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MARGARITA CABRERA // (front) COMMUNITY DAY 2011 // (left) PHOTOS BY // Ben Premeaux, Meredith Jones, Center Staff, and Volunteers DESIGNED BY // McColl Center for Visual Art Staff Images of artwork courtesy of the artist

MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR When we speak about the intrinsic value of culture in general, and the arts in particular, we often speak in vague generalities. Although intuitively most of us understand the great impact the arts have on our community and world, we often struggle to evaluate this impact quantitatively. Organizations like Americans for the Arts can help us measure the economic impact of the arts. The result of the most comprehensive economic impact study of the nonprofit arts and culture industry ever conducted in the United States reveals to us the monetary value of the arts to our community. According to this study, Arts & Economic Prosperity IV, the non-profit arts and culture industry generates $202,798,090 for Charlotte-Mecklenburg annually, as well as supports 6,240 full-time jobs and generates $18.1 million in local, state, and government revenues. This is valuable information, certainly of great importance and worthy of respect, but to me the impact of arts and culture is far simpler and yet somehow more powerful. BOB BERTGES // Chair, Board of Directors

My experience at McColl Center for Visual Art, both serving on the Board of Directors and as a participant in many programs, has had a profound impact on my life. I know, without doubt, that the Center has affected many of you in the same manner. Creativity has the power to change the world. Those with the ability to think innovatively thrive, no matter where life takes them. It’s no longer a secret or revelation that our world’s future depends on extraordinary problem-solvers and that creativity is key for the practice of this skill. McColl Center for Visual Art is a nexus of creativity, a place for experimentation and breakthrough, not only for immensely talented resident artists but for every person that ventures to engage with them. This opportunity is not a reward or exclusive right. There is no fee, no club. Everyone is welcome to come through the Center’s doors and share in this experience. I urge you to do so. And if you’ve been coming, come back! Inspiration and a new outlook is always waiting for you; all you have to do is walk through the door.


MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Over the past two years, McColl Center for Visual Art has been in a period of intense discovery, as we investigated and made strides toward a renewed vision for the next ten years. Fiscal year 2012 was transformative for the Center in myriad ways. We said goodbye to longtime staff members whose journey took them in new directions. We reconnected with old friends and forged new community partnerships. Most importantly, we reaffirmed our belief in the power of art and artists to affect deep and lasting social change. Through cultural and creative expression, artists challenge many of society’s deepest assumptions and catalyze the critical thinking necessary to address its challenges. McColl Center for Visual Art’s paramount purpose is to activate art and artists and connect them to the community in meaningful ways that will spark dialogue, inspire innovative thinking, and elicit actionable solutions and ideas. SUZANNE FETSCHER // President/CEO

The artists you will read about in this annual report exemplify the Center’s mission and purpose, and their work has lit the path for the Center’s future. Art is one of the gauges indicating which direction progress is flowing. It is an expression of the human condition and an indicator of societal need. Our artists, as well as the community’s passionate response to the issues they address, have informed and identified the Center’s new Spheres of Impact. Through these areas of programmatic focus, such as social justice, health, environment, and business innovation, artists are change agents, facilitating and activating people from all walks of life that share a passion for our local and global community. None of this work would be possible without the support McColl Center for Visual Art receives from community members, corporations, foundations, and the leadership of its dedicated Board of Directors. Thank you for making so much possible.





ELEMENTS September 2, 2011 to January 14, 2012 Featuring Michael Gayk and Carrie M. Becker Through graceful and poetic use of materials and form, Carrie M. Becker and Michael Gayk forged an unexpected relationship between the natural and artificial worlds that echoes prosthetic devices, hybrid creatures, and mutations.




CONVERGE January 27 to March 24, 2012 Featuring Sonya Clark and Quisqueya Henriquez Exploring themes of identity and inclusion, Knight Artists-in-Residence Quisqueya Henriquez and Sonya Clark showcased the work they created while in residence with an exhibition that represented a convergence of art, history, and diverse cultures. Converge was made possible with a generous grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation. (QR code links to the 48-page Converge catalogue with images and essays.)




SQUARED April 27 to July 28, 2012 Featuring Injoo Whang and Caitlin Masley Using pattern and repetition, exhibiting artists Injoo Whang and Caitlin Masley addressed the symbolic square in their own distinct ways. Using illusion and space-defining elements, each artist’s work became grounded by the physicality of the space their work occupied.




ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE AND AFFILIATE ARTISTS For the last twelve years, McColl Center for Visual Art has been recognized for its important role in shaping the cultural identity of communities far and wide. Our nearly 300 alumni artists are the creative individuals we thank for helping us reach this remarkable achievement. The Center is committed to our Artist-in-Residence program and fostering an environment in which boundaries are pliable and pushed and intellectual curiosity and exploration is nurtured. We encourage the advancement of contemporary artists and celebrate the vibrant, vital role they play within our communities. It is in this spirit that McColl Center for Visual Art continues to provide new creative outlets, expanded opportunities, and muchneeded resources to artists both here in Charlotte and throughout the world. ALLYSON PACKER Mixed Media, Albuquerque, NM BEV NAGY Fibers, Charlotte, NC BRIAN SCOTT CAMPBELL Drawing, Brooklyn, NY CARRIE M. BECKER Mixed Media, St. Louis, MO DAVID THEISSEN Painting, Charlotte, NC DAVID WILSON Mixed Media, Apex, NC DAWIT L. PETROS Mixed Media/Installation, Brooklyn NY ERIKA DIAMOND Mixed Media, Charlotte, NC FELICIA VAN BORK Printmaking, Davidson, NC ISAAC PAYNE Drawing/Mixed Media, Charlotte, NC KATHY BRUCE Environmental, New York, NY MARGARITA CABRERA Mixed Media/Ceramic, El Paso, TX MARY GIEHL Mixed Media, Syracuse, NY MATTHEW STEELE Sculpture, Indianapolis, IN MICHAELA PILAR BROWN Performance/Photography, Winnsboro, SC NATHANIEL LANCASTER Painting, Charlotte, NC PATRICIA LEIGHTON & DEL GEIST Sculpture, New York, NY RASHAAD NEWSOME Mixed Media/Performance, New York, NY SHARON DOWELL Painting, Charlotte, NC SHELIA TURNER Photography, Columbus, GA SONYA CLARK Mixed Media, Richmond, VA SUSAN LEE-CHUN Performance/Installation, Miami, FL THOMAS SPRADLING New Media, Boulder, CO THOMAS THOUNE Ceramics, Charlotte, NC THU KIM VU Mixed Media, Quan Tay Ho, Vietnam SHARON DOWELL // (left)



