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Gilbert Young

2006  The He Ain't Heavy Foundation, Atlanta, GA President

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  Atlanta, GA President

Publisher and distributor of fine African American art to more than 3500 galleries and gift shops worldwide.

n     Presenting Sponsor of 2006 Ansley Park Tour of Homes, September 2006

n     In partnership with Braeburn Studios, developing a line of fine art furnishings featuring original works of art. July 2005

n     Named Artist in Residence for Cincinnati State College and University of Cincinnati partnership for the Gear Up Program, Cincinnati, Ohio. 2004

n     Featured artist for 2003 and 2002 American Greeting Card Company  “The Art of Gilbert Young” calendars distributed to five countries.

n     Co-coordinator for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Art in Education program.

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          Atlanta, GA.

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.).

n     Represented the United States and The Atlanta Project in St. Petersburg, Russia as Artistic Director of “Paint Pals” to honor art students from eight countries recognized for artistic talent and achievement in the International Olympic Youth Art Competition.

n     Co-developer of an international network of young artists who create and display artwork via “Paint Pals” in Youth Art Galleries around the world. An exhibit of Paint Pal's is displayed annually in the United Nations, New York.

Shows, Honors, Commissions, Awards

n       Commissioned to create an award honoring Hattie Dorsey, president of the Atlanta Neighborhood Development Partnership, September 2006
n       Performed live on stage, creating a painting during the Forest Park Jazz Festival, Cincinnati OH, August 2005
n       Received the Pallet Award for Lifetime Achievement, Heritage Arts Festival, Atlanta GA, July 2004
n       Featured Artist, Commissioned for commemorative poster, Heritage Arts Festival, Atlanta GA, July 2004
n       First African American Artist to create a painting live on stage with an American Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati OH, June 2004
n       Created a painting of jazz musician Ken Navarro, live on stage during the Forest Park Jazz Festival, August 2004
n       Created a painting live on stage during Forest Park Jazz Festival featuring musician Marion Meadows, August 2003
n       Named to the Board of Directors for Project ArtReach/Cincinnati, as Curator of Visual Arts, July 2003
n       Featured artist, NAACP Freedom Weekend, Detroit Michigan, 2003
n       One man show, The Susquehanna Art Museum, Harrisburg Pennsylvania, February 2003
n       One man show, International Visions—The Gallery, Washington D.C., October 2002
n       One man show, the historic Herndon Home, Atlanta Georgia, 2002
n       First contemporary African American artist invited to speak at Harvard Law School, Cambridge Massachusetts, April 2001
n       Grand Marshal for the Morehouse/Spelman Homecoming Parade, November 2001
n       Presented with the prestigious Heritage Award for Outstanding Visual Arts, The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, February 2001
n       Named Barnes & Noble Artist of the Month, February 2001, Atlanta Georgia
n       Honored with a proclamation from the City of Cambridge, Massachusetts for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts, April 2001
n       One man show at The Apex Museum, Atlanta Georgia, August 2000
n       Named Artist-In-Residence to Mary McLeod Bethune Family Legacy, Atlanta, 2000
n       Featured artist, the NAACP 47th Annual Freedom Fund program, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. April, 2001
n       Advertising Age Magazine—the international voice of marketing—named “The Drum”  “Advertising Image of the Week.” Commissioned by Dayn-Mark Advertising/Atlanta for BellSouth's 1999 Black History Month ad campaign, the image has been featured in regional magazines, newspapers, and select national magazines in numerous campaigns during Black History Month and Black Music Month
n       Received the distinguished commission of Kentucky Colonel from the Governor of Kentucky, 1999
n       Featured Artist at the Lexington Kentucky Roots and Heritage Festival, 1999
n       Received the distinguished commission of Kentucky Colonel from the Governor of Kentucky, 1995
Received Proclamations and keys to the cities of
Cambridge, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Kansas City, Columbus, Louisville, Greensboro NC, and Detroit for outstanding achievement in the arts.
Received the prestigious Scripps Howard Post Corbett Award in recognition of outstanding artistic achievement in the arts and cultural communities of Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana, 1993
Named Best Visual Artist with an Applause Magazine Image Maker Award, 1995
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 Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, 1995
Commissioned to produce a portrait of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., for the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, 1994
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
Commissioned to produce a portrait of Theodore Berry, Cincinnati Ohio
's first African-American Mayor, 1994
Corporate Collections

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

Television/Movies/Books/Album Covers

“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, Cincinnati June 2005
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 2003
American 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
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