Meet the 2019 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program recipients

Contributed by Sharon Butler / This year the 17 artists who get free studio space in DUMBO were selected by jurors Ellen Altfest, Phong Bui, Deborah Kass, Philip Pearlstein, and Daniel Turner from (gasp) 1700 applicants. As usual, the residency period will last from September 2019 through August 2020, with an open studios weekend to be scheduled for spring … read more… “Meet the 2019 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program recipients”

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The Desert is Not Barren, Part 1

Contributed by Mary Addison Hackett / When I first moved to the desert, my intention was to be close enough to the Los Angeles art scene without having to deal with traffic, high rents, and apparently in my absence, a dearth of parking. I’ve been to LA exactly three times in the last calendar year. Writing … read more… “The Desert is Not Barren, Part 1”

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Images: The 2017 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Residents

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 … read more… “Images: The 2017 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Residents”

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My camping residency at Hammonasset Beach

This week I bought a cheap tent and headed to Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut, for a break from the city. I wanted to see the starry sky, draw by the nearly-full moon, and wake up before dawn to watch the sunrise on the beach. The 500-site campground is a mecca for families … read more… “My camping residency at Hammonasset Beach”

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RESIDENCY: Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment

Regular readers know that I’m a zealous supporter of DIY artist residencies, so I was pleased to see that Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment is featured on the Art21 website this week as part of their “Exclusive” web series. Zittel, represented by Andrea Rosen in NYC, is known for her Bauhausian conflation of art and … read more… “RESIDENCY: Andrea Zittel’s Wagon Station Encampment”

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