Members of the Charlotte-based immigrant community collaborated with Margarita Cabrera in a sewing and embroidery workshop, the Space in Between, to create sculptural replicas of desert plants indigenous to the most frequently traveled route of immigration into the United States. Using border control uniforms to construct the plant leaves, the sculptures render the officers as important fixtures in the American landscape while simultaneously questioning their authority. Employing the traditional mural techniques of Tenango de Doria in Hidalgo, Mexico, each leaf was embroidered with colorful imagery, such as vegetation, religious icons, and even some personal symbols. Whether interpreted individually or as a group, the narratives evoked the immigrant’s transformative experience. The project aimed to build cultural bridges through working with immigrants on American soil while using a craft informed by Mexican tradition. Cabrera hopes that by bringing them into cultural conversation, she may impart an understanding about these social issues. (QR code links to a short video about Cabrera’s Space in Between project.)



Drawn to everyday objects that connect to her personal narrative, Sonya Clark employed the use of plastic combs, hair, and American money to reference her place within the confines of history and African and African-American culture and heritage. During her residency, Clark investigated the historical context of hair and its meaning related to “the first textile artists,” African-Americans who manipulated their hair with combs. The work created during Clark’s residency was featured in the Converge exhibition at McColl Center for Visual Art. (QR code links to a short video about Sonya Clark’s residency and the work she created for the Converge exhibition.) ARTISTS


Partnering with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, the Levine Museum of the New South, and the Arts & Science Council in a project, Shelia Turner worked with high school students to explore the concept of courage in a project called Adjusting the Signal: The Projected Landscape. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, adolescents in the United States spend 22 to 28 hours per week viewing television, more than any other activity per week except sleeping. By the age of 70 they will have spent 7 to 10 years of their lives watching television. It’s because of this statistic that Turner believes television must inscribe courage. “As part of the project, I asked students to photograph whatever they wanted on the weekends. I didn’t ask them to look at anything particularly different, but I believed that through their photographs they would have the opportunity to see television inscribe courage. Television drives stereotypes, style, and so many other things, so I believed that once you let a young person know that television inscribes courage, then perhaps they may begin seeing it. That’s really what the project was about, just adjusting the signal, adjusting the way they see the things that they’re normally around, and that’s become the phenomenal part about this project.”


SUSAN LEE-CHUN KNIGHT ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE “It’s an artist’s dream to be able to do nothing but wake up, go to your studio, have your morning coffee, make work, meet great people, have some more coffee, make some more work, and then go to bed, to only start all over again,” said Susan Lee-Chun of her residency at the Center. Fascinated with the power of humor and its capacity to grab the attention of a wider audience, Susan Lee-Chun employs a tongue-in-cheek style that incorporates video, sculpture, installation, and performance. In this same style, Lee-Chun collaborated with a group of actors during her residency on a silent performance-based project called Air-O-Gram which delivered silent-based performances to community members outside the traditional gallery setting. ARTISTS

DAWIT L. PETROS KNIGHT ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE Dawit Petros has lived in three different continents and the effects of his nomadic life are evident in his work. Inspired by history, cultural memories, and minimalism, Petros uses mixed media, installation, video, performance, and photography as a springboard for conversations about location. During his residency, Petros cultivated a mentoring relationship with a young artist and met with a group of recent refugees to Charlotte. Their position in the community was a stark reminder of his own transition in life to North America which enabled him to connect with the experience that fuels his artistic practice.



Using performance, video, and collage, Rashaad Newsome investigates power and status associated with people of color and the gay community. During his residency, Newsome continued developing his studio practice which borrows imagery from history, hip-hop music, and popular culture, to create bold works of art that challenge current ideas regarding social protocol and hierarchy as they relate to human behavior.



MARY GIEHL CAROLINAS HEALTHCARE ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE A former registered nurse, Mary Giehl explores themes that reflect her experiences working with patients. As the Carolinas HealthCare Artist-in-Residence, Giehl merged the medical field with her artistic production to create fiber sculptures with Carolinas Medical Center staff in Pineville. Using medical scans as the basis for the work, the participants converted the 2-D images into 3-D sculptures using a process of needle felting dyed wool roving. Giehl’s ability to create beauty from an object representative of a patient’s pain may be read as something of an aesthetic cure. Her ultimate goal is to educate the viewer and stimulate intellectual discourse on the relationship between art and medicine, as it relates to humanity.


