2006 The He Ain't Heavy Foundation,
The Mission of The He Ain't Heavy Foundation, Inc., is to create and foster programs of self development and self improvement for youth and their families through ethnic art and to offer basic skills training in art related fields
1998-2006 The He Ain't Heavy Project
Publisher and distributor of fine African American art to more than 3500 galleries and gift shops worldwide.
Presenting Sponsor of 2006
n In partnership with Braeburn Studios, developing a line of fine art furnishings featuring original works of art. July 2005
Named Artist in Residence for Cincinnati State College and University of
n Featured artist for 2003 and 2002 American Greeting Card Company “The Art of Gilbert Young” calendars distributed to five countries.
n Co-founder of Black Art On Tour, a traveling art exhibition and sale of fine ethnic art by renowned African American artists. January 2001.
1995–1997 Gilbert Young Enterprises
n Named Artistic Director and Supervising Judge for “Paint Pals,” an International Olympic Youth Art Competition and Exhibition, organized in honor of the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. The project supported efforts by The Atlanta Project, an organization founded and directed by President Jimmy Carter. (Ret.).
Co-developer of an international network of young artists who create and display artwork via “Paint Pals” in
n Received Proclamations and keys to the cities of
n Received the prestigious Scripps Howard Post Corbett Award in recognition of outstanding artistic achievement in the arts and cultural communities of
n Named Best Visual Artist with an Applause Magazine Image Maker Award, 1995
n Commissioned by Procter & Gamble to design a sculpture award for presentation during the annual “Salute To Greatness” program hosted by Coretta Scott King, and the
n Commissioned to produce a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1994
n Commissioned by the Cincinnati Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women to create a commemorative work “Family”, in honor of the annual Black Family Reunion Celebration, 1992
n Commissioned to produce a portrait of Theodore Berry,
n The Cincinnati Pops Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company, Cincinnati Bell, University of Cincinnati, University of Cincinnati African American Heritage Center, National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center at Wilberforce, Morris Brown College, The Academy of Art in St. Petersburg Russia, BellSouth Corporate Offices/Atlanta
“Don King”, HBO, 1997; Pizza Hut Commercial 1997; “Friday's”, 1996; “Made In America” 1997, Arsenio Hall Show, 1993; “A Different World”, 1992; “The Father Flanagan Story”, 1988, The Black Male Crisis, 1990 J. Carroll George, White Man's Country, Joseph Wilkins, 2001, “Volume One-It's Six O'clock”, the Greg Street project, 2002, African American Communication, Exploring Identity and Culture, Ronald L. Jackson II Sidney Ribeau, Michael Hecht, 2003
Feature article, Only Local Music,
Featured in article, The Cincinnati Enquirer, July 2005
Feature article, The Hilltop Press, June 2005
Cover story, Atlanta Goodlife Magazine, October 2004
Feature article, The Cincinnati Enquirer, June 2004
American Greetings calendar, The Art Of Gilbert Young, 2003
Featured in article, The Cincinnati Herald, August 2003
Featured in article, The Cincinnati Enquirer, January 2003American Greetings calendar, The Art Of Gilbert Young, 2002Feature article, The Philadelphia Patriot-News, June 2002Feature article, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, June 1999Feature article, Upscale Magazine, February 1999
Featured in “Talented & Impressive Black Artists”, Ebony Man, July 1995
Feature article, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, December 1995