2021/2022 Artist in Residence Program

Company: 
Armory Art Center

Eligibility:

Entry Fee:

Deadline: 
Monday, April 19, 2021

The Artist-in-Residence Program Overview

The Armory Art Center invites artists to apply to the Armory’s Artist-in-Residence Program. This highly competitive program attracts a diverse group of emerging artists within varied disciplines who have earned at least a BFA. Artists-in-Residence are responsible for teaching classes to our diverse student/community where they have the opportunity to refine their skills teaching workshops and eight-week classes. They also participate in special events. The Armory provides a studio space which offers freedom to develop their own work. Artists-in-Residence have the opportunity to exhibit work they have created during their residency. Residents also receive a generous monthly stipend and are also paid for teaching and extracurricular events in the community.

Artist-in-Residence 2021-2022

Residency Period: August 30, 2021 – May 28, 2022

Arrive Monday, August 23, 2021

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE POSITIONS: 

2D: Seeking artists in 2-dimensional media such as digital media, painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber, and/or multi-media. Resident will also be responsible for booking models for open sketch sessions, monitoring open sketch, and assisting with departmental special projects as needed.

Jewelry and Metalsmithing: Seeking a jewelry/metalsmith knowledgeable in advanced soldering fabrication techniques, some forming methods using various stakes/hammers, surface finishes & patinas, centrifugal or vacuum casting, hydraulic press, enameling, stone setting & or 3-D rendering.

Ceramics: Seeking potters or clay sculptors competent in wheel throwing, hand building, firing reduction, raku, soda, and electric kilns. 

Sculpture: Seeking sculptors competent in reductive processes, welding (MIG, TIG, SMAW, Oxy/Acetylene gas welding), woodworking, forging, mold making, and/or casting. Materials relevant to the department include, stone, wood, clay, metal, and mixed media.

All applicants must have at least 25 hours experience teaching in a studio environment, which includes teacher's assistant (TA).

RESIDENCY INCLUDES:

Facility hours: daily nightly and weekend access however some restrictions might exist due to COVID-19 safety protocol)

Production studio area

Participation in the Artist-in-Residence group exhibition

Competitive monthly stipend

Additional income and teaching opportunities in Armory classes, Armory private classes, and community programs

Workshop attendance and/or assistance opportunities with visiting master artists

Access granted to studios outside your assigned department

SPECIFICS PER DEPARTMENT:

2-D Department: easels, tables, wall space, 3 printing presses, desktop Mac Pros with Adobe Suite, large scale ink jet printer, running water, virtual reality creative suite included in MAC lab, and ample natural light.

Clay Studio: 1 slab roller, 1 spray booth, 2 extruders (standard and hydraulic),16 electric Brent wheels, Soldner clay mixer, pug machine, ball mill (2 barrels), fully stocked/standard dry materials room, low to high fire glazes, clay supply room, 3D printer and virtual reality equipment and software for clay.

Kilns: 45 cubic ft downdraft natural gas kilns, natural gas soda kiln, 30 cubic ft natural gas fiber kiln, raku kiln, 10 electric computer-controlled kilns (2/10 electrics are testers). Kilns are shared with sculpture department

Metalsmithing Studio:  2 large metalsmithing classrooms, jeweler’s benches, hand tools, drill presses, anvils, rolling mills, hydraulic press, flex shafts, a large variety of hammers & stakes, stone setting tools/GRS bench system, lapidary wheels, polishing motor/wheels, centrifuge & vacuum casting area, enameling area & kilns, polishing wheels, electro-etching, Orion pulse welder, microscope.

Sculpture Studio: Slab roller, industrial compressor, carving equipment, MIG, TIG, Plasma Cutter, Arc, Oxygen/Acetylene, propane, clamps/ vice, Band Saw, Table Saw, wide range of power tools, belt sander, grinders, large supply of stone carving tools/materials, and anvil. Variety of standard materials: waxes, plaster, oil based clays, etc.

Upon request - access to common areas in departments with 2D areas serving as shared spaces and 3D departments including metalsmithing, sculpture, and ceramics shared spaces.

REQUIREMENTS:

Residents must be on campus by Monday, August 23, 2021. Please do not submit an application if you are not available to be on campus at this time.

All residents are required to work 12 hours a week for the Armory. Tasks include but are not limited to:

Help keep facilities and equipment clean and ready for use and undertake basic maintenance and organizational tasks necessary for upkeep of communal studio within their department.

Active participation in the collective life of the Armory.

Monitoring for open studio hours and assist Master Artist Workshops when needed.

Contribute a piece to an annual Armory Art Center Fundraiser.

Assistance during Armory public relations events: exhibition receptions, fundraisers, etc. as needed and count toward part of your weekly service hours. Additional volunteer assistance may be needed.

Occasional conditional changes may apply.

A minimum of 25 hours per week on premises in your studio producing your work.

Required to teach at least three 8-week classes and one 1- or 2-day workshops or pop-ups per session, which will be published online and in session brochures.

How to Apply: 

Submit Completed Application to:

airprogram@armoryart.org (preferred) -or-

Dannie Matevia
Armory Art Center
811 Park Place
West Palm Beach, FL 33401