MICHAELA PILAR BROWN GANTT CENTER ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE Exploring social issues facing our society, Michaela Pilar Brown creates installations and performances inspired by history, childhood memories, and African-American cultural icons that are staged through dreamlike film and photography. During her residency, Brown cemented ideas she held about the power of portraiture through interactions during a community outreach that will continue to inform her role as an artist. “Being recognized as valuable and worthy of attention is transformative. I saw this with the Mothers of Murdered Offspring and with the breast cancer survivor I photographed during my residency. I take away the idea that art is truly a service.�


PATRICIA LEIGHTON AND DEL GEIST UNCC ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE Working in collaboration with Charlotte Area Transit System and UNC Charlotte, Leighton and Geist continued work on a multi-year project that will culminate with a monumental earthwork. The final product will be installed at the proposed UNC Charlotte Station as part of the LYNX Blue Line Extension. Taking inspiration from changes caused by both industrialization and nature, Leighton and Geist fuse elements of geology and construction in their work. A significant result of their site-specific sculptures is the engagement and availability of their work with the public. During their residency, Geist and Leighton worked with a group of UNC Charlotte students a few days per week conducting research, experimentation, and nurturing each student’s individual artistic development. “Public art is specific to place, people, and its context,” say Geist and Leighton. The UNC Charlotte Station, specifically, “provides exciting opportunities for integrated art at the station, earthworks, and sculpture markers identifying the campus in a unique manner.” 22


Taking an original approach to the drawing practice, Brian Scott Campbell paints with a mixture of graphite, gum arabic, and water to achieve a soft atmospheric appearance. His drawings are a combination of different visual sources he relates to a “Google image search� where visual outcomes appear peculiar in scale. During his residency, Campbell brought art education into the middle school classrooms of Druid Hills Academy and Thomasboro Academy where students participated in a collaborative drawing project after learning about his work, unique drawing style, and technique.


DAVID THEISSEN GAIL THOMAS PEACOCK CMS ART TEACHER-IN-RESIDENCE In support of the annual Art Teacher-in-Residence Program (ATIR), Gail Thomas Peacock, a former art teacher, made leadership gifts to establish the Gail Thomas Peacock Art Teacher-in-Residence and Travel Awards. The ATIR Program creates residency opportunities for the dedicated art teachers in CharlotteMecklenburg Schools and has helped to transform and enliven arts education in the Charlotte region over the last decade. Gail Thomas Peacock’s contribution directly supported the residency of CMS art teacher David Theissen and provided four CMS art teachers and former ATIRs with Travel Awards to visit New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston, to experience world-class museums, performances, and cultural amenities in two- and three-day excursions. This life-changing opportunity enhanced not only the lives of these four teachers but also of the students they impact every day. During Theissen’s residency, he reinvented his painted landscape and transformed his body of work. Rather than looking outward at an urban street scene, Theissen now focuses his perspective downward at the pavement and sidewalk curbs. By layering the canvas and experimenting with gel medium and painting techniques, he has re-imagined the picture plane to merge two-dimensional and sculptural components.


MATTHEW STEELE Reflecting the relationship between infrastructure and human beings, Matthew Steele focuses his work on the human connection to place. During his residency, Steele worked with UNC Charlotte architecture students to create models of modest dwellings with aesthetic appeal. The designs could ultimately benefit the homeless community in Charlotte as well as villages in Kenya, where he originally found inspiration for his community outreach project. Encouraging the use of found objects and industrial waste to construct the models of future dwellings, the students created concepts and had the opportunity to exhibit their work during a public reception to raise awareness for affordable housing. “I made the students think differently about their role as an architect. They worked hard to create sustainable structures that could actually be utilized in East Africa and all over the world. If not now, then in the future.”

>> Links to a video about Steele’s work and creative process.









>> Links to a video interview









PROGRAMS , PROJECTS, AND PARTNERSHIPS In response to the growing needs of the community and the firm belief of the important role of artists in shaping solutions to social challenges, McColl Center for Visual Art’s programming has evolved its focus to Spheres of Impact. Among the identified spheres are world issues such as health, environment, business innovation, and education.These spheres create dynamic partnerships between the Center and myriad organizations while raising the visibility of the artist to spark positive social and global change.

ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE PROGRAM McColl Center for Visual Art, through its Environmental Artist-in-Residence Program (EAIR), supports innovation that impacts the environment in positive ways. The EAIR Program was established in 2010, one year after the Center sponsored its first Environmental Artist-in-Residence, Daniel McCormick. McCormick created an efficient, cost-effective, and aesthetically pleasing system of storm water runoff and silt controls in Freedom Park in 2009. He was asked by the Center to return and create an Environmental Art Master Plan for Charlotte. Community engagement is seminal to the program. Success has been measured through the Center’s collaborations with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Parks & Recreation, Charlotte Nature Museum, Catawba Lands Conservancy and its Carolina Thread Trail, Queens University, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System, Lakewood Community Development Corporation, Lakewood Neighborhood Association, area schools, and hundreds of volunteers. Projects completed in the three years since the program began include those that address water quality issues and storm water flows, native vegetation, and rare and delicate ecosystems. Other projects have tackled the issues of erosion, an all too common condition in growing urban environments such as Charlotte, habitat loss due to invasive species, and tree restoration. Erosion control is achieved through the use of biodegradable materials. All the projects completed to date are replicable and have been executed so that maintenance issues have not occurred after the residencies have been completed. They demonstrate successful mitigation and offer mentoring opportunities, curriculum development, and participation that instills local pride and ownership of place. (QR code links to video featuring Daniel McCormick at an EAIR site location.)



CROSS CULTURAL PHOTO EXCHANGE Thanks to an education grant from the Arts & Science Council, photography students at Mallard Creek High School participated in a cross-cultural photography exchange with university students in the Dominican Republic. Inspired by the work of former Knight Artist-in-Residence Quisqueya Henriquez, and her work in the Converge exhibition, students used photography and digital media to create new works of art that focused on the idea of “place” and the notion that the contrasting architecture in both cultures can highlight the similarities and differences that surround them. Images were captured by students at each location and shared among the two groups. By crossing cultural barriers and expanding the perception of “place,” the students’ experiences and learning came to fruition as digital collages that showcase each culture. The work was displayed during a “flash freeze” gallery reception at a NoDa Gallery Crawl then returned to Mallard Creek High School for permanent display.


