Overview 

The Armory Art Center invites artists, with either a B.F.A. or M.F.A, to be a part of the Armory’s eight month Artist in Residence Program (AIR). This highly competitive program attracts a diverse group of people with varied backgrounds.? AIRs are strongly encouraged to offer classes to our large student population. AIRs have the opportunity to learn through workshops, eight week classes and special events. While at the Armory, they develop a portfolio of their own work in the studio, culminating in a show of the work produced during their tenure.?Residents receive a monthly stipend and are paid for teaching. Further criteria, details and the application are below.   
 
Residency Period:   September 1, 2014May 1, 2015: Resident must arrive on Monday, August 25, 2014. Artist will be paid for this week. Please do not submit an application if you are NOT available the last week of August.  
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE POSITIONS 
Ceramics: The program is seeking two potters or sculptors with competence in wheel throwing, hand building, firing reduction and soda kilns.  
 
Jewelry/Metalsmithing: (not vacant) The program is seeking an artist with competence in basic silversmithing, jewelry design, metalsmithing, or who works with alternative materials. Resident will work with group of all ages, teach classes, develop and further his/her portfolio.  
 
2D (Drawing and Painting): (not vacant) The program is seeking a painter with competence in basic drawing, painting, or mixed media to teach classes and develop and further this/her portfolio. Experience in mixed media is a plus.  
 
Sculpture: The program is seeking a sculptor with competence in clay hand-building and firing in addition to experience with metals, stone, wood and/or bronze foundry work 
RESIDENCY INCLUDES: 
  • Facility hours: Mon-Thur 9am - 9pm; Fri 9am - 5pm; Sat 9am - 5pm (64 hours per week 
  • Production studio area (approx. 150 sq ft) 
  • Participation in the Artist in Residence group exhibition at conclusion of season 
  • Competitive monthly stipend  
  • Additional income and teaching opportunities both on and off-site 
  • Workshop attendance opportunities with visiting master artists 
  • Studio glazes and Firing (ceramics/sculpture) 
  • Access to common areas, glaze material and mixing rooms, clay mixing room (ceramics/sculpture) 
 
REQUIREMENTS: 
  • Resident must arrive on Monday, August 25, 2014. Artist will be paid for this week. Please do not submit an application if you are NOT available the last week of August.  
  • Be responsible for keeping facilities and equipment clean for others’ use and undertake regular maintenance and organizational tasks necessary for upkeep of communal studio (Minimum of 20 hours per week). Tasks include firing kilns (ceramics/sculpture only), open studio monitoring, wheel maintenance, etc. 
  • Participation in the collective life of the Armory 
  • Up to 10 hours annually of community outreach (slide lectures or demonstrations) 
  • Be a monitor for studio hours and assist Master Artist Workshops when needed. 
  • Contribute a piece to an annual Armory Art Center Fundraiser. 
  • Participate in Armory special events as needed 
  • Minimum of 20 hours per week on premises in your studio (producing your work) 
 
Available Equipment:  
  • Figurative Studio: slab roller, Electric Olympic FL20 Kiln.  
  • Stone Studio: compressor, carving equipment, etc.  
  • Metals Studio: MIG (1), TIG (2), Plasma (1),  Arc (5). 
  • Foundry: 100lb crucible, burn out kiln, wax room, etc.  
  • Wood Studio: Planer (1), Joiner (1), Band Saw (2), sanders, etc. 
  • Equipment: 1 slab roller; 1 spray booth; 3 extruders; 16 electric wheels 
  • Kilns: 45 cu ft downdraft natural gas kilns; natural gas soda kiln, 30 cu ft natural gas fiber kiln; raku kiln; 7 electric computer controlled kilns; electric test kiln, Soldner clay mixer, pug machine 
 
Application DeadlineApplications must be postmarked by Saturday, April 12, 2014 (Notifications will be sent out by May 1, 2014

 

Link to Application

Artists in Residence