Con Artist Gallery Launches Artist Residency Program; Throws Party To Celebrate

Posted on: March 12th, 2014 at 10:26 am by
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The Con Artist collective now has its very own Artist Residency Program, called EPIC EPOCH. One lucky artist will receive three months of fully funded live and work space, culminating with a two-week solo show at the gallery.  Additionally, there are a bunch of opportunities to to incent the creative; 6 artists will be selected for participation in group show, 150 artists will score a free Collective membership, and 150 artists will receive a discounted Collective membership. Artists involved in any medium are welcome to apply… “even Tin Foil Sculpture, Dust and Cupcake Installations.”

We support the other artist, the outsider artist, the artist who may or may not have gone to art school, the artist who may have to apply under an alias and the artist who may or may not even subscribe to the title of ‘Artist’.

Also, to celebrate the new venture, Con Artist is throwing a launch party at the gallery. The bash is at their space (119 Ludlow) tomorrow, from 6-11pm. The application deadline for EPIC EPOCH is rolling, until they start closing in on the 2,500 artist cap. To check out the residency program, head to their website.

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