RHIZOME McColl Center for Visual Art was pleased to be a community partner with Rhizome, a project led by Candice Ivy, former alumna artist with students from UNC Charlotte. The project culminated with a temporary site-specific installation that combined elements of local architecture and history to create a memorable experience for the viewing public. Using structural elements, video, and sound, Rhizome was located in a former Plaza Midwood church, a site that embodies and echoes the history, culture, and changes of Charlotte and reflects transformation and growth. Similarly, the Plaza Midwood neighborhood surrounding the church has a significant relationship with the greater Charlotte community -- once affected by economic decline, the neighborhood has bounced back to enjoy a renaissance. After Rhizome was completed, the installation was given a new life at the Studio Party 12 event.


STUDIO PARTY 12 More than 300 patrons attended Studio Party 12, helping to make the event a resounding success. Our eclectic group of art lovers raised a record-breaking $40,250 in art sales alone, which nearly tripled the sales of the previous year. Proceeds from art sales support talented working artists and event proceeds directly support the Center’s free community programs which keep great contemporary art alive in Charlotte. The evening’s festivities were chaired by Olga Faison, Pam Stowe, Blair Farris, and Laura Thompson, all of whom were draped in avant-garde garments created by alumna artist Eliana R. Arenas.


CONTEMPORARIES The Contemporaries of McColl Center for Visual Art are a vibrant, diverse group of art enthusiasts and artists whose events provide a lively, social avenue for exploration of contemporary art. Each member shares a desire to be an active participant of contemporary culture through intellectually stimulating programs and social events. The Contemporaries provides members with ample opportunities to get beyond the walls of the Center and experience events such as private tours of local and regional galleries, collections in private homes, artist’s studios, and more. Through these events, the Center is able to expand its programming, appreciate and bring attention to the vast cultural arts community in Charlotte, maintain meaningful connections with its alumni and other local artists, and expand its reach into different sections of the community. Most events are intentionally small and this intimacy creates an opportunity for deeper dialogue between and among the members, the artists, the curators, or any other special guests. In addition to monthly programs, the Contemporaries hosts its annual signature event, Palate to Palette, each December. This lively event pairs six artists with a different wine for reasons specific to their unique relationship. Also featuring live music, delectable treats, and creative cocktails, Palate to Palette truly indulges the full spectrum of the senses and has become a “can’t miss” event in Charlotte. In FY12, the event reached its sold-out capacity of 350 people and tripled revenue earned from the previous year. The ultimate goal of the Contemporaries is to raise enough money through this event to sponsor a resident artist annually. PROGRAMS

Converge Conversation, January 2012 Issues of art, history, and identity were explored in a conversation by Quisqueya Henriquez and Sonya Clark, moderated by Sylvie Fortin.

Gallery Activity, April 2012 The Center’s first hands-on gallery activity was offered to visitors in conjunction with the Squared exhibition and the work of Injoo Wang.

Community Day, October 2011 Hundreds of participants visited the Center for a day of free artist-led activities.

Mapping NoDa, November 2011 Allyson Packer worked with participants from UMAR Arts on a mapping project of NoDa which was exhibited during a gallery reception.


From Painting to Sculpture to Digital Media, the Summer Arts Institute offered 35 courses, diverse in both media and concept. Lasting for one-week periods, each class was taught by a local artist. Over 230 students had access to the Center’s studio facilities and the opportunity to visit artists-in-residence in their studios. They celebrated their success during a student exhibition at the end of camp. In addition to renewing our partnership with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Center also partnered with the North Carolina Dance Theatre (NCDT). Students, grades 1st through 3rd, enrolled in Performing a Painting spent time between NCDT and the Center working on art and creative movement. At the end of the week family and friends were invited to see the final art and performance at the NCDT. PARTNERSHIPS


INSTITUTE A TRANSFORMATION No one ever learned to innovate by talking about it. It’s all in the doing – risking, revealing, setting aside theories, and never, ever hiding behind the familiar. The Innovation Institute at McColl Center for Visual Art helps individuals not just think outside the box, but throw the box out the window. In early 2012, through the generosity of the Windgate Charitable Foundation, the Center was granted funding to lease a new building that could house all of its programs and events. Staff found the perfect renovated warehouse just across 11th Street, with plenty of open space, hardwood floors, and a beautiful brick wall interior. 38



The Transformational Leadership Program is a six-and-a-half day program that takes place over the course of several months and is designed to unleash the imagination with a curriculum that emphasizes creativity and innovation. Each session is led by a different artist and supported by a facilitator with a background in organizational development. The program is limited to twelve participants to ensure a deeply personal experience while providing an extraordinary group dynamic. Individuals are pushed to identify and cultivate their inner creativity and learn how to access and manage that creativity in their day to day lives. Class themes include “Courage in the Face of Struggle” and “The Value of Failure: Risk and Reinvention.” In FY12, the Institute maintained its usual schedule of Transformational Leadership Programs while adding a customized five-day Leadership Program for CMS principals. Alumni of the Institute now include over 200 individuals.

The Innovation Institute designs and delivers custom programs that help restore creativity in corporate environments through smart risktaking and harnessing the imagination. Custom programs lead teams through provocative processes that generate breakthroughs, teach the importance and value of creative space, and unleash creativity – all building blocks to driving real innovation. Engineers, marketing executives, physicians, and others (including corporations like Duke Energy, Bank of America, and Ingersoll Rand) are seeking out Innovation Institute programs to strengthen their work place. In FY12, the Institute conducted 26 custom sessions for approximately 800 business, community, and non-profit leaders.


