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Lawndale is pleased to announce the seventh year of the Lawndale Artist Studio Program. The program is part of Lawndale's ongoing commitment to support the creation of contemporary art by Gulf Coast area artists. With an emphasis on emerging practices, the program will provides three artists with non-residential studio space on the third floor of the Lawndale Art Center at 4912 Main Street in the heart of Houston's Museum District.
Artists have full access to their non-residential studios 24 hours a day, seven days a week, access to visiting artists, writers and curators. They will receive a $500 monthly stipend for the duration of the program and an initial $1500 materials budget. If accepted, artists are expected to spend a minimum of 16 hours a week in the studio. Each artist will also be expected to present a workshop to the general public and the local arts community to share their practice or explore a related topic.
At the completion of the residency, the works produced during the 2012-2013 program will be exhibited at Lawndale Art Center in May 2013. Lawndale Art Center will work with resident artists to create additional exhibition opportunities during their residency.
The term of the studio residency program will be nine months beginning September 1, 2012 and ending May 31, 2013. Residents are expected to work a minimum of 16 hours each week in their studios.
Artists working in all media are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 18 years or older and not enrolled in any degree program. The residency is open to all artists, with an emphasis on artists from the Gulf Coast region. Lawndale welcomes applications from artists in all stages of their careers. Former residents, Lawndale staff, current members of the Lawndale Board of Directors and those who have served in the past year, as well as artists currently scheduled to exhibit at Lawndale are not eligible to apply.
A non-refundable application fee of $20 is due with the application and is payable by check or money order.
All application materials are due at Lawndale Art Center by May 25, 2012 by 5 PM. Please note this is not a postmark deadline.
Successful applicants will be notified no later than July 16, 2012.
The three residents will be selected by a three-person panel of arts professionals. The selection will be based on the quality of submitted work samples, statement of intent and references. Jurors for the 2012-2013 program are Dean Daderko (Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston), Sharon Engelstein (Artist), and Adrienne Johnson Yost (Senior Associate Kinzelman Art Consulting & Lawndale Programming Committee Chair).
Please visit www.lawndaleartcenter.org/studio-program/application12-13.shtml for application instructions.