Lynden Blog

July 1, 2018 | Joe Acri

The high period of Call & Response is underway.

June 1, 2018 | Joe Acri

June snuck up on us, its advent lost in one of those momentarily confusing changes of weather.

May 1, 2018 | Joe Acri

May flowers—I’ve seen a few. Down in the ravine on the south part of the grounds, the daffodils glow yellow.

April 1, 2018 | Joe Acri

That’s snow mixing in with the rain outside my window. Just enough to cover Paul Druecke’s Garden Path.

March 4, 2018 | Willy

In the first half of its fifteenth cycle, the Fund has made 8 awards, providing assistance with shipping and travel to 8 individual artists. These artists work in a range of media and their exhibitions take them to East Haddam, Connecticut; St. Louis, Missouri; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Youngstown, Ohio. Destinations abroad include Toronto, Canada; Orquevaux, France; Kolkata, India; and Orquevaux, France.

Kelly Bronikowski will travel to Toronto, Canda for Mom’s Tiger Lilies, an expanded film performance at 8 Fest. 8 Fest is a festival that programs film works created and finished on Super 8mm film. Bronikowski will be one of two people performing at the festival; there will be more than 60 screenings.


Paul Druecke will present his project, Spinning Underfoot, a series of custom printed carpets that reimagine the domestic welcome mat as a public site, as part of a residency at the Luminary in St. Louis, Missouri. The presentation will consist of a public talk and exhibition of prototypes that will serve as catalyst for community discussion leading to one or more site-specific interventions.


Karen Gunderman will participate in an invitational group exhibition, American Clay, curated by Xavier Monsalvatje Vich at the Museu de Ceràmica de L’Alcora, L’Alcora, Spain. During the week of the opening, the artist will also deliver a lecture and a master class at the Escuela Superior de Ceràmica ESCAL. Gunderman will be exhibiting five ceramic works.


Cynthia Hayes travels to Kolkata, India for a solo exhibition, Eternal Visions, at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture Museum and Art Gallery. Hayes will be exhibiting approximately 35 paintings and drawings, which are focused on historical styles of sculptural representation in Indian mythological subjects.

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Allen B. Morris will travel to Youngstown, Ohio for a solo exhibition at the Thomases Family Endowment Art Gallery at Youngstown Area Jewish Federation. The artist will be showing 25 framed photographic prints from ISO, a recently completed body of work.

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Sara Risley will participate in a four-person “winners” show at 311 Gallery in Raleigh, North Carolina. One of her photographic works was Best in Show at the gallery’s “Abstracts Matter” show.

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Janelle VanderKelen will present an hour-long solo screening of six video works created in the last two years at the Grange Film Series in East Haddam, Connecticut. The Grange is an emerging microcinema, founded by a former Nohl Fellow, Josh Weissbach, that exhibits contemporary experimental and non-fiction film and video work. Two of the works will be world premieres, and the screening will be accompanied by an artist lecture and a Q&A session.


Jaymee K. Harvey Willms has been invited to participate in a two-week residency in France, leaving one work for the permanent collection of the Chateau Orquevaux that will become part of a travelling exhibition of work by the artists in residence.


March 1, 2018 | Joe Acri

Premonitions of spring are everywhere, from the birds calling in the early morning, to the snowdrops drooping beside the barn.

February 1, 2018 | Joe Acri

It’s hard to gauge the impact of the weather roller coaster, the rise and fall of the temperature from day to day, on human behavior, but for the wildlife here at Lynden, the search for food continues

January 1, 2018 | Joe Acri

It was cold, very cold, at Lynden last week, but the squirrels were undeterred.

December 1, 2017 | Joe Acri

December is all about dusk. This is the time of year when—in the twilight hour—I feel the gravitational pull of the earth, and my place in the solar system, most profoundly.

November 30, 2017 | Willy

In the second half of its fourteenth cycle, the Fund made 6 awards, providing assistance with shipping and travel to 7 individual artists (some of them applying as groups traveling to shows outside Milwaukee). These artists--two of them Nohl Fellows—work in a range of media and their exhibitions took them to Glacier Bay, Alaska; Miami, Florida; Grand Rapids, Michigan; and New York, New York. Destinations abroad include Robertsbridge, England; and Naples, Italy.

Santiago Cucullu will head to Naples, Italy in early 2018 for a solo exhibition at Galleria Umberto Di Marino in Naples, Italy. Cucullu will be presenting new paintings, ceramics, and video.


Paula DeStefanis was invited to participate in the Robertsbridge Arts & Crafts Fair in Robertsbridge, East Sussex, England. The fair included local and international artists; she sold several of her paintings and received a commission.


Melissa Dorn Richards participated in The Jump Off, a juried exhibition that focused on turning points in artists’ careers. Dorn Richards had four paintings in the exhibition at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Sally Duback transported a large mosaic mural to the Gerald Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as part of Art Prize Nine. She remained on hand for two weeks to meet the public (she dispensed 14,000 business cards), give artist talks, and spend time with her fellow exhibitors.

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Guntis Lauzums used his award to attend the opening reception for Wandering Curves, an exhibition hosted by the New York Center for Photographic Arts at the Jadite Gallery in New York City. Lauzums’s work was chosen from more than 800 submissions and won the grand prize award and two honorable mentions.

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Jack Long received the second prize in photography in the first Open Art Miami international art competition, and has been invited to exhibit four large prints in their group show at the Artium gallery during Art Basel Miami. He will attend the artists’ reception in early December.

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For Above Low Tide, Joseph Mougel (Nohl Fellow 2016) and his collaborator Cynthia Brinich-Langlois used Glacier Bay, Alaska, to explore environmental issues and human-scale interactions with the natural world. Mougel exhibited ambrotypes, framed works, and videos at the Roland Dille Center for the Arts Gallery at the Minnesota State University-Moorhead.


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