AT A GLANCE McColl Center for Visual Art advances artists and community through dynamic residencies, exhibitions, and educational programs based in contemporary art. The Center provides transformative experiences for visual artists, individuals who visit the Center and our broader community. VISION // McColl Center for Visual Art is the leading center for the advancement of creative capacity for artists and the public MISSION // Advancing artists, community and the creation of contemporary art through residencies, exhibitions, outreach, and education GALLERY HOURS* // 3 to 9 PM, Thursday and Friday; 11 AM to 6 PM, Saturday *Effective September 7, 2012

LOCATION // 721 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202 ADMISSION // Free TOURS // Free docent-led tours each Saturday at 11:30 AM. Group tours available by appointment PROGRAMS // Residencies, Exhibitions, Education, Outreach, Innovation Institute FACILITY // Gothic revival, former Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church designed by J.M. McMichael; built in 1926; sold in 1982; accidentally set on fire in 1985; renovated 1998-1999; design FMK Architects, Mark Fishero lead architect; construction Rodgers Builders. McColl Center for Visual Art was founded in 1997 WEBSITE // SOCIAL //;; PHONE NUMBER // 704.332.5535 TAX ID NUMBER // 51-0195015


STAFF Suzanne Fetscher President/CEO

Michael Andrews Director of Development & Marketing

Briarlee Barrow

Staff Accountant

Auston Davie Facilities Technician

Angela Grauel Education & Outreach Manager

Claudia Gonzalez-Griffin Residencies & Exhibitions Manager

Becky Hannum

Interim Program Manager

Susan Jedrzejewski Marketing & Communications Manager

Dennis Lemmons Facilities/Studio Manager

Sarah Lewkowitz Director of Development (as of 2/12)

Katherine Marks, Development Associate

Daniel McCormick

EAIR Program Director

Edward McCray Executive Assistant/Visitor Services

Devlin McNeil Chief Operating Officer

Jackie Nalley Facilities

Mary O’Brien EAIR Program Manager

Sandy Patrick Director of Finance

Ben Premeaux Media Lab Associate

Ce Scott Creative Director

Kristin Sessions Innovation Institute Operations Manager

Sara Simmons

Innovation Institute Associate

Anna Sison Innovation Institute Facilitator

Barbara Spradling Director of Innovation Institute

BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bob Bertges, Chair Kim Blanding W. Charles Campbell Shaun Cassidy Astrid Chirinos Thomas Cottingham Russ Daniel Ben Dellinger

Andy Dews, MD Ray S. “Rip” Farris, Vice Chair Paige Gantt Alvaro Gurdian Jr. Paige Johnston Barbara Laughlin, Treasurer Chris McCoy Richard McCracken

Sheila T. Mullen Jonathan K. Murray Debra Plousha Moore Betsy Rosen A. Zachary (Zach) Smith III Jeff Trenning Bryan L. Williams Manuel Zapata

Mason Granger Ken Lambla

Ruby Lerner Willie Little Lori McGee, Chair

NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD Olga Garay Jennifer Parham Gilomen


ENVIRONMENTAL ARTISTIN-RESIDENCE STEERING COMMITTEE Jane Alexander Philip Blumenthal, Co-Chair Ann Browning Ann Clark Robert Corbin Dianne English Becky Hannum Lee Jones Richard McCracken, Co-Chair Reed Perkins Tom Stanley

PROGRAM COMMITTEE Mark Abrams Shaun Cassidy, Chair Sharon Dowell Harper Fox Eldred Hudson Manoj Kesavan Jonathan Murray Marjorie Serralles-Russell

CONTEMPORARIES BOARD Amber Smith Ashley Kooman Blake Clifton Chelsea Samuel Eric Jensen Kevin Perry Martha Smyre Martina Corich Jonathan Murray Samantha Peppard Pete Teoh

VOLUNTEERS, INTERNS, DOCENTS Cherokee Anderson Becca Bellamy Alicia Blanton Daniel Bonilla Hank Burris Hannah Caddell Tamara Castaneda Taylor Clark Vanessa Clarke Nancy Cummings Karla Eargle Judith Essick Gael Furbush China Hall Lyla Halsted Laura Hannon Darrell Hickman Maaz Humayun


Quinn Hunter Weston Jones Marie Rose Kelly Igor Khodochinskiy Aura Lawson Son Lee Timothy Lind Matthew Lopina Eddie Love Bernice Mar David Matheson Raina Mehler Courtney Melvin Cheryl Mirer Dana Moran Mallory Nanny Jackee Neely Mike Nowicki

Samantha Peppard Kevin Perry Lerissa Rentas Katherine Robinson Sylvia Roseboro Erin Russell Sheryl Sitnik Calvin Smith Sarah Smith Ian Starnes Kati Stegall Mary Swim Vanessa Tamas Jason Turnipseed Monique Velez Katie Walters Peter Zeiler Richard Zheng

STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION FY 2012 SOURCES OF OPERATING REVENUE Individual & corporate contributions 356,122 Donated goods & services 1,200 Foundation & corporate grants 361,850 Arts & Science Council Basic Operating Grant 383,780 Government grants 81,927 Earned Revenue 443,827 Fundraising Events 92,377 Endowment Support 328,353 Total Operating Revenue $2,049,436 Board Designated Endowment Support $51,647 $2,101,083

Fundraising Events 5%

Earned Revnue 22%

Government Grant 2%

Endowment 16%

Foundation & Corporate Grants Arts & Science 18% Council Grant Individual & 19% Corporate Gifts 17%

FY 2012 OPERATING CASH EXPENSES Administration 312,249 Organizational development & marketing 309,297 Residencies, exhibitions & education 1,359,324 Program support services & facilities 199,003 Total Operating Expenditures $2,179,873 Depreciation, In-kind & Non-Cash Expenditures 255,486 Total Organizational Expenses $2,435,359

Development & Marketing 14% Administration 14%

Residencies, Exhibitions & Education 62%

Program Support & Facilities 9%

SELECTED INFORMATION FOR FISCAL YEARS ENDING JUNE 30, 2012 & 2011 2012 2011 Number of artists-in-residence 25 23 Total number of artist days 2,513 2,584 Investments (held at Foundation for the Carolinas at fair value) $6,544,214 $7,077,696 Total Assets 13,935,533 14,878,003 Total Liabilities 354,980 378,045 Total Net Assets 13,580,553 14,499,958 Total Revenue & Support 2,049,436 2,063,559 Total Operating Expense 2,435,359 2,394,412 Operating Surplus (Loss) (385,923) (330,853) Net change in investments (205,129) 1,191,858 Increase (Decrease) Change in Net Assets ($919,405) $861,005


