COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) recently selected two artists to receive international artist residencies in Dresden, Germany on behalf of the Arts Council’s Artist Exchange Program. The 2019 Artist Exchange Program recipients are Daric Gill and Chaz O’Neil.
Daric Gill is the owner of Daric Gill Studios. His work has been exhibited at Schumacher Gallery; Zanesville Museum of Art; Columbus Museum of Art; Artlink Contemporary Gallery in Fort Wayne, IN; Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in South Korea; and George Billis Gallery in Culver City, CA. Gill was awarded a 2018 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council and Columbus Museum of Art, as well as an Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson Professional Development & Research Grant from the Arts Council.
Chaz O’Neil’s work has been exhibited at the Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Otterbein University’s Miller Gallery, Studios on High Gallery and the Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery. He has taught painting and drawing at Otterbein University, Bowling Green State University and Shanghai Publishing & Printing College. O’Neil has served as Assistant Director of Fine Arts for the Ohio State Fair & Expo Commission and as a gallery assistant at Otterbein University, and was a finalist for a 2015 Visual Arts Fellowship from the Arts Council and Columbus Museum of Art.
The Arts Council, in conjunction with the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Fine Arts, has been providing Columbus artists the opportunity to experience a residency in Dresden since 1994. Recipients of a Visual Arts Fellowship, Media Arts Fellowship and finalists for those awards are invited to apply for the Artist Exchange Program. The artists will travel to Dresden sometime in 2019 between Mar. 1 and Nov. 30, for 60 to 90 days.
The Artist Exchange Program provides an extended period of time for artists to concentrate on research and production so that their artwork benefits significantly. Various work and research facilities are made available to the artists. The Arts Council also supports the artists by providing living spaces, a monthly stipend and travel accommodations, and by fostering a relationship between the artists and the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Fine Arts. While in Dresden, the artists act as ambassadors for the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the city of Columbus.
About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, the Arts Council funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. The Arts Council is supported by the city of Columbus, the Ohio Arts Council, and individuals and businesses throughout the community. www.gcac.org
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CONTACT: Jami Goldstein