The Sharpe-Walentas Program, which awards rent-free studio spaces to 17 artists for one year, is celebrating their 2015-16 selections with an open studio reception down in the tiny Brooklyn hamlet of Dumbo (a.k.a. Walentasville). There are some talented artists this year, including Yevgeniya Baras, Mike Cloud, Aliza Nisenbaum, Victoria Roth, and 13 others. If you go, bring your checkbook, because these artists will never be this cheap again (and because Dumbo is really expensive—a hot chocolate is like $9 there).
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.