PEOPLE WE LOVE $50,000+ Gail & Ed Peacock, Jr. $15,000 - $49,999 Lori & Liam McGee Dottie & Ed Shelton $10,000 - $14,999 Selena Beaudry & Gray Ellison Jeanie & Tom Cottingham Donna & Alvaro de Molina Pat & Bill Williamson $5,000 - $9,999 Kathryn & Darren Ash Linda & Bob Bertges Kim Blanding Shaun Cassidy & Hope Matthews* Jane & David Conlan Caroline & Ben Dellinger Joanne & Stuart Dickson Blair & Rip Farris Suzanne & Elmar Fetscher Maria & John Huson Fred & Gené Klein Barbara Laughlin Yvonne & Dick McCracken Mary & Jerald Melberg Sheila & Sean Mullen Debra Plousha Moore & Col. John Moore, Jr., USAF Gabby Pratt Anatoly & Anna Tsiris* (In-kind) Andy Dews & Tom Warshauer Carrie & Bryan Williams $2,500 – 4,999 Olga & Jay Faison Alvaro Gurdian, Jr. Jennifer & Wayne Appleby Mary Richard & Chris McCoy Emily & Zach Smith


Shannon Smith Lynn & Jeff Trenning Karen & Manuel Zapata $1,000 – 2,499 Eric Anderson (In-kind)* Mary Lou & Jim Babb Marilyn & Michael Baker Harriet & Bill Barnhardt Larry Brady Rose Marie & Gene Bratek Mary Lou & Greg Cagle Astrid Chirinos Chris & Lauren Combis* Bettye & Chris Connelly Russ Daniel Mary Anne Dickson Pam & Ambrose Dittloff Meredith & Walter Dolhare Tina & Jubal Early Cassell & John Fitzhugh Jennifer Parham Gilomen & Scott Gilomen Carol & Shelton Gorelick, Shelton Gorelick Family Foundation Patty & Bill Gorelick Laura & Michael Grace Michelle & Mark Hamilton* Becky Hannum* James Hatley Nora & Tom Hughes Karen & Clark Jackson Leslie Johnson Paige & Hall Johnston, III Ginger Kemp Gary Knight & Keith Biolek- Austin* Wesley Mancini & Bob Scheer Marianne & Jonathan Mangels* Devlin McNeil & Aimee Nichols Van Nguyen Kay & Robert Norris Marianne Battistone Norwood & Philip Norwood Luanne & Bill Parmelee Rosalind & J.J. Richardson Betsy Rosen & Liam Stokes Mimi Sabates

Sally & Bill Serenius Paulette & Ron Sherrill Lisa & Glenn Sherrill Anne Carter & Dean Smith Barbara & Steve Spradling Kitty & Tom Storrs Kelly & Neal Taub $500 – 999 Christie Amato* Jennifer Algire & Michael Andrews Terry & Bill Augerot Elsie & Will Barnhardt Joanne & Steve Beam Regine & Andreas Bechtler Robert Bilbro & Stuart Brock Julie Boles Tricia & John Boyer* Kathy & Frank Bragg, Jr. Chris Butlak Zan & Heath Byrd Julie & Charles Campbell Nancy & Edison Cassels Sallie & Derick Close Kathy & Chris Cope Elizabeth & John Fagg* Liz & Lane Faison Beth Galen Paige Gantt Deidre & Clay Grubb David Hall Debra Hubbard Jeff Huberman & Cheryl Walker Marie-Claire & Khalil Kardous Gary Ferraro & Lorne Lassiter Caryn Lee Sarah Lewkowitz* Jane & Luther Lockwood Maria & Nash Long, III Bernice Mar Mary O’ Brien & Daniel McCormick* Grace & Graham McGoogan, Jr. Ed McMahan, Jr. Trudi & Gray Norris Jarleth Nurkin Arthur Oudmayer Wanda & Steve Phifer

Lisa & Tom Phillips* Laura & Paul Price* Beth & Steve Purdy Mary Rachide & Mark Rankin Sally & Russell Robinson Leslie & Bruce Schlernitzauer (In-kind) Katy & Raleigh Shoemaker Marc & Mattye Silverman, The Marc & Matty Silverman Foundation Ellen Smith Mary Mallard & Scott Smith Caroline & Beau Stoneman Laura & Charles Thompson Terry & Ron Tober Sally Van Allen Katherine & Robert Vest Bunnie & Mike Walker Lynn Weis $250-499 Tigger & Poo Alexander Judith Allen & David Coburn Clay Andrews Jessica & Jeff Austin Briarlee Barrow Lawrence Baxter & Sharon Roncevich Baxter Sherry Beatty-Azali* Melinda & Derek Beres* Bobbi & Donald Bernstein Leigh Luter Brewer Sharon & Mike Broderick James Bullock Bill Carrick Will Caulder Sonya Clark* Blake Clifton* Lori Collins Shelley & Adam Colvin* Jane & Tom Coyle, Jr. Leslie & John Culbertson Rennie Cuthbertson Laura & Lynn Daniel Cathy & Pat Dean Ann Depta Judy & Patrick Diamond Gay Dillashaw

Lisa Huntting Dunn Dianne & Roger English Gail & Tom Fennimore Molly & Jason Fowler Harper Fox & Katherine Rogers* Anna Freuler* Vickie & Tom Gabbard Cindy & Harvey Gantt Claudia Gonzalez-Griffin & Don Griffin Florence & Glen Hardymon Ralph Helmick* Cynthia & Tom Higgins Mary & Chad Hollingsworth Kathryn Hope Kathy & Charlie Izard Susan Jedrzejewski* Stacy & John Jesso Edith & Jim Johnson Shawn Kirsch* Lori & Thom Klingman Janet Lasher & John Kessler* Laney & Wood Lay Kay & Mike Layman Gloria & Harry Lerner Earlene & Bill Little Joan Lorden & Larry Mays Missy Luczak Lucile & John Mackay Kate & Daniel Marks* Diane & Andy McGowan Barbara & Brad Merlie Sheila Molino June Moore Janice & Werner Mueller Linda & Ed Need Robbin & Thomas Palmer Sandy Patrick Charlene & Kevin Patterson Jo Ann & Joddy Peer Betty & Dennis Rash Betty Robinson Marilyn Ross Barbara Schreiber & Bill Ribarsky* Octavia Seawell Marianna & Trey Sheridan Ruth Ava Lyons & Paul Sires

