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Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017 • Mahwish Chishty •Interdisciplinary • Kent,OH

Mahwish Chishty


Location: Kent , OH

Dates of residence: Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Initially trained as a miniature painter from the National College of Arts, Lahore, Pakistan, Mahwish Chishty has aggressively combined new media and conceptual work with her traditional practice. Ms. Chishty has exhibited her work nationally and internationally at venues like University of Technology (UTS Gallery) Sydney, Australia; Boghossian Foundation- Villa Empain. Brussels; Utah Museum of Contemporary Art; Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MOCADA), Brooklyn, NY; and Gandhara Art Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan among others. By camouflaging modern war machines with folk imagery, Ms. Chishty is shedding light on the complexity of acculturation, politics and power. In 2015, Ms. Chishty was awarded residencies at Yaddo, Saratoga Springs, NY; Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL; and Vermont Studio Center, Vermont, NY. And is currently exhibiting her work at Imperial War Museum in London, UK. Ms. Chishty is a full-time faculty at Kent State University's School of Art.

Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017 • Rebecca Macijeski •Writing • Lincoln,NE

Rebecca Macijeski


Location: Lincoln , NE

Dates of residence: Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Rebecca Macijeski writes poems that are interested in the intersections of things-lyric and narrative, real and imagined, silly and poignant, local and global. She is originally from a small town in Vermont but has spent the last five years working on her PhD in Poetry at The University of Nebraska in Lincoln where she teaches and edits for the literary journals Hunger Mountain and Prairie Schooner. Her own poems have appeared in Nimrod, Sycamore Review, Poet Lore, Fairy Tale Review, and many others. She has attended residencies at The Ragdale Foundation and Art Farm Nebraska, and holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is currently at work on a novel-in- poems about a dust bowl era fiddler who leaves Oklahoma to spread his tunes across the country on his way to finding a new home in the California mountains.

Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017 • Rachel Mindrup •Visual • Omaha,NE

Rachel Mindrup


Location: Omaha , NE

Dates of residence: Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Rachel Mindrup, is a professional artist and art educator. She received her BFA from the University of Nebraska - Kearney and then continued with atelier studies at the Art Academy of Los Angeles. She received her MFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Her current painting practice is about the study of the figure and portraiture in contemporary art and its relation to medicine. Mindrup's client list includes: Kiewit Corporation, Boys Town, Creighton University, Boys Town National Research Hospital, and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Her artwork is held in many private collections including those of Primatologist Jane Goodall and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017 • Gary Peter •Writing • St. Paul,MN

Gary Peter


Location: St. Paul , MN

Dates of residence: Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Gary Peter's stories have appeared in Callisto, Alexandria Quarterly, Water~Stone Review, Great River Review, and other publications. His awards include a Loft-McKnight fellowship and two Minnesota State Arts Board grants. His work has twice been a finalist for the New Rivers Press Many Voices Project competition and has been shortlisted for the 2015 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and the 2016 Mary Roberts Rinehart Fiction Contest. He earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and worked for many years as a lawyer in the legal publishing industry. He is a faculty member in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches courses in writing and law and popular culture to both undergraduate and graduate students. His current writing projects include working on a new short story collection and revising a young adult novel.

Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017 • Jonathan Russ •Composition • Brooklyn,NY

Jonathan Russ


Location: Brooklyn , NY

Dates of residence: Jun 5, 2017 - Jun 16, 2017

Jonathan Russ composes direct, expressive music with an eye towards social good, drawing from the languages of contemporary classical music, musical theater, and indie rock. Jonathan is Composer-In-Residence with the American Chamber Ensemble and a founding member of the ICEBERG New Music composers' collective. He has worked with Marimolin, the Blueshift Ensemble, Sō Percussion (through their Summer Institute), members of the JACK Quartet and International Contemporary Ensemble, clarinetist Stanley Drucker (NY Philharmonic), mezzo- soprano Jennifer Beattie, and pianist Marilyn Lehman. Upcoming projects include a piece for NY- based ensemble loadbang, a book of piano pieces, and an opera about a hermetic young woman. Jonathan holds a master's in composition from The Boston Conservatory, where he studied with Andy Vores and Curtis Hughes. He also holds a BA from Brown University in music / international relations and an MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in musical theater writing.

Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017 • Anuradha Bhowmik •Writing • Blacksburg,VA

Anuradha Bhowmik


Location: Blacksburg , VA

Dates of residence: Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017

Anuradha Bhowmik is a Bangladeshi-American poet and writer from South Jersey. She is an MFA candidate at Virginia Tech. Anuradha is a Pushcart nominee and has received scholarships from the New York State Summer Writers Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Frost Place, the Indiana University Writers Conference, and the Juniper Summer Writing Institute. Her poetry and prose are forthcoming or have appeared in Nashville Review, Indiana Review, Bayou Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, Slice Magazine, Zone 3, The Normal School, Copper Nickel, Ninth Letter Online, and elsewhere.

Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017 • Woomin Kim •Visual • Boston,MA

Woomin Kim


Location: Boston , MA

Dates of residence: Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017

Woomin Kim is a Korean artist currently living and working in Boston, MA. She works with objects, textile, found residues from her surroundings. Kim graduated with an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and holds an MFA and BFA from Seoul National University in Korea. Kim has exhibited widely throughout Korea and US and recently had a solo show at ROY G BIV Gallery in Columbus Ohio. Kim received the Best of Show Award from Korean Cultural Center LA, and an Emerging Artist Grant Program Finalist Award from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She participated in residencies including Vermont Studio Center with full fellowship award, ACRE Residency and HATCH Projects in Chicago.

Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017 • Anastasia Selby •Writing • Syracuse,NY

Anastasia Selby


Location: Syracuse , NY

Dates of residence: Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017

Anastasia Selby was born in Southern California and raised in the Pacific Northwest. By age 16, she was hitch-hiking up and down the west coast by herself. By age 19, she was fighting forest fires out of Oregon. Throughout her twenties she worked as a firefighter on a few hotshot crews and one helicopter, out of Alaska, Colorado, and California. She graduated college at age 34, and is now an MFA candidate at Syracuse University. Her work has been published in Specter, The New Ohio Review, Weird Sister, and VICE. She recently won the Emerging Writer's Prize for Fiction from Boulevard Magazine for her story, "How Certain Fires Burn." In her spare time she watches films, takes pictures, plays outside, and lifts weights.

Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017 • Michael Villarreal •Visual • Lincoln,NE

Michael Villarreal


Location: Lincoln , NE

Dates of residence: Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 14, 2017

Michael Villarreal received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas State University, and in 2017 a Master of Fine Arts at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln. He has exhibited his work nationally at multiple commercial art galleries and art centers. Among these include: Art Palace Contemporary Art Gallery and Barbara Davis Gallery in Houston, TX, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE, LA Artcore: Brewery Annex Gallery in Los Angeles, CA, and Art + Literature Laboratory in Madison, WI. He has been in several publications, online and in print, such as Huffington Post for a group exhibition in Los Angeles and in Issue No. 126 of New American Paintings which was released in October 2016. Recently he was awarded the Francis William Vreeland Scholarship Award, and the 39th Mayor's Arts Awards in Lincoln, NE. In June 2017, he will have solo show at Spellerberg Projects in Lockhart, TX.

Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017 • HuiMeng Wang •Interdisciplinary • San Francisco,CA

HuiMeng Wang


Location: San Francisco , CA

Dates of residence: Jul 3, 2017 - Jul 21, 2017

Born and raised in Inner Mongolia of China, HuiMeng Wang received her BE in Bio-Medical Engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and MFA in Studio Art from San Francisco Art Institute. A diverse educational and cultural background has made her immensely conscious about the formation and reformation of identity, during a socio- geographical, professional and/or cultural transition. Using performance, installation, video and the internet, her work often explores the disconnection between a fantasized, performed reality based on Western narratives, and the actual reality she lives in. She is currently based in San Francisco.

Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017 • Collin Bradford •Visual • Provo,UT

Collin Bradford


Location: Provo , UT

Dates of residence: Jul 17, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017

Collin Bradford makes videos, photographs, objects, architectural interventions, and other forms that explore how we relate physically to the land, technology and media, and how we use language. His work has been exhibited throughout the United States as well as in Germany, Ireland, South Korea, Australia and elsewhere. He received an MFA in New Media from the University of Illinois. He currently works and lives in Provo, UT, where he also teaches in the Department of Art at Brigham Young University.

