Artist studio space is hard enough to come by these days without having to worry about how you’re going to afford it. FTFY: The Sharpe Walentas Studio program awards rent-free “non-living” studio space to visual artists, so you can get back to worrying about a blank canvas instead of an empty bank account. 17 artists are awarded the free space, pictured above, for one year. 24/7 access, freight and passenger elevators, communal kitchen spaces, slop sinks, restroom and lounge with wi-fi.
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.