Artist in Residency Opportunities in Sacramento

Artist in Residency Opportunities in Sacramento

This Deadline Expired: Monday, July 27, 2020

The Ali Youssefi Project Artist in Residency (AIR) aims to nurture artists from a diverse range of backgrounds and uplift the work of artists, with a particular focus on underrepresented perspectives and voices. We welcome all visual artists working with a wide range of mediums. The purpose of the AYP AIR program is to grant artists the gift of space so that they may develop and evolve their work during their time in Sacramento.

Deadline is July 27

We are accepting two Verge Residents and two WAL Residents. One WAL Resident and one Verge artist per 3-month cycle:
October – December 2020
January – March 2020

Verge Residency is open to visual artists within a 35-mile radius of Sacramento. Artists receive:
-studio work space at Verge Center for the Arts
-$500 monthly stipend
-participation in group show at Verge gallery
-invited to participate in Verge programming

WAL Residency is open to visual artists 35 miles outside of Sacramento. Artists receive:
-furnished studio apartment at Warehouse Artist Lofts
-studio work space at Verge Center for the Arts
-$500 monthly stipend
-participation in group show at Verge Gallery
-invited to participate in Verge programming

WAL is a mixed-use, transit-oriented community for Sacramento artists.

Verge is a leading arts and culture institution in Sacramento. Artists with studio space have 24/7 access to their studio and regular access to risograph printer, screen printing, and ceramics studio.

WAL and Verge are taking precautions to keep their communities safe during the pandemic. An artist can shelter-in-place in both their studio apartment and Verge work studio. Verge studios are private and are accessible to artists 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Verge has implemented social distancing measures and disinfects shared facilities on a regular basis to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Email aliyoussefiproject@gmail.com with questions

Learn more here | Apply here

Marc Schimsky
Marc Schimsky
I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP!   We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t there before. I come from a long line of activists and art lovers. My grandmother was in the Red army in Russia, immigrated here and marched with the suffragettes. My mother was a Democratic committee woman in a Republican neighborhood getting doors slammed in her face. My art reflects and represents current events in performing arts and politics. People in the news inspire me... their movement, their expression, their passion for change. Look at the eyes of my portraits. What do they see?  What have they seen?  What are they feeling?   Happiness, sadness, fear, defiance, courage... each has their own story. My paintings are like family members. There is an emotional part of me in every painting. When they sell, I feel a loss. I go back and look at the images to keep them close.
Barbara Shelly
Barbara Shelly

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe…

I Found My Voice Through Art. As women in a patriarchal society, we often stick to our roles until we can’t anymore. WE WAKE UP! We feel different. The world looks like a different place. We breathe the air like it wasn’t…

Su Knoll Horty uses bold colors to explores the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the saturated colors in her painting. She is fascinated by the spatial dimensions, which can develop through the relationship of colors.
Su Knoll Horty
Su Knoll Horty

Su Knoll Horty uses bold colors to explores the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance…

Su Knoll Horty uses bold colors to explores the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the saturated colors in her painting. She is…

Su Knoll Horty uses bold colors to explores the power of color to elicit emotion, Su sees it as her task to convey the exuberance she feels when working with the saturated colors in her painting. She is fascinated by the…

Interested  in  Paul  Rand  and  Milton Glaser,  I  pursued  graphic  design  at  Pratt  Institute  in  Brooklyn,  NY.
Lynn Dunham
Lynn Dunham

Interested in Paul Rand and Milton Glaser, I pursued graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. …

Interested in Paul Rand and Milton Glaser, I pursued graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. …

Interested in Paul Rand and Milton Glaser, I pursued graphic design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. …

My life and my perceptions are the subjective drivers for the pictures I make. Making a painting is, for me, an exploratory process toward understanding, not an expository declaration of a position already held.
Daniel Dallmann
Daniel Dallmann

My life and my perceptions are the subjective drivers for the pictures I make. Making a painting is, for me, an exploratory…

My life and my perceptions are the subjective drivers for the pictures I make. Making a painting is, for me, an exploratory process toward understanding, not an expository declaration of a position already…

My life and my perceptions are the subjective drivers for the pictures I make. Making a painting is, for me, an exploratory process toward understanding, not an expository declaration of a position already held.…

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