Jul 17, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017 • Kari Varner •Visual • University City,MO

Kari Varner


Location: University City , MO

Dates of residence: Jul 17, 2017 - Aug 11, 2017

Kari Varner is a St. Louis based artist who explores representations of the landscape through the framework of the photographic archive. Her work often combines photography, video, sculpture, and text to create ephemeral water based pieces. Kari is the recipient of the Olin Fellowship for Women and has been awarded multiple travel grants to carry out projects in Iceland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and the Czech Republic. She has had recent exhibitions at the Des Lee Gallery and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. Kari received her MFA in Visual Art from Washington University in St. Louis in 2017 and her BFA in Electronic Media Arts Design from the University of Denver in 2013.

Jul 17, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017 • Lauren Westerfield •Writing • Moscow,ID

Lauren Westerfield


Location: Moscow , ID

Dates of residence: Jul 17, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017

Lauren Westerfield is a writer and editor from the Northern California coast. Her essays have appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Butter, Redivider, Revolution House, The How-To Issue, Share or Die and The Rumpus, where she has also served as an Assistant Essays Editor. Lauren holds a BA in English from Middlebury College and is a Centrum Fellow and MFA candidate in Creative Nonfiction at the University of Idaho, where she recently won Honorable Mention in the Academy of American Poets Prize judged by Kathryn Nuernberger. She currently co-hosts the newly minted POP-UP PROSE reading series in Moscow, Idaho, and is the Nonfiction Editor of FUGUE.

Jul 24, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017 • Corey Dundee •Composition • Los Angeles,CA

Corey Dundee


Location: Los Angeles , CA

Dates of residence: Jul 24, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017

Corey Dundee is a Los Angeles-based composer and saxophonist whose work embodies an intersection of disparate musical styles and concepts. A recipient of Chamber Music America's 2016 Classical Commissioning Grant, Corey was recently awarded a fellowship to attend the Norfolk New Music Workshop, and in 2013 he was named Grand Prize winner of the Calefax Reed Quintet International Composition Competition. Corey has been a frequent finalist for the ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award, and he has received commissions from the Taos Chamber Music Group, the UNCSAx ensemble, and saxophonist Shawna Pennock. As a performer, Corey has appeared as featured soloist with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, among others. He is also the tenor saxophonist of Kenari Quartet, a 1st-place Laureate Ensemble of the inaugural M-Prize chamber arts competition and recent Artist-in- Residence on American Public Media's "Performance Today".

Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 • Nathan Go •Writing • Iowa City,IA

Nathan Go


Location: Iowa City , IA

Dates of residence: Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017

Nathan Go was born and raised in southern Philippines. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the Helen Zell Writers' Program at the University of Michigan. A PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, he has taught creative writing at the Braille Institute. His stories have been published or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, the Massachusetts Review and the Des Moines Register. He is currently working on his first novel.

Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 • Daniel Handal •Visual • New York,NY

Daniel Handal


Location: New York , NY

Dates of residence: Jul 31, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017

Daniel Handal is a Honduran born artist who lives and works in New York. He received his BS in Applied Sciences from Rutgers University and studied Photography at the International Center of Photography. Handal's work centers on portraiture and explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. He has had a solo at the Brooklyn Public Library (Flatbush Branch) and has been shown in group exhibitions at the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Deborah Colton Gallery in Houston and The powerHouse Arena in New York among others. He has been exhibited internationally at the Australian Centre for Photography and MKII in London. Handal's work has been published in The Huffington Post, Slate and Hyperallergic. He has been awarded with residencies at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts and the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Handal currently serves on the board of Baxter St at the Camera Club of New York.

