AVA a-i-r program
CALL FOR ARTISTS -- Winter/Spring 2018 residency
Deadline for applications: Midnight, Sunday, December 10, 2017
Notification of selection: Sunday, December 17, 2017
AVA seeks applications from local artists interested in working in a rent-free studio from January 1 through April 30, 2018. See General Information, below, for details.
The successful candidate will be provided with a studio space located on the Columbia River in the Astoria Downtown Historic District, free of charge for a four-month residency period, beginning January 1, 2018. Residency finalists are chosen on the basis of merit by an independent selection panel of working artists and arts patrons. Those who have applied in the past are encouraged to reapply with an updated portfolio and statement reflecting updates and changes.
Roger Hayes Selected for AVA Artist Residency September-December 2017
AVA is delighted to welcome multimedia artist Roger Hayes to work in its studio at 80 11th Street in Astoria, rent-free, as part of the AVA artist-in- residence program. The residency runs from September 1 through December 31, 2017.
A longtime member of Astoria’s arts community, Roger Hayes attended the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan from 1978 to 1981, with a focus on printmaking. His work has been exhibited in major cities throughout the Midwest and in Europe, and Hayes has shown throughout the Northwest, in solo and group shows, in Astoria, Cannon Beach, Eugene, Manzanita, Portland, Salem, and Seattle. He became a regular artist of the Lunar Boy stable in 2009 and joined the Imogen Gallery in 2012. His next show at Imogen is scheduled for January 2018.
During Astoria's 2nd Saturday Art Walks (October through December), Hayes will be showcasing both completed works and works- in-progress.
The AVA a-i-r program is supported by membership dues and contributions from supporters of Astoria Visual Arts,
and by the generosity of:
Astoria Coffee House & Bistro | Merry Time Bar and Grill
About the program
The AVA a-i-r Program is designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and professional growth of local artists. Residency finalists are chosen on the basis of merit by an independent selection panel of professionals in the arts and arts patrons. The selected artists are provided with a studio in the Astoria Downtown Historic District free of charge for a four-month residency period. Artists who have applied in the past are encouraged to reapply with an updated portfolio and statement reflecting updates and changes.
The disciplines, and what to submit:
Eligibility: Local artists, at least 18 years of age and living within the greater Astoria area, will be judged on the quality of the their work and professional promise. (AVA a-i-r does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or disability.)
Requirements: While no exhibition, publication or performance is required of the selected artist, community responsibility includes weekend open studio events during Astoria's Second Saturday ArtWalk at least twice during the four-month residency.
Length of stay: Four-month-long residencies.
Aid: Selected artists will be provided with a small studio in the Astoria Downtown Historic District, free of charge. Some additional financial help with art supplies and drink/food vouchers may be provided.
Call for artists will be by local media, web posting and social media.
Selection committee: An independent panel of working artists and supporters will serve as the selection committee.
Residency extensions: Current a-i-r artists are eligible to extend their residencies into the next residency cycle. However, in order to extend their residency, the current resident artists must submit a new application in which they make the case, through narrative and documentation, that they used the residency well to date, but need more time to bring project(s) to completion or, at least, closer to completion. Note that an application for extension does not guarantee selection. The process remains competitive.
Include in your application:
Website (if available)
An essay of no more than 250 words.
Please answer within the essay: "What are your goals for this residency?" and "How might the residency help your creative pursuits?"
Work samples (as noted above)
Email submission materials and more information to:
AVA a-i-r Alumni:
David Coyne July-Sept 2015
Annie Eskelin, Jan-March 2016
Kinzi Gordon Oct-Dec 2015
Liz Harris Oct-Dec 2015
Sarah Hendrickson April-June 2015
Rachel Jensen, April-June 2016
H. Elizabeth Koch July-Sept 2015
Sarah Lippold, Jan-March 2016
Tyler Little, May-August 2017
David Plechl, April-June 2016
Terry Robinett, January-March 2017
Meghann Sprague, April-June 2016; July-September 2016
Andie Sterling, Feb-May 201; May-August 2017
Blaine Verley, Jan-March 2016
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