CHF Circle of Philanthropic Support through Board Member major contributors, to Artist Fellows, to a hospital, to the patients and family members who need gratitude in their lives during the most challenging of times.” - Lynn Trojhan of Thrive Consulting
- Mount Carmel East - Columbus 1,100 wounded healers | 20,000 visitors monthly
- University Hospitals - Cleveland 6,500 wounded healers | 60,800 visitors monthly
- Kettering Medical Center - Dayton 3,040 wounded healers | 29,400 visitors monthly
- Grandview Medical Center - Dayton 1,329 wounded healers | 30,200 visitors monthly
- McLaren St. Luke’s Hospital – Toledo 1,500 wounded healers | 13,800 visitors monthly
- University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital - Lexington
- University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Hospital
If you would like more information or to donate to the project, please visit The Garden of Gratitude.
To help artists like Terri gain the skills and the network to create projects like this one, give to CHF.
“The thing that excites me about it is that it’s the intersection of art and tech, because it’s artists who are making the outfits [that the avatars in the VR world wear]. It’s artists who are going to be doing the dances, it’s artists who have constructed the whole thing and added their aesthetic. When we talk about community, my goal and the underlying reason for creating CHF and continuing to work on all of this, is to have artists and inventors and creators be at the center of community activity and development. That’s when we move forward as a species and that’s how we support our planet.” —Elizabeth HulingsCHF is fully aware that the explosive growth in technology has fractured an already outdated artistic structure, and that the role and influence of individuals has grown. The artistic ecosystem has been incredibly destabilized as a result of Covid19 and, as a result, we’ve been forced into new technological spheres. In response to the technological acceleration. The Clark Hulings Fund will be hosting the State of the Art Industry Conference: Technology is Transforming the Business of Art—What You Need to Know. We’ll feature Artist Training Oct 11-14, 2021 (Virtual), and Full Industry Events Oct 18-21, 2021 (Santa Fe, NM & Virtual). The conference will power creative professionals with an understanding of the latest technologies revolutionizing the art industry and expand artists’ lexicon. The Conference will:
- Support artists with training that strengthens them as entrepreneurs and industry partners;
- Explore how dealers, curators, administrators, and other stakeholders are reinventing themselves as collaborators in a new, lean system where everyone is a contributor to the creative economy;
- Present developments that bring transparency, accountability, and trust to an often opaque industry—and analyze the benefits and outcomes;
- Connect with visionaries and leaders to discuss the path forward and how all parts of the ecosystem can thrive together;
- Engage collectors about their experience and expectations as the art world enters a new season filled with possibilities.
- Augmented and virtual reality;
- Digital Placemaking;
- 3D printing;
- Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs).
- Art-Business Accelerator: 58 Fellows and counting. 4 Executive Fellows working on pivotal projects: Manuelita Brown, Steven Lester, Robin Holder, and Tim Saternow.
- Digital Campus: Major upgrade to our online learning platform to make it faster, easier to navigate, and more fun: 93 art business courses, 1,000 members.
- Brown Bag Lunch & Thriving TuesdaysTM: monthly virtual event programming featuring peer networking and content-specific education at no charge to the artists.
- The Thriving ArtistTM Podcast: Listeners in 50 states, 137 countries, 148,000 downloads. Featured on all podcast platforms: Apple, Stitcher, iHeart, Spotify, Google.
- Hulings’ Legacy: James D. Balestrieri is writing a major monograph: Clark Hulings: Quantum Realist to be published in 2022 as part of the centennial celebration of Hulings’ birth.
Turn Working Artists into Thriving Artists
The CHF Art-Business Accelerator Program is an intensive and interactive business-education program for working artists. Fellows plan pivotal business projects, produce an Investment-Grade Proposal, and acquire a business skill set that's designed to serve them throughout their careers.
CHF partners with art and business organizations that have a strong presence in a geographic area to bring face-to-face entrepreneurial learning to working artists where and when they need it most. The result is a growing network of partners and resources that ensures widespread reach for crucial labs, workshops, and training.
Like sticks in a bundle, artists are stronger together. The Artist Federation is a growing professional peer network of visual artists that's managed by artists. Individual chapters engage in skill and referral exchanges, joint entrepreneurial learning, and organization to achieve and maintain centrality in their industry.
Executive Fellows in the Art-Business Accelerator
Gregg paints trains and cars with historic significance. It's not just a love for things that move; Gregg sees the incredible draw of these subjects as entry points for collectors who might otherwise be alienated by the tiles and splatters of post-modern aesthetics. There's a whole world of would-be fine art lovers and aesthetes for whom physical objects tied to place and time are a door. [profile]
Willy Bo Richardson
Willy puts art in commercial spaces. But how many times do people walk by a framed painting, barely looking? By contrast, how often do people sit in a busy lobby to study art on a pedestal? Willy deletes the distractions–not of the space, but of the trappings of 'artness'. By implanting fine art as fabrics, he produces the full effect and experience of fine art emerging from the space itself, sans the stiff presentation. [profile]
Nadia uses what's in front of her and teaches others to do the same. Her work is aimed at hospitality and commercial spaces that are interested in local themes (what's in front of you) and art that utilizes locally sourced materials. This is part of Nadia's theorum that the world's success depends on working together and that depends on working first with who and what you see. [profile]
Kristin uses the detailed research methods of a molecular biologist to produce wood and metal sculptures that are vastly detailed but elegantly simple, and which connect us to the extraordinary, strange beauty of the natural world. [profile]
Belgin combines ancient aesthetics with high tech tools & processes to address a core issue–what kind of future we want. As cycles of innovation accelerate, we rapidly replace past achievements but, in the process, risk increasing alienation from the civilizations from which we've emerged and polarization toward each other. Just watch the news. [profile]
Blake exposes the absolute uniqueness of seemingly identical things, so we will care about them. We don't fight hard enough to save things we regard as mere forms or perceive as simply "one of" something. Blake uses layers to unmask otherwise hidden particularities in living things–debunking the notion that every sunflower, cornfield, or monarch butterfly is interchangeable. [profile]
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Why Clark Hulings
The Quintessential Artist-Entrepreneur
The keys to Hulings’ success form a template for how a working artist thrives. The ingredients were the integrity of his craft, the brilliance of personal vision, his refusal to compromise on the essentials, and an unwavering understanding of the fact that, as a professional artist, he was running a business.
CHF’s educational programs utilize the very practice areas that were key to Hulings’ success, including Sales Strategy, Financial Competence, Marketing from the Brand Narrative, Technology, and Peer Networks.
For insight into the ingredients of Hulings' success as a working artist, and for stories—from how he took on the unjust taxation of artists, and how he negotiated a vendor relationship with galleries, to how he got an interfering creative director removed from a project—dig deeper into the Example of Clark Hulings or the Career Blueprint Of Clark Hulings.