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http://hyperallergic.com/169928/art-movements-78/

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program launched a new website. The organization, which awards rent-free studio spaces to 17 artists every year, is currently accepting applications for its 2015–2016 residencies.

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Announcing 2014 Residency Awardees

The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program, formerly known as The Space Program, is pleased to announce the awardees of the 2014-2015 cycle of studio space grants. 17 visual artists were selected from over 1,000 applicants by a panel of jurors including: Phong Bui, Matthew Deleget, Amy Feldman, Mark Greenwold, and Sarah Sze. The residency period will last from September 2014 to August 2015, with an open studios weekend, to be scheduled for spring 2015.

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SNAPS: Marie Walsh Sharpe Foundation Open Studios

http://www.twocoatsofpaint.com/2013/05/more-open-studios-marie-walsh-sharpe.html

Originally in Tribeca and now located in DUMBO, the Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program has been granting free studio space to visual artists since 1991. Phong Bui, Rochelle Feinstein, Chris Martin, Harriet Shorr and Don Voisine selected the sixteen 2013 residents from more than 1000 applicants. Last week I stopped by their spring Open Studios, where the residents presented new work in spacious lofts overlooking the East River and the Manhattan Bridge. What a view.

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Open Studio Weekend at Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation

http://www.artcritical.com/2013/05/03/marie-walsh-sharpe/

The Marie Walsh Sharpe Space Program has been going strong since 1991. Each year 16 artists (ranging from emerging to more established) are selected for one year of free studio space in Dumbo, Brooklyn. 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of the Space Program’s relocation across the river to Brooklyn – for 17 years the studios were housed in Tribeca. This year is no exception to the eclectic mix of painters, sculptors, video, and performance artists.

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Summer in DUMBO: A Visit to the Sharpe Foundation

http://hyperallergic.com/28652/summer-in-dumbo-a-visit-to-the-sharpe-foundation/

In opposition to glitz and hype, the focus is not on exposure but on providing artists who couldn’t necessarily afford it enough space to make the work they want, something that is increasingly difficult in New York.

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