Call for Artists-in-Residence 2018/2019

Rebecca Bennett Duke

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Artist-in-Residence at Shoebox Projects

Los Angeles, California

Deadline January 31, 2018 at midnight PST

 

Shoebox Projects, located at the Brewery Art Community in Los Angeles, California, is a project space that features work-only artist-in-residence space as well as gallery space. Founded in 2016 by Kristine Schomaker of Shoebox PR and Art and Cake, the residency is designed to allow emerging contemporary artists time and space to create new work exploring their practice.

Artists may submit a proposal of a project which will utilize the space as a studio to create new work. The residency will culminate in a solo closing reception that is promoted across Shoebox’s extensive network of art world influencers and press.

Proposals must have a contemporary art focus showing experimentation and career reach for the artist. We are especially interested in projects that involve social practice and push the artists’ work into new arenas of practice or theory. We urge artists to propose involving the public in their creative process.

 

Program Goals:

  • To offer support and space to artists who are ready to move their work forward in the contemporary art landscape;
  • To encourage artists to experiment and explore their concepts amongst a community of artists.

 

Eligibility:

  • The residency is open to Southern California artists only, with a preference to Los Angeles area artists;
  • We are interested in emerging artists who show a strong drive to move their career forward;
  • Mid-career artists will be considered if they can show the residency will provide the catalyst for a significant change in direction.

 

Details of Residency:

  • The period of residency is either 3 or 6 weeks;
  • Residencies begins June 2018 and are being filled through 2019;
  • Cost to the artist is $300 for 3 weeks or $600 for 6 weeks; A $75 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance of residency in order to hold your space;
  • The obligation from the artist will include being present within the space a minimum of 20 hours a week;
  • 225 Square Foot Studio/Gallery space at the Brewery Art Colony;
  • A 30% commission will be put on all sold work;
  • The project space is flexible daytime work only (i.e., no live-in accommodation);.

 

To Apply:

  • Letter of interest explaining your specific interest in working with Shoebox Projects along with a proposed idea for utilizing the space;
  • Artist bio;
  • Artist statement;
  • Link to artist website and relevant social media;
  • Selection of 10-15 jpeg images of recent work;
  • Give preferred availability for 2018-2019. and let us know if you would like the space for 3 or 6 weeks.

 

  • Please send your proposal via dropbox to shoeboxpr@gmail.com;
  • Title folder “{your name} – Shoebox Projects Residency”;
  • Email shoeboxprojectsla@gmail.com to alert us that the file is there.

 

We will send confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. Proposals may take 6-8 weeks after deadline to be considered.

 

Dwora Fried and Bibi Davidson
Chenhung Chen
“Off the Wall” – small works show
Diane Williams
Karrie Ross
Katie Shanks, Cece Caro, Stephanie Sherwood
Mike McLain
Susan Amorde
Susan Feldman and Jennifer Gunlock

Bibi Davidson and Dwora Fried – Two Women, One Reality

Bibi Davidson and Dwora Fried “Two Women, One Reality”

Bibi Davidson and Dwora Fried

Two Women, One Reality

Shoebox Residency
September 25 – November 5, 2017
660 South Avenue 21 #3 Los Angeles, CA 90031

On view during the upcoming Brewery Artwalk October 21st and 22nd 11-6pm

For their residency and exhibition at Shoebox Projects, Bibi Davidson and Dwora Fried will collaborate on an installation entitled Two Women, One Reality. Though both artists grew up in the fifties in different parts of the world — one in Israel, the other in Austria — they both vividly remember being left alone as toddlers, watching their parents get ready for a night on the town feeling imprisoned in their cribs, crying; terrified by noises, shadows and ghosts and are using these memories as the point of departure for their collaboration. Through ongoing discussions of these personal experiences Davidson and Fried will translate their memories into an installation. They envision the exhibition as a “fifties room” with a crib, ugly wallpaper and a video filmed by Dwora’s daughter Anjoum Agrama, that evokes a visit to the darker places in their collective psyche—a kind of self portrait of the early days of the artist’s lives and surroundings, that evokes the idea that evil—real or imagined— is lurking around the corner.

