'Artists & Mentors' 2018 Exhibition Celebrating Artists Who Teach, Inspire and Enrich Students' Lives

August 01, 2018

‘Artists & Mentors’ 2018 Exhibition
Celebrating Artists Who Teach, Inspire and Enrich Students’ Lives


The Painting Center, Chelsea

September 4-29, 2018

Opening Reception September 6 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm


‘Artists & Mentors’ is a group exhibition on view at The Painting Center in New York City featuring twelve painters who also teach and inspire students in the classroom.  Golden Artist Colors began working with the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers nearly five years ago with an objective to recognize and showcase the talent of artists across the US who have also been recognized as mentors of their students–youth who recently received awards through Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. 

Annually since 2015, GOLDEN has supported the opportunity for three visual arts educators– chosen in conjunction with the Alliance and the National Art Education Association–to take part in a two-week residency at the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation Residency Program, located just down the road from Golden Artist Colors in upstate New York.  These twelve artists recognized in ‘Artists & Mentors’ are some of the best of the best amongst art teachers in the US.

Artists featured in the exhibition are Isaac AlaridPease, NM; Rebecca Buchanan, OR; Jessica Clark, NC; Geeta Dave, LA; Cristina Gonzalez, NM; Jeffrey Deane Hall, VA; Lucy Harackiewicz, MA; Kevin Kelly, KS; Claire Lerner, CA; Brian Payne, OK; Elizabeth Stainton, NY; and Bryan Wilson, NC.

“What is exceptionally clear is that art teachers with a continuing artistic practice inspire students to achieve well beyond what the typical art students is able to accomplish,” said GOLDEN​ CEO, Mark Golden.  “These teachers who have been honored with a Residency all have teaching credentials that would be the envy of any school.  ‘Artists & Mentors’ seeks to honor these teaching artists with the recognition that their work deserves. It is no small feat to both teach a full-time schedule in our schools and to carry on a studio practice.  The show, curated by Jim Walsh, and with support from The Painting Center, allows us to share the talent of these amazing artists and educators.”

The show will be on view from September 4 through September 29, 2018 at The Painting Center, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 500, New York, N.Y.  An opening reception will be held on September 6 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.  A full color catalog of the paintings in ‘Artists & Mentors' will be available. 

To learn about ‘Artists & Mentors’, visit www.thepaintingcenter.org/artists-mentors.  For more information about Golden Artist Colors, go to www.goldenpaints.com. To read blogs about the artists, visit http://blog.artandwriting.org/2018/06/21/announcing-the-2018-golden-educator-residents/. For more information about the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, visit 

'Artists & Mentors' 2018 Exhibition Celebrating Artists Who Teach, Inspire and Enrich Students' Lives