Lylie Fisher collaborates with socially responsible organizations to present thematic advocacy art exhibitions and is sensitive of and responds to the challenges facing non profits in communicating their message. This initiative supports non profits by enhancing their core focus through creative programs, increasing: public awareness and positive media exposure. Lylie Fisher develops and manages thematic arts and cultural initiatives with style, professionalism and solid curating expertise. Visual artists are invited to exhibit their artwork in the public domain, with an emphasis upon activism. The spaces are often unconventional and the committed is to empower artists to increase their exposure to sophisticated and informed audiences.
RECOMMENDATIONS The art that Lylie has brought to WEAVE is inspiring for both the survivors of violence that we serve and for the staff who walk through these halls everyday. While this is an uncommon space to use for an art gallery the response we have received is extraordinary. Lylie is a strong curator are seen in the reactions of those who see the shows she presents. She has brought a different type of support and comfort to WEAVE that speaks to all who walk through our doors. We could not be more grateful for the creativity that she has brought to WEAVE. Nicolette Bautista - Executive Director, Weave Various quotes from Weave ...... Wow! you have succeeded in creating another fabulous exhibit. Thank you we are all enjoying it. Thank you for curating this stunning exhibition, you have brightened our days. Our building has come alive and inspiring to both staff and most importantly our clients, many thanks. Thank you for the wonderful collection of art in our building. You have created an inspirational atmosphere again. Anonymous
2006Feedback from a Weave client .... Sometimes we go through our busy days and pass our artwork and remark how fun or how nice it was to do. And sometimes we reflect on how it may help clients but never really know for sure. I would like to share with you all that I spoke with a client today who shared with me how beautiful all the artwork is. One piece in particular really spoke to her and validated what she has gone through and that there are brighter days ahead. I just thought it would be nice to be reminded that although we may not hear everyday how our work means so much to our client, it does! Anonymous
Thanks to Lylie Fisher, our nonprofit office building was transformed! Her vision aligned beautifully with our mission. She was able to craft a show that brought the emotion, beauty, and vivacity of our work with crisis victims. Her genuine spirit and compassion for community work was passed on through the art to our staff, clients, donors, and public visitors. We could not have hoped for a better curator. This will bring permanent art to our building, and we are very much delighted to work with Lylie once again. She truly shines!
Weave has built many special events around these exhibitions include a 2nd Saturday public awareness program and regular major donor events. The Sacramento Bee and other local media outlets have developed feature stories on the exhibitions curated by Lylie Fisher. Our grants manager reports significant positive response to our funding applications with comments reflecting the significant outreach work demonstrated through the exhibitions. Amber K. Stott Community Relations Manager, WEAVE (Women Escaping A Violent Environment)
Lylie Fisher is an innovator. She was the first to use our theater as a visual arts exhibit when she curated and mounted a thought-provoking and fun-loving exhibit titled "Fairytales Run For President." Lylie was a consummate professional. She kept the needs of our facility and audience in mind at all times, met all deadlines, and was also fun to be around and easy to work with. I highly recommend her for her creativity, imagination and professionalism. Kathy Fleming Director, FTT, Sacramento, CA
Ms Fisher initiated a series of workshops over a 10 week period, culminating in a major exhibition in our gallery. I can honestly say that the revitalization of our organization began with that program. We are grateful indeed to Lylie Fisher for her critical role in spearheading our resurgence and would warmly recommend her creativity, imagination and leadership. Joan Sadler Membership Coordinator, Sight and InSight, Mill Valley, CA
To her month long artist in residency, Lylie Fisher brought energy, creativity, passion and professionalism that in a word, wowed our Board of Trustees, the staff at Weir Farm National Historical Site, and members of the local community. Not only is Lylie an engaging artist, she is also a dynamic communicator who can thoroughly capture the attention of her audience and guide them towards new paths of understanding. Constance Evans Executive Director, Weir Farm Trust, Wilton, CT
Lylie was responsible for curating the 2003 Art Show. She understands the creative process and curated a truly insightful show that was a wonderful celebration of our community. Lylie sees the big picture always, and sometimes from the most unique perspective. She is very bright, organized, and fun. Rick Clarke, Head of School, RedwoodSchool, Oakland, CA
I have known Lylie Fisher since 1985. Lylie worked as an innovative artistic director throughout the 1990s with local community arts organizations curating art projects of national significance. As a curator Lylie is very passionate about supporting diversity in all art forms. In 1997 she was awarded a Fellowship from the Australia Council (equivalent to a Guggenheim). Tracey Moffatt Artist, NYC, NY
Lylie Fisher had an appointment as a International Visiting Artist in the ArtDepartment at San FranciscoStateUniversity in Spring 1999, and she continued in this role until early 2002.
Ms Fisher is an enthusiastic artist, her involvement in this department provided considerable support to our students. Through her example of hard work and creative risk taking, students benefited by working along side a practicing artist. Sylvia Walters Chair, Creative Art Department, San Francisco State University, SF, CA
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