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



LA’s Contemporary Art Scene Just Got More Interesting

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

Saturday December 3rd 3-6pm

Shoebox Projects (at the Brewery)
660 South Avenue 21 #3
Los Angeles Ca 90031

(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.


Call for Artists-in-Residence 2017



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.


  • 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;

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

  • Email 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.

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

Introducing “Shoebox Projects” and “Art and Cake”


Shoebox PR is a boutique marketing agency specializing in contemporary artists, events and exhibitions. Our artists show considerable talent and have the drive to build a successful career in the arts. Just over two years old, Shoebox is the fastest growing arts marketing agency in the Los Angeles area.

As part of our mission to introduce our clients to the art world, Shoebox PR is expanding and reorganizing. While Shoebox PR will continue to provide stellar quality marketing and promotion services to our clients, we are proud to introduce Art and Cake, a contemporary art blog that focuses on the LA art scene. The former Shoebox PR blog focused strictly on our clients, Art and Cake will widen that focus to include all that is new and exciting in the LA contemporary art scene. We want to reach a broader audience to highlight the amazing energy of contemporary art in our city.

Also under development is a new experimental project space that will give emerging artists the opportunity to develop and show experimental work. Opening in November, Shoebox Projects will have a physical space at the Brewery Art Community. The gallery will host a solo show by Los Angeles Artist Tony Pinto as our inaugural exhibition.

Both Shoebox PR and Art and Cake will operate under the umbrella of the newly-formed company, Shoebox Projects. Headed by Director, Kristine Schomaker, Shoebox Projects will be a vehicle for building artist reputations and exciting interest in LA’s contemporary arts.

Tony Pinto
Tony Pinto