The panelists this year were: Elizabeth Ferrer, Director of Contemporary Art, BRIC Arts Media; Janice Guy, Director, Murray Guy Gallery; and Daniel Kunitz, Executive Editor, Modern Painters magazine. Preliminary panelists were: George Boorujy, Tali Hinkis, Esperanza Mayobre, Jeanine Oleson, artists; and Suzanne Kim, Director of Exhibitions, Smack Mellon.
The studios are normally located in our renovated lower level at 92 Plymouth Street. Due to damages to our studios resulting from Hurricane Sandy, our 2012-2013 Studio Artists are currently located in temporary studios at 111 Front Street, Suite 216, in Dumbo. Duration of the current program is May 1, 2012 - April 15, 2013.
The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis in availability of affordable workspace for artists living and working in New York City. The program normally provides artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a $5,000 fellowship (dependent upon funding). The program does not provide living space. Artists also have access to three shared common areas: a state-of-the-art digital production lab; a fabrication shop; and a kitchen/lounge area. Each year, Smack Mellon convenes a panel of arts professionals to select the artists from over 600 applicants. Smack Mellon hosts two Open Studios events annually, as well as sponsored visits from curators, critics and gallerists, which provide significant exposure and invaluable career building opportunities.