Soho20 Chelsea Gallery Artists Residency Program 2013

Soho20 Chelsea Gallery

Entry Deadline: Nov. 30

547 W. 27th Street #301
New York, NY 10001

DEADLINE EXTENDED: November 30th, 2012

SOHO2O Gallery Chelsea is a non-profit artist run gallery that has been promoting the work of
women artists since 1973 through gallery exhibitions and public programming. As part of our
continued commitment to the arts we have implemented a 3-month studio residency program for
visual artists.
The studio space is located at 547 West 27th Street, in the heart of the Chelsea art community of
New York City. It is a private studio space that measures 26’x9’. The studio has 13’ ceilings and
over 40’ of workable wall space. The setting offers a community of art professionals and
commercial as well as non-profit galleries and art spaces. The studio’s proximity to the
contemporary art center makes it a convenient place to see renowned exhibitions in the
neighborhood, as well as arranging studio visits with gallerists, critics and curators.
We will select artists for residencies for the 2013 season. Please state your preference in the
statement portion of your application. Jan.-March / April – June / Oct.-December
What the residency offers:
• Three-month studio residency. Access to the studios 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
(*Occasionally artist will need to coordinate use with scheduled gallery events.)
• Promotion of the artist and gallery program through a printed postcard, as well as
visibility on the SOHO20 website and in our email newsletters which reach 8000+
• A gallery hosted artist talk, as well as opportunities to present works to curators, critics,
arts professionals, and the general public.
• Monthly gallery receptions where artists are encouraged to present their studio and work.
Note that the studio residency at 547 W. 27th Street is for work use only. There is absolutely no living
space allowed.
The SOHO20 studio residency is open to underrepresented, emerging and mid-career artists from
all cultural backgrounds and disciplines – drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, video,
installation, performance and new media will be accepted. This program is open to both men and
women artists. All applicants must be residents of the United States or have a valid visa not
expiring before the end of the program, 18 years or older, may not be enrolled in any degree
seeking program. Preference is given to individuals in need of studio space. Applicants may not
be participating in another studio program at the same time as the 2013 SOHO2O Studio
A panel of SOHO2O Gallery artists and board members will review applications and select three
finalists per residency section to interview for the 2013 season. Artists will be selected based on
the quality of their work and their potential for making the most of their time in the program.
Consideration will be given to the compatibility between the artist and the gallery studio space.
Deadline is by midnight on the date shown. All applicants will receive notification via email at least 2
weeks before the start of the residency. Please do not contact the gallery to check on the status of
your application.
Application Process: There is a $35 application fee. Applicants should follow the application
process online by clicking here. Applicants should submit 5 images, $5 each additional image.
Images should be jpeg format and a minimum of 600 pixels in any direction. Please include a
brief statement that describes the work you will be doing during your time at the residency and
how you would benefit from participating in the studio program, as well as a one-page resume.
This information should be included in the “profile” portion of the online application. Finalists
will be asked to bring work samples to gallery to meet with SOHO2O board members
before the final selection. This is not optional. You must be available to meet with the board in
order to be selected for the residency.

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