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

Material Identity

Material Identity
Cecelia Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood

MAY/JUNE 2017

Material Identity
Cecelia Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood

Reception: June 3rd 3-6pm
Artist-in-Residence May 1st to June 3th

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

 

(Los Angeles, May 2017) – Shoebox Projects is pleased to announce its sixth artist-in-residents: the collaborative team of Cecelia Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood. They are working in the experimental art space in the Brewery Arts Complex as of May 1st with a reception of work completed during the residency to be held on Saturday, June 3rd, from 3-7pm.

Have you ever found yourself wondering about the gender of the artist upon seeing an artwork? Have you ever found an artwork that you very strongly identified with only to be surprised by the gender of the artist who created it?

Material Identity: Making Art on the Gender Continuum seeks to gain insight into how art is experienced in a society which still clings to gender biases and how it impacts what it means to be a female artist navigating and creating in the contemporary art scene.

In March, the artists began seeking feedback via an online questionnaire:
https://goo.gl/forms/RsuoP7ucIo21Bpyv2 which asked contributors to indicate their initial gender specific associations in regards to a variety of art making choices. This was in order to expose and examine internalized biases—and the stereotypes that are perpetuated through their maintenance. Examples were provided in each of the following categories: color, texture, scale, speed, technique, and genre, and contributors were provided the following five options to express their perceived gender bias:

Mostly Feminine Associations
Some Feminine Associations
Neutral Associations
Some Masculine Associations
Mostly Masculine Associations

Since then, they have received over 100 responses. Using this data, and the materials they have begun to collect and create, the artists will be creating an installation at Shoebox Projects during the month of May. While the survey is by no means comprehensive or scientific, it was fantastic way to begin thinking about preconceived notions we hold about art, who is making it, and how it is created. There are many aspects of the data which the artists plan to address in the piece—one of the most interesting of which is the demographic of the respondents. Those individuals who self-selected to respond to the survey, were predominantly themselves highly educated individuals involved in the arts who identified as either women or nonbinary—giving them a shared background with the artists themselves. Highlighting that perhaps that is the crux of the interest and contemplation of these matters, is a thwarted desire to be able to see oneself in the art that is seen and shown in the art world at large.

The artists conducted a workshop on Saturday, May 20th, where they discussed the survey and asked attendees to take and examine their own internalized biases. From there they discussed their inquiries, findings, and opened up to a wider discussion of gender in the art world before shifting to how to interpret this in the construction of an actual piece of art. The in progress installation was examined, and participants were provided with materials to create their own pieces centered around the conversation.

How will three female artists create a collaborative installation which addresses the nature of gender bias using the language of the artmaking process? Where will they adhere to societal expectations, and how will they subvert them? Visit Shoebox Projects in May and find out!

Cecelia Caro, Katie Shanks, and Stephanie Sherwood met while working on their BFAs in Drawing and Painting at California State University, Long Beach. While working their way through the Drawing and Painting BFA program, they fostered each other’s development as young artists. Since completing their degrees they have remained a strong support system for one another while moving to new cities, developing new bodies of work, and keeping their studio practices as regular as adult life could allow. Katie and Stephanie began collaborating on installation work with their first piece “Unrequited” in March of 2015 and since then have collaborated on several large scale installations as well as a collection of wearable art objects entitled “Meat Market”. Although the artists have very different methods of creating artwork – color, form and drawing have always remained significant their practices.

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.

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

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