Shoebox Projects is a self-directed residency program founded in 2016 by Kristine Schomaker where artists are given space and time to conceptualize and create new works. During a residency, artists have the time and freedom to try out new ideas, open their space to viewers for feedback or embark on collaborations as Davidson and Fried are doing with Two Women, One Reality. Though these artist’s individual practices are quite different— Bibi Davidson is a painter whereas Dwora Fried makes mixed media sculptures and installations, there are overlaps in their subject matter and approaches which makes this and ideal opportunity for collaboration.

Bibi Davidson is an Israeli born, Los Angeles based artist whose illustrative-style works are allegorical representations of the chaotic and unsettling realities of her childhood. Her boldly colored narrative paintings are autobiographical and social commentary while simultaneously layered with elements of humor. They are captivating and purposefully quirky works that investigate personal and universal conflicts, as well as the chaos that defines our times. Through the process of painting, Davidson charms and calms her inner self.

Davidson’s most recent solo exhibition was The Girl in the Red Dress at Gallery 825, Los Angeles (2016). Her work has been featured in numerous group exhibitions throughout Southern California including: Laluzapalooza, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, With Liberty and Justice for Some, Walter Maciel Gallery, Love and Hate, Avenue 50 Studio (2017); A Feminist Perspective, MuzeuMM, Mas Attack, Torrance Art Museum (2016); Day Dreamers, BG Gallery, Sacred Memories, Pico House Gallery, Bunnymania, Chungking Studios and Wilding Cran Gallery (2015). For more information visit: http://www.bibidavidson.com

Dwora Fried is a mixed media assemblage artist who creates both small tableaux in glass fronted wooden boxes and life-sized enterable installations. She grew up in post-war Vienna, where as a Jewish lesbian and child of Holocaust survivors she felt like an outsider and has parlayed these experiences into artworks that explore themes of danger, loss and secrecy. Recent works also comment on the current political climate and the immigrant experience in Los Angeles.

Fried’s most recent solo exhibit was BIG BOX/little box at Gallery 825, Los Angeles (2016). In addition, she had solo exhibits at the Jewish Museum in Venice, Italy (2014), Benedict Gallery in Vienna, Austria (2013), Woolfson &Tay in London, GB (2011). She has been exhibiting in group shows at Elmhurst Art Museum in Chicago (2017), OCCA (2017), Walter Maciel Gallery (2017), Art Share LA (2016), SPARC (2015). Fried also has work in the permanent collection at Vienna’s MUSA museum. For more information visit: http://dworafried.com

Rebecca Bennett Duke at Shoebox Projects

Please join us Saturday September 16th 2-5pm for the culmination of Rebecca Bennett Duke’s residency at Shoebox Projects.

 

Shoebox Projects
660 South Avenue 21 #3
Los Angeles Ca 90031
https://shoeboxprojects.com/

http://rebeccabennettduke.com/

Rebecca Bennett Duke has been using the space at Shoebox Projects to shift her focus from three-dimensional objects back towards drawing with an emphasis on making a connection between two-dimensional work (large format drawings), and three-dimensional work (the “Toys for Imaginary Children” series) while at the same time exploring the limitations of each.

Three-dimensional work accesses sublimated feelings in the viewer through materials that carry with them a complex history. Two-dimensional work relies on the fabrication of space to tell the same story. Both can lie, both can expand on the truth, I seek to find out how the two processes can inform each other beyond one simply being in service to the other.

Rebecca is building sculptures in the “Toys for Imaginary Children” series while she makes drawings that will both result in new sculpture and be a reaction to existing sculpture. The culmination will be a display of both and a written reflection on her findings on the relationship between the two inevitably intertwined bodies of work.