Anna Sison Kathleen & Michael Smith Tom Stanley Paul H. Steiger, Jr., Steiger Charitable Lead Trust Amy & Hal Tribble Stephanie Walker Jackie & Mike Wells John Woodcock Martha & Jim Woodward Laura Yaeger $100-249 Mary Edith Alexander Keith Alyea & Fidel Montoya* Ingrid & John Amols* Lydia Arnold & Robert Carr Cathy & Ned Austin Robert Barbee Kevin & Wendy Barnes Nicole & Toby Bartlett* Jill & William Barwick, Jr. Sarah & Tim Belk Alfreda Bell Kathryn Blanchard & Greg Ross Jennifer Borza Kristin & John Bradberry Kobi & Ronald Brinson Kelly Brooks Caroline & Kevin Brown* Jessica Brown Carrie & Hilton Bryant Linda Coad Gracie Coleman Jane Cook* Lois & Jim Cook Judith & Tom Cutler* Diane & Hal Davis Dana Martin Davis & Rick Davis Elizabeth Davis Adrienne & Eric Davis Amy Jo & Leroy Denton* Pamela Deramus Lenore Jones-Deutsch & Lance Deutsch* Marilee & Dean Devillers

Miriam Dixon Tamberlyn & Matthew Dobrowski Elyn Dortch Sharon Dove Bryan Downey & John Fryday Sarah & Earl Downum Lisa Lewis Dubois & Phil Dubois Karen & Daniel DuPre’ Carolyn & Henry Faison Linda & Bill Farthing Lori Ferguson Susan & Rick Fisher Edwina & Peter Fleming Julie Fraser Eileen Friars & Scott Pyle James Funderburk & Jim Hock* Sarah Gambrell Doreen Garrison Carrie Gault Deborah Gibbs Linda & Robert Glusenkamp Maja Godlewska* Angela & Jonathan Grauel Brock Green Raymond Grubb & Tom Thoune* Rich & Libby Guinan Melva Hanna Susan & Brian Harden* Cat Harris* Amy Hawke Anne Henderson Audrey & Randall Hitt Brenda Homan Greg Houston* Victoria & Chip Howell Jodi & Christopher Hummer Kathleen Jameson & John Bryant* Chandra & Jimmie Johnson Jean & Carl Johnson Lee Jones Thomas Jordak Melanie June Mimi & Jeff Kane Bill Keenan Lee & Garrell Keesler Dara Khalatbari & Emiko DeGaetano*

Janice Ladley June & Ken Lambla Nell & Robert Lawing Amy Lefkof & Timothy Mayopoulos Sue & Jack Lewkowitz Peggy & Bryan Lipps Shug & Walker Lockett* Jennifer Lover* Spencer Lueders Moses Luski Rod MacKillop Ellen & Cliff Maday Anita & Dave Maddaluna Elizabeth & Winn Maddrey Suzette & Tim Mahoney Meghan Makoid & Greg Hauser* Sonja Marcham Kristine Ottens Matthews & Michael Matthews Peggy & Joe Mazzola Jane & Hugh McColl, Jr. David McCoy* Janet & Donald McCracken Cindy & Patton McDowell Judy & Todd McKie Suzy & Ed McMahan Lisianna McManes Sally & Brian Mesibov Janet & Tom Miller Andrea & Timothy Miller Monty Montague* Suzanne & Harvey Morrison Nancy & Ron Norelli Elaine & Thomas Pacicco* Tricia & Joe Parish Susan Patterson Sarah & Trey Pearce Albert Pera Lisa Perkins* Ridgely & John Phillips Sue & Vick Phillips Amy & Joe Pitt Melissa & Jeff Pitts Sharon & Glen Portwood* Ann & Jim Prock Kathleen & Jon Richardson Diane Rivers


Sonja & Tim Rock Sarah & Erik Rosenwood* Mirella & Brian Roth Lisa & Todd Rubenson Aida & Greg Saul Nadia & Stephen Schroth Marjorie Moses Schwab Kellie & Jeff Scott Kristin & Heath Sessions Mary Ann Shapard Melissa Tuttle-Shaw & Mark Shaw* Susan & John Shimp Terry & Paul Shipley Louis Sinkoe & Kevin Levine Diane & Richard Siskey Anita Skogland Reitzel Snider, Jr. Donna Sofsky* Sharon & Matthew Sullivan Lee Rocamora & John Thompson, Jr. Sandi & Ben Thorman* Roberta Tindall Judith Toman, The David J. Toman Foundation Mary Tribble Rebecca Upham Jon Utley* Robert Vogler & Family Regina & Kurt Waldthausen* Geordie & Gray Walker Melissa & Stephen Wall Juanita Gilmore-Walton & Keva Walton Ashley & Joseph Weir Linda & Craig Weisbruch Lisa & Ed Weisiger Laura & Ward Wellman Charlotte & John Wickham Rita & Phil Witt Nancy & Michael Yaffe Emily & Samuel Zimmern Patricia Zoder $25 - 99 Jane Alexander Daniel Allegrucci*


