The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, one of our neighbors in DUMBO, announced the artists they’ve selected for the 2017 residencies last week. It’s a highly selective program, and this year they had 13oo applications for 17 spots. We know a slew of talented artists who didn’t make the cut, so we were wondering about the 17 who did, and we’re pleased to report that there are plenty of painters in the mix. Here are some images of their work and links to their websites for more information.
The 2017 Sharpe-Walentas residents: Laura Bernstein, Anna Betbeze, Todd Bienvenu, Derek Fordjour, Angela Fraleigh, Hong Seon Jang, Osamu Kobayashi, Doron Langberg, Sharon Louden, Bridget Mullen, Narcissister, Jose Rodriguez, Brie Ruais, Martha Tuttle, Brandi Twilley, Penelope Umbrico, and Jaimie Warren.
Jurors: The initial review included four past studio artists: Valerie Hegarty (’04), Sarah Peters (’07), Debra Priestly (’13), Blane De St. Croix (’14), followed by a final selection with jury members Sanford Biggers, Matthew Deleget, Deborah Kass, Nathlie Provosty (’09), and Jean Shin.