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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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Quick study: Residency News

http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2016/06/quick-study-14.html

Residency news: The 2016 residents selected for the Sharpe Walentas Studio Program include a lot of representational painters this year. Olive Ayhens, Samantha Bittman, Matt Bollinger, Sascha Braunig, Jordan Casteel, Caroline Chandler, Duron Jackson, Meredith James, Fabienne Lasserre, Karen Lederer, Dana Lok, Nat Meade, Clifford Owens, Sheila Pepe, Ruth Root, Alan Weiner, and Tuguldur Yondonjamts. The process: Seventeen visual artists were selected from over 1,200 applicants by an initial review with five past studio artists: Diana Cooper, David Opdyke, Erika Ranee, Daniel Rich, and Randy Wray; the final selection jury included Tara Donovan, Keltie Ferris, Dread Scott, Joel Shapiro, and Alexi Worth.

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Sharpe Walentas Studio Program Announces 2016-17 Awardees

http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2016/06/03/sharpe-walentas-studio-program-announces-2016-17-awardees/

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program has announced its 2016-17 award recipients — 17 artists who will receive rent-free studio space in Dumbo for a year.

This year’s awardees are: Olive Ayhens, Samantha Bittman, Matt Bollinger, Sascha Braunig, Jordan Casteel, Caroline Chandler, Duron Jackson, Meredith James, Fabienne Lasserre, Karen Lederer, Dana Lok, Nat Meade, Clifford Owens, Sheila Pepe, Ruth Root, Alan Wiener, and Tuguldur Yondonjamts.

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Picks: Sharpe-Walentas Open Studios

http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2016/05/picks-sharpe-walentas-open-studios.html

Two years ago the Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Space Program joined forces with the Walentas Family Foundation, the philanthropic element of Two Trees Management Company (my landlord). Two Trees owns the Brooklyn building that houses the Sharpe Foundation, which since 1991 has provided free studio space to selected artists via one-year residencies. Over the years, the program has moved from neighborhood to neighborhood, and competition for the spaces has become increasingly fierce. The artists invited to participate this year range from recent MFA graduates to represented artists and professors. One of Sharpe-Walentas’s most popular events for the community is the Open Studios, which took place in DUMBO this past weekend.

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Highlights From the Sharpe-Walentas Open Studios

http://blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2016/05/25/highlights-from-the-sharpe-walentas-open-studios/

Located in Dumbo, the studios are in a converted industrial space with tall windows opening out to cobblestone streets, old factory buildings, and the underbelly of the Brooklyn Bridge. There is a palpable history of art-making in the space, from the paint-covered windowpanes to the list of previous occupants posted outside every studio door. The program has hosted many notable names, including N. Dash, Josephine Halvorson, Dorothea Rockburne, Josiah McElheny, Sarah Sze, and Mira Schor, among others.

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