Rebecca Bennett Duke

Diane Williams “My America”

June/July 2017

Diane Williams
“My America”

Artist residency and exhibition at Shoebox Projects
660 South Avenue 21 #3
Los Angeles, CA 90031

Residency from June 5 – July 9, 2017
Closing reception: Saturday, July 8th, 3pm – 6pm

dianewilliamsartist.com
shoeboxprojects.com/

 

Diane Williams is a multidisciplinary artist whose work stems from the political and social landscape that surrounds her—specifically the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of Los Angeles. She uses art as a call to arms, creating works that explore issues about immigrants and gender to encouraging cultural and social understanding.

In her series Monsters & Aliens, Williams created masks woven from shredded paintings and discarded materials and wore these masks in performances where the masks clearly signed for “other.” She wanted viewers to question what they feared from strangers and to begin to examine their own prejudices with respect to race and gender. In a mixed media work entitled Fractured but not Broken, she also displayed the masked and fragmented female body– depicting the disparate body parts in photographs and drawings, overlaid with Plexiglas and blue and yellow duralar. This human scaled work confronted viewers declaring, “see me for who I am — not as a cultural stereotype.”

During her residency at Shoebox Projects, Williams will create a site-specific installation that further explores ideas of marginalization by physically dividing the space. In addition, she will embark on a new series of works that track the surges in hate crimes since the inauguration of President Trump. In her work, Williams seeks to find a common ground between the works she makes and the community at large. For example in the participatory piece, This in my America, she asks viewers to write the first name of an immigrant they know and their relationship to that person on a piece of paper and then post it on a wall. Collectively illustrating the idea of an extended community.

 

About the artist:
Diane Williams is a multi disciplinary artist and an emerging curator living and working in Los Angeles, CA. She earned her BFA degree from California State University, Long Beach in 2013. Her work has been featured in select publications and exhibited in solo shows and several group exhibitions including Personal Narrative at the Annenberg Beach House Gallery, Santa Monica, With Liberty and Justice for Some at Walter Maciel, Culver City (2017), Countenance Divine, at Gallery 825, Los Angeles, and Defend & Advance, National Immigration Law Center, Los Angeles (2016).

About Shoebox Projects:
Shoebox Projects is a new experimental art space in DTLA, where emerging and mid-career artists are given an opportunity to freely experiment with new ideas and directions for their practice. Founded by Kristine Schomaker, multimedia artist and director of Shoebox PR and Art and Cake, Shoebox Projects intends to give artists a chance to recharge and renew their relationship with their work.

Tony Pinto, “Artist Seen” a Residency and Solo Exhibition at Shoebox Projects

Andi Campognone

Tony Pinto

“Artist Seen”

Artist Residency and
Solo Exhibition

Shoebox Projects
660 South Avenue 21 #3
LA Ca 90031

Residency from 3-21 to 4-30
On view to the public during the Brewery Artwalk 4-29 to 4-30

(Los Angeles, March 2017) – For his residency and solo exhibition Artist Seen at Shoebox Projects at the Brewery, LA artist Tony Pinto will create a series of portraits of artists, gallerists, curators, critics and writers— people he considers his tribe — as they share his values and interests in art. He sees the creation of this body of work as a chance to document these important relationships and it reinforces his sense of connection and belonging to the art community.

Pinto begins with photographs. Sometimes he asks his subjects to pose, other times he snaps a candid image. Each photograph is then transformed into a large scale oil painting. Pinto isolates and carefully cuts the shape of the head from the wooden panel transforming the works into quasi sculptures. Each portrait has a unique shape that is derived from the specificities of the subject’s head. Pinto is an accomplished painter who finesses his expressive brush strokes to create realistic representations. For example the portrait of Jane Magdalena Bauman includes a bit of neck whereas the image of Andi Campognone is closely cropped so the shape is defined by her blond hair and slightly protruding chin. Each painting captures the essence of the sitter and together the disembodied images become a compelling portrait of the local art community.

