Artists' Reception, Saturday, March 14, 5-8pm
Saturday, March 14, 12-8pm
Sunday, March 15, 12-6pm
Smack Mellon is pleased to offer the unique chance to enter the private studios of our 2014-2015 fellowship artists, as they complete their residencies. The artists will have their latest work-in-progress on view, and visitors will have the opportunity to meet the artists in their studios all weekend.
The panelists this year were: Mark Beasley, Curator, Performa; Jennifer McGregor, Director of Arts and Senior Curator, Wave Hill; and Julie McKim, Director, Kunsthalle Galapagos.
Preliminary panelists were: Yoko Inoue, Chelsea Knight, Shana Moulton, Lina Puerta, Stephen Sollins, and Saya Woolfalk, all former or current Smack Mellon studio artists.
The studios are located in our renovated lower level at 92 Plymouth Street. Duration of the current program is May 15, 2014 - April 15, 2015.
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.