Artists selected for Fall 2018 AVA a-i-r
Astoria Visual Arts welcomes artists Lucca Dust and Melanie Steffl to work in its studios at 80 11th Street in Astoria, rent-free, as part of the AVA artist-in-residence (“AVA a-i-r”) program. The residency runs from September 1 through December 31, 2018.
“Melanie and Lucca were selected from a competitive field of terrific applicants,” said AVA Board President Lisa Smith. “It was a difficult choice, but they were the two standouts. Their respective work is highly original and of a very special nature – albeit quite different. Melanie’s practice is focused on the digitalization of imagery, whereas Lucca’s current interest lies in three-dimensional mask-making.”
Click on the images below to find out more about Melanie and Lucca.
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.
>>> General Information/How to Apply:
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:
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