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 Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-2018 award of a yearlong rent-free studio space in DUMBO, Brooklyn. 17 visual artists were selected from over 1,300 applicants: 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. The residency period will last from September 2017 through August 2018, with an open studios weekend to be scheduled for spring 2018.