Long Island City, NY (August 2010) – Socrates Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the opening of EAF10: 2010 Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition on Sunday, September 12, 2010 (2-6pm), featuring new works by the Park’s current resident artists. This year, Socrates awarded fellowships to: Gavin Anderson, Scott Andresen, Rachel Beach, Trenton Duerksen, Jonathan Durham, Daniele Frazier, Frank Haines, Jonggeon Lee, MaryKate Maher, Christopher Manzione, Clive Murphy, Jess Perlitz, Lina Puerta, Jory Rabinovitz, David M. Scanavino, Lior Shvil, Ruby Sky Stiler and Jason Villegas.
This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibitions—ten years from when the EAF Program was visually re-branded and its resident artists were first distinguished in their own annual show (the program, itself, was established in 1996 as an extension of the Park’s Outdoor Studio Program). From its inception, the EAF Program has supported 170 artists.
Fellowship artists are awarded a grant and a residency in the Park’s outdoor studio and are also provided with technical support and access to tools, materials and equipment to facilitate the production of new sculptures for exhibition in the Park. The artists develop their projects throughout the summer in the open studio and on site in the landscape, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the creation of the works that are then installed in the Park. Representing a broad range of materials, working methods and subject matter, the diverse sculptural works in this exhibition are
presented against the spectacular waterfront view of the Manhattan skyline.
Emerging Artist Fellows are selected annually through an open application process and reviewed by a committee comprised of past EAF recipients; established artists who have shown a commitment to mentoring and advocating for younger artists; as well a writers, gallerists, and curators who have special knowledge of contemporary art. The 2010 Advisory Committee members were: Phong Bui, artist, writer, independent curator, and Founder, Brooklyn Rail; Adriana Farmiga, 2008 EAF recipient; and Janine Foeller, Founder/Co-Director, Wallspace Gallery, Chelsea, NY.
Socrates is undergoing a phased expansion of the EAF program and is incrimentally awarding two
additional fellowships per year to reach twenty fellowships as an annual number upon the Park’s
twenty-fifth anniversary in 2011. Eighteen fellowships have been awarded in 2010. The official application to participate in Socrates Sculpture Park’s 2011 exhibitions, including EAF11, will be available on the Park’s website in October 2010 at www.socratessculpturepark.org.
For more information about the artists and works in the exhibition, including artist biographies, images of the works in the show, and project descriptions, please contact Ellen Staller at 718-956-1819 x12 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Socrates Sculpture Park is open 365 days a year from 10am to sunset and is located at the
intersection of Broadway and Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City. By Subway take the N or Q train to Broadway (Queens), walk 8 blocks west on Broadway to the intersection of Vernon Boulevard. For cycling and driving directions, visit our web site at www.socratessculpturepark.org.
This exhibition is made possible by the dedication and support of our volunteers and friends and by major contributions from: Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation • Lily Auchincloss Foundation • Charina Endowment Fund • The Cowles Charitable Trust • The Dedalus Foundation • Mark di Suvero • Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation • The Greenwall Foundation • Agnes Gund • Hugh and Tiziana Hardy • Jerome Foundation • The Peter T. Joseph Foundation • Gabrielle H. Reem M.D. and Herbert J. Kayden M.D. • Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation • Richard and Ronay Menschel • Ivana Mestrovic • The New York Community Trust • Brooke Kamin Rapaport and Richard A. Rapaport • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas W. Smith • Janice Stanton and Ronald Windisch • Ursula Von Rydingsvard and Paul Greengard
The EAF Program is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State’s 62 counties,
and is also supported, in part, by public funds from the City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs.
Special thanks to the City of New York, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall, City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, City Councilmembers James G. Van Bramer and Peter F. Vallone, and the Department of Parks & Recreation, Commissioner Adrian Benepe.
Socrates Sculpture Park is grateful for the generosity of: Harold H. Anthony, Inc. • Build It Green! NYC • E & T Plastics • R & R General Supply Co., Inc. • Materials for the Arts • Plant Specialists • Silvercup Studios • Spacetime C.C.