The panelists this year were: Derrick Adams, Curatorial Director, Rush Arts Gallery; Sofia Hernández Chong Cuy, Curator and Programs Manager, Art in General; and Kathleen Gilrain, Executive Director, Smack Mellon Studios.
The Studios are located in our newly renovated lower level at 92 Plymouth Street. Duration of the Program is May 1st 2008 - March 31st 2009.
The Artist Studio Program was launched in 2000 in response to the crisis in availability of affordable workspace for artists living and working in New York City. The program provides artists working in all visual arts media a free private studio space accessible 24/7 and a $5,000 fellowship (dependent upon funding). The program does not provide living space. Artists also have access to three shared common areas: a state-of-the-art digital production lab; a fabrication shop; and a kitchen/lounge area. Each year, Smack Mellon convenes a panel of arts professionals to select the artists from some 500 applicants. Smack Mellon hosts two Open Studios events annually, as well as sponsored visits from curators, critics and gallerists, which provide significant exposure and invaluable career building opportunities.