Dear Friends and Family,

Real Art Ways depends on you. And we need you now.

In September, in years past, we’ve hosted fundraising events—at Real Art Ways. We’ve netted $100,000 each year.

This year we can’t be together in person. But we can be together in spirit. And we believe we can generate $100,000 to support our work.

We won’t be able to do it together in one night. So we’re taking 30 nights—the month of September—to meet our goal.

Thanks to our sponsors, the good news is... we’re nearly halfway there! And the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has agreed to match your contribution dollar for dollar.

You will make it possible for Real Art Ways to survive, and thrive. Please help us meet our goal.

With gratitude,

Will K. Wilkins and The Real Team

Skinny Boy Lookin’ Like Deer In Headlights:
Julian Johnson at Real Art Ways

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Skinny Boy Lookin’ Like Deer In Headlights:
Julian Johnson


Real Art Ways presents a new installation by 2019 Real Art Awards recipient Julian Johnson.
Artist talk: Sunday, March 8 • 2:00 PM

Exploring his experiences with mental health, Marfan Syndrome, and religion, Julian Johnson’s photographic works offer the viewer an immersive narrative of healing. Ranging in subject matter and process, Johnson’s installation of images create a personal narrative that incorporates elements of still life, portraiture, landscape, and candid street photography that allows for wide interpretation.

About the Artist:

Born and raised in Austin, TX, Julian received his B.A. in Studio Art from Wesleyan University. He now lives and works in NYC. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, including the CICA Museum in Gimpo, South Korea and the Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University.

Click here to learn more about the artist.

Click here to learn more about the Real Art Awards.

The 2019 Real Art Awards is supported in part by the National Endowment of the Arts.


Image: Infrared Sauna, digital photograph, 2019.