Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Williamsburgh Library - Visual Arts Studios

Spaceworks is building 3 new affordable visual art studios within the Williamsburgh Library. These private studios will range in size from 175-225 sq ft, and will be rented on an annual basis for $325-375/month.  Artist renters will be selected through a Studio Lottery. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2014. Here is the Press Release.

Level Hotel Brooklyn - Lobby Commission

An open-call invitation to artists who live or work in Brooklyn to apply for the prestigious commission of a large-scale artwork for the lobby of the hotel, scheduled to open in Williamsburg in early 2016.

Interested? Apply online from July 1st – September 15th, 2014... (read more)

Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities - Scholarships

The Mayapple Center for the Arts and Humanities is pleased to offer three partial (half) scholarships in the amount of $600.00 for artists to attend John Jerome O'Connor's residential workshop "Confusing the Controller," which takes place Monday-Friday, July 21-25th. 
Further details may be found at

Please contact if you recommend students or if you are interested in applying for the scholarship. 

Studio for rent in Jersey City

From Shauna Finn (MFA 2005):
Devasated that my studio-buddy is leaving me, I am looking for someone to share my awesome space in Jersey City. Two stops from downtown Manhattan, 20 minutes door-to-door to the Academy (1/2 hour on weekends). Great neighborhood with lots of food and beer and stuff. Plus you can come make art with ME! $500+utilities for about 400sqft (whole space about 800), available August 1st. Message me if interested:

Bryant Park Painter in Residence Program

The Bryant Park Corporation invites applicants to participate in the third annual Painter in Residence Program for the purpose of creating representational imagery of Bryant Park. The paintings will be visual record of Bryant Park from a painter's perspective. Four painters will be selected to paint outdoors in Bryant Park for a two week periods each as follows:
Program 1 – August 4 to August 15
Program 2 – August 18 to August 29
Program 3 – September 1 to September 12
Program 4 – September 15 to September 26

These paintings are commissioned by BPC and become the company's sole property.

Program Details:
Subject matter: Landscapes and iconic features of the park
Painting schedule: Daily (cancelled in case of rain; rescheduled with approval of Bryant Park program manager.)
Stipend: $1000 per week plus one-time supplemental fund of up to $1000 for materials. Amount for materials will be confirmed with receipts.
Application Deadline: June 30, 2014
Announcement of Award: July 25, 2014

The competition is open to all U.S. artists 18 years of age or older. Any artwork submitted for consideration must have been completed in the last two years. Though representational styles will be given preference, innovative and experimental approaches are welcome. Likewise, art using either traditional or alternative media will be accepted.

The submitted art will be juried by a group comprised of selected BPC staff members and select members of New York City's art community... (read more)

Art studio share available in Williamsburg

The room is approximately 200 sf, and about 120 is available for you.  Located in a secure building with good light from windows and a skylight above.  The room has both AC and heat.  Less than 10 minutes walk from the L train Bedford Ave stop.  $700/month, available from mid-June to February 2015.  Contact Kim Z (MFA 2010) at if interested and to schedule an appointment.  Non-smokers only please.