The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is the new face of the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program, developed for artists, by artists in 1991.

In 2014 the program was renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program to honor the legacy of Marie Walsh Sharpe and reflect the new sponsorship and commitment of the Walentas Family Foundation.

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Announcing the 2016 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program Awardees

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2016-2017 cycle of studio space grants. 17 visual artists were selected from over 1,200 applicants by an initial review panel with five past Studio Program artists: Diana Cooper, David Opdyke, Erika Ranee, Daniel Rich, and Randy Wray; and a final panel of jurors including: Tara Donovan, Keltie Ferris, Dread Scott, Joel Shapiro, and Alexi Worth. The residency period will last from September 2016 to August 2017, with an open studios weekend, to be scheduled for spring 2017.

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The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program awards rent-free private studio spaces to a jury-selected group of artists for one year.

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