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.

Nancy Neill is a contemporary abstract artist whose work combines painting with drawing using lines and scribble to portray the movement and energy of outdoors.  Her work can range from very colorful to monochromatic.  She paints with various mediums (acrylic, oil, oil pastel) on canvas, mylar and paper.
Nancy Neill
Nancy Neill

Nancy Neill is a contemporary abstract artist whose work combines painting with drawing using lines and scribble to portray…

Nancy Neill is a contemporary abstract artist whose work combines painting with drawing using lines and scribble to portray the movement and energy of outdoors. Her work can range from very colorful to…

Nancy Neill is a contemporary abstract artist whose work combines painting with drawing using lines and scribble to portray the movement and energy of outdoors. Her work can range from very colorful to monochromatic. She…

Colorful, minimalist  still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture.  Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light and shadow are key elements in these abstracted scenes of everyday life.  Working over multiple sessions result in traces of previous versions and iterations which allow the viewer to engage in the work on multiple levels.
Melissa Husted-Sherman
Melissa Husted-Sherman

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the…

Colorful, minimalist still-life paintings created with a palette knife, which leaves a distinctive texture. Incisions and scrapings, along with pencil and oil pastel marks, trace the creation of the work over time. Light…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit of personal expression.
Gerry Tuten
Gerry Tuten

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit…

Gerry Tuten’s paintings are deep encounters with the natural world. She paints woods, water, and sky with a physical vigor that reflects her spirited engagement with the environment and her urgent pursuit of personal expression.…

Tilda Rose
Tilda Rose
Roberta Massuch
Roberta Massuch
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