Gallery Aferro Residency Program: Studios Available Immediately

Gallery Aferro Residency Program: Studios Available Immediately

Ongoing Opportunity

Spaces have become unexpectedly available in the Gallery Aferro Studio Residency program, which has been running for more than 10 years in downtown Newark. Gallery Aferro’s resident alumni now number more than 100 and include Fulbright scholars, Eyebeam alumni and a wonderful cross-section of contemporary practice by different generations of artists. The residency is a 6 month rotation with the possibility for renewal which many keyholders end up doing. The studio requires a monthly fee of $275. Spaces are 600-1000 sq ft with high ceilings, and include built-out storage/shelving. As an artist-led presenting and workspace organization, Gallery Aferro cares about art, ideas, and access. Studio residents work in the evocative architectural and social context of a 100+ year old re-purposed building, home to our gallery spaces, permanent installations, a 2000+ volume community book room, and a tool shop. The city of Newark’s long histories of cultural and activist activity up to the present day also present a unique context.

Participation in the residency program includes a platform to share and participate in a community of artists and others through informal networking and participation in twice-annual open studios and artist talks at the gallery. Gallery Aferro is also dedicated to providing opportunities to their residents in the form of visiting curators, solo exhibitions, on- and off-site talks, advocacy, preferential access to professional development programs and commission opportunities, and letters of recommendation. The gallery is located just 5 blocks from Newark Penn Station (connection to MTA, PATH, NJ Transit, Amtrak) and is walking distance to almost every other gallery in the city as well as a wide range of local businesses. This call is open to individual artists and artist collectives working in any media, including writers.

Interested? Get in touch at ewilcox@aferro.org as soon as possible. Applicants are encouraged to stop by during gallery hours, Wednesday – Saturday 12 – 6pm, to look at the space.

Something magical happens when Sally immerses herself within color and movement. She considers herself a lifelong artist, expressing herself through various media, including acrylics, works on paper, collage, mixed media, and photography.
Sally K. Eisenberg
Sally K. Eisenberg

Something magical happens when Sally immerses herself within color and movement. She considers herself a lifelong artist,…

Something magical happens when Sally immerses herself within color and movement. She considers herself a lifelong artist, expressing herself through various media, including acrylics, works on paper, collage,…

Something magical happens when Sally immerses herself within color and movement. She considers herself a lifelong artist, expressing herself through various media, including acrylics, works on paper, collage, mixed media,…

Kathleen Vaccaro's work mixes imagery from imagination, memory, and photographs. Color expresses her personal experience in the images.
Kathleen Vaccaro
Kathleen Vaccaro

Kathleen Vaccaro's work mixes imagery from imagination, memory, and photographs. Color expresses her personal experience…

Kathleen Vaccaro's work mixes imagery from imagination, memory, and photographs. Color expresses her personal experience in the images. …

Kathleen Vaccaro's work mixes imagery from imagination, memory, and photographs. Color expresses her personal experience in the images. …

Raised in South Texas, Jay Walker received a BFA in Studio Art from Texas A&M in 2004, then went on to receive an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2006. Since then, he has created work at academic institutions, art centers, museums, and galleries in the U.S. and internationally.
Jay Walker
Jay Walker

Raised in South Texas, Jay Walker received a BFA in Studio Art from Texas A&M in 2004, then went on to receive an MFA…

Raised in South Texas, Jay Walker received a BFA in Studio Art from Texas A&M in 2004, then went on to receive an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2006. Since then,…

Raised in South Texas, Jay Walker received a BFA in Studio Art from Texas A&M in 2004, then went on to receive an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA in 2006. Since then, he has created…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints creating 2-D inhabitable virtual-vistas, and a collection of smaller prints that focus on human connection, much like the ripple effect of a stone thrown in water.
Karen Hunter McLaughlin
Karen Hunter McLaughlin

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints…

Karen Hunter McLaughlin is a lifelong Philadelphia artist who has worked in traditional 2-D mediums as well as steel wire sculpture. Current work themes are a congruence of large format, multilayer prints creating 2-D inhabitable…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.
Rachel Bomze
Rachel Bomze

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

Bomze sees painting as mark making, where drawings become meshed into paintings.…

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