Apply for Agnes Varis Visiting Artist Fellowship

New York’s UrbanGlass offers the Agnes Varis Visiting Artist Fellowship: Deadline May 31


Brooklyn’s UrbanGlass Studio is completing a major renovation.

The Agnes Varis Visiting Artist Fellowship @UrbanGlass will provide a woman artist the opportunity to develop a new body of work exploring ideas and techniques using the medium of glass. Varis Fellowships will be provided for one artist per year for five years, beginning in 2013. Fellowships are eight weeks in length, and include access to all areas of UrbanGlass’ 17,000-square-foot glass working studio in Brooklyn, NY. Support for this fellowship is provided in honor of Dr. Agnes Varis, a successful woman entrepreneur, supporter of the arts and advocate for affordable generic drugs.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5 pm, Friday, May 31, 2013

FELLOWSHIP INCLUDES

A private work space within the UrbanGlass Studio.

Scheduled access to all UrbanGlass studios, technical support and instruction.

Budget to cover materials and studio fees for the length of fellowship (to be outlined in the fellowship agreement, prior to the start of term).

An honorarium of $1,500 for artist’s discretionary use.

Fellowship does not include room and board.

DEADLINES AND DATES

Application due by 5 pm, Friday, May 31, 2013.

Recipient will be notified by Monday, July 15, 2013.

Fellowship must begin between October 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013.

THE STUDIO

UrbanGlass’ newly renovated 17,000-square-foot facility contains a complete glassworking studio with a hot shop, cold shop, lampworking studio, neon shop and kiln shop. The fellow may make use of any or all of these areas of the studio.

JUDGING CRITERIA AND NOTIFICATION

The Agnes Varis Visiting Artist Fellowship is designed to provide a woman artist with the opportunity to develop a body of work and explore new techniques using the medium of glass. Artists will be chosen on the basis of past work and specific plans for utilizing UrbanGlass’ facilities as described in their proposal. Artists working both within and outside the glass field art encouraged to apply. A selection committee of artists, glass professionals, critics and UrbanGlass Staff will review applications. Notification of selection will be made no later than Monday, July 15, 2013.

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must be over 21 years of age when fellowship commences.

Applicants must be female.

Applicants must have basic English language skills.

Glass experience is not required.

Applicant should be available in New York for the public announcement of fellowship in October 2013. (Availability will not affect selection process.)

The following are NOT eligible to apply

Current students.

Current UrbanGlass employees.

Current UrbanGlass board members.

Artists who have received a grant from UrbanGlass in the last two fiscal years.


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Transitions @ Urban Glass

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Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY

Founded in 1977 as the New York Experimental Glass Workshop, Brooklyn’s UrbanGlass was the first artist-access hot glass centers in the United States and is now the largest. In addition to the artist-access studio, UrbanGlass offers a program of classes, workshops and intensives at every skill level. In 2005, Washington Glass School’s Michael Janis studied narrative glass techniques, which he now teaches at WGS. Next year, Urban Glass and its Robert Lehman Gallery will begin a renovation that will transform the facility into a state-of-the-art, energy efficient studio.


Robert Lehman Gallery

To capture the pivotal moment in the institutional transition, the gallery held a juried competition, titled “Transitions” and sought experimental, innovative and/or visually compelling works on a large or small scale that highlight transition: the juncture of endings, beginnings, transformations, and changes.
Transitions
will be the final show to be held in the Robert Lehman Gallery until the renovation and expansion project is complete.
This group exhibition was juried by Jennifer Scanlan, associate curator, Museum of Arts & Design; Courtney J. Wendroff, visual arts director, Brooklyn Arts Council; Dave Altman, co-chair, Urbanites; and Alan Iwamura, visual artist.

Again and Again Michael Janis
21″ x 21″ kilncast glass, glass powder imagery, steel, 2010

TRANSITIONS: Artists of UrbanGlass
September 16, 2010 – December 22, 2010

Opening Reception: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Featuring work by:

Jane Bruce
Victoria Calabro
Joseph Cavalieri
Eunsuh Choi
Kanik Chung
Kelsey Harrington
Adam Holtzinger
Michael Janis
Solange Ledwith
Yuka Otani
Pamela Sabroso
Hiroshi Takizawa
Miguel Unson

UrbanGlass is located at 647 Fulton Street in the historic former Strand Theater in Brooklyn’s burgeoning BAM Cultural District.