FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“Artists at Work”: Public is Invited to See Artists in Action at Fountain House Gallery
July 6 – August 19, 2022
Open to the public: Wednesday: 2:00pm-5:00pm; Thursday – Saturday: 3:00pm-6:00pm
(Closed to the public: Sunday – Tuesday)
NEW YORK CITY – Fountain House Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists living with mental illness, announces Artists at Work, the first Artists in Residence program to be held at the Gallery. The program will run from July 6, 2022, through August 19, 2022. The public is invited to meet the artists and watch them “live” as they create during the following hours: Wednesday, 2:00pm-5:00pm; Thursday through Saturday, 3:00pm-6:00pm; closed to the public Sunday through Tuesday. Fountain House Gallery will resume regular programming with a group exhibition opening in September.
“Artists at Work is a studio residency and professional development program designed for contemporary artists representing a wide range of creative practice within the Fountain House Gallery and Studio roster,” said Gallery Director Rachel Weisman. “The Gallery customarily serves as a one-sided platform for connecting with our artists via finalized pieces of artwork; now, the general public has an opportunity to engage with and learn from these artists as they expand their creative practice, further challenging the stigma around people living with serious mental illness.”
Artists participating in the program will be working on previously unrealized projects, with an emphasis on developing public workshops, artist talks, and more. These events are to be announced and will be posted as they are scheduled at: Events. In addition to the hours when the Gallery is open to the public, the artists will have “private” days devoted exclusively to making art.
Each artist will be assigned a designated workspace and will receive a stipend for purchase of materials, weekly check-ins with the Fountain House Gallery Director and Studio Director, peer critiques by fellow residents, career development support, promotion on the Gallery’s website and social media, and access to Materials for the Arts (MFTA).
The Artists at Work artists are: Christine Albane, Kristine Fox, Guiomar Giraldo-Baron, Rene Santiago, Corey Streeter, vermilion, and Boo Lynn Walsh.
This program is funded, in part, by generous support from the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the David Rockefeller Fund, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
About Fountain House Gallery and Studio
Fountain House Gallery and Studio provides an environment where artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions and exhibit their work. Founded by Fountain House in 2000, the Manhattan-based Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions. The Studio, located in Long Island City, is a collaborative workspace that furthers the professional practice of our artists. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, Fountain House Gallery cultivates artistic growth, makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community, and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Note: Until further notice, masks are required for entry to Fountain House Gallery.
Fountain House Gallery
702 Ninth Avenue at 48th Street
More than a gallery. A movement.