Tony Pinto is an established artist, designer and educator currently living in Anaheim Hills, California. He received a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and an MFA from California State University, Los Angeles. He currently teaches courses in painting and art appreciation at Coastline Community College in Newport Beach, courses in digital foundations at California State University, Fullerton as well as design classes at Irvine Valley College, Irvine, CA. In addition to working as an Art Director/Creative Director at Grace/Pinto Communication Design Pinto also exhibits his paintings on a regular basis. Recent group exhibitions include Illicit Liason at the Museum of Design, Atlanta, GA (2017); Like Mark, Coastline Community College, Newport Beach, CA (2016) and MAS Attack 13, Torrance Art Museum, CA (2015).

Bradford J. Salamon at the Final Mas Attack, Torrance Art Museum
David Michael Lee at Mas Attack, San Diego Art Institute

Got Shui? A Moment, with artist Karrie Ross

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Got Shui? A Moment, with artist Karrie Ross

Artist Residency and solo show

 

Reception: Sunday, March 19, from 2pm to 5pm

Karrie Ross will be at the Residency space at the Brewery every Tuesday, Wednesday and Sundays from 11-2pm from now until March 19th

http://www.shoeboxprojects.com

Shoebox Projects
660 South Avenue 21 #3
Los Angeles CA 90031

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Shoebox Projects is pleased to announce a residency project and exhibition by Los Angeles based artist Karrie Ross. Ross has been exhibiting her works since the 1980s and although she creates drawings, paintings and installations the focus of her endeavors is in essence the integration of art and life. As one reviewer has remarked, “Ross’ artwork is about the pursuit of answerable questions. She lives for them, and frames a life through the use of questions, rules and parameters.” Her two-dimensional works on paper and canvas are energetic abstractions bursting with energy, created with a wide-range of materials—oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, collage, metal leaf and pencil. In addition to making visual art, Ross has also published numerous books in an ongoing series entitled “Our Ever Changing World.”

Got Shui? A Moment, with Karrie Ross is both a book and an installation. Ross will be on location at Shoebox Projects from February 13 – March 19, 2017 and during her residency she will illustrate the myriad ways Feng Shui is integrated into her life and her art. In the Installation / Performance 10 chairs will be set up three rows of three with two in the middle as yin/yang and representing a ‘corner’ of the energy Ba-gua. The chairs will be arranged according to the preferred energy flow. Visitors are invited to join the performance, helping to paint the chairs to embellish the color of each corner. In addition viewers can sit in the chairs and engage in conversation about the colors and

energy flows represented in the work. Ross will also provide information about Feng Shui and via discussion, help the audience members achieve better Feng Shui via new arrangements of furniture in their homes.

Ross will document her interactions and post information as well as a link to her book Got Shui: Feng Shui Tips, Trips and Transformations on her website. At the end of the residency, the painted chairs will be offered for sale, with proceeds going to the ACLU.

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About Karrie Ross
Karrie Ross, a native Los Angelino has been exhibiting her artwork since the 1980s. Her artwork is included in corporate, retail collections, and installations around the world. Her exhibitions include over 125 shows between 2010 and 2016: including local and international museums and galleries. Ross has been written up in publications such as Hollywood Today, the Los Angeles Times and the Huffington Post. Ross also publishes an artist story art-project-book “Our Ever Changing World” with the main focus of creating community, and documenting the California Art Scene. These publications are available on Amazon or on Ross’ personal website. http://www.karrierossfineart.com.

About Shoebox Projects
Shoebox Projects is a new experimental art space in DTLA, where emerging and mid-career artists are given an opportunity to freely experiment with new ideas and directions for their practice. Founded by Kristine Schomaker, multimedia artist and director of Shoebox PR, Shoebox Projects intends to give artists a chance to recharge and renew their relationship with their work.

New artist residency by Shoebox Projects encourages bold moves from emerging artists

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LA’s Contemporary Art Scene Just Got More Interesting

New artist residency by Shoebox Projects encourages bold moves from emerging artists
shoeboxprojects.com

Reception
Saturday December 3rd 3-6pm

Shoebox Projects (at the Brewery)
660 South Avenue 21 #3
Los Angeles Ca 90031
http://www.shoeboxprojects.com

http://susanfeldmanart.com/home.html
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https://shoeboxpr.com/

(Los Angeles) – Los Angeles has a new experimental art space where emerging and mid-career artists have a chance to boldly go where they have never gone before. Shoebox Projects is the latest innovative idea from Kristine Schomaker, multimedia artist and the founder of Shoebox PR, LA’s fastest growing artist marketing agency.