Aug 7, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 • Kory Reeder •Composition • Kearney,NE

Kory Reeder


Location: Kearney , NE

Dates of residence: Aug 7, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017

Kory Reeder (b. 1993) is a Nebraska-born composer currently pursuing a master's degree in music composition at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. Kory's music investigates meditative and atmospheric qualities, unfolding slowly and creating their own sonic worlds in which they reside. His work experiments with compositional techniques found in visual arts and how they may be incorporated with music structurally or as a formal element. His music has also used structural elements found in nature, as well as using historical timelines as proportional units in composition. Kory has frequently collaborated with theater and dance programs, and his music has been performed on the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the New Music gathering, Composer's Circle, The New Music Conflagration, New Music on the Bayou, and has been performed by the BGSU New Music Ensemble.

Aug 7, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017 • Ian Richards-Karamarkovich •Writing • Raleigh,NC

Ian Richards-Karamarkovich


Location: Raleigh , NC

Dates of residence: Aug 7, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017

Ian Richards-Karamarkovich is a poet from Chesterfield, Virginia, though he currently calls Raleigh, North Carolina home. He holds an MFA in poetry from NC State and a BA in literature from Longwood University. Ian has also been awarded a residency from the Edward F. Albee Foundation.

Aug 14, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017 • Kyle Peets •Visual • Ashland,OR

Kyle Peets


Location: Ashland , OR

Dates of residence: Aug 14, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017

Kyle Peets (b. 1984, Utah) has exhibited his work nationally and internationally in, New York, California, Oregon, Arizona, Washington, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Mississippi, as well as Belfast, Ireland, and Guanajuato, Guanajuato, México. He has had solo exhibitions at the Ana Mendieta gallery (Iowa City, IA), Retzlaff gallery (Ashland, Or) and The Ark gallery (Iowa City, IA). Various group exhibitions and portfolio exchanges include Character Profile at Root Division gallery (San Francisco, CA), Near Mint at Land Gallery (Portland, OR) and Joe Bar Gallery (Seattle, WA), Art Is Our Last Hope at The Phoenix Art Museum (Phoenix, AZ), and Ritual at 110 Church gallery (Philadelphia, PA) and GET'CHA HEAD IN THE GAME at the Naughton Gallery at Queen's University (Belfast, Ireland). His video You was shown at the 2015 Southern Colorado Film Festival (Alamosa, CO). His work was published in the periodical SPRTS by Endless Editions (New York, NY), archived in the Watson Library Special Collections, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and MOMA, Manhattan, Artists' Books. His poetry has been published by various literary journals such as Interrupture, NOÖ, and Stolen Island. Kyle received an artist in residence Richardson-Spica fellowship for the spring of 2017 at Interlochen (Interlochen, MI), SIF fellowship, and Wilhelm and Jane Bodine fellowship from University of Iowa. He received his MFA in Printmaking and Sculpture from the University of Iowa as well as a graduate certificate in book arts from the Iowa Center For The Book.

Aug 21, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017 • Brian Cochran •Writing • St. Louis,MO

Brian Cochran


Location: St. Louis , MO

Dates of residence: Aug 21, 2017 - Sep 1, 2017

Brian Cochran lives and writes in St. Louis, Missouri, a few miles south of where the Missouri and Mississippi rivers collide. He has an MFA from the Writers' Program at Washington University, and currently works as a writer at a small engineering firm in St. Louis. His poems have recently appeared in VOLT, Ninth Letter, Denver Quarterly, Cimarron Review, UCity Review and other journals. He was a Millay Colony of the Arts Fellow and received a grant from the Vermont Studio Center last year.

