Here are two programs readers who are interested in taking a course with me or applying for a mentored NYC residency this summer might consider. I’ll be mentoring for the Studio Practice Residency at the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design in DUMBO (a few blocks from my studio) and, for a week in July, teaching a workshop on publishing artists’ books at the Truro Art Center for the Arts on Castle Hill (Cape Cod).
[Image at top: 20 Jay Street, home of the AICAD Studio Practice Residency]
About the AICAD Studio Practice Residency:
This opportunity is for the non-student, working artist to develop, refine, or challenge his or her artistic practice in dialog with a chosen mentor. This residency will be a studio intensive mentorship program held at the AICAD facility in DUMBO, Brooklyn, from May 6th through August 30th, 2016. Visual artist and critic William Powhida will lead the Studio Practice Residency and participants will choose their mentors from a list of notable NYC artists and critics.
Details: For studio space in New York alone this is a pretty good deal. A non-credit program, the total 4 month cost is $3,750 ($1,000 deposit and $917 per month for 3 months) with a discount available for alumni of AICAD member schools at $3400 ($1000 deposit and $800 per month). ?The cost of the program covers the studio rental, visiting artist and critic mentor stipends, monthly workshop fees and facility/administrative costs. Deadline to apply is April 1, 2016.
Workshop at the Truro Center for the Arts on Castle Hill
I’ll be teaching a workshop called “The Artist’s Book” in which students will learn how to make digital files from artwork, prepare the files for printing, and send the PDFs to on-demand publishers� everything they need to know to make a professionally printed and bound artist�s book. Artwork can be in any media. Students will photograph it, then assemble a book of original images using Photoshop and InDesign. We will discuss writing strategies, organize the layout, and send the final digital files for printing Your beautiful books will arrive in the mail ten days later. Details: 5 sessions / Dates: July 11 – 15, Monday – Friday, 1pm – 4pm. / Fee: $435.
I’m also looking forward to “Elementary: Sharon Butler, Sharon Horvath, and Patricia Miranda,” an exhibition on view at the Truro Center July 11th through 22nd. From the press release:
This exhibition highlights the work of three artists who focus on the basic components of painting. Sharon Butler�s paintings illuminate process and materials. Sharon Horvath makes intimate works that ponder the mysterious alchemy of imaginary forms and material color. Patricia Miranda uses organic dyes and pigments to reconstruct and recontextualize enigmatic objects. Individually and collectively, these artists plumb the basic elements of art, taking contemporary painting in intriguing new directions.
A related panel discussion is also in the works. Opening Reception: July 14th from 4 – 6pm
Make plans now–summer is right around the corner!
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