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Lawndale Artist Studio Program

Program Description
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 $3,000 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 on Monday, April 30, 2018, at 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time). Application fees are $25.00 for Lawndale Members and $30.00 for non-members. All applications and payments must be submitted online through the submittable website.

2017-2018 Artist Studio Program Participants

Regina Agu is a visual artist and writer. She creates drawings, installations, photographs, performances, texts, and collaborative public projects. Her work is conceptually oriented towards language, history and representation. Agu addresses these as they coalesce and intersect in contemporary ideas around the landscape. Her work has been included in exhibitions, public readings, and performances nationally, including recent showings at The Drawing Center in New York, the American University Museum Katzen Arts Center in D.C., Art League Houston, Project Row Houses, and The Station Museum. She is a 2016-2017 Open Sessions participant at the The Drawing Center, a partner at Alabama Song, a collaboratively-run artist's space in Houston, and co-founder of independent small press, paratext.

Shannon Crider (born 1985, New York, NY) resides in Houston, Texas, after receiving her MFA in Printmedia from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2016). She has exhibited throughout the United States, including the 2013 Texas Biennial, Artists Looking at Art at the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, and Hardesty Arts Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Through re-photographing and re-staging stills from television, Crider's work investigates the impact of contemporary representations of women in our televisual culture. Her two-and three-dimensional works employ collage, sewing, and print to construct new spaces that reflect the psychogenic space of female subjectivity in popular culture. Crider received her BFA from Oklahoma City University (2008).

Bria Lauren and Morganne Nikole, known collectively as thehtxpeopleproject, are a queer-people-of-color creative pair based in Houston, Texas. Together, the two adapt the heartbeat of film, photography, and storytelling to isolate oppression and offer a re-articulated language on freedom and equality. Since the project's inception in 2015, the collective has released two documentary films titled NAKED (2016) and c r e a t i n g s p a c e (2017). Each body of work proactively aims to challenge societal standards and conformist ideas through raw and uncensored visual storytelling. The project has noted creative collaboration credits with Diverse Works, Project Row Houses, Folklore Films, BLMHTX, Outsmart Magazine, Forward Times Newspaper and AFROPUNK.

The 2017-2018 Artist Studio Program participants were selected by a panel of three art professionals; Alhena Katsof, New York-based independent curator; Dean Daderko, curator at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; and Lily Cox-Richard, Artist Studio Program Director.

2018–2019 Application

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.

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