Aug 21, 2017 - Oct 16, 2017 • Stephanie Wright •Visual • Lincoln,NE

Stephanie Wright


Location: Lincoln , NE

Dates of residence: Aug 21, 2017 - Oct 16, 2017

Stephanie Wright earned her MFA at the University of Nebraska with a focus in Printmaking in the spring of 2017. She grew up in Louisiana and earned her BFA at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2014. "The subjects of my images are in performance for a human audience. These animals address broader human experience; certainly the notions of "human nature" and culture are themselves human constructs. Our ability to empathize with animals is tied to the perceptions that human society creates for them through fables, myths, religion, everyday interaction and animal husbandry. Our reaction to recognizable animal figures is affected by the meaning that we apply to them. We self-consciously work to define our existence through them. The animals in my work perform, unhappily for the viewer. Like hand puppets, they are stand-ins that allow me to talk about living through fear, social anxiety and disenchantment. The act of drawing becomes a reflexive coping mechanism. It's a way of illustrating in-the-moment feelings and reactions to everyday interactions that I am unable to rationalize I'm not talking about something logical, but something tangible; visceral. It manifests in its own form: an anxious being that exists beyond me--a whole other animal, justifying itself; refusing to be alone and all in my head. Like early paintings in caves or on stretched animal skins, bare impressions on paper are an unassuming method of human to human communication-- particularly when speaking through images of our animal peers to describe some aspect of ourselves, our society, where we fit in nature. The only truth that seems to reveal itself through this kind of communication is our self-awareness. It is a signal to others that we are here, living in the moment and we are not alone in our questioning."

Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 • Rae Binstock •Writing • Brooklyn,NY

Rae Binstock


Location: Brooklyn , NY

Dates of residence: Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017

Rae Binstock was raised in Cambridge, MA and earned her BA from Columbia University, where she was mentored by Ellen McLaughlin and David Henry Hwang. Her full-length plays include Watch Me Burn (LezPlay - Pride Films & Plays, Idle Muse Theatre's Athena Festival, The Fresh Fruit Festival), Expedition (Monster Piece Theatre Collective, National Theater for Student Artists, Seymour Brick Memorial Prize for Playwriting), We Are The Light Of The World (Red Theater's National Playwriting Prize, winner of the 84th National Writer's Digest Writing Competition) and The Snowstorm (2016 Historic Elitch Theatre New Works Festival, Harold Clurman Playwright's Division Pick). Rae is a member of New Perspective Theatre's Short Play Lab, a contributing writer at, and a co-creator of the web-series Rejected. She is an O'Neill Conference and SPACE at Ryder Farm semifinalist, and has had residencies with the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center and the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico. Rae lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017 • Wendy Chen •Writing • Syracuse,NE

Wendy Chen


Location: Syracuse , NE

Dates of residence: Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 15, 2017

A recipient of the Academy of American Poets Most Promising Young Poet Prize, Wendy Chen's poems have been published or are forthcoming in Crazyhorse, American Poets, Hayden's Ferry Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Ghost Proposal, Copper Nickel, and the anthology Translations from World Literature, among others. She received her MFA in poetry from Syracuse University.

Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 • Indrani Nayar-Gall •Visual • Charlotte,NC

Indrani Nayar-Gall


Location: Charlotte , NC

Dates of residence: Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017

Indrani Nayar-Gall is a multidisciplinary artist-activist expanding her artistic vocabulary and practice to include film and media arts. She received her MFA from VBU, India and Grad Cert in contemporary non-toxic printmaking from RIT, Rochester, NY. Her work questions patriarchy, misogyny and discrimination based on class, caste and race. Her recent important participation include 2017 ~ US premiere of Devadasi_NOW, WFF Chick Flicks Festival; official selection in Female Filmmakers Festival, Move_Me Production Belgium; India-Inked, Union Gallery, UWM; Loving Blackness, Asian Arts Initiative; Ornate Activate, Villa Terrace Decorative Art Museum; Atlanta Print Biennial; Displacement and Migration, St. Louis Artist Guild; 2016 ~ Liquid Stories, LDB Gallery; 2015 ~ Ornate Activate, Shirin Gallery; Brentwood Arts Exchange Gateway Arts Center. Her recent grants and awards include RAPG, ASC, Mecklenburg County, NC; Chancellor's Diversity Challenge Fund, UNCC; National Gallery of Barbados and Gilmore Emerging Artist Grant through Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.

Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017 • Christoffer Schunk •Composition • Los Angeles,CA

Christoffer Schunk


Location: Los Angeles , CA

Dates of residence: Sep 4, 2017 - Sep 22, 2017

Christoffer Schunk is a multidisciplinary composer and performance artist based in Los Angeles. His works involve voice, common and uncommon instruments, field recordings, electronics, and acting. Much of Schunk's portfolio vacillates between audio and theater, resulting in intricately staged productions and electroacoustic dramas. His pieces have been featured nationally and internationally at SEAMUS, MUSLAB, the Ars Electronica Forum Wallis Festival, Sound Thought Festival, REDCAT, Human Resources LA, and on I Care If You Listen, and have been performed by Conceptual Soundproductions Budapest, Santa Clarita Master Chorale, and the Black House Collective. Schunk holds an MFA Performer- Composer degree from the California Institute of the Arts where he studied under composers Anne LeBaron and Michael Pisaro. He earned a BA in composition from UC Santa Barbara under the direction of Jeremy Haladyna.

Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017 • Jeff Walt •Writing • San Diego,CA

Jeff Walt


Location: San Diego , CA

Dates of residence: Sep 18, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017

Jeff Walt was born and raised in rural Pennsylvania among a community of coal miners, bricklayers, and railroad workers. His chapbook, Soot, was awarded co-winner of the Keystone Chapbook Prize (Seven Kitchens Press, 2010). He's been awarded writing residencies from The MacDowell Colony, The Djerassi Resident Artist Program, Fairhope Center for the Writing Arts, and Kalani Eco-village on the Big Island of Hawaii. His poems have appeared in journals such as Los Angeles Review, Alligator Juniper, The Sun, Connecticut Review, Inkwell, New Millennium Writings, Harpur Palate, and Cream City Review. Several poems from Soot were selected and scored by composer David Sisco and performed at Carnegie Hall on November 14, 2014. A poem was selected by Broadside Press for a professionally designed broadside collaboration available for download as of August 2016. Jeff is a Regional Editor with the San Diego Poetry Annual.

Sep 25, 2017 - Oct 6, 2017 • Amy Berkowitz •Writing • San Francisco,CA

Amy Berkowitz


Location: San Francisco , CA

Dates of residence: Sep 25, 2017 - Oct 6, 2017

Amy Berkowitz is a Bay Area writer. She received her MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won a Hopwood Award. Her first book, Tender Points, has been praised by the Kenyon Review, the Huffington Post, and Feministing. Other writing has appeared in Dusie, Textsound, ENDPAIN, and Where Eagles Dare. She is the host of the Amy's Kitchen Organics reading series and the founding editor of Mondo Bummer Books. In 2014, she was the inaugural writer in residence at Alley Cat Bookstore and Gallery; she is now the administrator of the Alley Cat residency program. Originally from New York City, she lives in a rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco.

Sep 25, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017 • Jessie Janeshek •Writing • Bethany,WV

Jessie Janeshek


Location: Bethany , WV

Dates of residence: Sep 25, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017

Jessie Janeshek's second full-length book of poems is The Shaky Phase (Stalking Horse Press, 2017). Her chapbooks are Spanish Donkey/Pear of Anguish (Grey Book Press, 2016), Rah-Rah Nostalgia, (dancing girl press, 2016), Hardscape (Reality Beach, forthcoming), and Supernoir (Grey Book Press, forthcoming). Invisible Mink (Iris Press, 2010) is her first full-length collection. With Jesse Graves, she coedited the literary anthology Outscape: Writings of Fences and Frontiers (KWG Press, 2008). She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and an M.F.A. from Emerson College.

Sep 25, 2017 - Oct 6, 2017 • Steven Rubin •Visual • State College,PA

Steven Rubin


Location: State College , PA

Dates of residence: Sep 25, 2017 - Oct 6, 2017

Steven Rubin is an Associate Professor of Art at Penn State University. His photographs have been published in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Time and Newsweek, and internationally in Stern, GEO, L'Express and The London Independent Magazine, among numerous other publications. His work has been exhibited across the United States and in Europe, Asia, and Central America. A Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in India, he was also the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard, an Alicia Patterson Journalism Fellowship and a grant from The Fund for Environmental Journalism. His photographic investigation of the federal government's detention of immigrants has been distributed by Amnesty International and other organizations. He co-directed the program Healing Images, providing cameras, instruction and therapy to survivors of torture in Baltimore. Current projects investigate the rise of wind energy in the Midwest, the precarious conditions of Burmese Chin refugees in India, the upsurge of diabetes in Senegal, and the social and environmental impacts of Marcellus Shale gas development in Pennsylvania.