“We wanted to create a space where artists could experiment with new ideas,” said Schomaker. “As an artist myself, I know how hard it can be to create new work in the same space where you’ve always worked. Shoebox Projects is a change of place, a change of energy and, we hope, a new spirit.”

With its first residency underway as of November 1st, the local contemporary art scene can look forward to bold and exciting new work coming out of this space in the Brewery Art Complex. With new projects beginning every month, there will be lots to see and talk about.

Shoebox Project’s first residency is a joint project between mixed media artist Jennifer Gunlock and sculpture artist Susan Feldman. Gunlock holds an MFA from California State, Long Beach. Her work explores the relationship between object of nature and those man made. Feldman whose background is in graphic design, creates 3D structures from wood, yarn, plexiglass and other found materials.

“Both of these women had often discussed somehow finding a way to bring their work together,” said Schomaker, “and now they finally have a chance to create something totally new. I can’t wait to see what they do.”

Schomaker said that a call for artist submissions in September exceeded her expectations. The 12 residency spaces for 2017 were filled within a week. Artists were encouraged to submit work that would foster a large step forward in their career. Each residency will end with a solo show in the where it was created. Visitors are encouraged throughout the period of the residency to engage with the artists and the work as it evolves.
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Call for Artists-in-Residence 2017

CALL FOR ARTISTS

 

Artist-in-Residence at Shoebox Projects

Los Angeles, California

 

Deadline September 30th at midnight PST

 

Shoebox Projects, located at the Brewery Art Community in Los Angeles California, is a new artist residency founded in 2016 by Kristine Schomaker.  In association with Shoebox PR and Art and Cake, the residency is designed to allow emerging contemporary artists time and space to create new work exploring their practice.

 

Artists may submit a proposal of a project which will utilize the space as a studio to create new work. The residency will culminate in a solo show at Shoebox Projects. Proposals must have a contemporary art focus showing experimentation and career reach for the artist. We are especially interested in projects that involve social practice and push the artists’ work into new arenas of practice or theory. We urge artists to propose involving the public in their creative process.

 

Program Goals

  • To offer support and space to artists who are ready to move their work forward in the contemporary art landscape;

  • To encourage artists to experiment and explore their concepts amongst a community of artists.

Eligibility

  • The residency is open to Southern California artists only, with a preference to Los Angeles area artists;

  • We are interested in emerging artists who show a strong drive to move their career forward;

  • Mid-career artists will be considered if they can show the residency will provide the catalyst for a significant change in direction.

Details of Residency

  • The period of residency is one month;

  • Residencies begins February 13th 2017 and are being filled through 2017;

  • Cost to the Artist is $300 all-inclusive; A $50 non-refundable deposit is required upon acceptance of residency in order to hold your space;

  • 225 Square Foot Studio/Gallery space at the Brewery Art Colony;

  • A 30% commission will be put on all sold work;

  • The project space is flexible daytime work only (i.e., no live-in accommodation);

  • Shoebox PR marketing is not included, but will be considered for the duration of the residency at a discounted event rate.

To Apply:

  • Letter of interest explaining your specific interest in working with Shoebox Projects along with a proposed idea for utilizing the space;

  • Artist bio;

  • Artist statement;

  • Link to artist website and relevant social media;

  • Selection of 10-15 jpeg images of recent work;

  • Give preferred availability for 2017;

  • Please send your proposal via dropbox to shoeboxpr@gmail.com;

  • Title folder “{your name} – Shoebox Projects Residency”;

  • Email shoeboxprojectsla@gmail.com to alert us that the file is there.

We will send confirmation of receipt within 48 hours. Proposals may take 6-8 weeks to be considered.

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Shoebox Projects, experimental project space at the Brewery Art Community in Los Angeles California