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.

Major support for The Artist Studio Program is provided by Kathrine G. McGovern and The John P. McGovern Foundation Foundation.

 

Search for Artist

 

Round 13 (2018-2019)

The 2018-2019 Studio Artist Program participants were selected by Regina Agu, 2017-2018 Studio Artist Program participant, Natilee Harren, Assistant Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art and Theory at the University of Houston, and Stephanie Mitchell, Executive Director of Lawndale Art Center.

Round 12 (2017-2018)

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.

Round 11 (2016-2017)

The 2016-2017 residents were selected from 101 applicants by a panel of three arts professionals; Emily Peacock, Artist, 2013-2014 Lawndale Studio Artist & Lawndale Programming Committee Member; Bob Snead, Artist & Executive Director, Press Street, New Orleans; and Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Arts Center.

Round 10 (2015-2016)

The 2015-2016 residents were selected by Emily Peacock, Artist, 2013-2014 Lawndale Studio Artist & Lawndale Programming Committee Member; Bob Snead, Artist & Executive Director, Press Street, New Orleans; and Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Arts Center.

Round 9 (2014-2015)

The 2014 - 2015 residents were selected by Kimberly Davenport, Director and Chief Curator, Rice Gallery ; David Politzer, 2011-2012 Lawndale Studio Artist; and Katia Zavistovski, Curator and Lawndale Programming Committee member.

Round 8 (2013-2014)

The 2013-2014 residents were selected by Joshua Fischer, Lawndale Programming Committee Member & Assistant Curator, Rice Gallery; Kerry Inman, Owner, Inman Gallery; and Seth Mittag, Artist & 2011-2012 Lawndale Studio Artist.

Round 7 (2012-2013)

The 2012-2013 residents were selected by Dean Daderko, Curator at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Sharon Engelstein, Artist; and Adrienne Johnson Yost, Senior Associate at Kinzelmann Art Consulting and Lawndale Programming Committee Chair.

Round 6 (2011-2012)

The 2011-2012 residents were selected by Elaine Bradford, Artist and Lawndale Programming Committee member; Rachel Hecker, Artist & Associate Professor, UH School of Art; and Todd Tubutis, Executive Director, Blue Sky, Portland, Oregon.

Round 5 (2010-2011)

The 2010-2011 residents were selected by Robyn O’Neil, artist; Andrea Pollan, Director, Curator’s Office, Washington, D.C.; and Robert Ruello, artist and Lawndale Programming Committee Chair.

Round 4 (2009-2010)

The three residents were selected by Bill Arning, Director, The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Michael Guidry, Artist, Curator of the University of Houston Public Art Collection and Lawndale Programming Committee Chair; and Mary Magsamen, Artist and Curator for Aurora Picture Show.

Round 3 (2008-2009)

The three residents were selected by Sylivie Fortin, Art Papers Editor-in-Chief; Francesca Fuchs, artist and Lawndale Programming Committee member; and Dario Robleto, artist.

Round 2 (2007-2008)

The three residents were selected by J Hill, Head of the Sculpture Department at the Glassell School, and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Houston; Claudia Schmuckli, Curator for Blaffer Gallery; and Stephanie Saint Sanchez, Lawndale Artist Studio Program alumna.

Round 1 (2007)

A jury consisting of Franklin Sirmans, Curator of Contemporary Art at the Menil Collection; John Sparagana, Chicago based artist and Professor of Painting at Rice University; and Margo Handwerker, Lawndale Programming Committee member and Curatorial Assistant at the MFAH selected the three residents.

Program Description
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 $5,000 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, the opportunity to work with an established curator, and an essay commissioned for an annual ASP publication. Participants work closely with Lawndale 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.

Eligibility
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 Friday, March 1, 2019, at 12:00 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.