Two-Week Artist Residency: Studio Focus and Gallery Exposure

Featuring Gallerist Sally Morgan of Morgan Lehman Gallery, Chelsea, NYC

August 10–25, 2024

Immerse yourself in a two-week artist residency that strikes a balance between studio exploration and meaningful interaction with experienced gallerists and curators. Sally Morgan of Morgan Lehman Gallery in Chelsea, NYC, will join the residency for three days to lead a workshop and conduct studio visits with each participant. She will be joined by the Susan and John Turben Director of Chautauqua Visual Arts (CVA) Galleries Judy Barie, who will teach a professional practice workshop; Associate Director of Galleries at Chautauqua Institution Erika Diamond, who will conduct studio visits; and Artistic Director of Chautauqua Visual Arts Erika b Hess, who will meet with artists daily.

This residency takes place during Chautauqua Institution’s world-renowned summer programming where artists, musicians, and thought leaders join each other to celebrate creative thinking and expression. Artists receive a gate pass so they have access to cultural events such as concerts, speakers, and thought leaders with opportunities to build connections and receive valuable feedback from contemporary gallerists and curators. Located in the heart of Chautauqua Institution, artists work in their own studios surrounded by inspiring landscapes with dedicated time for creative exploration and collaboration with peers and professionals.

Through studio visits, group feedback sessions, and professional workshops, artists will receive information to help them grow in their work. The residency concludes with a public exhibition, providing an opportunity for artists to showcase their work to a diverse audience and receive valuable exposure.

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Key Features 

• An individual studio space 

• A gate pass allowing residents access to programming at the Amphitheater, Hall of Philosophy, Lenna Hall, and Festival Schools venues, and the entire lakeside grounds

• Dedicated studio time in an inspiring setting 

• Access to: woodshop, printmaking presses, looms and digital lab 

• Meaningful connections with experienced gallerist Sally Morgan of Morgan Lehman  

• Practical feedback and critique sessions 

• Public exhibition  

• Collaboration opportunities with fellow artists 

• One-on-one sessions with industry professionals including Erika b Hess, Sally Morgan, Curator Erika Diamond and Gallerist Judy Barie 

Join us for two weeks of creative exploration and genuine engagement. 

Application Fee: $35 

Cost: $3,500 

Application Requirements 

Requirements for application include: 

• Ten images of your work. All media accepted, including video. Video submissions must be less than five minutes each. 

• Descriptions of your work for each image you submitted including title, media, dimensions, and year created. 

• Short answer questions about your interest in the program. 

• PDF of your current resume or CV. 

• $35 non-refundable fee. 

• Chautauqua Institution has a deep commitment  to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity & Accessibility and encourages applications from all backgrounds and lived experiences.

Benefits of Attending Our Program 

• Studio space* 

• Access to woodshop, printmaking presses, looms  

• Housing – Dorm-style single rooms with shared bathrooms* 

• Meals seven days a week at Bellinger Dining Hall  

• Studio visits from visiting gallerist and curator  

• Two workshops  

• Mentorship  

• A gate pass allowing residents access to programming at the Amphitheater, Hall of Philosophy, Lenna Hall, and Festival Schools venues, and the entire lakeside grounds.  

• Gym access 

• Guidance from visiting gallerist and curator  

• Access to thought leaders who visit Chautauqua in many different art forms 

*Dorms and studios are not air conditioned 

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