Oct 9, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017 • Jeff M. Brown •Composition • Clermont,FL

Jeff M. Brown


Location: Clermont , FL

Dates of residence: Oct 9, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017

Jeff M. Brown is a pianist, conductor and composer for choirs, instrumentalists, churches and children's projects. Recent awards include the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation residency grant, Florida Alliance for Arts Education Teaching Artist Fellowship, first prize in the 2015 Melrose Awards (audio category) in Orlando FL, the Banff Centre Artist in Residence Program and the IC3 Residency at the National Hispanic Cultural Center/McCune Foundation. Works revolve around the search for resonance at the intersections of sound, music and language. Recent projects highlight Native American storytelling, ancient Roman Catholic choral traditions, Spanish language pedagogy, Louisiana street parade music, and children's bed time poetry. Before becoming a musician, he graduated in Industrial Engineering and worked several years as a business technology consultant for Accenture in North, Central and South America.

Oct 9, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017 • laura c carlson •Visual • Albuquerque,NM

laura c carlson


Location: Albuquerque , NM

Dates of residence: Oct 9, 2017 - Nov 3, 2017

laura c carlson works through sculpture, performance and writing to overlay complications of relationships to land, self, and body. Carlson questions how empathy may exist between beings that occupy different categories, whether place, person or thing. A 2017 MFA graduate of University of Pennsylvania, carlson was born in Nebraska. carlson was an inaugural resident at Feminist Summer Camp in 2016 and a Union for Contemporary Art 2014 fellow. carlson is a recipient of a 2017 Penn Praxis Social Impact Project award. carlson holds a BFA in Art History and Studio Art from Creighton University and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions around the United States. carlson has held positions at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Philadelphia and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Nebraska.

Oct 9, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017 • Michael Deagler •Writing • Pipersville,PA

Michael Deagler


Location: Pipersville , PA

Dates of residence: Oct 9, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017

Michael Deagler lives in Philadelphia. His fiction has appeared in Glimmer Train, Kenyon Review Online, New England Review, Subtropics, Electric Literature's Recommended Reading, and elsewhere. He was a 2016-2017 fiction fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA.

Oct 16, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017 • Noah Pica •Visual • Los Angeles,CA

Noah Pica


Location: Los Angeles , CA

Dates of residence: Oct 16, 2017 - Nov 10, 2017

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Noah Pica reimagines wardrobes through the lens of his younger self. Through his studies at Rhode Island School of Design, Noah fixated on the subversion of traditional masculine roles, viewing "menswear" as an opportunity to redefine and redress people within the context of masculinity. He has an eye for the quirky moments in life, and always incorporates silly color stories, witty silhouettes, and unassuming models. Noah has a knack for languages, and has studied abroad on two separate occasions -- spending one year in Verona, Italy and a semester in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Fascinated by the intersection between language, communication, and otherness, Noah uses language-learning as a way of understanding complex relationships. This led to the conceptual evolution of his more recent collection, #1DAD, where he used the archetypal relationship between fathers and sons as a guide in the development of the collection.

Oct 30, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 • Katie Pryor •Writing • Lincoln,NE

Katie Pryor


Location: Lincoln , NE

Dates of residence: Oct 30, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

Katie E. Pryor is originally from Atlanta, GA and currently a candidate for an MFA in Poetry at Bennington College; she received her BA in Spanish. Her work has appeared in The Rio Review and Prairie Schooner, and is forthcoming in Five Points (as the recipient of the James Dickey Prize for Poetry) and Southern Indiana Review. She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska and works part-time as a Finance Assistant for the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools.

Nov 6, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017 • Julia Caston •Visual • Greensboro,NC

Julia Caston


Location: Greensboro , NC

Dates of residence: Nov 6, 2017 - Nov 17, 2017

Julia Caston received a BA in Art History from Barnard College and her MFA with a concentration in social practice and sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has shown her work nationally and internationally and has participated in artist residencies in places such as Franconia Sculpture Park and the Inverness County Centre for the Arts in Nova Scotia. She is the co-founder of the nonprofit Minneapolis Art Lending Library in Minnesota, an organization that lends out original artwork to the public. As a creator of socially engaged work, Caston seeks to connect to her fellow human beings through her art-making.

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