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"Call for Artists: Second Annual Summer Residency Program"
2003-12-05 until 2004-03-01
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
New York, NY,
USA United States of America
Robert Rindler, Dean of The School of Art at
The Cooper Union, today announces the second annual Summer Residency
Program, June 5-26, 2004. The Program, specifically designed for emerging,
mid-career and advanced professional artists who seek devoted time for
their work, will have access to some of the finest art studios in New York
City at The Cooper Union's Foundation Building. Approximately 30
professional artists from across the country will reside on the Manhattan
campus to pursue on going work in painting and drawing, printmaking, and
photography. Painting studios replete with skylights and labs outfitted
with state-of-the-art equipment are exclusively accessible to all those
Residents of The Cooper Union Summer Residency Program have the option of
participating in a wide range of seminars and events, including critiques.
A staff of master technicians, who are also practicing artists, provide
valuable technical support for all participants. The Program is non-credit
An impressive roster of Visiting Artists and Scholars will offer their
insights into contemporary art issues through seminars and critiques. This
year's list includes internationally renowned artists, Jim Dine and Terry
Winters; award-winning abstract painter, Jacqueline Humphries;
internationally exhibited photographer, Gary Schneider; Art Critic of The
Village Voice, Vince Aletti; and Art Critic of the The New Yorker
magazine, Peter Schjeldahl, The Cooper Union also provides participants
with the unique opportunity to network with accomplished artists and
gallerists. Additional events include visits to artists' studios,
galleries and a group exhibition at The Cooper Union's prestigious
"Since I work a full-time job, it is difficult for me to find time and
space to paint," said last year's Residency attendee Brian Wendler. "The
Cooper Union's Summer Residency Program is a unique opportunity for
artists to work in New York City with access to large studios. The program
provided me with the perfect escape so that I could truly devote myself to
my art, benefit from the viewpoints of renowned professors and enjoy the
vitality and culture of New York."
Tuition for this three-week Program is $2,500. On campus housing is
available for $1,000. Funds raised by the Summer Residency Program
directly support The Cooper Union's historic mission to provide
full-tuition scholarships to its undergraduate BFA students. For nearly
145 years, Cooper Union graduates have made significant contributions in
shaping and developing the world of art. Celebrated Cooper Union artists,
who have worked in the Foundation Building's studios, include Augustus
Saint-Gaudens, Audrey Flack, Tom Wesselmann, Alex Katz, Milton Glaser, Roy
De Carava, Philip Taaffe, Donald Baechler and Julian LaVerdiere.
For more information, including fees and application procedures, please
see: www.cooper.edu/artsummer or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: March 1, 2004.