Joan Bankemper* Monique & Robert Beasley Sara Behnke Louise & Mark Bernstein Todd Biedrzycki Jim Bishop* Kim & Mark Bivens Cynthia & Reginald Blackmon Evelyn Bolton* Helen & Carl Boon Maura & William Bosbyshell* Doris Anne Bradley Beverly Brumbach* Josie & William Bulla Blake Byrne, Byrne Family Trust Connie & Peter Carlson Kelly & Tom Carlson-Redding Amy Cheng* Kelly Chopus Merryman Cleveland* Karen Cohen Karen Cox* Nancy Crown P. Scott Cunningham* Ann Danzi Mike Davis Trudy Decker-Welch James Delark Karen & Steve DeMay Page & Joseph DiMuzio Anne & Herbert Doss Nancy Duncan* Leigh Dyer Melinda & Brannen Edge Rebecca Elliot* Winn & Chris Elliott Regina Farmer Darren Frank Heather Freeman* Jennifer Garcia* Andy Graves* Nancy Gutierrez Kirk Halliburton* Dale Halton & Fred Wagner Terri & Wayne Hatcher Carmen & Bruce Hilton Marc Hochman

Greta & Rob Hord* Fran Hyde* Lynne Ingersoll* Eric Jensen* Jay Johnstone Christine Kelly Melanie & Mahmmud Kirdasi* Megan & Fred Klein, III Lenora & Dave Kobziak Kelly & Wade Kruse Patricia & Christian Kunder Hongsock Lee* Melvina Lee & Sean Maher Dennis Lemmons Betsy Locke Cambria & Peter Lohri Kathryn Long & Bill Snipes Deborah & John Lord Kim & Russell Marks Sheila & Ron McCoy* Valerie McMurray Sylvia & Douglas McPherson Michael McRae* Deborah & Steven Meckler Jennifer Meier Joseph Meyer Steven Monaco Grace Morales & Ellen Smith, Grace Productions, LLC Carol Mueller Todd Murphy* Leslie Newnam Daphne & Killian Norvell Carolyn Oakes* Lisa & Ralph Oldham David Owens-Hill Leland Park J.D. Parsons Kevin Perry* Leigh & Brett Phillips Stefan Pienkny Julie Power Phyllis Primm Patricia Raible* Babette Reynolds* Erin Riley* Nancy & Eric Ritchie*

Jackie Rodney* Amy Hockett & Eric Rohm Kristin Rothrock & David Brodeur Gregory Rousseau Joanna Rowe Emily Scofield Ce Scott Adam Shapiro* Sara Simmons Joyce & Joseph Simnor Walter Simpson Amber Smith Beverly Smith* Rosalie Spaniel Jackie & Ed Spears Laurel Steele* Kati Stegall* Stephanie Stenglein* Nancy Swonger Stephanie Tarnowicz Vicki Taylor Pete Teoh* Kathryn Thompson Irina Toshkova* Eleanore & John Tronco Ginny & Rett Turner* John Turner Cassandra & Kevin Tydings Karen & Charles Watts Kelly & Sam Whitesides Pamela Wittfeld* Alexander Wittkowski* Alyssa Wood* Bert Woodard Peter Zeiler*

HONARARIUMS In honor of Bill & Harriet Barnhardt By Nancy & Ron Norelli In memory of Walter Boyle By Helen & Carl Boon, Ferree & Associates, Cheryl Walker & Jeffrey Huberman, Patricia & Christian Kunder, Sylvia & Douglas McPherson, Sally & Bill Serenius, Joyce & Joseph Simnor, Robert Vogler & Family, Wake Forest School of Medicine Laura Yaeger In memory of Margaret Daniels By Sam & Kelly Whitesides In honor of Joel & Fran Freuler By Anna Freuler In memory of Fred Gregory By Mary Edith Alexander In honor of Ian Hamilton By Michelle & Mark Hamilton In honor of Becky Hannum’s Birthday By Jane Alexander In honor of Kelley Longshore By Julie Power In memory of Nadine Lyons By Ruth Ava Lyons & Paul Sires In honor of Sarah Matthews By Carrie Bryant In honor of Tyler Ream By Adrienne & Eric Davis

CORPORATE/FOUNDATION/ ORGANIZATION $40,000 + The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts Arts & Science Council Duke Energy Foundation John S. & James L. Knight Foundation North Carolina Arts Council Surdna Foundation Windgate Charitable Foundation $20,000 - $39,999 Bank of America Foundation For The Carolinas Hearst Corporation National Endowment for the Arts University of North Carolina at Charlotte Wells Fargo Foundation $5,000 - $19,999 Barringer Construction (In-kind) Charlotte Area Transit System Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund Jubal Early & Associates, Inc. (In-Kind) NORDSTROM Shaun Cassidy Studio, LLC US Charitable Gift Trust Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC $1,000 - $4,999 Alexander Street Investors, LLC Art Everywhere, LLC Carolina Pad The Charlotte Lesbian and Gay Fund of Foundation For The Carolinas JOA Corp Southend Athletic Club Steelfab, Inc. Winston & Strawn, LLP

$500 - $999 Carocon Corporation Dorrier Underwood Hodges Taylor Gallery Morgan Stanley Virginia Wesleyan College $50 - $499 Aida Interiors Catherine M. Austin Designs The Charlotte Business Guild (In-Kind) Charlotte Preparatory School DF Halton Foundation, Inc. Daniel Group, Ltd Ferree & Associates, CPAS, PLLC Grace Productions, LLC Hawke Homes, Inc Patton McDowell & Associates, LLC Sow Much Good, Inc. TGG, Inc. Tom Stanley Artworks Matching Gift Programs: Bank of America Duke Energy IBM Corporation Matching Gift Program Premier Healthcare Alliance Wells Fargo

*Contemporaries Member McColl Center for Visual Art wishes to acknowledge all the individuals and groups for their support in fiscal year 2011/2012. Although we make every effort to accurately list every contributor, we apologize for any inadvertent error or omission. To request an update, please contact Kate Marks at 704-944-8219 or



CHRIS WATTS // Summer 2010

FY11/12 Annual Report  

McColl Center for Visual Art's Annual Report for FY11/12.