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.
The Artists of the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program are pleased to announce the program’s annual open studio event with a reception for the artists on Friday, May 20 from 6-9pm and continuing through the weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 21-22 from 2-6pm each day.
Since 1991, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Space Program has offered studio space grants to outstanding American artists. Renamed the Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program in 2014, we are thrilled to have welcomed the 25th anniversary class to the Studio Program this past fall. In celebration of this milestone, we are working on publishing a companion edition to Artists to Artists: A Decade of the Space Program. Volume 2 will include artists from 2002 – present.