Artist Studio Program at Lawndale live.
The deadline for 2017-2018 Artist Studio Program has now passed. Applicants will be notified in early June.
The Lawndale Artist Studio Program (ASP) awards artists with dynamic support to develop their creative practice and make new work for an exhibition in the spring.
The nine-month program runs from September 1 to May 31. During this time, participants engage Lawndale as their hub, receive a $3,000 honorarium, up to $2,000 direct support for project development, and 24-hour access to a private studio (approx. 250 square feet). Other benefits include studio visits, professional development workshops, opportunities for travel and exchanges with peer institutions, and an essay commissioned for an annual ASP publication. Participants work closely with the Artist Studio Program Director to develop programming in concert with their own practice, and participate in group discussions and open studios. With this support, ASP participants develop new work to debut in a public exhibition at Lawndale in the spring.
Lawndale seeks applications from Texas or Gulf Coast-based artists who are working to develop a sustainable creative practice. Artists of diverse backgrounds and experiences, working in any media, whose practice would benefit from the support offered by ASP, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 18 years or older and not enrolled in any degree program. Former ASP participants are not eligible.
Application Deadline & Fees
Applications are due April 1, 2017 (Midnight - Central Standard Time), and must be submitted online through submittable.com.
Melinda Laszczynski received her MFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Houston in 2015 and her BFA in Painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2010. She recently had solo shows at Cardoza Fine Art and galleryHOMELAND in Houston, TX. She has participated in group shows at multiple venues across Texas, including Galleri Urbane (Dallas), Lawndale Art Center (Houston), and was recently included in the 2015 Amarillo Museum of Art sculpture biennial. She has also shown at Forum Artspace in Cleveland, OH and SOHO20 in NY, NY. Her work is included in the collections of University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, and UT Tyler in Tyler, Texas. Laszczynski was featured in New American Paintings MFA Annual #111 (2014) and #123 (2016).
Randi Long received her BFA in Sculpture from the University of Houston in 2014. She was an artist in residence at Project Row Houses and Alabama Song in 2015. Long collaborated with Gabriel Martinez and James Racliffe for the project Noise Truck, which received an Idea Fund Award in 2016 and 1st Place, Grand Trophy for Best Music, at the Orange Show’s 2016 Art Car Parade. Long has performed in projects with Nameless Sounds at AvantGarten, DiverseWorks and MECA.
Sarah Welch is an artist, illustrator and comix-maker. After receiving her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and moving to Houston in 2012, she began the ongoing comic book series, Endless Monsoon. Welch is a recently initiated co-organizer with Zine Fest Houston and regularly published prints, zines and comics in collaboration with local print shop, Mystic Multiples. She is a past Idea Fund recipient and former resident with UT Dallas CentralTrak. The latest chapter of the Endless Monsoon saga will be released as part of an exhibition at Rice University’s Emergency Room Gallery in fall 2016.
The 2016-2017 residents were selected by Natasha Bowdoin, Artist & Lawndale Programming Committee member; Evan Garza, Assistant Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Blanton Museum of Art; and Lynne McCabe, Artist & former Artist Studio Program participant.
Applications for the 2018-2019 Lawndale Artist Studio Program will be available in January 2018. Please joing our mailing list for information on this and other artist opportunities.