By becoming a member of Smack Mellon, you are becoming part of a burgeoning arts community in New York City. Your support enables nearly one hundred emerging and under-recognized artists to create ambitious new projects, develop new bodies of work and share unparalleled projects with public audiences each year. For our arts education program, your support helps us extend these opportunities to younger artists, primarily high school students from underserved public schools throughout NYC.
These are the programs your membership will support:
Our Exhibition Program enables diverse artists to execute significant projects at Smack Mellon’s 6,000 sq ft waterfront exhibition space. We encourage emerging and under-recognized artists to overcome the challenges of presenting large-scale works for the public by providing the time, equipment, technical expertise, and administrative support to realize such projects in our gallery, which is free and open to the public five days per week.
2014-2015 Studio Program artist Esteban del Valle in his studio, photo by Etienne Frossard.
Artist Studio Program
Our Artist Studio Program provides six artists annually with free studio space, a $5,000 artist’s fellowship, and access to Smack Mellon’s facilities, which include: six private studios and three common areas; a state-of-the-art digital production lab, including two high-definition video editing stations, a tablet PC for digital photo editing, and equipment to enable the conversion of all video and audio formats; a fabrication shop for wood and metal fabrication; and a kitchen/lounge area. We also provide our resident artists with valuable career development opportunities by organizing studio visits with professionals in the arts community and hosting open studios for the public.
2014-2015 Art Ready students visit mentor Phillip Shung in his studio.
In 2007, we initiated a new arts education program for high school students from all five boroughs who go to underserved public schools. This free program partners high school students with professional artists in NYC for a series of studio visits, field trips, and a 4-month mentorship in the artists' studios in order to help them make a more informed decision about pursuing a career in the arts. The entire program lasts 9 months.
Become a member at any of the following levels:
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Become a member today and receive a Limited Edition Kako Ueda or David Ellis or Peter Dudek T-shirt or tote bag.
INDIVIDUAL MEMBER - $30 ($23 tax-deductible)
DUAL/FAMILY MEMBER - $55 ($41 tax-deductible)
SUPPORTING MEMBER - $250 ($243 tax-deductible)
SUPPORTING MEMBER - $250 W/ LIMITED EDITION SEAN MELLYN PRINT (non tax-deductible)
Sean Mellyn, Disguise, 2007
iris print, signed and numbered 1/50 - 50/50
Published by MS Editions Inc. for Smack Mellon
Master Printer: Andre Ruboli, Pamplemoouse Press, NY
CONTRIBUTING MEMBER - $500 ($493 tax-deductible)
CONTRIBUTING MEMBER - $500 W/ LIMITED EDITION DAVID ELLIS PRINT (non tax-deductible)
David Ellis, Speaker Tree, 2004
limited edition letterpress print
PATRON MEMBER - $1,000 ($993 tax-deductible)
PATRON MEMBER - $1,000 ($500 tax-deductible)
W/ YOUR CHOICE OF:
A LIMITED EDITION PRINT BY SEAN MELLYN, valued at $450
A LIMITED EDITION PRINT DAVID ELLIS, valued at $500
ASSOCIATE MEMBER - $2,000 ($1986 tax-deductible)
SPONSOR MEMBER - $3,000 ($2986 tax-deductible)
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SUSTAINER MEMBER - $4,000 ($3986 tax-deductible)
BENEFACTOR MEMBER- $5,000 ($4986 tax-deductible)
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP - $3,000 ($2986 tax-deductible)
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Gift Memberships are Welcomed.
Smack Mellon welcomes employer matching funds.
For additional information on becoming a Smack Mellon Member feel free to
contact Eva Mayhabal Davis at 718-834-8761.